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Analysis of the First Paragraph in Porter’s Old Mortality

- Analysis of the First Paragraph in Porter’s Old Mortality First, I would like to make some broad generalizations about Katherine Anne Porter’s stories. The selections of stories that I have read could be considered stories about transition, passage from an old world to a new. There is a prolific amount of life and death imagery related to changes from slavery to freedom, aristocracy to middle-class, and birth to death. Her stories contain characters from several generations and the narratives move through out this multi-generational consciousness....   [tags: Porter’s Old Mortality]

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An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger

- An Analysis of the First Paragraph of O’Connor’s The Artificial Nigger ?In “The Artificial Nigger,” Flannery O’Connor commingles characteristic Christian imagery with themes evocative of her Southern setting. In this essay, a close reading of the first paragraph of this story elucidates the subtle ways in which O’Connor sets up these basic themes of redemption and forgiveness. An additional paragraph will examine the ramifications of this reading on the intertwined racial aspects of the story, which are connected by a common theme of master/servant imagery, which is integral to the first paragraph....   [tags: O'Connor Artificial Nigger]

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`` Shitty First Drafts `` By Anne Lamott And Accordions, Frogs, And The 5 Paragraph Theme

- When a person begins writing a paper it can prove to be a difficult task. Where do they begin, and how do they get to where they need to be. The articles “Shitty first Drafts” by Anne Lamott and “Accordions, Frogs, and the 5 Paragraph Theme” by Rob Jenkins bring together freewriting and careful organization into a symbiotic harmony. One has the reader focusing on letting their creative thought flow, and the other has their focus on an effective and adaptive formula. While each have their own unique viewpoint on how the writer can initially achieve their goals, the end goal is the same....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Thought, Creative writing]

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The First Student Outcome States

- The first student outcome states; Practice strategies of the writing process that include invention, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. I have never been the type of person that writing papers comes easy to. Writing papers has always been a struggle for me and a burden I 've never been able to cross. After reviewing the student outcome I feel I have been able to write thesis statements to start my paper off very good. This is a thesis statement I wrote for one of my papers that was very catchy and I feel after doing that I have been able to better write them basing my thesis statements off of this one: “Libby Sander 's article “Blue –Collar Boomers Take Work Ethic to College” does...   [tags: Paragraph, Writing, Adolescence, Writing process]

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Breaking The Five Paragraph Theme Barrier By Thomas Nunnally

- Based on my high school experience, my view of writing has always been that the five-paragraph essay will be able to carry me through my life, and therefore, I would not have to learn another essay writing style but master this one. But in the essay “Breaking the Five-Paragraph-Theme Barrier” by Thomas Nunnally, we are told that “Students need to understand that they practice on the FPT to learn the principles of effective composition, principles that can be applied to any writing task, not to master a single format that will answer all their writing needs.” (70-71)....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, Thought]

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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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Paragraph Development, Proof Reading, and Creating Better Introductions

- Writing, just like anything else in life, is something that can never be perfected by any man whether it is Stephen King, Stan Lee, or a regular college student. The subject of writing cannot be perfect because it is an art that in some cases the final work can be seen as beautiful to one person and horrific to the next guy. Authors always have to proofread, send their work to an editor, and rewrite their material and even than the book is not always one hundred percent correct. As a college student my writing is not up to par with the authors like Stephen king but we are similar in some ways because my writing is imperfect as well....   [tags: improving my writing]

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Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession

- Effective Use of the First Person in First Confession "I decided that, between one thing and another, I must have broken the whole ten commandments, all on account of that old woman, and so far as I could see, so long as she remained in the house I had no hope of ever doing anything else," (page 189). This quote from the text of "First Confession" by Frank O'Connor exquisitely shows which point of view O'Connor selected for his story. Frank O'Connor chose the first-person point of view to tell his tale....   [tags: First Confession]

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A Paragraph Of The U.s. Declaration Of Independence

- The 2nd paragraph of the U.S. Declaration of Independence states that: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence par. 2). Does that right extend to everyone. The disabled. The blind. Of course, we would answer yes in a heartbeat because we are taught that “all men” means everyone. What about babies. Especially the unborn ones....   [tags: Abortion, Human rights, Pregnancy]

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Irony in The Lame Shall Enter First

- Irony in The Lame Shall Enter First       "[W]hen thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth" counsels the Bible, thus setting the precedent for all well-meaning members of western society concerning their charitable intentions (Matt. 6.3). Humanity's motivation to aid others, regardless of the outcome, is oft times spotted by the subtle struggle between selflessness and selfishness. Flannery O'Connor captures this classic conflict between good and evil in Southern Grotesque fashion through her characters, the protagonist Sheppard and his foil, Rufus Johnson, in [comment2] "The Lame Shall Enter First".[comment3] Challenging the literal paradigm of light...   [tags: Lame Shall Enter First Essays]

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Jamaica Kincaid's On Seeing England for the First Time

- Imagine your culture being thrown aside and a new one was all that was taught to you. How would you react to it. In this story the author, Jamaica Kincaid, is talking about how she reacted to this and what happened to her. The author grows up in a place where England colonization had taken place. She grew up in Antigua, a small island in the Caribbean. She is taught all her life about England, a place she has never seen. At an early age she started to realize that the English had taken over her culture....   [tags: On Seeing England for the First Time]

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First Class Mail Guidelines

- The following first class mail guideslines were designed to reach these goals. Guidelines for handling other classes of mail and using special services begin on p.28. A postal rate chart apears in Appendix D (blue pages). 1. Key envolope addresses in block style, using uppercase letters and omitting punctuation (except for hyphens). 2. Place the address block about four inches from the left edge and two inches from the top edge of a No.10 envelope, or use the default setting of the Evelope feature on the word processing software....   [tags: first class, mail, guidelines,]

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Class Reflection : My English Teacher At High School Taught Us The Standard Five Paragraph Organization

- Class Reflection My English teacher in high school taught us the standard five paragraph organization for an essay. But, I never liked that organization because I felt by following that process my essay would lose its uniqueness. When I started this class I thought this course would be like all the others I have taken in the past, all following the same pattern, but this was different. When we started our first essay “Writing to Share an Experience” the directions to the students were “organize and use the rules to your benefit.” To me, this was freedom to express my ideas....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Time]

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The Five Paragraph Essay and My Own Writing Style

- The five paragraph essay is tremendously valuable to me as a student. I have realized throughout my research that this format is seldom used by professionals; it is mostly used by students like me. I believe I now understand why that is; it seems to be a very clear way of composing a paper. It has a great deal of structure to it, and allows for more consistency and a better flow. Without having such structure, it is easy to go off on tangents, and at the same time, confuse the reader. The five-paragraph essay is essentially a sealant....   [tags: essays, writing styles,]

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First Paragraphs in Short Stories

- FIRST PARAGRAPHS First paragraphs are fundamental to the story and need to “hook” the reader in. If the first paragraph doesn’t grab you, then why would you read further. The first paragraph is where you are introduced to the tone of the story and sets the stage by introducing the main character(s) and giving information to entice us to continue reading. Three stories that have strong first paragraphs that draw us in and help us understand the character and story are: “A Sick Call” by Morley Callaghan, “A Bird In The House” by Margaret Laurence, and “One Evening” by David Helwig....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Writing : My Experience With Bullying

- Composing has always been one of my weakest strengths, because I find it to be a challenging process to put my thoughts into writing. I struggle with expressing my ideas in a way that make it difficult for others to understand the big picture inside my head. During my writing process, I usually find myself spending a couple of hours on a paragraph, just to have it be erase and rephrased in a different way, repeatedly. This is all because I feel like it doesn’t make sense and people wouldn’t be able to understand the concept of my writing....   [tags: Thought, Writing, Mind, Paragraph]

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Gripping More Varieties On My Essays

- Gripping More Varieties On My Essays “Don 't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass,” said Anton Chekhov, a famous Russian realist and modern playwright. Personally, I perceive his idea as a demand to infuse writings with grace, imagination and creativity, and also a refusal to compose blandly without any varieties. When I started taking my college writing class this semester, I had to face with my weakness of lacking varieties on writing assignments: I need to inspire my reader, who is my college writing professor, with the “glint of light” by producing more varieties on vocabularies, sentences, and first paragraphs....   [tags: Writing, Paragraph, Typography, Essay]

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How Humor Makes More Of An Impression Than Stern Speeches

- Driving while Stupid, but Researching while Smart Most people would agree that humor makes more of an impression than stern speeches or passages. For example, if someone were to mention the name “Rudy Giuliani” who is the third most famous speaker in our era, most average people would not recognize the man or know of his title. However, if someone were to mention “George Carlin” who was one of the most famous comedians in the 80’s and 90’s before his untimely passing, there would be many a person who would comment on his broad views and humorous remarks that made his points even more valid than the remarks of most present-day politicians....   [tags: Driving, Driver's license, Paragraph]

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Reflection Paper On Cumulative Reflection Letter

- Cumulative Reflection Letter Over the course of the semester, I have learned a lot regarding the process of writing. When comparing my open letter to my DSP, it is very clear how much this process has progressed for me. When writing my DSP, I wrote the initial draft and then edited for grammar, but not really content. When writing my open letter I made quite a few changes to content and had more rounds of revision. My process was as follows: I wrote a brief outline, then I wrote the first draft, then considering the comments that I usually make on my peers’ essays I made structural and content changes, then I sent my essay to my peers for feedback, then I made even more content changes, the...   [tags: Writing, Essay, Essays, Paragraph]

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Why I Should Pass The English Class And Meet The University Writing Skills Requirement ( Uwsr )

- Introductory Reflective Essay As a person who was born and grew up in China, I had been intimidated by English writing for many years. Although I finished many English writing tasks in the past few years, I failed my Writing Skills Test one year ago. This experience seriously undermined my confidence, and thus I decided to take ENGL3000 to improve my academic writing skills. This English class helps me completely transform from a person who had no idea about academic writing to a person who have grasped the critical strategies to write proficiently....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Essay, Paragraph]

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Summary of Unteaching the Five-paragraph Essay

- In an excerpt of Unteaching the Five-Paragraph Essay," Marie Foley reveals how the Five-Paragraph Essay formula contradicts writing instructor's most basic goals. Foley shows that the formula deters from generating individual thinking. In today's society, essays are used by millions of people in order to express their different ideas. The Five-Paragraph Essay formula was originally developed to help retain the efficiency and clarity of the essay. Foley, however, believes that this process eventually separates the student from his or her written expression and should be used only as a first step tool for beginning student writers....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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I Am From My Peer Reviewer

- From the feedback I got from my peer reviewer, my paper was in the right path. What was missing was structure. As the structure went, I did not have structure it was one long paragraph that did not have a start and an end. So, I added more content to the paragraphs because they needed more sentences to back them up. What I also did was I broke down the paper into introduction, body paragraphs and the conclusion. I also got the chance to reread my paper and correct any miss interpretation and mistakes I had....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Paper, Paragraph]

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Writing Analysis : Myself As A Writer

- On page two of writing sample one, I wrote a free-write response to the discussion board topic, “myself as a writer,” that my English professor gave in class. This represents the prewrite stage or first draft of writing (Outcome 1). The purpose of the writing assignment was to construct a short essay that discusses anything that evolves over the given topic. Years ago, I learned from my eleventh grade English instructor that writing free-writes is a great tool in putting any idea that comes into mind on paper, so I decided to apply that technique on this small response....   [tags: Writing, Paragraph, Essay, Typography]

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Writing Papers For College And Other Professional Documents

- Some have difficulty writing papers for college and other professional documents. Despite this I have never seen the trouble this may cause due to simple steps taught to me as a child. It involves a lot of time to clear your mind and focus entirely on creating the best possible paper in the shortest amount of time. The first step to writing an essay is quite simple for anyone to accomplish. First grab a pen and begin writing forethoughts it’s about the topic. Once a good title and topic sentence are written go on and sketch out the future paragraphs....   [tags: Writing, Linguistics, Paragraph, Essay]

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My Growth As A Writer

- The following final drafts, drafts, notes, and peer review letters represent my growth as a writer in the span of one semester. I learned quite a bit about myself and the things i can do to improve my writing and the methods of doing proper research in order to write a proper research essay. Though i have seen an improvement within these essays, i feel i still have much to practice upon. My method of research has changed slightly. When i search the internet for articles, journals, and blogs, i always give it a quick scan....   [tags: Paragraph, Writing, Essay, Typography]

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The Storm Of College English

- Riding out the Storm As much as anyone prepares for a hurricane to come, there is no stopping it once it is here. Riding out the storm sitting in the dark, getting minimal sleep, and surviving off the stock kept in the basement is all one can do. Then as the eye of the storm moves over the area, everything becomes eerily calm and everyone waits for destruction to hit once again. The storm continues to move and it is back to waiting it out and merely surviving. The storm many know as a hurricane can relate quite well to my experience in College English, but as I near the end of the semester I can reflect back and see the many areas of writing I have improved on....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Paragraph, Paper]

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Analysis Of The Opening Paragraph Of Our Spiritual Strivings By Du Bois And James Baldwin

- From slavery being legal, to its abolishment and the Civil Rights Movement, to where we are now in today’s integrated society, it would seem only obvious that this country has made big steps in the adoption of African Americans into American society. However, writers W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin who have lived and documented in between this timeline of events bringing different perspectives to the surface. Du Bois first introduced an idea that Baldwin would later expand, but both authors’ works provide insight to the underlying problem: even though the law has made African Americans equal, the people still have not....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Applying A Formal Mla Style Paper

- As you start down your path to your adult career in college, you will have to write a lot of college papers, especially in English class. You will loathe your life because all of the deadline approaching all at once, but your English 101 class you will help you learn how to properly write a formal MLA style paper. Throughout your English class you will learn the necessary steps to write an amazing English paper. You will learn how to spot fragments which is not a complete sentence that usually lacks a verb or a subject, comma splices which are two sentence combined together by a comma, and run-ons which is two sentence that are combined together into one in this class....   [tags: Writing, English-language films, Paragraph]

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Applying A Formal Mla Style Paper

- 1. As you start down your path to your adult career in college, you will have to write a lot of college papers, especially in English class. You will loathe your life because all of the deadline are approaching all at once, but your English 101 class you will help you learn how to properly write a formal MLA style paper. Throughout your English class you will learn the necessary steps to write an amazing English paper. In this class will learn how making a clear, strong thesis. A thesis statement is one sentence that is usually at the beginning of the paper, which controls all of the main ideas that are written within the paper and reflect to the reader what the paper is going to be about....   [tags: Writing, English-language films, Paragraph]

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Appearance Of Your Sales Letter

- Do looks matter to you. If you 're like most people -- including your customers and prospects -- the answer is "Yes." Particularly in sales, appearance is important. For example, in a competitive situation, all else being equal, the appearance of the salesperson may well be the deciding factor in who gets the business. Appearance is also an important factor in the success of your sales letter. Case in point: The marketer with a highly targeted mailing list, a compelling offer, effective copy -- and who pays careful attention to how his letter looks -- will enjoy better results than the person who focuses solely on content, with no regard to how it 's presented....   [tags: Typography, Typeface, Sans-serif, Paragraph]

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Analysis - Second to Last Paragraph in Flannery O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy

- An Analysis of the Second to Last Paragraph in Flannery O’Connor’s A Late Encounter with the Enemy This essay analyzes the first full paragraph on page143 (the second to last paragraph in the story) that begins with “The speaker was through with that war…”. This passage appears to be what is going through ‘General’ Sash’s head right before he dies. The passage begins by saying “The speaker was through with that war and had gone onto the next one and now he was approaching another”. The general goes on to state that all his words are vaguely familiar....   [tags: O'Connor Late Encounter with the Enemy]

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The Easy Four Credit Class Of The Lot

- -“First-Year Writing” the easy four credit class of the lot. Those are the first thoughts that come to my mind as I read through my brand new schedule for the fall semester. How hard could it get. Just writing words decorated with elegant syntax that manages to make coherent arguments. Using “Aurora” to say that dawn had fell, or “supine” to explain we are lying on the coach, academic writing has become a competition between elaborated pieces that has made reading and writing a quirky, long and peculiar journey that could never be used in real life unless you pursued academic writing as your life long occupation....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Five paragraph essay]

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Assignment On Top Of Making Remarks

- AFOSP is what I will be using to review your assignment on top of making remarks to your paper. I know our assignment does not require me to make remakes to every mistake you made on your paper. But, I believe that in order for you to understand what may need to be revised, I should show you my remarks to help in your revision process. Starting off with A, which stands for Assignment, I believe you did well in following the assignments goal of a topic you felt should be researched. You completed the writing in the correct number of pages that was also double spaced and once inch margins surrounding....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Paragraph, School terminology]

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Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form

- Theme Writing in a Five Paragraph Structured Form I'll just run off five quick paragraphs with a couple big words and a solid structure and I'll breeze through another paper. Let the nonsense begin. I never really liked my parents. I found out in high school that if you disagree with anyone, expect detention. Now I found myself in a new setting. I was surrounded by people yearning to write, straining to listen, dying to learn. I was in expository writing 220. I looked around and noticed that everyone seemed to be sitting in the proper first day arrangement, guys on one side, girls on the other....   [tags: Writing Education Teaching Essays]

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explication of cummings' poem since feeling is first

- explication of e. e. cummings' poem since feeling is first       e. e. cummings' "since feeling is first" is about feeling (802).  This is immediately evident from the title and first line, which emphasize the word "feeling" in several different ways.  The stresses on "feel-" and "first," as well as the alliteration between those two words, make explicit their connection and importance, and the repetition of the same line in both title and first line serves to enhance the effect.       The meaning of the first line is clear, but because of cummings' characteristic absence of punctuation and capitalization as well as sentence structure, the next few lines are more ambiguous.  The first t...   [tags: since feeling is first]

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Graduation Speech Is Helpful For High School Students

- All through our academic years we were taught how to write. Starting with elementary, when the form of writing was first introduced, it consisted of compositions with simple prompts about our weekends. Now, that there was an idea of how to write, middle school English teachers began teaching students a writing format. This format is commonly known as the five-paragraph essay, which entailed an introduction, three supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The five-paragraph essay began being strongly implemented in high school and it leads to many debates whether or not it benefited students proceeding into college....   [tags: Writing, High school, Five paragraph essay, Essay]

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Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first

- Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first   E. E. Cummings' poem "since feeling is first" is a poem which shows how emotions dictate people's actions and why the narrator thinks they should. The poem implies that to follow one's heart is better than following one's mind, yet, at the same time the poem is the narrator's analysis of why emotion comes before thought. The last line of the poem brings a twist on theme that the rest of the poem seems to be following. It speaks of death and of thought, rather than of life and emotion, showing that death is something that should not be ignored in life, and that thought is important even with the domination of feeling....   [tags: since feeling is first poem poetry]

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I Have Never Been A Strong Analytical Writer

- I have never been a strong analytical writer. Though I am good with analytic thinking in mathematical and scientific concepts, and I am an okay writer when there is something I can discuss with passion, I cannot seem to bring those two fields together in order to produce a cohesive whole that communicates useful information. Given this, I feel that I have not made great progress thus far, I have grown and made some important changes in my analysis and organization, for which I hope to improve even after I finish high school....   [tags: Writing, Essay, High school, Five paragraph essay]

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I Have Never Been A Strong Analytical Writer

- I have never been a strong analytical writer. Though I am good with analytic thinking in mathematical and scientific concepts, and I am an okay writer when there is something I can discuss with passion, I can not seem to bring those two fields of thinking together in order to produce a cohesive whole that one can easily read. Although I feel that I have not extreme leaps and bounds in progress thus far, I have made some important changes in my analysis and organization, which I hope to improve even after I finish high school....   [tags: Writing, Essay, High school, Five paragraph essay]

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I Am Not For The Good Old Five Paragraph Structure And Just Doing One Draft

- If you struggle in writing, you most likely are like me: a hopeless talentless individual who could not understand how you put that many words together. According to Lamott, they are those who actually can “write elegantly” by just doing one draft (21). Because I am not that genius writer over there, I rely on the good old five paragraph structure (Foley 1). Though this limits my thoughts and my ideas I cannot seem to find a better way to organize my thoughts , proving nonetheless the difference of skill of a student writer compared to a professional writer itself (Foley 232) .No matter how much I try to convince myself that this is the “right “way to write, I fail ....   [tags: Writing, Need, Want, Essay]

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Review Of ' Of Mice And Men '

- When I was in fourth grade, my teacher informed that I had a high school reading level and that I was advanced for my year; I was very proud. In sixth grade, my teacher informed me that I jumped to from a high school reading level to a college reading level. After learning about this, reading books became large part of my life and have helped me construct who I am today. I read books that intimidated other students and impressed teachers. However when entering high school English, I found academic reading and writing more difficult than I expected it to be....   [tags: Writing, Essay, High school, Five paragraph essay]

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The First Time Of English

- The first time that I had to write an English essay was six years ago, and I was totally blank. Six years ago, I was at the age that I had never thought I must learn another language or take it seriously because I was obviously more comfortable with speaking my mother language. However, everything has changed since the first English paper that I wrote, and a series of following events turned my life into another page which led to the development of my English in general and my literacy skills specifically....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Paper, Linguistics]

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My First Day Of Class

- On our first day of class in the third grade, my teacher had asked us to write a paragraph on how we had spent our summer. The kids in the classroom looked at each and it was evident that they were having trouble writing a paragraph, but not me. I remember how eager I was to start writing and to share it with the class. I wrote about the pool we had in our backyard and how I spent most of my summer swimming and playing with my cousins. Writing was something that came natural to me. I enjoyed writing about movies I had watch, a book I had read, or about an event that happened in my life....   [tags: Writing, Essay, High school, Paper]

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My First Day Of Class

- My sixteen week class in English 111. I was really nervous about this class. Because English has never been my strong point. This class has hard, but fun all at the same time. I learn a lot from this class. Meanwhile,the first day of class you handed a paper with a question on it. “The first thing I want to say to you who are students is that you must not think of being here to receive an education; instead, you will do much better to think of being here to claim one.” Even though putting my all in what I have learned, claiming my education with hard work because using the skills of the meal plan, as we write to different audiences and learning to be a Critically thinker as I start becoming...   [tags: Critical thinking, Learning, Writing, Skill]

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My First Semester Of Teaching

- Review your bottom lines, your stance, your own reflections from this first semester of teaching. Write a reflective paragraph about these. The overarching theme of my stance, bottom line, and my first semester of student teaching was centered on setting high expectations for my students while making learning accessible to my students. Throughout this year, I believe that I’ve implemented this theme with my students at RHS and during ECLA. For example, at the end of the summer ECLA presentation, Adam and I were able to encourage our initially shy students to take part in the presentation....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher]

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Short Stories About Turning Into A Monster

- I gave the writer a score of 4 for his/her ideas in his/her paper. The writer’s topic is manageable. The writer wrote a brief story about turning into a monster. There are some relevant details that are fleshed out from the story, but some details needs to be further explained. The writer used first person throughout the story. In addition to the reader’s questions are anticipated and answered. For example, the writer wrote about how he/she was turned into a Monster. “The lady take mosterblod from the kitchen and put it in a pot....   [tags: Writing, Word, Phrase, Paragraph]

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Reflection Paper On My First Semester

- Rearview Mirror While looking back at my first semester in English Composition 1, I am surprised by how much I actually learned and how much I developed the writing skills I already had. The rough drafts and group work we did helped me a lot during the four papers we wrote. My portfolio of the semester includes four pieces of writing and this reflective essay. The four assignments we had were a culture description, observation, comparison-contrast, and a persuasive essay. During the semester and the papers we wrote, I found out some things that I struggled with but also found that I’m pretty good at certain aspects of writing....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Linguistics, Writing process]

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Review Of ' The ' Of The Three Little Pigs '

- Day 1 in the sequence Prologue (Has there been instruction leading up to the first of these lessons that will help us to understand your starting point?) Students would have been taught how to compare and contrast and the difference between each. The students would have just finished their unit on how to refer to details and examples in text when explaining when the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. They would have knowledge on how to describe a character and setting in depth....   [tags: First-person narrative, Narrative, First person]

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The Video, Revising For Clarity, By Ms.

- In the video, “Revising for Clarity,” Ms. With demonstrated how she guided her fourth grade class through the revising process. She first reviewed the writing process. Ms. With’s writing steps are: prewriting, writing the FIRST draft, revising, editing and proofreading, and final draft and publishing. Ms. With’s writing steps are the same as Tompkins. In the video, Ms. With made a comment that the writing process is “very fluid.” Tompkins also noted, “The numbering of the stages doesn’t mean that this writing process is a linear series of discrete activities” (Tompkins, p....   [tags: Writing process, Writing, Revision, Paragraph]

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Definition And Usage Of An Apa Or Cse Draft

- Before discussing anything that relates to the article 's context and usage, the structure formatted in this article follows a familiar style of an APA or CSE draft. What makes me say this is all components shared in an APA or CSE format: an abstract, sub-headings when discussing a new topic, a reference page, etc. Not only that, but the article allows you to view each component like a legend on the right-hand side of the page to quickly identify the location in the article. A nifty tool that does come in handy, but there is more to discuss than just the format of an article....   [tags: Rhetoric, Critical thinking, Debate, Paragraph]

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The Journey : I Left Lebanon When I Was 10 Years Old

- The journey I left Lebanon when I was 10 years old. My entire family traveled to the United States in order for us to get a better education and live in a more peaceful place. I never had good English speaking skills and my writing was extremely horrible, that 's what made me so insecure about my writing until this day. Looking back in time to my previous school year, I remember myself struggling to write a five paragraph essay and worrying about how I’m going to do in college if I’m still struggling with this five paragraph paper....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay]

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I Am A Very Good Writer

- Coming into this course I thought myself to be a fairly good writer. I had a few tough teachers that helped me develop and, whether by luck or by skill, I had always managed to preform well on class essays. I knew that I could convey a point well and be descriptive about a topic, but underperformed myself in areas like the conclusion. Throughout my essays, I consistently presented clear arguments in a smooth and functional way with strong evidence analysis although I continue to develop better ways to encapsulate my argument in thesis statements and conclusions....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay]

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Self Reflection Essay : Smoking

- Self-reflection essay: Smoking When critiquing one’s own writing, many are compelled to honestly say their opinion. This is a struggle for everyone, a struggle of honesty and coming to terms with your own abilities. Here, I am required to give a critique based upon my final essay #3 about smoking by using the Research Paper Evaluation Rubric and place myself in one of the four categories. I find myself stuck between inadequate and successful but in the end after great consideration, I can honestly say that I belong in the successful category....   [tags: Critical thinking, Evidence, Rhetoric, Paragraph]

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Notes And Mandatory Formal Papers

- When I first stepped foot into your classroom, I was overwhelmed with anxiety; lacking the imperative writing skills, thinking skills and problem solving skills for an undergrad; having graduated from a school that cared little for their students academics. I vaguely knew of MLA formatting, appropriate punctuation, developing thesis statements and conveying personal opinions in both informal and formal essays. However, through the duration of this course, I noticed that my writing was improving....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Problem solving, Paragraph]

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Why Do Not Indent The First Sentence Of The Abstract

- Do not indent the first sentence of the abstract. Placing an indent in the abstract is a mistake, as is right justification. The abstract is a complete summary of your research within the strict 250-word limit. An abstract must have at least 250 words or fewer, but should also have more than 150 words. The title of your abstract should be the word “Abstract” without bold, italics, underlining, quotation marks, or any other abnormal formatting. Readers will scan the abstract first to determine whether they want to read all of your manuscript....   [tags: Typography, Citation, The Chicago Manual of Style]

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Learning the Process of Writing in a First-Year Composition Course

- I entered my first-year college composition course believing I was equipped with the knowledge, skill, and ability to write an efficiently researched and well-organized essay. In high school, I learned how to create the traditional five-paragraph paper with its introduction of a thesis, explanation of that claim through three sections riddled with supporting quotes, and conclusion that restated the author’s substantiated statement. This was the prescribed formula I had learned and grown accustomed to using for book reports, compare-and-contrast papers, and research essays and, from my bestowment of high grades and praise, I’d never thought to question or deviate from its pattern....   [tags: college esssay composition]

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"North Eastern Chinese" Stereotypes

- ... Because my paper have a lot ideas so I really had a hard time to put them together into one sentence at first. Since thesis statement does not need to be one sentence, I separated it into two sentence: the first sentence was about how my example supported the experts' ideas; the second sentence was about how my example challenged them. This is my thesis statement in the first draft: The examination of this example supports the experts' ideas that people carry stereotypes that derive from their innate ability to categorize and evaluate certain groups of people based on several features like facial appearance....   [tags: witing, skills, grammar, revision, paragraph]

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First Aid for Adults

- First Aid for Adults For my listening piece I decided to do a talk on first aid for adults. I identified the main characteristics of scripted speech and tried to emulate them in my piece. The key characteristics of instructional speech are that it uses very short, concise sentences to give directions. Long complex sentences can lead to ambiguity and confusion. Instructional speech uses simple, easy to understand vocabulary as complicated wording, jargon and terminology make instructions difficult to understand and may confuse the listener....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay : A Blessing Or A Curse

- Five Paragraph Essays: A Blessing or a Curse I 'd like to say that my style as a writer has come a long way. However I would not argue I still may have much farther to go as well. My Sophomore year of high school was the golden year for five paragraph essays, what I mean is I was constantly writing essays in a five paragraph format, and looking back on I see that as a blessing as well as a curse. It was a gift because to write a five paragraph essay became extremely easy for me. Yet, it was a cure because to write in any other form became much more difficult....   [tags: Rhetoric, Writing, Five paragraph essay, Essay]

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Free Speech

- When you think about America, the first thing that comes to mind is liberty. Liberty of the government and its citizens is one thing that colonists exceedingly desired during the British oppressive regime. When United States gained independence, the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution of the Unites States, a document that has been governing our country for more than 200 years. The constitution was drafted accordingly to ensure that people’s opinions were heard. What our Founding Fathers could not foresee is that in our 21st century, The Freedom of Speech not only gives a person such a massive power, but also an opinion even if it is immoral and goes against citizens’ values....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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Outline Of A Article On My Paper

- When I began writing papers, I was in the seventh grade. Every week we had to write a five paragraph essay with a long list of requirements. At the start, it was very stressful trying to write an entire 5 paragraph essay in one week. However, by the end of the year, I discovered how to quickly and effectively write my paper. I would start my paper every week by making an outline. My introduction would start out by listing all the points that I was going to mention in my paper including my attention grabber and thesis statement....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, Paper]

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The Great Awakening By Jonathan Edwards

- 1) Jonathan Edwards delivered this sermon during the first Great Awakening, a time of religious revival in Europe and America. During the Great Awakening, christianity shifted its focus from ceremonies and rituals, and began to realign itself with introspection to encourage fostering a deep sense of morality and redemption. Edwards was a key preacher and minister that delivered many sermons preaching about revival and reformed theology. 2) Edwards sermon was directed towards non believers and those have turned away from the light of god, and in his words “sinners.” And while describing the fiery wrath of the “Angry God,” Edwards states, “The use of this awful subject may be for awakening un...   [tags: Christianity, Fear, First Great Awakening]

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I Am A General Statement

- Start with a general statement, a thesis statement, and a structure statement for the introduction. For each of the three body paragraphs, add an introduction, a quote, analyze the quote for a sentence or two, do the same for another quote, and then hit enter and repeat. Finish with closing paragraph summarizing your main points and thesis, and then end it with some pseudo-philosophical sentence about how the BS you just wrote might somehow apply to actual problems in the real world. That was how I was taught to write essays from the seventh to the twelfth grade....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Rhetoric, Five paragraph essay]

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My Thoughts On Writing And Writing

- I often change my ideas and feelings about one thing over and over again, but for most of the time, I classified those change of views as a result of becoming mature. It is perfectly normal for changing one’s point of views since you obtain more and more knowledge as you growing up, but my feelings about writing never changes because growing up or gaining more knowledge, they changes based on whether I can manage this format of writing or not. I can still remember my first impression of writing was formed during the my first six years of school....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, High school]

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Analytical Essay : Obesity ( Student N.d )

- As stated by Grellier & Goerke (2014), analytical essays explore all perspectives of a topic; whether it be positive/negative or possibilities/difficulties. Also, an argument is generally not required as comparing and contrasting points is the main focus of the essay. Obesity (Student n.d.) will be analysed and critiqued based on conventions of good academic writing. Several major questions can be considered when evaluating an essay. For example, does the essay identify a question worth addressing....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Five paragraph essay, Citation]

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The Prince, Shakespeare 's Henry Iv Part 1, And The Ancient Greek Historian And Statesman Thucydides

- When I first signed up for English 101 I was slightly scared. I was not overly sure what to expect. For high school I went to a school that had long essays every three weeks and a thesis paper that had a minimum page requirement of 15 that had to be completed and passed before graduation. Mine was titled: Prudence from Virtue to True Power, in which I analyzed Machiavelli’s’ The Prince, Shakespeare’s Henry IV part 1, and the ancient Greek historian and statesman Thucydides’ Comprehensive Guide to the History of The Peloponnesian War....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Freedom Of Speech By Snyder V Phelps

- From the early age in history, democracy has been what we desire. Therefore, the United States constitution provides protection to all the common rights that a citizen deserves. As in the 1st amendment, the protected freedom of speech is literally limitless in expressing ones’ opinion without fearing consequences. However, the case of Snyder is one of many cases that prove cracks in that protected right. The freedom of speech should be limited to a point where ones’ sayings are not allowed to hurt another in a very hard least moment like in funeral....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Short Note On Economics And Economics

- The discipline I decided to write about was economics. Researching this major was interesting to me because it also happens to be my major. In order to write a well written paper about the major I used technique’s we learned about throughout this course. To be more specific, I used SWAP and RAIDS to aid me in constructing my essay. The subject of this particular essay was economics the major. From the start of the essay I clearly established I was talking about economics and information I found surrounding the major....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, Research]

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Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway

- What would literature be had every author used the same perspective for every single story. Literature would not be as well received as it currently is received. Take three American short stories, “Hills Like White Elephants,” “A Rose for Emily,” and “The Yellow Wallpaper,” for example. These stories, by Hemingway, Faulkner, and Gilman respectively, each utilize a different a point of view. The perspective of a story heavily influences the impact of the story on a reader and that impact varies based on the content of the story....   [tags: Grammatical person, First-person narrative]

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Why I Taught An Expository Writing Class

- If I taught an expository writing class, the first priority is describing what it would entail in a detailed way. It would get designing with helping students manifest abilities for producing expository prose displaying clarity in mind. Focus and concentration would get placement upon writing rules such as analytic work from audiences, topics getting selected, supported plus developed theses, and edits as well as revisions. On completing the course, learners would have abilities for producing essay pieces displaying unification, coherency, and solid developmental quality through utilizing standards associated with English-language writing....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Narrative, Five paragraph essay]

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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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Writing Is Not For Me

- ] Struggles Lead to Success “Writing is not for me. I will never make it through this assignment!. Why did I sign up for this class?” Do any of these negative statements or questions sound familiar. These are all the things I think to myself preceding an essay assignment. Essay writing really isn’t one of my strongest qualities. With that being said, the following events are helpful for me when it comes to writing essays. My struggles are also included because they teach me lessons and assist me with successfully composing an essay....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Five paragraph essay, Essays]

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The First Constitution Of The United States

- The first constitution of the United States well-known as the Article of Confederation was too weak to handle the challenge faces by our young nation because it did not give our central government tough power and everything were basically running at the state level (Beeman). The founding fathers of our nation were smart enough to understand that the Articles of confederation were a failure and the needs to have a strong government were essential. Therefore, the constitutional convention of 1787 created a new form of government that gave more powers to the federal government which consists of three branches: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial (Beeman)....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Students Protesting The Vietnam War

- In December 1965, a group of students from Des Moines, Iowa met at Christopher Eckhardt’s home in order to plan a protest. During the meeting, the students planned to wear black armbands throughout the holiday season to show public support for a truce in the Vietnam War. However, the principal of the school got word of the planned protest and quickly established a policy that stated any student wearing an armband would be asked to remove it. If they refused to do so, it would result in suspension....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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My First Construction Of Writing

- Writing academic papers, personal letters, journals or simple notes take a certain amount of thought, syntax and skill. Writing is taught when we are young, often during our first years at school. We start with gaining skills such as the formation of letters, their meanings, and the proper use of syntax, sentences and paragraphs. Instructors teach us the formulas for properly constructing a well-written sentence, paragraph and eventually a paper. These skills amass over time and are put to use in an array of circumstances throughout our lives, but do we realize exactly where, how and who taught us to write....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Literature, Learning]

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The First Dual Credit Course

- English 1301 is the first dual credit course that I have taken. Without any previous experience in a college course, I had no idea of what to expect. I anticipated that it would be a tough class and different from any other high school course I have taken, but I knew it would be worth the time and work. Throughout this course I have met the four student outcomes that were expected to be learned, as shown through the three essays I have produced this semester. One of the four student outcomes states that students will be able to use rhetorical terminology to describe writing....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Rhetoric, School terminology]

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My First Day Of English

- Walking in one the first day of English Comp one I was nervous and scared. Our teacher announced on the first day of school we had a paper due the following Friday. I wanted to lie down and cry when she made that announcement. Knowing I had many weaknesses, I did not realize I also had strengths. In Composition one I learned that my strengths include knowing the variety of my audience, being descriptive with my writing, understanding grammar and mechanics, and arguing both sides of a story. I found that my weaknesses are topic sentences, transitioning, guiding my audience, and using too much research....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Composition studies, Research]

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The First Semester Of College

- The first semester of college went by fast. September felt like yesterday it’s hard to believe that we are already in November. The other day I began to think about Thanksgiving and somehow it felt as though Thanksgiving already passed. This first semester was a transition experience from perfect high school to writer to novice writer. Looking at my Pre-Assessment it says High School Justin all over it. In one of the sentence I wrote “they stood silence for four and a half minutes because they left his body in the streets for four……” I meant to write they stood in silence but, I clearly looked over the error....   [tags: Writing, Essay, High school, Writing process]

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The First Malaysia Plan (1966-1970)

- ... These are among the imperatives under the 10th Malaysia Plan. Today, it is providing low-cost housing that comes with bigger built-up areas of 700 square feet, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a yard for drying clothes, and tiles floors. There are also facilities such as community halls, children’s playgrounds, kindergartens, shops, stalls, surau, car-parking bays and other public spaces so the residents can enjoy enhanced quality of life and a healthy living environment. All this is the result of guidelines introduced to ensure housing with respect to space....   [tags: housing, welfare, income population]

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My First Ran For President

- When you first ran for President in 2008, I was nine years old, and in the fourth grade. Our homework one night was to watch part of a debate between you and Senator McCain. There I was, little nine year old me, sitting in front of the TV at home, eyes fixated on the screen, absorbing everything you said. I remember deciding then that I was going to vote for you, so I marched over to my parents and announced that I was going to proudly cast my vote for Senator Barack Obama from Illinois. My dad had to break the news to me that I wasn’t allowed to vote yet because I wasn’t old enough, but he told me that if I wanted, he’d donate to your campaign....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States, George W. Bush]

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