I went to watch a movie; I read a novel; I watched a play; I listened to a speech; I read a letter; I observed a labourer... I remembered them all! I was asked about the Movie-Novel-Play-Speech-Letter-Labourer and I was able to respond to them, about all of them!
“Little pigeons can carry great messages!" We all need to remember this old and wise saying about communication and its vehicles. Defining Communication Skills and Screening the ‘Implicit Scope’ of Communicative Competence is not a big deal now. We see the impact and its role everywhere.
What makes Web-Based Writing so special and tough to master? It is certainly not a fear of writing. We have been writing each day and moment of the day now. Our Social Media Writing is different from Professional Writing on the web. It is important to learn the nuances of Writing on the Web.
Electronic Mail does not need any introduction to highlight the importance it has in our communication culture. From the Internet to the Web, from simple computers to advanced notebooks, from basic phones to modern-day smartphones- e-mail has travelled a lot.
Communication is what it does! And what it does is what we want it to do. There is a fundamental human intent to impress others and get the desired feedback from them. All this happens via communication. Now, what we make out of Communication is the question that keeps a lot of focus here.
Writing for the Web or Web-based Writing is the most developed form of writing these days. There are certain important things to keep in mind when you write for the Screen, not the pages. All writing, whether it is in literature or research or academics, is online. People read online on their devices.
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary says: Memo is an official note from a person to another in the same organisation. It is a REMINDER to the office or the authority to do what they are supposed to do. As both the parties are accountable to each other and are well known, being part of the same working mechanism, very few formal elements remain with the information conveyed.
Sometimes we may not assume in the beginning, how much possibility a topic of discussion carries with it; we realise it later when the collective knowledge reaches a level of acknowledgement. Then we find a lot to be written in notebooks and diaries. The urge to remember everything suddenly becomes stronger and we need some smart ways that moment, to preserve that moment in notes.
When asked 'How Users Read Over the Web?', Jakob Nielson, in 1997, responded: “They don’t. People rarely read web pages word-by-word; instead, they scan the page, picking out individual words and sentences."
Organised workplaces keep their communication organised. It is the adherence to the protocol and code of conduct that makes an organisation successful on the communication part. When we start knowing the various tools of business or office communication, we find that there are two major categories of Official Communication:
Note Taking is one of the emerging learning domains in professional writing. Working in the corporate or organised service sector gains more importance after being a significant segment in the academics at schools and colleges. The collection you make, based on your observations, must be a smart one to re-visit.
There is one important aspect in all languages: Spellings and this is perilous as we have forgotten the art of Correct Spellings. There was a time, a few decades back only when accuracy in spellings was the criteria of being linguistically qualified.
The need to foster employability and management skills has emerged and the educational world has taken a considerate note of it. Industry wants 'Freshers with Perfection', which somehow seems difficult. Hence, being, students, need to maximize their learning and gain as much exposure as possible.
Academic Survival is the objective of a student, as well as, a faculty or an educational administrator. It needs to be acknowledged that ‘If we keep notes-we are kept in notes’. EklavyaParv When we conceptualize the Concept of Note Taking, there comes a significant challenge. We encounter it from the side of the one whom we listen to or read.
Web-Based Writing has a scope that is cosmic and when I make this pronouncement, I keep in mind the transition from the Internet to the World Wide Web (WWW). From the military requirements, the internet has come a long way to be an integral part of our daily life. It has become the bread and butter of business, education and social structure of the world.
Communication aims at 'transmission of information' from the source to the target. Conveying maximum information by using minimum words. If the 'conciseness, preciseness and clarity' rules are followed, you can convince the reader. It is not said without reason that 'simplicity' attracts the viewer.
I am sure we all remember the good old school days, the classes where we kept our eyes wide open, stared at the chalkboard or the whiteboard on which the ‘great teacher’ painted knowledge. The ‘notes were checked-the notes were made.’ We also recall that these ‘rough’ copies were so personal to us, like diaries, that we were sometimes reluctant to share.
Frankie Madden, the open2study, expert for Web-Based Writing believes and justifies: “Understanding the difference between writing for print versus writing for the web starts with learning about how readers behave differently online.” There is a huge demand for content writers now and more than that there seems to be a scarcity of the same.
Life starts with a conversation. When we interact with people around us, we actually create a world for ourselves. Face-to-face talk is the best way to interact and communicate our thoughts with the right perspective. However, perfect communication is not always possible in this age of transportation.