Why This Class is Important:

Writing helps you think.

British novelist E.M. Forster once asked, "How do I know what I think until I see what I say?" Exploring ideas in writing, even at a very rough stage, helps most people discover exactly how they feel and think about difficult topics.

Writing helps you communicate effectively in all fields.

Expressing yourself clearly and without ambiguity is essential whether you are a police officer, a scientist, a teacher, or a parent.

Writing helps you express yourself.

Writing is a creative art as well as a practical one. Writing down what you discover who you are and what place you want to hold in this world.