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Authentic Writing - My well-worn sneakers paced the ground beneath them with a syncopated rhythm that communicated to the rest of the world, “I’m on a mission!” The black sole meets the dirt path with fervor as the leaves and dirt dissipate from behind me forging lines in the dirt like a red path from a navigation screen. I have always enjoyed running outdoors in Colorado. The cool breeze provides redemptive counsel for my stress, and my heart churns the thin air into my body—beat by rhythmic beat blood involuntarily pulsates through my veins....   [tags: Writing] 2012 words
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Professional Writing - “To write is human, to write well is divine” (Anonymous, 2010). So, why is it important to write professionally and what constitutes professional writing. Contrary to popular belief, professional writing is not merely being paid to write; although, professional writers are paid well. In short, professional writing is writing at the next level with a purpose. It is important to show the basic aspects of professional writing (knowing the audience, knowing the purpose, being persuasive, and getting to the point) so that one is able to accomplish the act of communicating effectively and looking professional in doing so....   [tags: Writing] 792 words
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Professional Writing - “To write is human, to write well is divine” (Anonymous, 2010). So, why is it important to write professionally and what constitutes professional writing. Contrary to popular belief, professional writing is not merely being paid to write; although, professional writers are sometimes well paid. In short, professional writing is writing at the next level and with a purpose. It is important to write professionally (knowing the audience, knowing the purpose, being persuasive, and getting to the point) so that one is able to communicate effectively and efficiently....   [tags: Writing] 837 words
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Writing - Writing Mountains are tall. If you are stupid enough to jump off one you fall fast and you land hard. The five-paragraph theme is my mountain and I have just jumped right off it. There don't seem to be any outcroppings to grab for, and my assignment is to discuss my cliff as I continue to drop from it. So I will not grab. I will let myself fall, and hope for pillows at the end. I feel lost without my introduction to conclusion formula started at the beginning of this paper. Why do I have to do this assignment....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing Education Essays] 1132 words
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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design - ... Briefing documents are help the client and architect to communicate. They include an “overview and understanding of the [client’s] accommodation needs and ambitions” (Bogers, van Meel, and van der Voordt 110). These documents are meant to make it easier to decide on design plans and later alterations, since they include basic information about the client’s expectations for the project (Bogers, van Meel, and van der Voordt 110). Since briefs are important to the overall project, a considerable amount of time is spent working on them at the beginning of the project (Bogers, van Meel, and van der Voordt)....   [tags: Architecture, Writing]
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Self-Regulation in Writing - Self-regulation is a critical component in learning to write. There have been 25 studies that have shown that teaching students self-regulation strategies in writing has improved their ability to write. Self-regulation strategies have even improved writing in students with learning disabilities. So what is self-regulation in writing. In general self-regulation refers to the thoughts, feelings, and actions writers initiate to reach their writing goals. There are three types of self-regulation writers can impose to help improve their writing....   [tags: Writing] 678 words
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Reflections on Research Based Writing - If we understand library users as “readers who write,” we should reflect on when and why they write. Generally, most users in academic libraries engage in writing based on research or “research based writing.” How are we to understand this particular genre that consumes so many users’ time and instructors’ assessment. Consider first what research based writing is not. It is not creative writing, although creative writers will often research some aspect of their subject. It is not journalistic writing, although the journalist makes steady use of sources....   [tags: Writing] 721 words
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What Makes Good Writing - This for me was a very hard question to answer due to the fact that its an opinion, and there are very many types of writing. Different structures, ideas, metaphors, and concepts. You have to remember to ask, whether the writing in itself is good in my point of view or not, has to answer to my specific guidelines which in your case might not be the same. The first and foremost of the many guidelines is how the author set's up the introductory sentence or better yet, the hook. If the author for example, is writing a cook-book, his first sentence should be appealing to the sense of taste....   [tags: writing, ] 542 words
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Writing: The Prep Work - When I write an essay or any kind of paper, I begin with thinking about what sources of Information I need to use and what can actually be useful. Before gathering my information I begin to brainstorm and put all of my ideas that I can come up with in order from start to finish as in first to last or beginning to ending of how I believe they should be placed. There aren’t many sources that I can refer to find out what I need for this specific topic in general because it is more factual than opinionated....   [tags: Writing] 592 words
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The Art of Writing - Writing is like art- it helps us to express ourselves. However, writing differs from art in that it has to follow specific parameters, such as structure, syntax, grammar, and so on. At the beginning of the quarter, I had preconceived ideas as to what "good" writing was, and how I should go about it. While working on my first assignment, I discovered that to be reasonably successful at this I had to leave behind my perceptions of writing as it is accepted in my country and to start from scratch. Throughout this portfolio, I demonstrate my development and growth as a writer....   [tags: Writing Analysis] 1022 words
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Writing Is Hard - For me, writing is frustrating. Many times I have trouble writing about anything. The main reason why I have so much trouble when writing, is because I don't concentrate on my work enough. Even when I try my hardest to concentrate, my mind seems to wonder around to a different direction towards another thought. After that, I forget all about my work and just think about various things such as people, places, and different times I've had in the past. For example, even while I'm writing this small paragraph, my mind keeps on slipping into other thoughts....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 1078 words
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Writing an Essay - Here, I will reveal the methods and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know. There are three key parts to an essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. The Introduction Deal with the introduction first of all. The introduction has to have these elements: the question, the answer, the preview of the essay and some scope or parameters....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 542 words
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Writing an Essay - How to Write an Excellent Essay Excellent essays get results. A well-written essay can earn you a scholarship or entrance into your favorite college. Many essays win contests and prizes and encourage others to live better lives. Well written essays turn the hearts of the people. Early America was motivated to fight for freedom from England because of the writings of Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Your well-written essays might be printed in newspapers and make a positive impact in the lives of others....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 915 words
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Writing and Reality - Before the difference between fact and fiction can be deciphered, it is first necessary to establish the definition of the term literature itself and more specifically English literature. "Literature refers to any composition in the English language including the ones that have been composed in English by writers who are not necessarily from England. For instance, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, and Edgar Allan Poe was American, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian. Hence, English literature is as diverse as the dialects and varieties of the English that is spoken by people around the world and these writers all have their own styles when they create works of fiction or fact." (English literature)....   [tags: Writing/Literature] 1135 words
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Writing Goodly: The Decline of Linguistic Skill - Few would argue with the statement that writing skills are in state of decline. It is readily apparent that something needs to be done to resolve the issues that are preventing students from grasping the fundamentals of composition. However, there is a divergence of opinion when it comes to determining the cause of the nation’s writing ails. Many blame technology, giving cell phones and television particular attention. Others give technology a more indirect blame, claiming that email, instant messaging, and cell phones have robbed students of a desire to learn proper writing skills....   [tags: Writing ]
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Exploring Academic Writing in my Discipline - Section 1: Course writing The main writing categories in my research field are presentation, research paper, paper’s review, application letter for a grant and a book. These categorized literatures include many subcategories: the writing style is changed based on the audience. When a researcher presents his/her results to the general audience, he/her will change his writing style according to its knowledge and familiarity to the topic. Also, we can find similar practice in other types of writings, except for research paper....   [tags: Writing] 1059 words
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Countee Cullen's Racial Writing Style - Countee Cullen was deemed one of the most dominate and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance (Reimherr 22). Cullen was born in 1903, and was raised by Reverend Frederick Cullen and his wife after Countee’s mother died when he was five. Although Cullen grew up in Harlem, he is believed to have actually been born in either Kentucky or Maryland (Haskins 99). With the historical setting the way it was during Cullen’s life, he let the actions of others influence his writing. Due to his personal beliefs, the pressures from his culture, and the racial violence and prejudice that he encountered on a regular basis, Countee Cullen’s writing tended to be about the racial struggles he faced....   [tags: Writing] 700 words
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The Thinking Steps that Go into My Writing - The thinking steps I took into making this piece were: While I was brainstorming ideas for my rough copy, I started coming up with thoughts and at first, I was going to just have the little girl sitting by her self in a really dirty, abandoned house and thinking why her parents abandoned her, but then I thought that it would be better if I just made two more people and put them on the street, it would make it more realistic. So, I started doing a rough, rough copy and from there the ideas really just flew into my mind....   [tags: writing.] 1378 words
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Tips For Writing Suspense Fiction Books - Tips For Writing Suspense Fiction Books There is nothing more relaxing than finding a good book to read. Suspense fiction books are easy to get lost in and a good one will have you turning pages all night until it is finished. A good book will be one where the story keeps you guessing until the very end. There is nothing like a book filled with suspense and wonder unlike a non- fiction the characters in fiction are made up so they could be anyone the author intends. They can be a vicious and cruel as the imagination of the writer....   [tags: Writing] 509 words
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Five Keys To Successful Freelance Writing - For most free-lance writers success comes with hard work, but most of all there are five specific things that freelance writers need to do. Being able to network, setting a valid pay rate, and being able to communicate, all to produce credibility with clients. I shall briefly touch down on these subjects. Communication is necessary with your client, some are not as articulate as you. Knowing which questions to ask, you be able to put them at rest. Give them what they want, whether your project is forty-five dollars or a thousand dollars....   [tags: Writing] 895 words
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The Evolution of Writing - Have you ever wondered how writing began. The words, alphabets, numbers. Most epigraphers and paleographers agree that the historical evolution of writing occurred in basically four stages 1. Ideographic 2. Logographic 3. Syllabic 4. Alphabetic. The development of writing is unidirectional. Meaning that it will pass through the above four stages in that order and no other. No system of writing can begin naturally with the syllabic stage or alphabet stage. No writing system ever studied has skipped through a stage....   [tags: Writing systems, literacy, ]
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Writing an Essay - Just about any state exam requires an essay. Writing an essay can be very difficult for some. There are simple steps to help with essay writing. However, the best way to write an essay that will pass the test, is to practice, practice, practice. By practice, I mean several things. Anything that is worth having doesn't come easy. That applies to education as much as it does to anything else in life. To enroll in college courses, one must be able to write a decent essay. To write a decent essay, one must practice....   [tags: writing, education, process] 2121 words
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Per Aspera Ad Astra: Impeding the Travesty of Writing - ... Yet, despite this constant reminder many of my peers, and even occasionally myself, approach writing in the wrong way. We sit down and pound out as many pages as we can ramble for. This is more likely to produce an unstable shanty than a sturdy house, though I will not completely discredit it as a technique. Our writing practices are as individual we are. The importance is not to conform to the ‘proper writing style’ but rather, to custom fit the writing process to your abilities and devices....   [tags: Writing]
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Reflective Essay on Writing Techniques I Have Learned - Over the past few months, I have learned several different writing techniques. While all of the different types of papers were difficult to write, I believe that my writing skills have improved. In fact, I did not understand all of the assignments, but I did try to do my best on all of them. While I should have used more transitional words in between sentences and paragraphs, I feel that I learned a great deal. It is true that I have not had very much writing experience and the writing process is difficult for me....   [tags: writing, ] 721 words
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The Textuality of My Writing - ... Then, I copied and pasted it into an email in my web email application to create the piece below. The email’s appearance is considerably different from the introduction email above, and closer assessment reveals some surprises about the relationships between text, text-space, and my writing. The follow-up email follows: Mandates of a text-space may always be satisfied, but as I found previously, offerings will not always be taken advantage of. Sometimes, not effectively taking advantage of what a text-space offers is not only a matter of failing to utilize options as in my introduction email....   [tags: Writing Theory] 2126 words
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Elements of Poetry and Essay Writing - ... This is another area that I never really paid attention to. Sure, I have used some of them, but never knew what they were called or understood the full effect of them. Abstractions and several figures of speech were amongst some of the methods that were found. For example, “Batter my heart, three-personed God” (Doone 988), “To My Dear and Loving Husband” (Bradstreet 963), and “Fire and Ice” (Frost 1009), abstractions were used. Abstractions are words that we use to describe something that has no concrete reality (Charters 787)....   [tags: Education, Writing] 897 words
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My Struggle with Writing Drafts - Writing drafts is something I struggle with every time I have to do an essay. It takes me over two hours to finish an introduction. Once done with the introduction the body of the essay easy until I get to the conclusion, which is when my struggle to complete the draft returns. I believe the introduction of a draft is one of the most difficult parts for me of writing a draft because it is hard to come up with ideas for the introduction. Then the conclusion is hard because I have to find a way to restate what took me so long to come up with for the introduction....   [tags: drafts, writing,] 629 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince others to agree with our facts, share our values, accept our argument and conclusions, and adopt our way of thinking. Elements toward building a good persuasive essay include * establishing facts to support an argument * clarifying relevant values for your audience (perspective) * prioritizing, editing, and/or sequencing the facts and values in importance to build the argument * forming and stating conclusions * "persuading" your audience that your conclusions are based upon the agreed-upon facts and shared values * having the confidence to communicate your "persuasion" in writing Here are some strategies to complete a persuasive writing assignment: Write out the questions in your own words....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 438 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research. Persuasive writing follows a particular format....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 1005 words
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In-Class Essay Writing Analysis - When I think back to the time right before we started writing our essay I realize that in order to come up with any ideas for the paper we had to chew on one thought for over ten minutes. For example when I read the sentence that we wrote about fast-paced live of professionals that reside in the city, I remember that just that one sentence took us about fifteen minutes to finally use it on our paper. It seems like we should have done some free-writing before we started this assignment. When we started to write this essay we didn’t have a clear visual on our thesis....   [tags: Writing Analysis] 1455 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - Everyone needs to know how to write a persuasive essay. It's actually not as difficult as it seems. Give yourself time. Trying to cram an entire 5 paragraph persuasive essay within 100 minutes is not a good idea. Allow yourself enough time to brainstorm, write, and proofread. Put as much effort into your paper as you can in the time period you are given, including the steps below. Brainstorm. Writing a persuasive essay is very much like writing an ordinary paper. Of course, before you begin, you have to come up with a good solid view, a foundation which you can base your entire paper on....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 574 words
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Self as a Writer: Building Writing Skills upon Basic Foundations - Picture this: an aspiring pianist has just mastered their basic set of scales; they can play them moderately well and have a strong feeling of accomplishment at having mastered this difficult task. This young pianist is then asked to play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Overwhelmed, they attempt to sight read this exquisite piece of music and to their ultimate frustration they cannot play it. It is at that moment when the pianist realizes that though they have put forth all possible effort, their resources and previous knowledge prevent them from playing this piece to its full potential....   [tags: Writing] 857 words
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Style in Writing - Style in Writing Do the styles around us influence the way we think and the way we speak and write. From the time of elementary school to the present, people learn different styles. We learn how to use different styles at different times. People take these different styles and apply them into writing and conversations. Society has made certain styles more appropriate at times then other styles. For example we speak differently at church then we speak at a bar. Society sets standards on where we use a certain style....   [tags: Teaching Writing] 1352 words
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Writing - A No Brainer - Writing - A No Brainer All right brain - start working. Something creative, something with style. Nothing. Don't give me that. I know you were paying attention in class, and you know what needs to be done. Still playing at being empty. Well it isn't going to work. You won't get away with this. I need this paper done and you are going to get it done for me. Holding on to the - no ideas- bit are you. Fine, It's not like I haven't managed without you before. I have written many papers without you....   [tags: Writing Essays] 1267 words
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The Gap Between Reading and Writing - ... Therefore I would implement independent writing to get my students instructing them to write about themselves in the area of family, food, culture, or music. At other times I would also allow them to choose their own topics. Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) referred to this strategy as an effective way to promote writing (pg. 341). Encouraging students to share their work builds self-esteem and give them confidence to want to write more. These activities also improve reading skills. They need to organize thought and think about the information they need to include in their writing....   [tags: Education, Reading, Writing] 595 words
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The Basics of Teaching Writing - ... Not only will the students receive explicit instruction and review of skills in basic writing, but other professionals of the faculty will have the opportunity to use this unit to achieve the same goals for the students they are teaching. Many of the State Core Curriculum items that students are expected to be proficient in and teachers are expected to teach relate to and focus on writing. This project is an obvious gateway to more complex writing projects students are expected to do as they progress in the educational journey....   [tags: Education, writing skills]
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Writing Technology - Writing Technology The progressions of writing technology have elevated dramatically, and with each new succession of literacy and writing, spectators have contemplated the effects and outcomes of each new technological advance. After having to invent my own writing technology, using only natural resources, I will be sure to never contest, but rather simply appreciate the advances of writing technologies. Since the invention of writing itself, new ways and inventions of writing techniques and tools have consistently been developed....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Essays]
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The Power Of Writing - The Power Of Writing When I entered this class I didn’t think that we would be discussing the concept of writing. In fact, I never thought the concept of writing was that complicated enough to be discussed in a classroom setting. However, as demonstrated throughout history different forms of communication, such as writing, have shaped and evolved human interaction and invoked societal change. For example, in Walter Ong’s essay, “Writing is a Technology that Restructures Thought,” Ong acknowledges that means of communication, such as the computer and pencil, have been in argument since Plato’s time (319)....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]
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The Skill of Writing - The Skill of Writing Writing and reading are two essential skills that we need to have in order to succeed in any field of study that we have chosen. Without these two we would not be here, wouldn’t be writing right now and would be considered the lowest class of our society. There are different aspects of writing that each of us may, or may not, excel at. Some of us are creative enough to write short stories or even novels on fiction while others, like me, are better at writing essays. To accomplish this we have all had a person to inspire us, to drive us, to get us over the hump of confidence that we need to succeed....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays] 672 words
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The Style of Writing - The Style of Writing According to the Webster’s New World Dictionary, the definition of style is “a characteristic manner of expression”(612). Usually words such as personal, individual, and unique also come to mind when we think of writing style. I have always associated writing style with belonging uniquely to one individual, meaning that everyone had his or her own style. After reading, “Style Toward Clarity and Grace” by Joseph Williams and “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays] 1202 words
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Voice in Writing - Voice in Writing There are many different forms and styles used in writing. Writing is a form of communication that is used to document and express ideas people have. Through the years as people grow and learn knew ways of writing, writing awareness of a person will evolve into a much higher level of thinking. From the first term paper a person writes in high school to the papers they hand in at the college level, the writing will have matured over the years. The authors of writing develop new and more sophisticated ways in expressing themselves through the words they use in writing....   [tags: Writing Write Education Papers] 1792 words
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Writing Style - Writing Style I hear inner Strunk and White voices of “don’t overwrite”, “write in a way that comes naturally,” and so forth, going through my head. I have visions of endless Williams examples and illustrations on clarity. I see weeks of blog writings flashing through my memory. From all of this, I now own and believe in a firm and personal definition of what style is and what good writing entails. William Strunk and E.B. White’s book The Elements of Style, along with Joseph M. Williams’s book Style Toward Clarity and Grace helped lead me to this point, which is: what is the point....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Writing and Technology - Writing and Technology "The fact that we do not commonly feel the influence of writing on our thoughts shows that we have interiorized the technology of writing so deeply that without tremendous effort we cannot separate it from ourselves or even recognize its presence and influence (Ong, 317)." In this modern age of computers, disposable pens, and mechanical pencils, it is easy to forget that at one time writing was not so simple or convenient. Most of us have ". . . become so used to composing virtual prose at a keyboard ....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]
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A Writing History - A Writing History Every great writer, whether it is a poet, novelist, journalist, or any other type will share a common beginning with every person, this I see. Where they take it from there is up to them, the choice is free. The common beginning is simple, even quite easy. It usually starts in kindergarten learning the ABC's. From there you learn to form and read words-the first step of literacy. In my opinion, writing can be fun, but it did not always seem that way to me. This paper will give a brief background on my steps in the writing experience; this is my writing history....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1270 words
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Style of Writing - Style of Writing In both of the books various elements of style are mentioned, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style and Joseph M. Williams’ Style Toward Clarity and Grace, clarity and concision are to be the most important. I think that in order for your reader to be able to enjoy and understand what they are reading, it has to be written clearly and concisely. I believed that everyone has his or her own style: whether the style be that of one’s hair, clothes, or writing....   [tags: Education Writing Essays]
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Theme Writing - Theme Writing When I look at the first paper that I did for this class, I can see that what I wrote was theme writing. As a matter of fact I think this is an example that could be used to show people what it is that they shouldn't do when trying to move away from theme writing. I have used all the elements that I was taught in high school, and I can't seem to get rid of them. When I look at this paper I see a loose intro as to what it is that I would like to accomplish, I see four to five paragraphs of information, and a conclusion....   [tags: Education Teaching Writing Essays] 1400 words
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Snow Writing - Snow Writing When this project first came to my attention, I thought long and hard about what I would use to write and write on. I was sure I could come up with something creative and different. After a half hour of deep, deep thought, I came to the conclusion that I was going to take the easy way out and just write in snow with my finger. I was ashamed, but it needed to be done. It’s hard to imagine walking up to a large open field in the bitter cold to write or read the latest Hunter S....   [tags: Writing Nature Writers Essays]
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My Writing - My Writing In the past four years, I have written many papers for various classes, enjoying some and others having to choke out words to write down. In this memo I will describe my writing projects and how they made me become a better writer, and how they will continue to help develop me into a becoming a more prosperous writer. What I Really Learned in English 100 Well as a recent pupil of the Great McFadden I want to do all that I can to be on his good side, for he said that if I go one mile to meet him, he will go two miles to meet me, which seems more that fair....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 913 words
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Dough Writing - Dough Writing Writing, to many, is not seen as a technology. This everyday, innate, task is easily over looked especially in today’s modern world of high tech computers, cameras, phones, and palm pilots. It’s hard to imagine at one time people actually invented this thing called the alphabet, somehow made each letter represent a certain sound, then by combining this with other letters and sounds made words. But someone did and we, as a society, forget that and take writing for granted. We do not think about writing or its intricacies when we are in the act of writing....   [tags: Writing Technology Inventing Essays]
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My Writing - My Writing When I look at myself as a writer, I never knew I could write like this. From grade school to high school I never really looked at myself as a really good writer. I doubted myself whenever a teacher said, “We are beginning another big paper.” I feared writing and never really gave my writing any thought. However, as I got into college, I knew I would be assigned numerous amounts of papers. As I walked in to the English classroom the very first day of college I was scared. I thought I wouldn’t get anywhere because I thought I couldn’t write anything....   [tags: Writing Composition Education Essays] 422 words
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College Writing - College Writing College writing professors teach writing in a variety of ways around the United States and the world. The reason for this is that some professors are trying to teach their students a different aspect of writing an essay or a paper. Two views on this particular subject that I found interesting were Maxine Hairston’s essay "Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing" and also Thomas Bray’s newspaper article "Memorial Day and Multiculturalism". These essays are two totally different views on how diversity and multiculturalism is to be applied in America or taught in the college writing classroom....   [tags: Teaching Education Writing] 802 words
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Writing Technology - Writing Technology When I was assigned to create a format for writing to take place on, I was shocked, to say the least. This project was unlike any I had encountered before in my years at school. I began to tax my brain up and down to come across a suitable way to write. I began thinking about what I could use in my very own home. Since I could not use a pen or pencil, I turned to the idea of carving my words into something, as the ancient Sumerians did. After all, as Walter Ong says, "The first script, or true writing, that we know was developed among the Sumerians in Mesopotamia [...] around the year 3500 BC." Ideas flew through my head about which medium to carve, such as wood, or even bread....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Essays]
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Writing Technology - Writing Technology One definition of writing is to form letters, words or symbols on a surface such as paper with an instrument such as a pen (www.dictionary.com). To many this is an obvious definition. We use paper, pens and pencils almost every day of our lives. It has become so much the norm that we take it for granted and don‘t give it a second thought. But in retrospect, writing can be looked at as a technology that has come a long way and that is more complex than we may know. When given the task to write 20 words or less by using something natural, I found it to be very difficult....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers] 1454 words
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Expository Writing - Expository Writing Once upon a time in a land far from her home and family there lived a young lady named Samantha, also known as "Sam." Sam attended college at State University for two years and majored in Accounting. Most of her classes involved math and the basic accounting work; however, her advisor informed her she must fulfil the writing requirement by taking either Expository or Technical Writing. Although it had been almost two years since she had taken any English classes she chose Expository Writing, but found it was not what she had expected....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays] 849 words
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Writing Style - Writing Style What is writing style. I started out thinking that writing style is a personal thing and that all writers have their own style. But, this way of thinking is really just a simple way to answer the question. After more careful thought, I realized that style is actually quite the opposite of personal and original. Style is a form of standardization. As writers, we all follow certain rules and guidelines to make our point. Style is these rules and guidelines. For a writer to better understand style, multitudes of books and helpful guides have been published....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays]
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Writing Style - Writing Style When constructing a piece of writing, a student may sometimes find herself struggling to remember grammar rules or style principles. A handy reference guide would help her out immensely. William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s book, The Elements of Style, and Joseph Williams’ book, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace, assist writers improve their work in various ways. Strunk and Whites’ book took a simple approach, while Williams went more in-depth, with elaborate explanations and varying choices for each writing style....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Writing Technology - Writing Technology How many times in an average day does one think about how their shoes were made, and how the invention has evolved over the years. A person could never know the full extent of it until they tried to make a pair with only the simplest of materials to use. It is so easy to say that society does not know what they have until it is gone. For this project every tool that I have ever used for writing was taken away, and it left me more than a little frustrated. It is so hard to think about going through a day without a pen, pencil, or marker to use at will....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]
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Evaluation of Writing - Evaluation of Writing Works Cited Missing "We need to recognize that composition is probably going to remain the stepchild of rather unwilling English departments, that research in teaching and learning to write will continue to scrape by on the edges of several disciplines, and that few of those who will teach writing in American schools and universities will get much training or background as part of their regular education." -E. White (Teaching and Assessing Writing) In retrospect, I fail to remember consistent writing practices or writing assignments in English class (or otherwise) as a student in middle or secondary school....   [tags: Education Educational Writer Writing Essays] 1277 words
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The Writing Process - The Writing Process Writing can be a very difficult process for those who do not know how to go about constructing a work of writing. I have my own ideas on how I think the writing process should be done. Time and good ideas will make for a good paper because when I begin writing a paper or an essay I take a day to think of all the possibilities to write about. If I am lucky if I have the chance to come up with my own ideas rather than have them given to me, but if that is not the case then I follow my simple steps to get through with my work ....   [tags: Writing Composing Papers Essays School] 787 words
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Creative Writing in the Composition Classroom - Walking inside the typical composition class, one can expect to see the students crafting the five-paragraph essay or working on a persuasive piece as they try to argue they side of an in-class debate. Composition classes do not only work on a studentís writing, they also get the students to think through their writing (at least the good ones do). There is a certain well-accepted style to teaching writing in the traditional composition class, and it works very well for many students and teachers....   [tags: Creative Writing in the Writing Classroom]
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Teaching Writing - Teaching Writing As I look back over the course of this semester, the image that I get is one of the murky variety. It is difficult to identify although I have felt its presence for almost four months now. There have been many moments when I have waited for the insights to come, for the reading and the writing to mesh. And instead, I felt like I was lost in a fog that was sometimes dense, other times only misty. The worst part is that the fog is pervading a familiar place and once it clears I will be disappointed with myself because I should have known exactly where I was....   [tags: Reflective Writing Education Feminism Essays] 1301 words
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Writing with Technology - Writing with Technology The task was seemingly straightforward; create a piece of writing without using a single form of technology. I didn’t think this would be much of a problem. I figured I could hand-write something instead of typing it or using a word processor and that would meet the requirements of the project. However, according to Dennis Baron in his essay From Pencils to Pixels the pencil is, in fact, a form of technology. Evidently, it was invented “by joiners, woodworkers specializing in making furniture, to scribe measurements for wood” (Tribble/Trubek, 42)....   [tags: Writing Technology Education Writer Essays]
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Writing Analysis - Writing Analysis Part A: Positive Descriptive Narrative: Fond Escape Finally, the weekend has arrived. Not only is it the weekend, but it is Labor Day weekend. I’ve just received word from my boyfriend that he may be coming to Mobile to visit me tomorrow if the weather permits. I softly place the telephone back into its cradle and step outside to have an afternoon lounge on the balcony of my apartment. The glass door glides open, and my bare feet brushes against the smooth concrete of the balcony....   [tags: Writing Literature English Essays Papers] 1505 words
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The Importance of Voice in Writing - For my first paper I'll talk about voice, and how it affects the conversations that we have with other people, and how we perceive certain voices to sound in stories, and other works that we read. I think that in general voice is a type of mystery, and that it is one of those things that we really can't understand. When looking at a piece of writing I think that a clear and concise voice is one of the things that makes a piece work. This is my own feeling, and it might not agree with others, but when I'm reading a story, and it is full of good stuff like conversation, and heart felt feelings, I feel that the author is able to tell me what he/she is trying to say, I think that it has a better impact on the reader compared to the writing that goes on about nothing, and seems to only have one monotone voice....   [tags: Essays on Writing] 2009 words
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Important Writing Skills In The Workplace - The Importance of Writing Skills in the Workplace What are the words you write revealing about you. Are they saying I am a well educated and smart business person or are they screaming that I am an ignoramus. The way you write reveals so much about you and your business skills. Your writing tells the reader about your educational background, whether you have pride in your work and your level of business expertise. Any company with employees who write clearly and concisely has a competitive edge over other companies whose employees are still struggling to communicate....   [tags: Business Writing] 1903 words
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Teaching Creative Writing - The mere act of teaching creative writing presupposes a leap of faith: that teachers can stimulate, motivate, and guide students to write creatively. This is a huge task. Tom Robbins once wrote that “to achieve the marvelous, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.” That is our job in a nutshell: to get students to think and write the unthinkable. Many teachers believe that they can, at a minimum, help students learn where to dig for ideas, challenge students to mine originality, and model habits for students that lead to creative possibilities....   [tags: Writing Classroom]
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The Interaction Between Body and Writing - The Interaction Between Body and Writing My first text for this assignment was this haiku: thank god for spring in Ypsi; makes it easier to get out of bed. It seemed appropriate to the task of attempting to write in English without using any technology, as the haiku form is traditionally concerned with the natural world. I envisioned the grass and earth on my property, newly bared to the sun again after the snows, and the letter-making materials available on the site. I could hear my paper unfolding in my head; since the point of the project was to come to terms with the bonded nature of language to technology in writing, I could see whole paragraphs about my use of found sticks and mud as well as bits of discarded junk that my landlord had left lying around since last fall....   [tags: Teaching Writing] 1254 words
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Inventing A Writing Technology - "Inventing" A Writing Technology According to Walter Ong, an influential scholar of the relationship between technology and media, "Literacy is imperious. It tends to arrogate to itself supreme power by taking itself as normative for human expression and thought. This is particularly true in high-technology cultures, which are built on literacy of necessity and which encourage the impression that literacy is an always to be expected and even natural state of affairs" (316). Ong would probably agree that literacy is so embedded in our current technological culture that it has become part of the standard of living, a necessary requirement for functioning in this highly professionalized world....   [tags: Writing Technological Papers]
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Themewriting is Writing Itself - Themewriting is Writing Itself In deciding as to what I would write my paper on, I ran through the various topics that were discussed in class. Being that the paper topics were left to our discretion, gave me a feeling of confusion and frustration. I have always been used to the typical format done by the majority of teachers in assigning exactly what we were supposed to write about, but this time "I" was in charge. Then it hit me. Why not write about the implantation of teaching students to write themewriting and the affect it has had on the skill of writing in general....   [tags: Writing Education Essays] 1275 words
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Current Writing Pedagogy - The student who is preparing for preservice or inservice teaching in any field must answer two crucial questions: “What is learning?” and “What is teaching?” The student preparing to teach writing must also answer the question, “What is the purpose and the value of writing?” Writing is a subject area in which the teacher cannot easily state why writing itself is valuable or what purposes are served by learning the “art and craft” of writing, except as a tool for communication in other subject areas....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
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Motivating Students in Writing Curriculum - Being an effective Instructor of Composition at the community college level requires a variety of skills and talents, many of which simply can’t be taught in formal classroom settings. Facing constant pressure to make judgments that have weighty consequences is just one of the challenges of teaching writing. A writing teacher who is too strict or inflexible can give students the excuse they may be seeking to withdraw or not perform in class. Some students are only too eager to proclaim that they can’t possibly meet high standards in writing, so there is “no use in even trying.” Putting stringent rules in place for a writing class does not necessarily provide an atmosphere that will foster successful student writing....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
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Writing From a Technical Standpoint - Writing From a Technical Standpoint At first, I didn’t really understand the concept of this assignment. I thought, this is going to be pretty easy. I’ll just get some glue, and write some words on a piece of construction paper. After all, glue is just sugar and water, and paper is just a tree—sounds natural enough. However, after I sat down and thought about it, glue and paper are far from natural. Someone mixed the glue, put it into a container, and shipped it to the store. The paper was made from a tree; but technology, machinery, and people were essential to its existence....   [tags: Writing Technology Invention Essays]
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Hard as a Rock Writing - Hard as a Rock Writing Can anyone ever create a “new” writing technology from items found in nature. Is it possible to “invent” something to write with and on that had not been thought of in the past. These were the questions I pondered as I sat outside my house wondering what to do for my “Invent Your Own Technology” project. At first, I thought I would somehow distill the pollen from the daffodils growing in my front yard. Then I wondered, “What could I use to write on with my new yellow “ink”....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]
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How I Invented Writing - How I Invented Writing Writing is, at its core, a technology. It allows us to take our thoughts and arrange them spatially in the physical world. Living in a culture where this practice is an every day occurrence, the physical nature of writing fluidly becomes part of our consciousness. This is what the class project exposed for me. Having to “invent” a writing technology forced me to see the importance of being able to easily put down my thoughts and work with them visually. At this very moment I am transferring thoughts into lines, shaping, moving, juggling them around on the familiar square format of the page....   [tags: Writing Technology Invention Essays]
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Inventing a Writing Technology - Inventing a Writing Technology When I first started thinking about this assignment, lots of different ideas ran through my head from sticks and sand to pond muck to baking, but I kept running into the fact that almost everything that I thought of utilized some sort of manufactured tool. Ultimately, since I have a soft spot for anything edible, and since fruit is a ready resource in nature, I went to the produce section of the grocery store for some berries and a surface. My problem then though was the fact that paper and traditional writing surfaces are also a technology....   [tags: Invention Writing Technological Papers]
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Creating a New Writing Technology - Creating a New Writing Technology "Writing, in the strict sense of the word, as has already been seen, was a very late development in human history. The first script, or true writing, that we know was developed among the Sumerians in Mesopotamia only around the year 3500 BC, less than 6,000 years ago. The alphabet, which was invented only once, so that every alphabet in the world derives directly or indirectly from the original Semitic alphabet, came into existence only around 1500 BC" (Ong, 323)....   [tags: Invention Writing Technology Papers]
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Writing Techniques That Appeal to Readers - Writing Techniques That Appeal to Readers Anyone who will be required to write at any time, no matter what the function of the writing, should learn good writing techniques that appeal to readers. Every type of writing should possess something that will draw the reader into the words to make the reader feel that he can relate to what he reads. Many techniques can accomplish this goal of writing. Diction, organization, description, and titles are all key parts of an essay that combine the author's thoughts and teelings in an effective manner....   [tags: Education Teaching Writing Essays] 890 words
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Educational Theory of Teaching Writing - When I first encountered Paulo Freire’s work, I was struck with the hypocrisy of my own teaching. I had deluded myself into thinking, to a certain extent, that I was creating a democratic and equal space that was free from the influence of. It was a stark reminder last year when I encountered Richard Shaull’s introduction to Peter Freire’s The Pedagogy of the Oppressed. He writes, “There is no such things as a neutral educational process. Education either functions as an instrument that is used to facilitate the integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity to it, or it becomes the ‘practice of freedom,’ the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world” (Freire 16)....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
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Creating a Writing Technology - Creating a Writing Technology Who would have thought of writing as a technology. I surely did not I took for granted the fact that I could read and write as with most of society. As Baron says in his essay From Pixels to Pencils, creating my own writing technology has shown me that writing truly is a technology (Baron 39). The written word is an invention, like many other technologies such as the computer or the printing press; for me the written word is a way to express myself and I can share my words with others if I choose....   [tags: Invention Writing Technological Papers]
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Your Writing Style - Your Writing Style How can one person know what good style is when writing a paper. Where is it written that we as students should have to follow specific guidelines while writing. Anyone wanting to make their writing clear, precise, and simply correct will usually try following some type of guideline, or book in order to perfect their own writing style. After reading both The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, and also Williams’s Style toward Clarity and Grace I can see why teachers discuss these books as tools for correcting and perfecting their students writing, and style....   [tags: Writing Writers Education Essays]
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