Before Writing Comes Thinking — Or At Least It Should
IF YOU CONCENTRATE ON THINKING MORE CLEARLY, YOU WILL AS A MATTER OF COURSE IMPROVE YOUR WRITING...
A great number of people seek help to improve their writing. However, in most cases, improving one's writing is to put the cart before the horse — as a far better approach is to first improve the clarity of your thought, and to sharpen your reasoning abilities.
Form without substance is vacuous, and literary facility without rational foundation is sophistry...Phil Friedman (If I Do Say So Myself)
Do you know how to reason your way through a simple syllogism? Do you understand the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning? Can you wade though claims by others, and discern which are factual and which are baloney? When you write and publish on a public platform, are you confident in standing up to those who disagree with you?
If you're unsure of yourself in these or other areas pertaining to your writing, the time is now to develop the intellectual muscle you'd like to have...
At www.learn2engage.org, we help you improve your reasoning skills and thinking abilities, and as a matter of course, thereby help you improve the quality of your writing. Instruction is handled directly by yours truly, both over the internet and in person, both one-on-one and in small supportive groups. For more information and to arrange for a free 1/2-hour consult, contact me, Phil Friedman, right away. You won't regret that you did.
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