having only written literary essays my entire academic career, i didn't realize until
now just how inaccessible my writing style was before — trying too hard to sound sophisticated
and overcomplicating it in the process.
this engineering 185 class gave me the unique opportunity to really dive into the engineering ecosystem of berkeley and hone in on a different, more accessible writing style. it made me actually do a lot of reconsideration of how i portray tone and voice in whatever i write, whether it be marketing copy, a literary paper, or even emails. i actually started think about the reader/audience first; that's something i probably should've done from the very beginning.
while this assignment might not be a technical writing masterpiece, it helped me make a huge realization about the work i was currently doing both as a marketer and an academic, and it actually got me to think about how exactly want to navigate my future career with writing that isn't purely academic.