Words: Show Them Some Respect
by Abigail Harken
“Words, words, words.”* As a general rule, words in our modern world are frequently underrated, abbreviated, and, as a whole, desecrated by the populace on a regular basis. We have more of an opportunity to share our words today, than ever before because of things like online forums, newspapers, and cell phones. Yet, almost no one appreciates this incredible gift of intelligence. We are, on a daily basis, capable of reading sentences written by people who died over 200 years ago, and yet no one seems to realize how incredible that single fact (or feat) truly is. The words you write today could plausibly be read a hundred years after you are gone, so I ask: would you want your most recent Facebook post be something that people remembered you by? Almost everyone today is a writer. However, almost no one can actually write.
At New Saint Andrews College we are attempting to create writers—good writers. Once a year we host a conference to give people a quick …
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