In the article, “What Color is Your Parachute” , Richard Nelson Bolles tells the reader that no matter what job you are in, even if it your dream job, any workplace can change instantly and can become miserable. Despite the challenges in everyday life jobs always bring challenges with them too and you need to be able to tackle new challenges every day. Bolles goes on and talks about career change and how sometimes it is necessary to go back to school. It is very important to do your homework and find out what your favorite and strongest skills are. He states, “You have got to know what it is you want, or else someone is going to sell you a bill of goods somewhere along the line that can do irreparable damage to your self-esteem, your sense of worth, and your stewardship of the talents that God gave you”.
Correct Punctuation is another area I need to work on with my professional writing. Correct punctuation is very important in the writing process because without that, we would have mixed up sentences. Although the words may be in place, there would be periods and pauses where they shouldn't be. My reason for having incorrect punctuation most of the time is because of semi-colons. Most of my papers have had really good punctuation besides the semi-colons.
Lastly, showing what is and is not important in a paper is crucial. Those who are reading your writing, do not need every little detail. It would become so boring to read or much to long. Details about the most important parts are needed. This is probably my worst part about writing. I tend to give too much detail and not just target the main points. Last semester for summer school I wrote a paper about my best friend and his car accident. Rather than explaining in details about the car accident, I mainly explained our friendship. This subject is the main point I need to work on.