Essay on Reading and Writing Go Hand in Hand

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Reading and Writing Go Hand and Hand

Writing and reading are an essential part of each educated individual’s life since they are the basis of written communication. The fundamentals of reading and writing start when you are born. One learns to use language to express your feelings and communicate with others. During early speech and language development, one learns skills that are important to the development of literacy. Literacy is a person's ability to read and write. Reading and writing are important to help function in school, on the job, and in society. Writing and Reading really go hand in hand, reinforcing and extending each other by being able to make one critically think and critically read.
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With advancement of technology, today’s forms of communication have increased from writing on paper to sending emails and texts. Also in today’s society, a survey conducted among 64 American companies revealed that half of them pay attention to writing when considering a person for employment or promotion [2]. For all these reasons are to why reading and writing go hand in hand.
Reading and writing have processes in which it helps you develop an idea of what you are reading or writing. Both processes are very simple. In The Bedford Guide for College Writers, the authors state that these processes show that you know a fact, comprehend its meaning, and can apply it to a new situation”(Kennedy, Kennedy, and Muth 26). Knowing is one of the first processes in the reading process. Once you read the passage, and you have some background information “you can decode and recall information it presents”. (Kennedy, Kennedy, and Muth 26) The next step they give is “comprehension”, which is to understand the information given. . Then the next process is “applying”, to” attach” (Kennedy, Kennedy, and Muth 26) the knowledge and information you already know. In addition, each time you write a draft, you are a more knowledgeable person than you were previously. The authors in The Bedford Guide for College Writers go on and also state” when your ideas start to flow, you want to welcome them not tear them apart” (Kennedy, Kennedy, and Muth 10). By knowing that others will

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