Most of us think think we're better writers than our peers. But we're wrong. Common pitfalls are wordiness and disorganization of thoughts. How can a non-student address the quality of their writing? An easy way to become a better writer is to find a partner and team up for "peer review". Learn more in this 2 minute read by Josh Bernoff. And yes, I agonized over every word.
While 65% of those surveyed agreed that what they read is poorly organized, only 16% admitted to writing poorly organized material themselves. And while 61% said that what they read is unclear, only 19% said that what they write is unclear. For every writing problem they cited — material that is too long, filled with jargon, or imprecise — they said that the problems are common in what they read but not in what they write. Then who, pray tell, is writing this dreadful stuff? We are. We just don’t realize how our ineffective writing frustrates those around us.