ENG001 Elementary English Assignment 1 Solution Fall 2012

Q1. What is the difference between journalistic writing and creative writing? (5)

 Journalistic writing is a style of writing different from “Formal Office”, “Academic” or “personal” writing. In journalistic writing a person puts the main points in the first sentence of the first paragraph — what will grab a person’s attention.

Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, and technical forms of literature.

Q2. ‘What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.’ Discuss this Statement in the light of general rules for effective writing. (5)

My ignorance of the general rules aside, I would put it simply that this is a purely subjective statement. Unless you mean that physical effort which actually went into the creation of the text(s), the apparent “effort” which went into the production of said work(s) would need to be measured in an
appropriate medium. This becomes tricky because what a graduate student produces without much effort at all, an illiterate man would struggle for months to produce, ostensibly. Quite aside from this is the notion that, if we mean to measure the physical effort which went into the production, then does it become statement in fact that hand-written text(s) are intrinsically more interesting than a typographic production of the same ? The reason for the measurement of effort of course is to determine the ratio at which pleasure is produced in reading as compared to the “effort” enacted in its’ production.

another solution
Basically, it means that it takes effort to write something others are going
to have pleasure in reading.


•Be honest/accurate

•Devote enough time to write

•Keep audience in mind

•Be objective

•Answer question/s Completely

•Write with enthusiasm



•Use clichés (instead describe How you were inspired; focus on specific events that Encourage your interests)

•Focus on the past (tie Everything into the future)

•Make this a resume

•Pepper with complicated Words

•Focus on controversial topics Or sound too preachy


Q 3: Choose the best option. (5)

1- SMOG stands for ————.

• Simple Measure of Gobbledygook
• Standard Measure of Gobbledygook
• Simple Management of Gobbledygook
• Standard Movement of Gobbledygook

2- Which of the following will stimulate and help a new writer to compose a piece  of text?
• Reading
• Speaking
• Revising
• Copying

3- Speakers use pauses and intonation to convey their massage precisely while writers use –———.

• preposition
• translation
• punctuation
• description

4- To read in order to find errors and mark corrections is ————.

• organizing
• revising
• proofreading
• drafting

5- ———— is a type of pre-writing that allows you to explore many ideas as soon as they occur to you.

• listing
• probing
• collecting
• clustering