In my opinion to be literate means to understand readings and have acknowledgement of what words means. To be able to have “good” writing you have to be literate. Good writing is your own words, and also your own process of thinking. Grammar, punctuation, logic and understanding are very important parts to a “good” writing. Restating something you have previously talked about is okay in some senses but also not okay in other. Repeating yourself over and over, just rambling turns a good writing into a poor writing. The words you choose to use in your writing matter a significant amount, they matter and can make or break your writing. “Good writing serves the reader, not the writer.” http://www.annhandley.com/2013/11/18/9-qualities-of-good-writing/. Some qualities in “good” writing that are important to have are ideas that are important, smooth sentences, express ideas, and make connections. Qualities I would find in a bad writing would be, rambling on, talking about something in your writing that has nothing to do with the subject or object, horrible grammar and punctuation.
A grammar rant that grinds my ears is when people use texting abbreviations in their school-work, papers, and anything that isn’t text messaging. Honestly even using abbreviations in anything that someone else will need to read or make out drives me insane. Not everyone is familiar with your abbreviations, it is not that hard to spell out a word!
I agree with the statements about beginning your papers with a thesis statement, I always thought that my thesis statements in high school were too long but my teachers never thought anything of it. To me as long as you get your point across in the paper, but state your main purpose of the paper at the beginning it shouldn’t matter where your points come across. I also strongly agree with the punctuation comments, my teachers in high school never really referred to the I’s and you’s as much as I see my professors correcting my writings now in college. It’s a different perspective that professors and teachers from high school have from one another.