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Society Or Self : Writing Poetry

- Society or Self Writing poetry can be a long and relentless task. There are several points that may arouse concerns when an author writes poems. One of those concerns would be criticism. In the world of literary arts, criticism can be found everywhere. The individual does not have to be a scholar, in order to be a critic. Critics surround authors in many different directions, and they are among a diverse group. These facts alone would be a reason for authors to be very skeptical of their works....   [tags: Writer, Author, Woman, Writing]

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Are Treasure Top Quality Writing?

- From the very beginning of written rhetoric, about 24 centuries ago , the ability to communicate effectively has been elemental to conducting business. Corporations that are treasure top quality writing are assumed to have equally quality products and customer service standards, and this translates to market successes. Similarly, employees that excel at getting their points across are valued in the world of commerce. Yet workplace communication is replete with poor standards that can be traced to when students enter college....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Academia, Communication]

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Is Writing A Natural Habit?

- ... Even though breathing may be natural to us, we still practice it, why. to better our performance overall while running or swimming. When you are born you have to learn a language and then you learn to read and write, at least the basics. Its especially hard for people learning a second language. Say a native Mexican comes to the United States and goes through our school system. Imagine how it would be for him or her to adapt to the English language and then trying to write it. It would be far from anything but natural for them....   [tags: Writing, Learning, English language]

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My Writing : A Continuous Learning Process

- ... In my Diagnostic Essay, I described it as “lacking conciseness and rambling when I try to incorporate a new idea into a paper.” I tried to work on this over the period of this course by changing my writing process. On previous assignments, I usually wrote the introduction and thesis before starting the rest of the paper. For me Rhetorical analysis, however, I decided to write down a general thesis statement, but not yet incorporate into my introduction. I found that this gave me more breathing room as pertained to the rest of the paper....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Better, Writing process]

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My Writing On Dual Enrollment English

- This portfolio will be comprised of several of my original written pieces from both English Composition 112 and 112. During both semesters I was able to reach enlightenment through my writing using many technical writing skills that I learned throughout the course of Dual Enrollment English as a whole. My main English weaknesses during my beginning semester were focused around verb usage, diction, content (mainly from research), and organization (through beginning, middle, and end). Although, towards the end of English Composition 112, I seemed to have mastered most of these weaknesses and they were now my newfound strengths in writing overall....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing style, Paper]

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Writing Devices in Romeo and Juliet

- Throughout history, there have been few writers whose works have influenced society more than those of the English playwright William Shakespeare. His use of language in all of his plays, especially Romeo and Juliet, is one that impacts its audience both emotionally and intellectually. For anyone wishing to pursue a career specifically in the Language Arts, the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare should be continued to be studied and analyzed for its unique and clever uses of English dialect....   [tags: Shakespeare, Writing Skill]

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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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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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Writing Skills For College Students

- ... Sommers is capable of manipulating her sentences so that the reader is able to picture them while they read. She also is able to do this all throughout her essay, as she uses different rhetorical devices. “Never mind that I got only part of what Emerson was telling me. I got inspiration, I got insight...” (424). Sommers was able to use anaphora by repeating the words “I got” back to back in order to create a strong emotional effect on the reader. Captivating an audience in essential in scholarly and academic writing....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Academia, Rhetoric]

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The Basics of Teaching Writing

- Introduction Writing in an educational setting is essential. Writing in a real world setting is also essential. So why is the emphasis of teaching basic writing skills going away. As a teacher in a sixth grade classroom in Utah, I see students who cannot form a complete sentence let alone a solid paragraph. Many students do not capitalize the beginnings of their sentences or end them with proper punctuation marks. Forming a complete thought seems to be a skill beyond many of these students grasp....   [tags: Education, writing skills]

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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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Graduation Speech : My Writing

- ... In law you need excellent reading skills to excel so I took this opportunity to improve my reading skills. My reading has improved in three different aspects. Firstly, I assess whether or not the reading material is a good fit for my purpose; for instance, for a research paper it is best to use scholarly sources. Secondly, I choose the text based on my assessment of whether or not the text is relevant to my reading goals. Thirdly, I scan and skim the text for important information that will be useful for my essay or assignment....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Literature, Paper]

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How I Had A Relationship With Writing

- ... With a smirk on, my mother went into her room and came back with the biggest book my adolescent eyes had ever seen. She handed me the book and instructed me to read it. At first, I thought she was just joking, but I quickly realized she wasn’t. So, I took the book, went to the sofa, and opened the cover to figure out what book it was. The book was Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. As soon as I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I felt so drawn to Frederick Douglass’ autobiography....   [tags: Creative writing, Writing, Frederick Douglass]

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Writing Is One Of My Favorite Things

- ... Introductions tend to be difficult for me to write, however, in this essay I thought that my introduction was really good and I was very proud of it. Overall my entire first essay wasn 't the best, however, I didn 't see it as a bad thing, and I just saw it as room to grow. Essay two was similar to other essays I have written because it was a research paper and I have written research papers before. However, it was also different from other essays I have written because I got to choose the topic and I haven’t ever got to choose the topic I wanted to write about....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Essays]

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How I Learned With My Writing

- ... These strategies not only need to help me read, but they needed to help me comprehend what I was reading. While working on the Academic essay, I had some trouble with a few of the readings, and I had to work hard with the reading so that I was able to comprehend the reading, and form an opinion on the topic. When reading articles, I always underline and mark up the text with comments, so when I go back to write about it I have a reference point of where I was not understanding and I thought would be important for when I go back and look again....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Paper]

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Reflection Paper On English Writing

- English writing is one of my weakest areas. I was born and raised in the United States, but English was not my first language which leads me to have a hard time writing essays in my classes. I did not get the resources that I need for my writing until I was in college. One of the areas that I struggle with is understands the writing prompt. If I do not understand the writing prompt, then I will have a hard time writing my paper. However, now, I am working on my writing skills to be better than before....   [tags: Writing, Want, Ethos, Research]

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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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Summary of "Grant Writing for Dummies" Overview

- Part I Setting the Stage with Grant Basics Chapter one helped clarify grant terminology that I may run into while conducting grant research and filling out grant applications. I found this useful because I now have a better understanding of what certain grants are looking for and the grant language that is needed. This chapter also helped me learn how to set up a plan for keeping track of the grants I am working on and helped set up the process. The second chapter goes over how to create and complete funding plans for each grant....   [tags: Grant Writing, ]

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Writing a Police Report Narrative

- Report writing is a form of writing that gives it reader information a type of writing that explain what is taking place or what has taking it a recounting of events . Most newspapers use this type of descriptive recreation of events within their report writing they explain the circumstances of case, court proceeding, type of crime that occurred, etc. (Police reports and there purpose (n.d). Newspaper writer try to explain to the readers what took place and why it is or should be topics of concern police report writing follow the same guidelines....   [tags: Writing Police Reports]

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My Writing And Analytical Skills

- ... The essay for controversy analysis has helped my analytical skill when reading a book instead of looking at an advertisement like the rhetorical analysis did. In the controversy analysis paper I was able to improve my ability to fully flesh out what an author is trying to convince or tell a reader. For example, my controversy analysis was gun control and gun rights, this topic helped me receive information from both sides of the argument and analyze what they are trying to say to convince a reader to side with them....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Better, Essays]

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Strategies for Effective College Writing

- In fall 2013, a record 21.8 million students are expected to attend American colleges and universities (National, n.d). A vast majority of these students will be recently graduated high school students. While a smaller group of these student will be adult learners over the age of 25. Both of these groups are going to face the same challenges in their studies. High school prepares Students for the rigorous classes in college, but most of what they teach is just the basic skills needed for college....   [tags: Plagiarism, strategies, writing]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- My grandma has always been one of the head cheerleaders in my support system. Growing up she continually cheered me on and by example helped me develop into an independent woman who believes I can achieve anything through hard work. As a kid she came to all of my soccer games (and even some practices), yelling encouragements as if more than a handful of the seven year-old girls actually understood the game and anyone was keeping score. The older I got I became more involved. Swim meets, band concerts, marching band performances, National Honor Society speeches, musical performances – she was there at every single one, even though I had moved over an hour away....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Publishing, Learning]

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What Makes Good Writing?

- ... But are there other things to consider. Here is where my research comes. The first person who I interviewed was my father, he mentioned that Dr. David Sapir, who is a linguist, and professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia, once told him that “Languages change, and so do the writing”. This phrase allows me to think that Dr. Sapir was right, that if languages change and writing changes, then why do we stick to the old-school writing rules. My idea is not to make people forget about spelling, grammar or the writing rules that we are taught in school, but not to stick to them....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Alphabet, Paper]

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The Writing Process Is Always Taught

- ... Personally, I never pay much attention to these standards for the exact reason stated above. In the book, “Essays on Writing”, Roy Peter Clarke writes an appropriately titled article, “I Won’t Use Writing As A Punishment, I Won’t…” (pg 3). In it, he describes the wrongful assignment of writing that students are required to do as punishment for their actions. I agree with Clarke that this is a terrible practice and teaches kids to hate writing but he doesn’t mention the reason that this is used as a punishment in the first place....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Writing process, Writer]

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Learning And Using Knowledge Of Writing

- ... These sections were edited by each other to receive feedback about the essays and to improve our editing skills. Lastly, our entire essay draft was put together and handed in. This draft was edited and was given revising instructions by our professor. We used these edits and revising suggestions to complete a final draft of our essay. While writing the drafts and the final copy of the essay we focused on the audience of the paper. The paper was intended to tell a story, but it was also meant to entertain the reader....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Essay, Short story]

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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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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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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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Analysis of a College Writing Class

- English has always been my favorite subject in school because a person can learn a lot through writing and can express themselves in many ways. Through taking this class I have realized that there are certain things most high school students think they know about English but in all reality there is a lot more to writing then just expressing yourself. I have personally learned how to write a summary and response paper, rhetorical analysis paper, synthesis paper, peer reviews and I have also learned how important your audience is during the writing process....   [tags: writing process, styles, peer reviews]

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The Importance of Academic Writing

- Writing is a unique way of using language. It is an effective, interpersonal way of communication presented through signs and symbols. George Orwell said that ˝ Good writing is like a windowpane˝. Due to the actuality that most students are asses based on the academic writing papers they produce and that is the case for both college and university, there is no need to emphasise the importance if this kind of writing. English language departments played great role in teaching writing, and in developing a general idea of what is to be considered as good writing....   [tags: academic paper, grammar, writing, language]

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My Hatred For Writing For English

- ... Going into middle school, I knew it was going to be an issue. Once I got into my middle school years nothing had changed. I was placed in the slower classes in english. My sixth grade year, I had a hot head of a teacher, Mr. Donaldson. He would get so angry at our work for not being good enough. His head would get beat red then, he’d start yelling in disapproval of our ten/eleven year old writing styles. I became scared to turn in my work, in fear that he would scold me for not being up to par....   [tags: Writing, High school, Middle school]

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My Favorite Form Of Writing

- ... 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. For example, I wrote “I learn how to play Chess in Chess Club” This was of great significance to me because it was the first club I ever join....   [tags: Essay, Writing, High school, Writer]

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The True Writing Process

- The True Writing Process Everyone is familiar with that moment when the world comes into perfect focus; the steady beating of the closest person 's heartbeat, squealing cars chasing their headlights down the nearest street, the silent scream of a fly that was swatted in the next room. This is the precise nano-second in which the human mind realizes that it has absolutely no idea what to write an essay about. Sadly for students this profound and out of body experience is only one of the five stages of the true writing process....   [tags: Writing, Mind, Essay, Thought]

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Writing An Academic Work That Needs

- Dissertation writing is an academic work that needs to be written in formal way depending on demand of suggested format like MLA or APA. To write a dissertation is quite challenging task as it represents the overall knowledge and summary of our education throughout the masters how much we have learned. Dissertation includes literature review that ask us what critics or writers we are going to mention. Methodology in which we have to mention about our own views and how ....   [tags: Academia, Academic dishonesty, Writing, University]

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My First Draft On My Writing Process

- ... The third draft will be your final draft and it will consist of the best content in your paper without any lingering grammatical, spelling, or capitalization errors all eliminated from the paper. what made this process so difficult for me is that I was only a second grader. At that time I will only talk to write a one page paper then I was to turn it into my elementary school teacher. But my mom knew that I was smarter than what the teachers originally thought I was so she introduced to me what the third graders writing process was....   [tags: Writing, Writing process]

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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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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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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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My Writing Style

- Whenever I get a writing assignment for class, it seems like a chore. I don’t have a problem with writing, but papers always seem to take more time than they should. Maybe this is due to poor planning on my part, but essays are usually an ordeal, and I dread actually doing the work to finish one. The task is simple enough, but putting it off always seems like a better alternative to writing. I do think about the paper that I have to write, but I do not put thoughts and ideas into a paper or outline until I absolutely need to do so....   [tags: Writing Profile]

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Foundations of Academic Writing (FAW)

- Aptitude plays an important role in learning. If you have it, the job becomes simple. If you don’t, the final outcome is always doubtful. Some tasks, like playing a musical instrument, require a very high degree of aptitude. The average person would face great difficulty in learning such a vocation. Other, more mundane but crucial ones, like driving a car, cooking or writing can be learnt by most people with a reasonable level through training. English composition was never my choice subject and essay writing was not exactly the most joyful assignment at the high school but there were indicators that writing skills would play a crucial role in my future life, irrespective of which career I c...   [tags: writing, essay, planning, skills, composition]

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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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Differences Between Speaking And Writing

- Introduction to the differences between speaking and writing in English in a variety of contexts, when considering varieties of English. Language is far more than simply a form of communication between humans, it is the growth of a common understanding on the meaning and value of something. [http://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/ikos)] Language is expressed in a wide variety of ways; orally, written form, pictures and art, through facial expressions, body language, posture as well as one’s physical actions....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Writing, Language]

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Reflective Essay - My Writing

- ... The grammar skills portion of each week helped to demonstrate a clear understanding of the topic at hand. For instance, during week 2 we had focused on run-on sentences and I was able to gain further knowledge on the topic by reading the assigned pages in Writing for Success. Reading as much material as is made available and observing the visual examples presented on any given topic helps me to understand the topic thoroughly. Not only did the readings help, but also I was able to use them as references to go back to when I would question myself....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Research, English grammar]

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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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Difference Between Speaking And Writing

- Language has a complex set of symbols and speech patterns that is only used by human beings. We convers using oral language in conjunction with body language and take spoken language a step further with written language. Language is a cognitive process, whether it be talking, drawing, writing, sharing heritage through story time or revising and learning through reading written works. In each case, the use of our physical bodies to make phonic speech patterns or write a dissertation for the learning of one’s self and others is involved in speaking and writing....   [tags: Language, Writing, Written language, Communication]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- At the beginning of this course I set a goal. I have never been really good at English and I had not taken any English course in two years. I consider this facts set my goal to get a B in this course. It has been a semester already and this course is ends. Looking back at the entire semester, I realize I was too naïve. I failed to achieve the grade I wanted in this class. I failed to achieve the grade I wanted for this class because MLA formatting was too complicated. On the very first day of this course was the first I ever heard of MLA formatting....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Linguistics, High school]

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When Writing The Argument Essay

- ... When it came to the drafts for writing this paper, I had three drafts. One from my final in high school then the new one when I fixed the errors that my teacher found and then a draft from my peer person looked at. Then another one after fixing the errors from that person and then seeing more errors so I went back through it. I felt at first that I wrote enough drafts and I thought I got a lot of the mistakes and problems, but no I still had a lot wrong when I got the final back. I felt the group work helped a little....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Rhetoric, High school]

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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]

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My Writing : First Academic Essay

- First Academic Essay Writing is a thing we do a lot throughout our lives. It is practically a necessity for communication. My style of writing would be best described as a style much like that of an Authors. I have some specific things I must have or do when I am going to write anything. This will allow me to focus on my writing and get it done “right.” A good place for me to write is in my room if I were to write. As long as I can make it clear that people should stay out so I can have some peace and can focus then I can write in there....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Debut albums, Paper]

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How I Learned With My Writing

- ... On the other hand, writing in English 101 gave me a whole new look on essays. I learned that essays aren 't as bad as they seem. The different major papers that the class was assigned gave me a different outlook on high school papers. It was a struggle but a good one. I learned that writing a major paper does take time. That if you slowly plan out your paper it will be successful. The writing process is a delicate thing and to give it your all. Do not put the major paper to the last-minute and take your time with the essay....   [tags: Writing, High school, Paper, Writing process]

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College Essay : My English Writing Experience

- ... This was a challenge for me because this was something I never have done before, but I was able to overcome this obstacle. Luckily, the English 101/102 textbook helped me by having different exercises available to help me choose topics, and it gave me numerous examples on how the paper should look like when it is completed. This was something I really had to work on, but this obstacle helped me become a better writer. Another challenge I faced was comma errors in my paper. Comma placement in a paper is not my strong suit, but my professor showed me some different tricks and reminders to help me with this issue....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Writing process, Writing style]

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Issues in Teaching Writing

- Writing proves daily to be a tool one can use in their own way to express themselves. Many teachers have their own approaches to teaching writing and not to say that they are not effective I just feel that if some people change their approach some of the problems I myself see can be changed by a change in the approach to teaching and assessing writing. Some issues I see are students not being exposed to different styles of writing, their writing assignments challenge their knowledge and remembrance instead of their analytical and critical thinking skills, and the way teachers assess writing....   [tags: tool, english class, writing styles]

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Social Awarness in Writing

- ... However, as the class progressed and I continued to complete the assignments, the more confident I became in my writing. Moreover, the way I have grown as a writer is becoming more confident within the words I wrote.                  I was more confident in my writing because I learned to improve my writing by making outline prior to beginning a paper. Without an outline, I would lose track of  my thoughts, I would ramble and make common mistakes; it would be catastrophic. The purpose of an outline is similar to having directions to a destination....   [tags: feelings, writing, learn, skill, class]

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My Thoughts On Teaching Of Writing

- ... Rainwater facilitate this Fan Fiction creative writing piece. I really liked how she tied in her essential question about a real-world issue- empathy- into the piece of writing- changing the perspective from the main character and narrator of the book to her domineering father. In this instance, she was giving students choice and setting the expectations high for her students in order to push them to new understanding about novels and more overarching ideas about life. Being in the classroom with Ms....   [tags: High school, Writing, Middle school, School]

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The Importance of Writing Techniques: Comparing Chinese and English Academic Writing

- There are many significant differences between Chinese academic writing and English academic writing. Most of the time, it is difficult to write essays in English for many multilingual students like me, not only because we have to translate Chinese to English, but also because of the different styles of academic writing we learned in China. However, after the first semester of the writing program, I acquired many basic concepts and tools about academic writing and these tools have helped me throughout the semester....   [tags: tools, techniques, writing]

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Powerful Minds, Powerful Writing

- ... Passion may sound nice, but it certainly does not guarantee success. English class, for better or for worst, was best summarized as a constant battle. A battle between me, my failure to produce decent content, and my grade. Every essay I wrote was deemed average or even below by my school’s standards; until the last, notorious essay of the year. Through endless hours of analysing the novel, asking for assistance from my teacher, and cut-throat revisions, I was able to achieve my highest grade in writing....   [tags: Better, Writing, Essay, High school]

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Cursive Writing : The Missing Piece Of Education

- ... Parents think that everything schools teach can be identified as essential skills which are important for young people, and cursive writing is a tradition skill that needs to be kept. However, the process of changing and replacing is not so complicated. I wholeheartedly support the idea of adding cursive writing as a core curriculum because it can also be used as a useful knowledge baggage; moreover, the advantages are remarkable. Cursive writing allows you to learn more valuable things. To illustrate, in order to learn to read and write in cursive, I spent lots of time during my intermediate school years to study and practice it from many resources: the Internet and some related books....   [tags: Writing, Education, Pen, Penmanship]

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Fun While Writing? by Rex Runciman

- Fun While Writing. What about writing and the writing process makes it so disliked and, in some cases, even feared. “Fun?” by Lex Runciman, an English teacher at the Linfield College in Oregon, is an insightful article that explores why many people don’t enjoy writing. He is a very credible author because he has taught college English classes for many years and has written and published several books. His main claim throughout the article is that many people dislike writing and feel that it is frustrating because it is not perceived as or made out to be fun, enjoyable, or rewarding....   [tags: english teacher, writing process]

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Persuasive Writing : High School

- ... In fact, in courses outside of English, essay writing is not emphasized nearly enough. In the classes where students can greatly benefit from writing essays, none are given. While it may come as a relief to students, the lack of essays inhibits their learning experience. Writing essays should be emphasized more in subjects outside of English because it broadens their view on the subject. Essay writing goes beyond the typical memorization needed for standard multiple choice tests and allows students to dive deeper into the subjects and really explore what it is that they are learning....   [tags: High school, Writing, Essay, High school diploma]

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Synthesis of The Reading-Writing Connection and Literary Borrowing

- There is no question that a connection between reading and writing exists. Although, to what degree does one have to be immersed into literature for it to influence students’ writing experiences. Some ideas to help formulate answers and support this connection can be found in the two following articles in which, authors address the relationship between reading and writing. In the first piece titled The Reading-Writing Connection, author Olness (2005) offers insight to this connection by assembling many teachers and researchers information on the connection between reading, writing, and the value of quality children’s literature....   [tags: literacy, writing]

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Reading Writing : How Writing And Writing Candidly Can Be Improved When No Feedback Is Given At All

- Reading is an action that allows taking in coherent words that are written or printed. Writing is text composed of sensible words. Reading and writing are two essential subjects that are difficult to enhance skills and understand the definition of words. To get better and knowledgeable at reading and writing trying to mark in book and writing candidly can be a start. “How to Mark a Book” gives advice about learning to take notes and highlighting important facts. “Freewriting” describes how writing can be improved when no feedback is given at all....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Reading, Orthography]

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Development Of L2 Reading And Writing Skills

- ... Also, if the learner is able to compose well-developed text in the L2, he/she seems to be able analyze written text for comprehension. c. An adult immigrant from an agricultural area of an underdeveloped country who is currently doing construction work. The reading-writing interaction within this specific population is best analyzed with the directional hypothesis in which “reading and writing share structural components such that the structure of whatever is acquired in one modality can then be applied in the other” (Eisterhold, 1990, p....   [tags: Writing, Learning, Literacy, Knowledge]

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Reflective Essay : Writing A Decent

- ... Without the technique of adding detailed coverage, the author and point being addressed soon become unreliable due to the shortage of knowledge. In the timed essay I stated, “different perspectives, ideas, and solutions on the topic of collaboration,” can lead to success but did not pursue further detail as to why people have different perspectives. I should have not assumed the reader understood the concept of people having different viewpoints is due to the diverse cultures and parental upbringings....   [tags: Essay, Writing, 81st Academy Awards, The Reader]

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Needs Analysis: Writing in High School

- Summary of Instructional Problem Many students in high school lack the ability to write at a proficient level. One of the major issues with writing is that they struggle to understand the prompt and do not know how to start their essay. If they cannot “unlock” the prompt and write proper topic and thesis statements they will not get a passing score on their writing assignment, both in the classroom and at the State testing level. Differences Between Conditions Current Conditions Students struggle to understand writing prompts....   [tags: education, writing prompts]

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Differences Between English And Chinese Writing

- ... That is, the inspiration comes up any time, and I cannot control the time it comes up. Furthermore, revising organizes my free writing in a logical and coherent way. If the free writing requires quantity, revising is to improve the quality. Though I know, revising is important for an excellent essay, I never have enough time to do it because revising is infinite and huge work for me. However, rereading seems to be nonsense, but it does improve my writing through several times in grammar, structure and focus....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Essay, Article]

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How Writing Can Be Challenging For Me

- ... In the beginning it was easy to pick the books because they already offer plenty of literature to the reader. Eventually, the books, The Boy with The Striped Pajamas and Ordinary People claimed to have had a significant impact in my life. However, I came across to having problems with organizing and analyzing my work. These two main conflicts impacted the process of my work, by causing unconnected ideas or unthorough sentences. In this assignment, I pushed myself to outline how I wanted to present my ideas, and worked hard to develop well-analyzed sentences....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Meat, Livestock]

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Reflection Paper On My Writing Skills

- ... This makes it easier to put your ideas from the outline into writing a rough draft. Once you have a first draft, proofread and edit to make a final, polished essay. Refreshing this process has helped me greatly in improving my personal writing. I have used outlines in the past, but never heavily relied on them to build an essay. Generally, I would start with a blank page and jot down rough sentences. This however is not a fool proof method, and I sometimes found myself lost, or restating the same information twice....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Proofreading, Rhetoric]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- ... I loved writing because it lets you get your creative juices flowing. The easiest part of writing a paper, in my opinion, is getting an idea of what I want to write about. Once I figure out what I am writing about it is easy for me to start mapping out my paragraphs. The beginning paragraphs normally map out how I took my assignment and the thought I had about it and try to make a paragraph. Another easy part of writing an essay, in my opinion, would be expressing my feeling about the topic I am writing about....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Time, English-language films]

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Online Masters Of Arts And Creative Writing Program

- ... I am currently a graduate student taking a leave of absence from the self-designed Masters of Interdisciplenary Arts Program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where I have completed the first three required foundational graduate level research and writing courses and two additional graduate level self-designed courses in Creative Writing: Craft and Creative Writing: Form and Fiction. I have a Cumulative GPA of 3.88 for the five courses completed and a *temporary Cumulative GPA of 3.183 in the program which is reflective of the *temporary low grade for the Spring 2015 Semester course I put on hold for the leave of absence and is scheduled be erased upon my completion of the course i...   [tags: Writing, Literature, Writer, Creative writing]

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The Perfect Paragraph And Kurt Vonnegut 's Writing With Style

- Learning to be an adequate writer for certain people can be as easy as putting a pen to paper, but for others writing has proven to be a frustrating and difficult process. It can be challenging for a new student facing the first essay paper wondering what to sort out first; there is a great deal of confusing and tricky processes to follow, and rules to abide by. While the plethora of resources made available to avid seekers is practically limitless, it is no surprise that writing still isn’t a smooth process....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Writing process, Paragraph]

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How I Can Write A Writing

- ... Then I revise my ideas and find a way to stay on track, and support my thesis. My thesis is usually the first thing I begin with, I decide what my stance will be. Then I revolve my ideas around the thesis, ideas that are relevant to my topic. After my ideas are set in paper, I begin to revise my paper and move my ideas around. My thesis in my first essay was, “We 've reached a point in our society where reading and writing are our number one form of communication, and being illiterate is something no one can afford.” I then found topic and ideas, that are going to support my thesis....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Learning, Paper]

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Writing Is A Skill That Can Never Be Full Mastered

- ... My overall writing experience in high school resulted in papers that last little to the imagination, basically regurgitating information that all of my classmates had as well. There were no original thoughts to be found in skimming through my papers. Everything was pretty cut and dry with what my teachers were looking for. I was rudely awakened when I reached college because the professors expect much more from their students and expect each person to have a unique viewpoint on the topic. Throughout the duration of this course....   [tags: Writing, Writing system, Paper, Education]

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Casual Writing Is Affecting Our Professional Life

- ... During the text, he emphasized on the apostrophe in hairdressers. Although using an apostrophe is unnecessary, it is certainly important in a professional career. Even throughout the text, he did not write out you, but instead wrote it as an “U”. As a result, this short message can carry over to his writing and may appear in future resume and cover letter from habit. Even with the constant reminders to write correctly, individuals continue to write in short messages as they have grown slothful to write longer text....   [tags: Writing, Grammar, Writing process, Communication]

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My Writing Skills For High School And College

- ... I could understand the work. My mind was focused on learning. My best writing experience happened in my first semester of college. I enrolled into Dr. Brunzia English 101 class. The assignment given was to write about a stereotype. This assignment made it easy for me to write because I expressed my feelings. While in most classes the professor gives a specific topic to write about and the student must write on the topic whether they want to or not. I wrote with passion and ease. This became my best writing experience and my favorite....   [tags: Writing, Paper]

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Writing : My Life And What It Might Become

- Writing—Its History In My Life and What It Might Become The amount of time it takes me to write an immaculate piece I am proudly satisfied with is varied. A day, a week, a month, a couple of months—there’s no telling the length of time it will take. I’m sternly told to pick up a pencil and start writing or if I’m feeling a little tech-savvy, a laptop and start typing and undoubtedly, the genius will come. Unfortunately, writing does not come as easy to me as that, which in turn has skewed my opinion on my ability and position as a writer....   [tags: Writing, Writing style, Paper, Writer]

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My Experience With Academic Writing

- ... My biggest weakness is my insecurity when it comes to grammar choices such as a correct way to phrase things and punctuation. I intend to build on my strengths and weaknesses by doing a good job of utilizing my resources. I have learned that is is immensely important to check over my work multiple times before submitting an assignment and to always use my writing handbooks and guides to answer any quick questions I have when regarding grammar writing techniques. My resources I plan to use include attending my professor’s office hours, using the university writing center, and accepting constructive criticism given to me by the graders for this course....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Writing, Education]

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Thesis Statements And Arguments For Writing Experiences

- In previous english classes, most assignments consisted of a general summary of the text with little interpretation. Thesis statements and evidence were used mostly to prove that "I read the text" rather than to support any type of argument. However, my experience was much different this semester. Focusing on poetry, short stories, and drama, the essays assigned for this class required me to concentrate heavily on analysis and argumentation. Focusing on these elements allowed me to draft stronger theses supported by interpretation of evidence....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Essays, Sentence]

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Writing A Process Analysis Essay

- It is that time of the school year again. It is time for students to frantically throw together a five paragraph essay for an instructor who has to read hundreds of them. When the class begins to think it could not get any worse, it does. The instructor explains to the class that not only will it be at least 650 words, but it will also be a process analysis essay. Some will roll their eyes, some will ask “what is that?”, and some will just start to cry. It is important to know how to write a decent process analysis essay that will not bore the reader to death....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, Explanation]

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Strategies to Improve College-Level Writing

- Improving writing skills is critical to the college student’s success across all academic disciplines. Writing has become the key to survival in many fields of study. (Pirš1, Pirš1, & Kesié, 2011) There are several strategies to become an effective college-level writer. An important strategy for a writer is project management. Next, writing with a purpose is an essential step. Another crucial guideline is following the mechanics of writing. Finally, utilizing online resources provides the writer invaluable knowledge and references....   [tags: College Writing Essays]

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Writing Styles That Changed Over The Past Semester

- ... I have always written papers for one specific task or group of people, so I have never thought much about writing my paper to attract my audience since it never really has changed. I have never given the thought of different audiences and the level of their education. In other words, I cannot write a military, or fire service related paper and expect someone that is not in that field to understand it. I believe that this is a critical part of writing a paper. If you don’t write your paper so that your audience will understand, then you have not written an effective paper (Greene and Lidinsky 38)....   [tags: Writing, Writing style, Parenthetical referencing]

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