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Use Of Writing And Reading For Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, And Communicating

- Use Writing And Reading For Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, And Communicating When I wrote my opinion editorial, I wanted to make my stance clear. In my "Opinion Editorial" project, my Inquiry was the U.S. should not provide aid to Israel. This is important because I wanted to make my point but needed a place to start. I started learning more by reading articles and gathering information. I read the views of other authors and thought about about the side they were coming from. I had to address both sides to clealy to communicate with readers who are against my views to provide deeper insight to what I believe in....   [tags: Writing, Communication, Los Angeles Times, Logic]

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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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My Writing Without Revising Is The Literary Equivalent Of Waltzing Gaily Out Of The House

- ... I believe that if I focus more on this problem throughout this class I will become a stronger writer and it will become easier for me. But, knowing that I have this problem and knowing how to fix it, I am more prepared for College English 101, because I am a better writer than I was last year. Since I have struggled with writing rough drafts for quite some time, I have learned to become a better editor and reviser of my essays, by using multiple drafts. Throughout my rough drafts, I often write sentences not needed or make spelling and grammar mistakes....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Editing, Publishing]

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Questions On Writing Limits Students ' Creativity And Provides Little Useful Preparation For The Workplace

- Q. ‘Requiring students to write traditional academic essays limits students’ creativity and provides little useful preparation for the workplace.’ Discuss this statement critically (1500). This essay will discuss the relevance of academic essay writing. The essay will explore whether academic writing provides a basis for preparation in the workplace in which students intend to enter after their studies. The essay will also discuss whether essay writing limits students’ critical and creative ability or expands upon it....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Education, Academia]

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The Use and Misuse of Academic Words in Writing by Andrea Marie Cons

- In her article “The Use and Misuse of Academic Words in Writing,” (2012), Andrea Marie Cons compares the writing of students who are developing their English language skills to those who are not native speakers but who have reached a level of proficiency such that they are no longer grouped with second-language learners. While it is true that language is something learned over a lifetime, as new words are invented and new meanings are given to old words, Cons focuses on so-called “academic words” which serve as more enduring markers of academic achievement....   [tags: second language, writing, students]

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Writing Through The Tween Years : Supporting Writers, Grades 3-6, By Bruce Morgan

- ... One of the similarities that I noticed is having writing blocks schedule broken down into segments, though a difference would be the segments themselves. Ray has only three segments: focus lesson, independent writing time, and sharing. She also mentions how the segments don’t need to be in that order, they can be arranged in different ways as long as the segments are always present and constant. Morgan has his schedule in five segments: living books, whole-class crafting lesson, composing and invitational groups, reflecting and response, and spelling demonstration and practice....   [tags: Writing, Education, Want, Teacher]

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A Brief Note On Business Communication Growth And The Three Step Writing Process

- ... Bovee and Thill (2016) explained that we should adjust our “communication style to ensure that efforts to send and receive message across cultural boundaries are successful” (p. 66). Therefore, being mindful of this propensity, would be advantageous to the delivery of successful communication packets. Furthermore, one aspect of the training where I developed further in comprehension, was in the realization that my listening skills need to be exercised more diligently. Too often, I have engaged in selective listening, where I listen too passively, allowing my mind to wander when others are talking (Bovee & Thill, 2016, p....   [tags: Communication, Writing, Graphic communication]

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My Writing Has Changed My First Day Of Class

- ... I enjoy the process of coming up with my own ideas and concepts even though my cousin proofreads my work a dozen of times before I turn in my paper. I have gained the knowledge that correcting each draft brings my paper one step closer to constructing a well-organized and perfect paper. One of the main issues I needed to tackle was to stop being repetitive; I needed to learn to narrow down my thoughts and ideas. This is something that this semester I have improved in, I am able to sit down and revise my thesis and my ideas with structured outlines, I always refer back to the Essay Outline Template that has been a helpful tool for me....   [tags: Writing, Better, Thought, Essay]

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My Writing Is An Art That Many People Enjoy And Even Few People Master

- ... A week before submitting our first paper, we had a peer workshop in class. Initially, I believed it to be pointless because I thought that my teacher is the only person capable of helping, or correcting me. However, I was wrong. My peer helped me improve my introduction, which was initially composed of three questions, and suggested that I merge 2 of them together so I would end up with only two questions. I followed his advice skeptically and turned out to be way better that way. Furthermore, this peer is actually my closest classmate in this course and we still talk about our papers and even make some jokes about some literary works....   [tags: Writing, Literature, Better, Paper]

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Writer’s Web: The Essence of Writing Well as found within Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

- The children’s novel Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is not only an esteemed story of friendship, it also offers an illustration1 for what White considers to be good writing. Writing is like manufacturing textiles or creating a web, as it is something that takes skill to be woven and crafted. Although Charlotte’s Web is introduced to children in order to provide them with a heartfelt story of friendship and a base to strengthen their reading skills, the novel also explicates what it takes to be a good writer....   [tags: Writing, Skills]

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Ten Writing Choices That Can Help You Write A Book?

- ... If your character is a doctor then you should brush up on what type of terminology that they use. Do research on medical lingo. The more real the characters are the better your book will be. A writer should consider is where the story takes place. If it is a totally made up place then try to make it as believable as you can. If your writing about a place such as New York then be sure to use specific landmarks so that there is a connection with the reader. Such as if you are writing about an event that takes place at Madison Square Garden then be sure to describe it truthfully....   [tags: Writing, Need, Want, Writer]

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Writing For All The Plebeians Who Don 't Know How

- ... How do I organize my information. Once you know what kind of paper you need to write, and what it will be over, deciding how to organize it is actually easier than it seems. Progression of thought is key, and that can be done in numerous ways. Narrative Essays Focus on progression through time, so that the reader can understand what is happening as it goes on. You don’t want to talk about the week before an event happens only to jump months after the fact with no reason and no explanation....   [tags: Writing, Need, Want, Essay]

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Music Has Influenced My Attitude Towards Writing And Literature

- ... He would give a whole new meaning to these simple words just by changing the inflection of his voice. I admired Tupac for creating masterpieces out of his own experiences, whether it was good or bad. I envied the way he was able to capture a persons’ attention instantly. I hated Tupac because I wanted to be him. I was jealous of the way he wrote his music. I wanted to evoke a type of emotion within people through words that I wrote and recited, just as he did. For the next couple of nights, instead of singing along to “Dear Mama” with Tupac, I wrote the whole song down on paper....   [tags: Linguistics, Word, Writing, Rhyme]

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Inventing A Writing Technology

- "Inventing" A Writing Technology According to Walter Ong, an influential scholar of the relationship between technology and media, "Literacy is imperious. It tends to arrogate to itself supreme power by taking itself as normative for human expression and thought. This is particularly true in high-technology cultures, which are built on literacy of necessity and which encourage the impression that literacy is an always to be expected and even natural state of affairs" (316). Ong would probably agree that literacy is so embedded in our current technological culture that it has become part of the standard of living, a necessary requirement for functioning in this highly professionalized world...   [tags: Writing Technological Papers]

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Themewriting is Writing Itself

- Themewriting is Writing Itself In deciding as to what I would write my paper on, I ran through the various topics that were discussed in class. Being that the paper topics were left to our discretion, gave me a feeling of confusion and frustration. I have always been used to the typical format done by the majority of teachers in assigning exactly what we were supposed to write about, but this time "I" was in charge. Then it hit me. Why not write about the implantation of teaching students to write themewriting and the affect it has had on the skill of writing in general....   [tags: Writing Education Essays]

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How I Invented Writing

- Writing is, at its core, a technology. It allows us to take our thoughts and arrange them spatially in the physical world. Living in a culture where this practice is an every day occurrence, the physical nature of writing fluidly becomes part of our consciousness. This is what the class project exposed for me. Having to “invent” a writing technology forced me to see the importance of being able to easily put down my thoughts and work with them visually. At this very moment I am transferring thoughts into lines, shaping, moving, juggling them around on the familiar square format of the page....   [tags: Writing Technology Invention Essays]

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Inventing a Writing Technology

- When I first started thinking about this assignment, lots of different ideas ran through my head from sticks and sand to pond muck to baking, but I kept running into the fact that almost everything that I thought of utilized some sort of manufactured tool. Ultimately, since I have a soft spot for anything edible, and since fruit is a ready resource in nature, I went to the produce section of the grocery store for some berries and a surface. My problem then though was the fact that paper and traditional writing surfaces are also a technology....   [tags: Invention Writing Technological Papers]

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An Integrative Approach to Teaching Writing

- An Integrative Approach to Teaching Writing If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. Aboriginal Activist Sister Teachers of writing have begun to move from thinking about writing as a product with rules, to writing as a process with an authentic, individual voice, to writing as a system of social and political actions. Many feel the need to align themselves with one perspective against the others, but, "Unless we take into account these differences in perspective, we will be unable to establish sufficient common ground for moving the discussion forward" (Lindemann 288)....   [tags: Education Eduating Teacher Writing Essays]

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Writing Style is Important

- Writing Style is Important Contrary to popular conceptions of the term ‘style’, I have found that in the context of this class, as well as in the context of the books “Style Toward Clarity and Grace” by Joseph M. Williams and “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White, that ‘style’ is not style in the sense that it is the way I write (in such as way as ‘everyone has their own unique style’). Style encompasses many elements to writing a cohesive, clear paper. However, I feel that in order to write a clear cohesive essay or paper, I must write in my own way, a way that I am familiar with....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Inventing A Writing Technology

- “Inventing” A Writing Technology When we originally were given the criteria for this assignment, I knew right away what it was that I was going to do. I love being creative and sharing my ideas with other people, I like to think of myself as somewhat of an original person. My idea would initially satisfy all of the given criteria: permanence, portability, creativity, and naturalness of the components used to compose my creative piece of writing. Growing up, my brother and I would venture out when the creek was frozen and play on the ice for hours on end....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Creating A Writing Technology

- Creating A Writing Technology In reading Tribble and Trubeks’ “Writing Materials” I learned that writing is a product of historical circumstances and cultural values as well as of individual invention.(2). The reading selections enabled me to realize just how much I and many others take modern technology for granted. In the book writing itself is defined as technology, which threw me off very early in this assignment. I’d previously only thought of technology as something that uses electricity or some type of battery....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]

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Creating a Writing Technolgy

- Creating a Writing Technolgy This paper is an analysis of the assignment given to "create" a writing technology. The attempt must be made to write a twenty (or fewer) word text using natural materials only, that is, materials that have not been processed, produced, or man-made. The goal is to create a writing technology that uses natural materials, that has permanence, that is legible, and finally, that is creative. I stumbled onto my "paper" when I found large pieces of bark that had fallen off tall trees on campus....   [tags: Invention Inventing Writing Essays]

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Reading, Writing and Literacy

- I wouldn’t say that I am a good writer, and I really don’t like to read books either. Through my years in school I became literate in these two categories. I was and still am not interested in writing, or reading books in my spare time. The only writing I have ever done is for school. Writing just does not interest me, and the only reading I do out of class is reading about sports in magazines, or reading the news, or looking at web pages. I have only read a couple of books on my own, 95% of all the books I have read have been for school....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Writing Style is Important

- Writing Style is Important Before expounding on the elements and forms of style, there are two main questions that should be asked: What is style, and why should one be concerned with it. In answer to the first question, I believe that style is choice. One’s style is determined by the types of words he chooses, and the diction with which he displays them. A style can be casual or formal, simple or verbose; every time an author writes something, he is making decisions on how he wants to present his information....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Creating A Writing Technology

- Creating A Writing Technology “Enhanced separation of the known from the knower is probably the most fundamental value of writing, from its beginnings to the present. Between knower and known writing interposes a visible and tangible object, the text (Ong, 327).” LOT 509 PLEASE PUT DRYWALL INSIDE THE GARAGE Above is what I wrote using my creative writing technology. I am a general contractor and have my own construction/home improvement company. The company is called Rock Water Construction....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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My Desire for Writing

- My Desire for Writing I can remember my mother telling me that I was going to be a writer some day. As a child growing up I would always sit in a corner by myself with pen and paper and just write (scribble rather). My mother told me that I started doing this when I was about one or two years old. She taught me how to write my name, the alphabet, and words at an early age. I guess it was during the early stages in my life that my motivation for writing started. In elementary school I learned the basics of writing, which is grammar....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Writing with Personal Style

- Writing with Personal Style Writing style is completely malleable. In this sense, style is effected by the author’s mood, intended audience, knowledge on the topic, attitude toward the topic, environment and state of consciousness-- give or take. Some may even say that the movement of the moon changes one’s ability to bring words together. But that is not the whole story. Given a group of fifty students, all generally similar, put in the same environment, taught by the same teacher using the same techniques (et c), you will have fifty different styles....   [tags: Writing Styles style Essays]

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Invent a Writing Technology

- Invent a Writing Technology “And-O Tempora. O Mores!-to lose the soft warm touch of sheepskin, the knowledge that some lamb chop had died to create this beloved writing surface. Let us weep.” (Tribble& Trubek, pg. 9) Some of us may have wept over this project, weeping over how might to do this writing project. Many of us succeeded in coming up with a unique way to write with natural materials, a few of us cheated to by using limited technology and some of us failed to do the project. All of benefited because we were exposed or unexposed to our element, the writing technologies we as writers use everyday....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papres]

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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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Reading and Writing Skills

- Reading and Writing Skills I remember when I started kindergarten. It was August 27, 1990. I’m still a little angry about that day because it was my fifth birthday and I still remember that I didn’t get to wear a crown on that day like the rest of my classmates did on their birthdays. I guess I didn’t get to wear the crown because it was the first day of school. But besides that, kindergarten was a really great year. In the mornings we’d go around the classroom to different stations and play different games, then we’d go to P.E., then lunch, and finally nap time....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays]

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Different Styles of Writing

- Different Styles of Writing Over the past couple of weeks I’ve learned a lot about the styles of writing. I have read both Joseph M. Williams: Style Toward Clarity and Grace along with William Strunk and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style which have both expanded my mind on style in papers. Throughout this paper I’m going to explain the following things that I think are the most important in terms of style in a paper for school, work and everyday life. I think the number one of the most important thing about style is Chapter 3 in Strunk and White’s book called A Few Matters of Form....   [tags: Writing Writers Education Essays]

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My Thoughts on Writing

- My Thoughts on Writing The only thing I care about; the only thing I hope to get from this course, is some improvement in my ability to write what I think -- explain ideas and feelings to other people. I don't give a damn about anything else, and so far I haven't been disappointed. At the beginning of the course I was informed that we were going to be discussing exposition, which isn't so much a kind of writing as a purpose or attitude behind it. This purpose is to explore, unfold, or develop an idea or issue....   [tags: Writing Education School Essays]

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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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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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A Reflection on My Writing

- A Reflection on My Writing The journey through language and literature has always been an intriguing one for me. It is for this reason that I chose English as my major. It seems that every teacher or professor that I have had, has always been able to pinpoint one specific element in my writing that I need to work on. This has not been a negative thing by any stretch, because with each passing semester there is an element of my literature that will be perfected for the next. This is the wonder that is English, and the reason for my passion in this subject area....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education Writing Essays]

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The Key To Master Writing is to Write a Lot

- “Write a lot.” Could this idea be the foundation of a sound writing pedagogy. It seems almost too simple. It also seems solidly in line with Peter Elbow’s ideas for the “teacherless class”and therefore, if we believe Berlin’s formulation from “Rhetoric and Ideology in the Writing Class”, perhaps part of a pedagogic philosophy that can easily marginalize certain students or be “co-opted by the agencies of corporate capitalism” (697; in Cross-Talk). But I’m thinking more in terms of establishing writing for students as something that ought to be done in volume in order to build it as a habit....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]

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Create a Writing Technology

- Create a Writing Technology I never thought about writing something down with a pen on plain lined paper involved technology. It always seemed to me that those things were around, pen and paper had just been there, for one reason or another for the purpose of writing down things, organizing ideas, or just jotting down notes. Much like Ong says, “The fact that we do not commonly feel the influence of writing on our thoughts shows that we have interiorized the technology of writing so deeply that without tremendous effort we cannot separate it from ourselves or even recognize its presence and influence....   [tags: Invention Writing Technology Technological Essays]

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Who Cares About Writing?

- Why would anyone care about writing anyway. It’s only the single most important form of communication, outside of verbal. Writing is an underestimated and misunderstood art. Yet it is so widely used and taken advantage of. By “taking advantage,” I mean the improper uses of the language. But really, who cares. So many use it, but no one takes into consideration how important the usage of words are and what they have the power to do. I don’t think the question should be ‘Why would anyone care?’ But moreover, ‘Who cares?’ Because if we don’t know the who of who cares about writing, how can we know the why....   [tags: Everyone Cares About Writing 2014]

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Key Elements of Good Writing Style

- Key Elements of Good Writing Style After reading William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style and Joseph M. Williams’ Style: Beyond Clarity and Grace, participating in hours of classroom discussion, and writing five short essays on the topic, I’m struck by the complexity of evaluating “writing style”. But I don’t know why I should be amazed. Borne from the elaborate human thought process, we instinctively dress up our writing in thrift-store duds or Fifth Avenue couture. Writing styles express our individuality; they are our language fingerprints – the writer’s identity is exposed, and no two styles are exactly alike....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Effective Teaching Practices in the Writing Classroom

- "While I had thought initially to matriculate into the English Department, it seems to be more heavily weighted toward theory than application, whereas the pedagogical training that I consider necessary for teaching is available through ETAP." So I had thought and so I wrote in my application for admission to the doctoral program. At the same time, realizing that I still would need a solid grounding in my subject area to teach composition and rhetoric, my goal for pursing a Ph.D., I co-matriculated the next semester into the English Department's M.A....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]

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Envision: Persuasive Writing in a Visual World

- Envision: Persuasive Writing in a Visual World Envision: Persuasive Writing in a Visual World, is most certainly a book that more than lives up to its title. Envision is basically a book that covers both persuasive writing strategies, as well as the use of visual rhetoric. Other topics covered by the Envision book include developing research questions and ideas, finding research sources, working in collaborative groups, and other writing topics. It is a how to manual... how to become a more developed and more disciplined writer....   [tags: Book Writing Education Papers]

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Integrating Texts and Graphics into Your Writing

- Integrating Texts and Graphics into Your Writing My advice for students about integrating texts and graphics would be to figure out how to combine them most appropriately for what you want to convey, whether it be an informational article or a creative story. In most cases, especially in technical writing, the main purpose of graphics is to explain something faster or organize the information better. Last spring in technical writing, we focused a lot on how to use our graphics in our final proposal to add to the written information, not take away from it....   [tags: Writing Education Essays]

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Love Over the Centuries in Writing

- Love Over the Centuries in Writing Compare the different ways and forms in which poets have written about love over the centuries. Love is a universal theme throughout literature from past to modern day. Love has evolved over the centuries, in the way people feel it and show it and so has the way poets have written about love. Over centuries history has changed the values of love and what it is from the French Revolution to the First World War. Always love is an important theme in society therefore in literature....   [tags: Poetry Poets Writing Love Literature Essays]

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Old Verities and Truths of the Heart in Writing

- Old Verities and Truths of the Heart in Writing In his Novel Prize Address, Faulkner states that an author must leave "no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart...love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice." He accuses his younger contemporaries of ignoring these noble spiritual pillars while pondering the atomic doom of mankind with questions like, "When will I be blown up?" Such physical fears, far from conflicts of the heart, are what plague his bomb-obsessed contemporaries....   [tags: Writing Authors Faulkner Essays]

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Christos Tsiolkas's Loaded as Grunge Writing

- Christos Tsiolkas's Loaded as Grunge Writing Grunge writing as described in Ian Sysons lecture and article Smells Like Market Spirit is to be a fad or marketing ploy to cash in on the grunge scene and to have the same properties and appeal as grunge music, which emerged from Seattle’s underground just before the emergence of grunge writing in Australia. The properties of grunge music are raw sound, distorted guitars, contrasting song dynamics, focus on music, rejection of theatrics, inspired by metal/indie/rock/punk, angst filled lyrics, and an appeal towards the disgruntled youth of generation X....   [tags: Tsiolka Loaded Grunge Writing]

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Personal Narrative: Drafts of my Writing

- Failing to mention either the most rewarding or the most distressing aspects of learning to write would be to tell an incomplete story. I have an intimate yet erratic relationship with writing. I am a most ambivalent lover. Stopping to glance at my watch, my fingers still poised above the keyboard, I have smiled, amazed to find that I have been in a state of bliss in which hours have passed without my noticing. I have also flushed and sweated as I stared at my computer screen, reading my own text over and over again, vainly trying to anticipate the criticism I correctly supposed would come....   [tags: Narrative Essay Writing English]

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How My Writing Has Changed

- My writing styles have changed drastically over the past four years of high school. This memo will explain how my writing has changed and how my knowledge of writing has improved. Aspects of My Writing during High School During my English courses throughout high school, I learned many things from writing simple journals, research papers, and a single term paper. During high school, I was laid back and procrastinated for much of my work. During the latter part of high school when I wrote my term paper my senior year, I found out that working a little every night writing a few paragraphs helped me out greatly....   [tags: My Writing Style]

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Why Am I Doing this Writing Assignment?

- "Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity." -Viktor Frankl Done because I was told to do so, I think not. All assignments are done by people like me who care where they will be ten, twenty, even thirty years from now. Assignments are designed to further ones knowledge about a specific subject, and this one is pushing me to do better....   [tags: Writing Assignment]

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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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Improving Writing Skills Has Been A School Wide Goal For The Last Six Years

- ... Students are literally spending the entire class period online in some classes. It is time that we use technology to help students learn, instead of distract them. One suggestion is the use of weblogs or “blogs” in classrooms. Having students read and write blog entries provides an audience for the student’s writing. Students are used to only the teacher reading their work, a blog provides the possibility of their peers, students from other classes, their parents, random people, or people from across the world could read their work (Dewi, 2013)....   [tags: Writing, Essay, High school, Writing style]

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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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Current Writing Pedagogy

- The student who is preparing for preservice or inservice teaching in any field must answer two crucial questions: “What is learning?” and “What is teaching?” The student preparing to teach writing must also answer the question, “What is the purpose and the value of writing?” Writing is a subject area in which the teacher cannot easily state why writing itself is valuable or what purposes are served by learning the “art and craft” of writing, except as a tool for communication in other subject areas....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]

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Good Writing Style

- The Elements of Style written by William Strunk and E.B. White, and Style: Toward Clarity and Grace written by Jospeh Williams both offer suggestions for establishing the comprehensive application of literary techniques and style. Each book, constructed differently, focuses on various areas of writing through comprehensive basic rules and guidelines. These books specifically identify the basic foundation for writing rules of usage, principle composition and offer suggestions for different types of style approach....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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The Body Of Work That I Have Created While Completing My Daily Disciplines Of Writing

- ... Later on, there was a week in February were all my daily disciplines were about the Affordable Care Act. The rest of my academic DDWs were either creative writing prompts or do now activities given to me by you. I remember there was one point in time during late January and early February that I was writing creative stories without prompts. The timing was a bit inappropriate because I was writing them during other classes when I got bored, but I was proud of myself for being dedicated to my daily disciplines and enhancing my imagination....   [tags: Writing, Short story, Creative writing, Writer]

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The Body Of Work That I Have Created While Completing My Daily Disciplines Of Writing

- ... Later on, there was a week in February that all my daily disciplines were about the Affordable Care Act. The rest of my academic DDWs were either creative writing prompts or do now activities given to me by you. I remember there was one point in time during late January and early February that I was writing creative stories without prompts. The timing was a bit inappropriate because I was writing them during other classes when I got bored, but I was proud of myself for being dedicated to my daily disciplines and enhancing my imagination....   [tags: Writing, Short story, Creative writing, Writer]

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Your Writing Style

- Your Writing Style How can one person know what good style is when writing a paper. Where is it written that we as students should have to follow specific guidelines while writing. Anyone wanting to make their writing clear, precise, and simply correct will usually try following some type of guideline, or book in order to perfect their own writing style. After reading both The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, and also Williams’s Style toward Clarity and Grace I can see why teachers discuss these books as tools for correcting and perfecting their students writing, and style....   [tags: Writing Writers Education Essays]

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Defining Writing Style

- Defining Writing "Style" Many accomplished authors have tried distinguishing what "good writing style" is. Some believe it is writing simply, others believe it is writing precisely. Numerous books have been published in order to help define this murky area called "style." Matthew Arnold, poet and critic, once said "Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style." So why then is this topic so unclearly defined. Perhaps it is because each person has had different writing influences and needs improvement in different areas....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Style and its Relationship to Good Writing

- Style and its Relationship to Good Writing Style. It’s a small word that packs a powerful punch, and most writers do not stop to think about what it truly means. Initially, I thought style was a personal element in writing specific to the writer and to change this personalized style of writing was absolutely forbidden. However, through our class exploration of the two style manuals, Style Toward Clarity and Grace and The Elements of Style, this original definition was challenged, and eventually changed based on the compelling evidence....   [tags: Writing Education Style Styles Essays]

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Defining Writing Style

- Defining Style In a search for the meaning of true style, I consulted two books on the subject. These texts differ on many levels, but most strikingly are their styles of presentation. Strunk and White, authors of The Elements of Style, lean more towards the rule-book approach, telling us what to do and when to do it without much explanation. John Williams, on the other hand, uses his book Style: Toward Clarity and Grace in almost a lecture form, filled with comparative examples of correct and incorrect ways to approach his stylistic suggestions....   [tags: Writing Style Styles 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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My Writing Style

- My Writing Style We all have a style, and it would seem that I wouldn't know another style, better than I know my own. However, I really wasn't aware that every circumstance causes me to change my 'style' accordingly. It seems that we are all just actors and actresses, playing various social roles, and yet we think we are being our 'self'. There were times when I was really nervous, perhaps before a job interview or meeting new people, and my mom would say , " don't be nervous, just go and be your self." The 'self' is an integration of the social roles we play and it is complex because we change our behaviors and our perceptions as situations dictate....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays]

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A College Writing Course in the 21st Century

- A College Writing Course in the 21st Century Throughout the 21 century the basis of a college writing course was to make people become the best writers they can possibly be according to the colleges standards. The whole idea and purpose was to make everyone use the same techniques and formats in order to answer and write essays. Although this was a very good idea but the minority of the writers weren't as fortunate because they had their own way of expressing their thoughts which was very sufficient but it never met the colleges' standards therefore they weren't able to become what they wanted to because of their different format and use of the English language....   [tags: Writing Writers Education School Essays]

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How Writing Is An Essential Part For Any Person 's Life

- ... (Cliff notes) There are so many reasons why not only students should write a short story but why their teachers should get in on the action as well. Researchers who advocate the use of short stories to teach ESL/EFL list several benefits of short stories. These include motivational, literary, cultural, and higher – order thinking benefits. Nevertheless, before instructors look at these benefits in more details, they need to be reminded of one benefit that all instructors should take advantage of, reinforcement of skills....   [tags: Short story, Edgar Allan Poe, Writing, Fiction]

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Writing Style

- Writing Style I hear inner Strunk and White voices of “don’t overwrite”, “write in a way that comes naturally,” and so forth, going through my head. I have visions of endless Williams examples and illustrations on clarity. I see weeks of blog writings flashing through my memory. From all of this, I now own and believe in a firm and personal definition of what style is and what good writing entails. William Strunk and E.B. White’s book The Elements of Style, along with Joseph M. Williams’s book Style Toward Clarity and Grace helped lead me to this point, which is: what is the point....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Theme Writing

- Theme Writing When I look at the first paper that I did for this class, I can see that what I wrote was theme writing. As a matter of fact I think this is an example that could be used to show people what it is that they shouldn't do when trying to move away from theme writing. I have used all the elements that I was taught in high school, and I can't seem to get rid of them. When I look at this paper I see a loose intro as to what it is that I would like to accomplish, I see four to five paragraphs of information, and a conclusion....   [tags: Education Teaching Writing Essays]

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Snow Writing

- Snow Writing When this project first came to my attention, I thought long and hard about what I would use to write and write on. I was sure I could come up with something creative and different. After a half hour of deep, deep thought, I came to the conclusion that I was going to take the easy way out and just write in snow with my finger. I was ashamed, but it needed to be done. It’s hard to imagine walking up to a large open field in the bitter cold to write or read the latest Hunter S....   [tags: Writing Nature Writers Essays]

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My Writing

- My Writing In the past four years, I have written many papers for various classes, enjoying some and others having to choke out words to write down. In this memo I will describe my writing projects and how they made me become a better writer, and how they will continue to help develop me into a becoming a more prosperous writer. What I Really Learned in English 100 Well as a recent pupil of the Great McFadden I want to do all that I can to be on his good side, for he said that if I go one mile to meet him, he will go two miles to meet me, which seems more that fair....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Dough Writing

- Dough Writing Writing, to many, is not seen as a technology. This everyday, innate, task is easily over looked especially in today’s modern world of high tech computers, cameras, phones, and palm pilots. It’s hard to imagine at one time people actually invented this thing called the alphabet, somehow made each letter represent a certain sound, then by combining this with other letters and sounds made words. But someone did and we, as a society, forget that and take writing for granted. We do not think about writing or its intricacies when we are in the act of writing....   [tags: Writing Technology Inventing Essays]

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My Writing

- My Writing When I look at myself as a writer, I never knew I could write like this. From grade school to high school I never really looked at myself as a really good writer. I doubted myself whenever a teacher said, “We are beginning another big paper.” I feared writing and never really gave my writing any thought. However, as I got into college, I knew I would be assigned numerous amounts of papers. As I walked in to the English classroom the very first day of college I was scared. I thought I wouldn’t get anywhere because I thought I couldn’t write anything....   [tags: Writing Composition Education Essays]

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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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Writing Technology

- Writing Technology When I was assigned to create a format for writing to take place on, I was shocked, to say the least. This project was unlike any I had encountered before in my years at school. I began to tax my brain up and down to come across a suitable way to write. I began thinking about what I could use in my very own home. Since I could not use a pen or pencil, I turned to the idea of carving my words into something, as the ancient Sumerians did. After all, as Walter Ong says, "The first script, or true writing, that we know was developed among the Sumerians in Mesopotamia [...] around the year 3500 BC." Ideas flew through my head about which medium to carve, such as wood, or even...   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Essays]

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Writing Technology

- Writing Technology One definition of writing is to form letters, words or symbols on a surface such as paper with an instrument such as a pen (www.dictionary.com). To many this is an obvious definition. We use paper, pens and pencils almost every day of our lives. It has become so much the norm that we take it for granted and don‘t give it a second thought. But in retrospect, writing can be looked at as a technology that has come a long way and that is more complex than we may know. When given the task to write 20 words or less by using something natural, I found it to be very difficult....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]

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Writing Style

- Writing Style What is writing style. I started out thinking that writing style is a personal thing and that all writers have their own style. But, this way of thinking is really just a simple way to answer the question. After more careful thought, I realized that style is actually quite the opposite of personal and original. Style is a form of standardization. As writers, we all follow certain rules and guidelines to make our point. Style is these rules and guidelines. For a writer to better understand style, multitudes of books and helpful guides have been published....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays]

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Writing Style

- Writing Style When constructing a piece of writing, a student may sometimes find herself struggling to remember grammar rules or style principles. A handy reference guide would help her out immensely. William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s book, The Elements of Style, and Joseph Williams’ book, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace, assist writers improve their work in various ways. Strunk and Whites’ book took a simple approach, while Williams went more in-depth, with elaborate explanations and varying choices for each writing style....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]

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Writing Technology

- Writing Technology How many times in an average day does one think about how their shoes were made, and how the invention has evolved over the years. A person could never know the full extent of it until they tried to make a pair with only the simplest of materials to use. It is so easy to say that society does not know what they have until it is gone. For this project every tool that I have ever used for writing was taken away, and it left me more than a little frustrated. It is so hard to think about going through a day without a pen, pencil, or marker to use at will....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]

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Creative Writing: Louise and The General

- Louise was an orphan whose parents died when she was very young. So the only thing she hated very much was separation. Her parents left an ancestral gemstone ring for her, which suited her very well. She did not sell it for money, instead of which, for more than ten years, she earned her living as a tailor assistant. She hoped one day she can become a designer and make really beautiful clothes. Her ultimate goal was to design soldiers’ clothes since she really admired soldiers due to their heroic spirit and machismo....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design

- When someone thinks about architecture, they usually don’t think about writing. Design and math are the first things that come to mind. But writing is also an important part of an architect’s job; it is used on a daily basis. An architect uses many forms of writing to communicate with the many people involved in a project and to keep track of everything that has to be done, as well as deadlines for these tasks and to whom each task is assigned. Mr. Richard Johnson, an architect in the local firm The East Group, most often communicates through e-mails....   [tags: Architecture]

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Creative Writing: The Midnight Theft

- As the sun slowly settled, darkness began to overcome the Earth. Sickness—had come. The sickness slowly but readily crept into each home. It was the Midnight Theft. The destructive plague stole during midnight—it stole lives. Deep in the heart of Tukenasville, people were dying, and the whole country was beginning to perish. The flowers withered as they bloomed. The mountain peaks crumbled under steer weight. Animals fled to holes to live out the final moments of their life. People were distraught, and chaos was invading every planet in the macrocosm....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Creative Writing- The Wounded Seagull

- In Christina’s vast, shadowy and handicapped world, there was nothing that seemed to make her feel as free as she would ever physically be able to, which was to sit on her doorstep, and soak in all her surroundings. She had developed a sense of oneness with nature. But this was not enough to pacify the yearning for freedom. Although she always saw the glass more than half full, it was still empty, and nothing seemed to fill up the hollow patch. Christina became disabled due to a severe attack of polio, at the young age of two years old....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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John Lennon's Use of Writing in Lyrics

- John Lennon, the late Beatle, and immortal Walrus, said, “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. See how they run, like pigs from a gun, see how they fly-I’m crying.” And, the strangest thing about it is, after A Hard Day’s Night of typing this into my computer’s grammar checker, the program didn’t indicate a single error. Imagine, three decades before the age of the word processor, Lennon made his words Come Together. Think back to secondary school. What would many of your teacher’s reaction have been had you written what John Lennon did....   [tags: English Writing Grammar Music Lennon Beatles]

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