||we like praise (m)
||RoxStar (Authenticated as RoxStar)
||February 2, 2012 at 7:27:54 AM
||Question by Mercy Joy
But we aren't going to give it just to spare somebody's feelings. If a piece of writing is bad, we're not going to say "Oh, that's wonderful, what a good job!" That's something you might do for a toddler. Somebody old enough to write and share it with others and ask for their opinions should have enough pride to not want pat-on-the-head praise, and to want to improve their writing so others can take pleasure in reading it.
Also, whether it's fair or not, if a person writes sloppily, as if they can't be bothered to make sense, well, what are we supposed to think about that person? The writer may claim she's really smart and organized and conscientious, and it might well be true. But if she is so smart and all that, why not write that way? Why should anybody believe her when her writing so clearly says otherwise?
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- Question - Mercy Joy Feb 1 2012, 3:42:57 PM