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Writing for Myself, by Russell Baker

- The point the author, Russell Baker, is making in his essay, “Writing for Myself,” is quite evident. When Mr. Fleagle, Baker’s English teacher, assigned an informal essay to be completed as homework, Baker immediately became baffled by the daunting task. Though reluctant to start, Baker knew that it he had to swallow his animosity toward writing and select a topic to write on. The problem with this picture is quite evident. Baker is taking the assignment from Mr. Fleagle as a burden instead of an opportunity to express his creativity....   [tags: Writing for Myself ]

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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]

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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...   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Original Writing - I'm Pregnant

- I'm Pregnant- Original Writing- "Incomplete Esssay" Background Information:- Young girl of sixteen called Cathy has found out that she is pregnant; she has decided to break the news to her long term boyfriend named Conner who is seventeen. Cathy is very nervous about the situation as she does not know how Conner is going to react. Cathy has known she is pregnant for a week but it has taken her this long to build up the courage to say something. To make matters worse her parents come from a strongly religious Catholic background which means if she tells her parents she could face having no moral support as sex before marriage is not approved and abortions are...   [tags: Original Writing Personal Narrative]

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Writing a Personal Narrative

- Purpose and Audience Personal narratives allow you to share your life with others and vicariously experience the things that happen around you. Your job as a writer is to put the reader in the midst of the action letting him or her live through an experience. Although a great deal of writing has a thesis, stories are different. A good story creates a dramatic effect, makes us laugh, gives us pleasurable fright, and/or gets us on the edge of our seats. A story has done its job if we can say, "Yes, that captures what living with my father feels like," or "Yes, that’s what being cut from the football team felt like." Structure There are a variety of ways to structure your narrative story....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Writing a Thesis Statement

- A Thesis is: -The statement of the author’s position on a topic or subject. -Clear, concise, and goes beyond fact or observation to become an idea that needs to be supported. -Often a statement of tension, where the author refutes or complicates an existing assumption or claim (counterargument). -Often answers WHY or HOW questions related to the topic at hand. A Thesis Statement is Not: - A statement of fact or observation (no matter how astute the observation). - A statement of personal conviction or opinion....   [tags: Writing a Thesis Statement 2014]

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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]

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Writing Skills Improvement

- This semester I have spent in writing 107 has greatly changed my thoughts about writing. All throughout high school and even coming into this class I thought that writing was an easy subject that required very little effort. Suffice to say, I thought that I would get a good grade in this class despite putting in little time and dedication. I learned after the first two papers that writing is a hard subject that requires lots of planning and work. Before this class, I would never have thought that I would go to the writing center in CTLE or have friends proofread my paper telling me their thoughts....   [tags: writing class, composition]

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Analysis of Writing Papers

- The semester spent in this course has helped me improve my writing dramatically. While in this class, I’ve learned about many things, including precis. The precis helped me not only improve how I wrote but also how I read and comprehended. Another thing I've learned about is Donald Murray's process of writing as well as Sondra Perl's process of writing. Having basic knowledge about their writing processes has helped me while composing my papers. My writing reflects Donald Murray's process of writing, which he calls the recursive style of writing, more than it reflects the linear process of writing....   [tags: papers, precis, writing, process ]

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Writing a Successful Resume

- Yes, this is another “How To” article about writing a resume. But what you might have learned from old interview books or when you were a junior in high school is not necessarily the latest in what employers are looking for in a resume. Some of the following information might be a repeat of what you have heard before, but some of it is going to be different from what you have previously believed about a successful resume. First of all, like any other writing project, preparation is the primary and most important step....   [tags: writing project, curriculum vitae]

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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]

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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]

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My Reflections on Writing a Novel

- “The Rebellion of Haruhi Suzumiya.” It was a novel of revolutions, a narrative of uprisings; a paperback of friendship, and, of course, a story of romance. This book was the first that I have ever completed, as I have always given up due to one reason: inspiration. As time passed by, I realized that writing this novel would be a great challenge, as it took me a while before the inspiration for writing came to me. In fact, once it finally arrived at my doorstep, inspiration began to overwhelm me to the point that I felt the emotions of the characters; I understood their viewpoints....   [tags: writing analysis]

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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]

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The Gap Between Reading and Writing

- There are many forms of assessment but writing is the primary basis upon which a child’s work will be judged and Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) made emphasis that teachers should focus on writing because reading and writing are intertwined and is used to construct meaning (pg. 338). It becomes important for teachers to teach writing because it is a form of expression of self. We learned in earlier chapters that readers construct meaning as they read likewise Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) informed that writers construct meaning as they create text (pg....   [tags: Education, Reading, Writing]

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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: Characteristics of Good Writing]

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Steps Involved in Writing a Good Essay

- Most teachers and professors like to assign essays as assignments in their classes. Some students like this but most do not. There are many steps to writing an effective essay; some are easier than others. First you must pick a topic. For many people this is the hardest part of essay writing. Next you have to design a thesis statement. With out that you can not write an effective essay. Then you need to create at least three points that support your thesis. Once you have your points picked you should create an outline....   [tags: writing, education]

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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,]

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Writing Assignment Critique

- I have selected a 7th grade released writing prompt from the 2014 WASL writing test. I teach English Language Learners (ELLs) and clearly the first limitation of this prompt is that it assumes you understand and write proficiently in English. Disregard the fact that English is not ELL student’s first language, or the little amount of English taught to them in their home country, they must be able to respond appropriately to the writing assignment prompt. The special education (SPED) students face the same limitations given their many mental and/or physical challenges....   [tags: Teaching Writing 2014]

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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]

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Creative Writing Proposal

- For my first piece of original writing I intend to create a piece primarily written for entertainment however, I also want to portray an interest into historical and political persuasions. I aim to write this piece for an audience of teenagers to young adult who are aged from around fifteen to twenty-five and are male, I also wish to identify with those interested in political thrillers within this age range. The genre of which shall be a short fiction story consisting chiefly of narrative and written in the third person....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Writing Assignment Critique

- This is a descriptive writing assignment and is designed for students in grades three to five. It is titled “Shoe Description” and is exactly that, a descriptive essay of a shoe. Students are asked to study one of their shoes and include details about the style, size, shape, color, and function of the shoe. The task seems clear, giving the students an object to describe and ideas of what to consider about the appearance of the object (a shoe). Creative students might expand on the prompt and find more points of interest to include in their essay, while others, who might have trouble getting started, will find the given ideas helpful for the initial gathering of information, or brainstorm...   [tags: Teaching Writing 2014]

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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]

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Exploring the Writing Style of Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s literary career, he utilized multiple literary techniques. He was an example for countless writers and is still a model for authors today. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s employment of modern themes and style, along with the effect of influences on his writing, paved the way for his renowned career as an author. One important factor in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing was the use of modern themes. The problem of guilt is a major theme in Hawthorne’s works. Hawthorne demonstrates this theme in different novels and short stories through his characters....   [tags: writers, writing]

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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]

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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]

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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, ]

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The Importance Of Reading And Writing Skills

- ... For example technical writing is any written form of writing used to explain technical procedure’s to resolve an individual’s issue. The issue can range from a simple software issue to a server issue, or something else like a hardware issue with the computer, printer, server and this also includes anything else that’s the organizations property and responsibility to fix according to the contract and terms of agreement. It’s also a document which is used as a reference guide for resolving issues or following instructions....   [tags: Writing, Technical writer, Writing system]

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Understanding The Key Competencies Of Writing

- ... Of course, in any first step of writing you are required to understand the format which is to state your thesis, write and outline, write the first draft and revise, but the course required more than just those. Through the process mentioned, I had to understand how to get there. What did I want to say. What did I need to relay to the audience, in fact, who in the world is the audience, and what can I say that can make the essay not only readable, but intellectually challenging to the reader....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Knowledge, Understanding]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- ... Reading and writing has always been my area in school. As a kid she would take me to the bookstore and let me pick out books to read when I got tired of the library’s selection. Sometimes she would even read the books after me so I had someone to talk about them with. When I just started middle school she asked me to write down my five favorite books and their publishing companies. At that time I was still convinced I wanted to become a veterinarian, but now as a college English major she handed me a file with that same list in it....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Publishing, Learning]

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The Importance Of Writing Workshops On Writing And Setting The Stage For A Lifelong Joy Of Writing

- ... Student work the hardest if they write about themselves, something that happened to them or a person they know. It is important that the students see their writing as their own work. It is as important for the teacher to find practical reasons for writing, such as a letter to a relative or writing a science lab after the students were told they are aspiring scientists who are interested to tell the world about their findings. Engaged young writers develop their voice and style and will be able to adjust to numerous audiences and writing requirements....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Writing process, Writer]

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Exploring Realms Of The Art Of Writing

- ... On the other end of the spectrum, the type of writings I prefer to avoid are those which rely heavily on artistic creativity. I’m not saying I can’t write a good poem or memoir, but I don’t enjoy it as much as I would a narrative or informative essay. Getting down to detail is my favorite thing to do in writing and poems and creative stories allow room for the audience to assume or add their own twist to what an author really meant. Those “holes”, as I call them, are hard for me to write or think of ways to allow readers to add/find a definition or assumption of their own in my writing without having myself explain what I really meant in the writing....   [tags: Writing, Literature, Paper, Creative writing]

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Questions On Writing An Essay

- ... Therefore, in my opinion, what those people say is not credible. Like in any argument, one must have reasons for why they are for something or why they are against it. Many students resort to “padding” when writing essays in order to take up as much space as they can. In the past, I have found myself guilty of this mistake. Robert’s interpretation of this topic made me realize that padding doesn’t add any new subject matter to the text, but rather it includes using expressions like “in my opinion” and “with all things said” in order to make your sentences seem more extensive....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Critical thinking, Writing process]

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Reflective Essay on Fiction Writing

- Reflective Essay on Fiction Writing I’ll be honest. I was worried about writing fiction up until I realized that fiction is just nonfiction exaggerated, nonfiction with a wider allowance for artistic merit, and nonfiction with the gaps filled in. And fiction doesn’t have to be as imaginative, in a fantasy sense, as I had thought. It’s still very real, or at least mine is. For the nonfiction essay, I wrote a string of memories, anything I could think of and that I could potentially expand upon in a longer piece, and I did this early on....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Writing Ritual Is A Behavior Of The Writer

- ... However, when writers lie down on the bed after a long day with a slow motion at midnight. That can help to give their body a break after siting and working a whole day. Moreover, they can roll over and over, and start thinking about the writing. After lying and rolling on the bed, writers’ body could feel better and grateful, so that shakes their brain resume to produce the ideas for the writing. While they are writing, they can hold the laptop, and putting their legs on the pillows. That helps their body feels truly enjoyable, and convenient when they write....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Creative writing, Psychology]

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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]

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The Anastasia 's Creative Writing

- ... She abandoned writing during the years of studies in the Moscow State University because, as it was mentioned, she felt frustrated throughout the whole program and had neither inspiration, nor motivation for writing. After a productive and enjoyable year in Groningen, the Netherlands, she felt that she wanted to continue writing. Now she uses her both tongues for creating stories. In order to make a choice, she attempts to write first sentences in both languages and then decides what sounds “better”....   [tags: Writing, Short story, Literature, Creative writing]

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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]

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Writing to About My English Classes

- I am writing to you to tell you more about the English class I am taking at State University. You know how I always have troubles in English essays. Well, today I am delighted to tell you that my writing has improved significantly after taking the English 101 class conducted by Professor Rob Geis. I enjoyed this class very much and I would like to share with the both of you how I have learnt to use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating in English. The ten weeks of English class has been interesting and fruitful, I have learnt a lot of writing and reading skills that have indeed helped me in improving my English....   [tags: Writing About Writing ]

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My Writing : Writing And Writing

- ... I remember saying aloud shww what a relief it’s done; however, I was still hesitant about turning in my essay out of the fear of rejection or imperfect note. When I hit the send button, I felt my eyes tear up I was that frightened. A few days later I got a response back, boy oh boy, I thought to myself. I couldn’t bring myself to open the e-mail. I had my open the e-mail and read it to me, she said your grade is a b+ I scream yes out of pure happiness and my confidence went through the roof, this is what I really needed to set the tone for the rest of the semester....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Creative writing]

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My Study On English And Writing

- ... Many times the MLA style will be used. However, when we write in Chinese, we do not need to have such a page. Usually we just say 'as someone mentioned in his article… ' to prove that what we are going to say is not from ourselves. Also, English writing has a stricter rule. In an academic English essay, we must use formal words such as people and children. Using guy and kids in an academic writing is not allowed. Nevertheless, although Chinese has both written and spoken language, we do not have such a clear line between them....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Writing style, English language]

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Writing A Letter And Persuading By Writing An Essay

- ... I would often read Magic Tree House, Harry Potter and Captain Underpants The book that influences me the most was Magic Tree House. The uses of creativity would influence my later writing. Elementary school taught me the basic understanding of writing an essay. Middle school further my studies in reading and writing. During middle school my I was taught how to write a letter. One of the assignments was a letter to your future self. I wrote a reminder of things I did during the year I did not want to forget....   [tags: Essay, Writing, High school, Writer]

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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]

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The Culture Of Writing Of The Psychology Field

- I am doing a study on the culture of writing in academia in the psychology field. Interviewed were Professor Jerome Tobacyk and another Professor who, along with some other written sources provided great detail and insight on this topic. I chose Tobacyk because he is an advanced professor in psychology at Louisiana Tech, so he would know more about writing and its relationship to the psychology field. The other professor, Professor Jessica Szymanski, is a comparison to see the difference between the two and how they viewed writings involvement in their field....   [tags: Psychology, Writing, Creative writing]

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My Writing For Creativity Purposes

- ... Those are my strongest subjects. I can write an amazing research paper because those are the best for me. I love research papers because you find proof and you are backing up your statement. I believe research papers can be close to perfect, and I am a perfectionist. This caused a great deal of anxiety in my life. Especially when grade school started. For instance, in the third grade I was in gifted and talented classes. I put pressure on myself to always get A’s, and to never fail because that is wrong....   [tags: Writing, Essay]

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Writing Is Not The Best Writer Possible

- ... Starting back in eighth grade my teacher had said “if you dress nice, you will write nice“. She led me down the path that you always need to bring your materials to class. My teacher has always had a passion for writing to others and I think that it is why I care about writing to others to see if I could potentially change their image about reading and writing. I have always been the one to get bad grades on tests which is why my freshman year in college I got put into Basic Writing. In basic writing, my professor had us talk about ourselves, which made it a lot easier for me....   [tags: Writing, Better, Improve, Need]

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Society Or Self : Writing Poetry

- ... During her time, women were not common writers. That era was dominated by men. “The Prologue” and “The Author of Her Book” exemplify Bradstreet’s insecurities towards her poems due to society’s culture in her period of time. Her insecurities led to men doubting her potentials (as if them leading the writing culture was not enough), which led some to categorize her work as amateur and not fitting that of a writer. In the 1600s, women had limited privileges. They had to dress certain ways and behave certain ways as well....   [tags: Writer, Author, Woman, Writing]

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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]

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The Need for a Writing Revolution

- Elementary and high schools are not preparing their students well enough to understand the writing process, which mostly affect them during the transition from high school to college. It is clear that elementary and high school students don’t fully understand the five steps of writing the limitation of sentences per a paragraph and how to gather information from different sources and give credit to the source or cited. Everyone has their own way of writing. Writing can occur in a personal letter or a business letter, essays, stories, and music....   [tags: Essays on Writing]

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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]

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My Writing A Rhetorical Analysis

- ... Lastly, pathos, are the parts of the text that moves one 's heart, or in other words, activates one 's emotions. Using analogies, figurative language, the repetition of a certain point, imagery, diction, and tone appeal to the reader 's senses. In an analytical essay, it is extremely important to use evidence and support in chronological order so everything will be easier to interpret. Reading like a writer is important to find out what the author is saying and why he or she is stating that....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Writing process, Writer]

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Writing Of Writing For A Nursing Journal

- ... The first step in writing a journal article is to be passionate and knowledgeable about the subject I choose to write about. If what I want to say has already been said multiple times and in multiple ways, it probably does not need to be said again. Perhaps, something new has developed about the previously discussed subject; that would be something to write about. I would jot down my thoughts and begin the search for a journal that is interested in what I am thinking about. Once I had located the journal (or journals) that is currently highlighting my area of interest, I would research what the guidelines are to submit a piece of work to them....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Writing, Psychology]

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Writing with Rock with Blackberry Juice

- Writing with Rock with Blackberry Juice I wanted to write in my own blood. I know where to find blood and I am familiar with its properties as a type of ink, thanks to one rather misguided seventh-grader. Unfortunately, the assignment forbade my first instinct and forced me to get a little more creative. Growing up, I was forced to pick berries with my parents every summer. All of my summer memories include stained, sticky fingers. The idea of using berries as ink was my next idea....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Process Writing For The English Language Classroom

- ... Additionally, students have been shown to improve in the second language through the writing process as self and peer review, evaluation, and correction are all elements of the process. This was noted in the CAELA guide for adult ESL trainers as, “[t]hrough a process writing approach, students learn to express themselves fluently, clearly, and correctly and work together to help each other develop their writing skills.” (2007, p. 65). Finally, this iterative process also becomes a vehicle for evaluating gaps in learning and creates a feedback loop for the teacher to identify additional learning opportunities....   [tags: Learning, Writing, Education, Writing system]

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Academic vs Mainstream Writing

- There are many differences between articles written for scholars and articles written for popular audiences. According to Anne Johns, the author of “Discourse Communities and Communities of Practice,” there are ten conventions or moves that exist only in academic prose and when violated, author is seen as an outsider of the discourse community. John Swales (“Create a Research Space” (CARS) Model Research Introductions) and Ken Hyland also talk about writing and the similarities between all academic writing in “Create a Research Space” (CARS) Model Research Instructions and “Disciplinary Courses”....   [tags: writing, audience, scholarly audience]

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Revising is the Key to Writing

- College writers write multiple drafts and revise the entire essay or large sections of the essay for higher order writing concerns of meaning, structure, logical development, and concrete support of ideas and assertions. Revising the college essay is far more than simple editing for grammar and word choice. College essays must say something important and meaningful. Deep Revision helps to ensure that the essay says something interesting and worthwhile. Throughout High School I wrote for an educational finance website for high school students called, Investeens....   [tags: Importance of Writing]

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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]

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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]

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Elements of Poetry and Essay Writing

- I was surprised to find that I could use so many of the techniques that poets use in writing my own essays. For example, by choosing certain words, I can set the tone for the essay and demonstrate certain attitudes. Also, I can take advantage of several technical methods, such as abstractions, assonance, and figures of speech to make an essay more interesting. Further, I think it is important to try and understand the poets meaning behind their word choice. After analyzing the poems of John Donne, Anne Bradstreet, and Robert Frost, I will discuss how I think certain elements can be used in my own writing....   [tags: Education, Writing]

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My Writing Experience At School

- ... She took something that I loved to do, something I was proud of, and told me I had no talent. This writing insecurity followed me for as long as I can remember, and I still struggle with it today. I will need to be able to write effectively for the rest of my college career. I plan to at least get my master’s degree, if not eventually, my doctorate. So writing papers, and writing papers well is a skill I’ll need for years to come. After that, I will need to be able to write effectively as a teacher....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Writing system, Creative writing]

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Comprehension, Fluency, And Writing

- ... According to an activity found on readwritethink.org this activity includes the students to listen to the beginning of a story and make predictions based on details from the text, personal experiences, and prior knowledge. After finishing the book the student will compare her ending to ending of the original story. This strategy helps to practice using details from the text to make predictions as well as thinking of prior knowledge and personal experiences to gain connection with the text. Another activity that will can help Lillie with comprehension skills is from the text 50 Literacy Strategies which the student will have a Grand Conversation which will help her explore the big ideas a...   [tags: Writing, Reading, Dyslexia, Reading]

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The Importance Of Writing An Effective Piece

- Alexander Gram Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Through the past sixteen weeks spent in English 49, I have more than prepared myself for the next step in my college education. English 49 might only be a stepping-stone to English 100, but the critical skills attained will carry with me throughout my life. Reflecting back on the past 16 weeks I have improved my essay structure, learned to take classes closer to home, and have became more organized in my daily life....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Learning, Structure]

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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]

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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]

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Foundations of Academic Writing

- My Prgression Through FAW Foundations of Academic Writing (FAW) is a course that majority of first years are required to take. Although it seems irritating and pointless at first, by the end of the first semester you begin to realize how much you have actually learned. In highschool, you are taught the basics of writing, the initial foundation if you will, now come to university and it can feel like you are lost in the sea of writing with little to keep you afloat. FAW quickly becomes your lifeboat, and makes it easier for you to learn how to properly write at an academic level....   [tags: Writing, Learning, Education, Schools]

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The Impact of the Computer on Writing

- The Impact of the Computer on Writing In 1999 my family purchased their very first computer. A few days after, we were connected to the World Wide Web. All of my friends had been online for years prior so it was a big deal to finally have it. Since then, the way that I communicate has changed drastically. Everything from the way that I talk to my friends to the way that I pay my bills is now done online, instead of the traditional way. The internet has offered so much change to society. Some people are still without it, and as I think about it, I wonder how they are surviving....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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How Writing Is An Effective Writing Than A Writer

- ... Whereas my friends gravitated towards using text speech such as ‘ur,’ ‘2,’ and ‘brb.’ Aside from my favorite authors, I learned much of my habit for proper writing from my mother, who had always stressed how important it would become in my professional future. Academically, teachers often used my work as examples in front of the class and praised me for my writing, which only helped to encourage me to become a stronger, more well-rounded writer. Although I was an avid writer throughout school, my eagerness only pertained to creative and persuasive papers; topics which required my imagination or stance on a certain subject or political issue....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Writing style]

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Writing Workshop And How Classroom Management Can Affect Writing

- ... 37). Let the students have a discussion with each other to exchange writing ideas. As I have said before letting the student have a choices is a very big factor in the writing workshop, you should let them chose: their topic, where they are writing, and right down to the type of paper they use. According to the book, “If you provide a variety of paper choices each student will feel more comfortable as he or she gets started” (Fletcher, Portalupi, pg. 38). Really out of all the elements of the writing workshop this one is the one that surprised me the most because it deals with something one does not even think can affect the workshop....   [tags: Writing, Education, Paper, Writing circle]

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Writing An Article : Self As Writer

- ... Writing can be formal or informal. It is based on the group of people who are going to read it. When writing E-mails to professors or letters to the dean, we try to be as formal as possible whereas when we write texts or E-mails to friends we often tend to be informal. It all depends on whom we are writing to. Writing has several forms and it is based on the context or situation. Every person deals a specific situation in a different way. In writing, code switching plays an important role. We often tend to code switch our writing based on the situation....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Linguistics]

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Writing With Style By John R. Watt 's Writing Style

- ... It is difficult to get a non-reader to read a book about writing, and it is even more difficult to have them enjoy reading it. Trimble’s strategies on becoming a better writer are organized very well. This allows the book to be very easy to navigate and understand for the reader. Trimble does a great job at practicing what he preaches. Throughout his short book, Trimble tries to teach the reader how to make their own essays more readable and appealing to their audiences. While reading this book I felt engaged and didn’t find myself losing focus while reading....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Essay, Writing style]

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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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Air Disaster- Creative Writing

- Air Disaster- Creative Writing The sight that greeted my eyes was haunting. There were dead bodies as far as the eye could see, but somehow nobody had a scratch on them. The plane was in pieces, scattered all around. As the waves rolled up the beach, more and more bodies were revealed. The sun was burning high in the sky and everyone was beginning to tire out. The cliffs towered down on us; the sand burnt our feet as we trod carefully between the corpses. It was a shock; we hadn’t expected to find anything there, but it appeared that almost everyone who had been on the plane was lying here, on the beach, with us....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Does Texting Affect Writing?

- ... It is stressed of how texting does not encourage the expression of emotion and the use of proper punctuation. On the other hand, some individuals believe that “texting is a good way to motivate students” and allows students to be short and concise in their communication (pg.4). Cullington performs her own research about the topic. She questioned students and teachers about texting, textspeak, and the effect that these have on his/her writing. The contradicting responds in the questionnaire led her to examine real student’s papers and see if the use of textspeak was found in the work....   [tags: Writing, Communication, Emotion, SMS]

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Writing Assignments Are Challenging For Me

- ... In the midterm essay, my favorite part is when I constructed and brainstormed many ideas. I also like the part where the tutors and professor were able to help me which made it easier for me to make a great paper. In this paper. I used symbols, which is one of the literary analysis, as the main idea in the essay. One of the techniques is to make an outline in order to organize my ideas for the essay. It has helped me make a good start and saved me time. One thing I find difficult with this essay is develop a good thesis since I kept on changing it because I kept adding more topics for my idea which means I had to revise the outline too....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Learning, Better]

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Narrative vs. Descriptive Writing

- A narrative essay uses a point of view to tell a story. It is an engaging way for an author to tell his reader about an experience they have had or a personal story. Descriptive writing is a description of something. It could be a person, place, thing, emotion or experience. The author is allowed more artistic freedom when writing in descriptive form. While both descriptive and narrative essays are similar in many ways, the descriptive essays use of language fully immerses the reader into the story and allows the reader to feel the intended emotion....   [tags: writing composition, ]

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Evaluation Of The Writing Process

- ... Two things this unit focused on was summarizing a text and responding to a text. In my summary, I learned to include what the text says, the purpose of the writing, and how the writer develops his ideas. Learning about the 7 response strategies allowed me to utilized two of them in my essay. Specifically, I chose to respond to the text using agree/disagree and extension. I agreed with Nathan Jurgenson’s main ideas in “The IRL Fetish” and thought he could strengthen his argument by including more examples that entice the reader....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Creative writing]

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University Education and Writing

- University Education and Writing In doing the comparison metaphor of what an university education is like to me I choose a minimum wage job. After about twelve weeks later I would say that this is still what I believe and that I have really not changed that much in my thinking. By using the metaphor of a minimum wage job in describing an university education I feel it best describes my feelings towards school and why I am here. I dealing with my description of my self and the self I portray in my writing I am a person who writes what he wants to say....   [tags: Education Writing Language Essays]

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Writing Is An Important Process

- ... Therefore, they require me to think critically about missing evidences and whether or not these evidences are purposely hidden in order to manipulate the audience’s emotion and whether or not they are going to affect the author’s overall credibility. Second of all, it is not an easy task for me, in my first time reading the article or watching the speech, to realize the missing information or data, especially in the math discourse community where terms and language can be difficult to keep track of; however, these essays have reminded me to always read critically and be neutral as I evaluate the authors’ article....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writer, Learning]

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Writing Is A Powerful Tool That People Use All Over The World. Writing

- ... There will always be something that can be improved on, even if the paper received an outstanding grade. As I reached my junior year in high school, one could start to realize I was a moderate to good writer. Having known the basic techniques to write a paper, it was decided an AP English course would be taken. This course talked about rhetorical devices and how to improve as a writer. The course was very beneficial, because it had allowed me to see where my strengths and weaknesses were. I characterized myself as a moderate to good writer, because previous papers written have shown great style and format, just lack of organization....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Paper, Writing process]

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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]

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