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短文写作的好处

1. First of all, mastering the traditional essay will help make you a better writer. Becoming comfortable with the basic structure of the traditional essay, with its emphasis on a clear point and well-organized, logical support, will help with almost every kind of writing that you have to do.
 
2. Second, the discipline of writing an essay will strengthen your skills as a reader and listener. As a reader, you’ll become more critically aware of other writers’ ideas and the evidence they provide (or fail to provide) to support those ideas. Essay writing will also help you become a better speaker. You’ll be more prepared to develop an effective speech because of your writing experience.
 
3. Most important, essay writing will make you a stronger thinker. Writing a solidly reasoned traditional essay requires mental discipline and close attention to a set of logical rules.
 
——摘自《美国大学英语写作》(第九版)