EdX Journal Entry on Academic and Business Writing

I’ve decided to start a new endeavour, that is, I’ve taken up an Academic and Business Writing course on edX. As part of this course, I’ve been asked a few questions and tasked to document my responses in my journal. So without further ado…

Write a paragraph about what type of writing you typically do…

Most of my writing is business writing. This usually consists of writing emails, reports, memos and similar. However, I often write in a business/academic context in non-formal settings online. This is usually done with blog posts, which I feel fall into the categories: journal entries, reviews or abstracts.

In another paragraph, write what you think about writing. Do you enjoy it? Dread it?

I generally enjoy writing, particularly creative or technical writing. I find writing to be a relaxing outlet to express my identity and views without the same social pressures that you often encounter from talking to a live audience in person.

Finally, write another paragraph about what area of writing you need to improve most. Do you want to be a better essay writer? A more creative writer? A good business writer?

I need to become a better business writer. A large portion of my writing time is in a business context or hybrid of academic and business, with a basis towards business. For this reason, being proficient at business writing is important to me.