Style in Writing
Do the styles around us influence the way we think and the way we speak and write? From the time of elementary school to the present, people learn different styles. We learn how to use different styles at different times. People take these different styles and apply them into writing and conversations.
Society has made certain styles more appropriate at times then other styles. For example we speak differently at church then we speak at a bar. Society sets standards on where we use a certain style. Imagine if somebody at church was swearing consistently in a conversation. Everybody would think he was rude and would talk about him after he left. But if this guy was in a ...view middle of the document...
Certain people have set up the official style as the correct way to write. Would not people rather read things that are easily understood and can comprehend what the writer is saying; or would they rather read some paper that is long winded and full of information, but they can not comprehend what they read unless they look over it a few times.
By using The Paramedic Method given by Lanham, a person can take the official style and shorten it up and still keep the meaning in the writing. By practicing revising the official style, the writer will become aware of how to write not using the official style. The paper will then have more rhythm and flow better. It will become easier for the reader to understand what the writer is saying.
Now lets leave the official style and go back to different styles in speaking. Styles influence the way we talk. Style changes the words we choose to speak. In the last few days I have paid attention to some of the styles I have came across. In the classroom there is a style of the teacher giving a lecture, while students listen and ask questions or give responses to questions given by the teacher. While the teacher is speaking the students donÕt interrupt because it is inappropriate. Nobody will question the teacher wrong; the students listen and try to interpret what the teacher is saying. There is almost a set standard for the style we use in the classroom. There are some exceptions for certain classes where the style is more freely spoken.
Then after class I traveled to the hockey rink. When your out on the ice there is the hockey style that is spoken. The main concentration is hockey and all that is thought about on the ice is the game. Your planning your next move ahead of time. The style during hockey is completely different then the style spoken in the classroom. Emotions are flaring and the competition is controlling the attitudes of the players. The style is controlled by the emotions of the player and his tactics he is thinking on the ice. One second your feeling happy because you just made a great save and next your angry because you just got beat and the opposing team scored against you. What the player feels on the ice and the concentration of the game, will give the style that is spoken by the player.
After the game I came home and talked to my roommates. I changed from the hockey style to what I say when I am around home. My roommates donÕt understand hockey as I do, so then I lose the hockey style to communicate with my roommates. When I communicate with my roommates there is a free flowing style. It doesnÕt matter much what a person says, because nobody...