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Writing for Myself, by Russell Baker - The point the author, Russell Baker, is making in his essay, “Writing for Myself,” is quite evident. When Mr. Fleagle, Baker’s English teacher, assigned an informal essay to be completed as homework, Baker immediately became baffled by the daunting task. Though reluctant to start, Baker knew that it he had to swallow his animosity toward writing and select a topic to write on. The problem with this picture is quite evident. Baker is taking the assignment from Mr. Fleagle as a burden instead of an opportunity to express his creativity....   [tags: Writing for Myself ] 328 words
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Creative Writing: The Playground - As I saunter onto the school field, I survey the premises to behold people in coats, shielding themselves from winter's blues. The sun isn't out yet, but the place bursting with life and exuberance, with people gliding across the ice covered floor almost cat-like. The field is effervescent and despite the dire conditions, the field seems to have taken on a life of its own. The weather is bad and the ice seems to burn the skin if touched, yet the mood is still euphoric. The bare shrubs and plants about the place look like they've been whipped by Winter himself....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 392 words
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My Writing - My Writing When I look at myself as a writer, I never knew I could write like this. From grade school to high school I never really looked at myself as a really good writer. I doubted myself whenever a teacher said, “We are beginning another big paper.” I feared writing and never really gave my writing any thought. However, as I got into college, I knew I would be assigned numerous amounts of papers. As I walked in to the English classroom the very first day of college I was scared. I thought I wouldn’t get anywhere because I thought I couldn’t write anything....   [tags: Writing Composition Education Essays] 422 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince others to agree with our facts, share our values, accept our argument and conclusions, and adopt our way of thinking. Elements toward building a good persuasive essay include * establishing facts to support an argument * clarifying relevant values for your audience (perspective) * prioritizing, editing, and/or sequencing the facts and values in importance to build the argument * forming and stating conclusions * "persuading" your audience that your conclusions are based upon the agreed-upon facts and...   [tags: Writing an Essay] 438 words
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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] 454 words
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Writing a Personal Narrative - Purpose and Audience Personal narratives allow you to share your life with others and vicariously experience the things that happen around you. Your job as a writer is to put the reader in the midst of the action letting him or her live through an experience. Although a great deal of writing has a thesis, stories are different. A good story creates a dramatic effect, makes us laugh, gives us pleasurable fright, and/or gets us on the edge of our seats. A story has done its job if we can say, "Yes, that captures what living with my father feels like," or "Yes, that’s what being cut from the football team felt like." Structure There are a variety of ways to structure your narrative story....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 473 words
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Creative Writing: The Assassin - He was lying there still and calm, oblivious to the rain pouring through the holes in the rusted roof. The warehouse was abandoned many years ago, the air was thick with dust making it difficult to breathe; the smell was like burnt toast. The disused machinery loomed out of the dark corners, covered in cobwebs ghostly images. The Assassin was unaware of his immediate surroundings, his mind focused on his mission. His vantage point gave him a perfect line of fire. A neglected road that was parallel to the decaying wasteland where homeless people built their makeshift homes lay between the Assassin, his targets hideout....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 494 words
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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] 500 words
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Creative Writing: Christmas Eve - It all began yesterday with the discovery of a male body in the park at 6pm. It was Christmas Eve and I was about to go home when I was informed of the incident. I went to the scene with two other officers but I was extremely eager to get back to my family. As I walked through the park, snow started to fall and all I could think about was the poor family of the man, unaware of his death. I started to think about my own family, my children waiting for me to come home so that they kiss me good night before Santa came....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 508 words
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Tips For Writing Suspense Fiction Books - Tips For Writing Suspense Fiction Books There is nothing more relaxing than finding a good book to read. Suspense fiction books are easy to get lost in and a good one will have you turning pages all night until it is finished. A good book will be one where the story keeps you guessing until the very end. There is nothing like a book filled with suspense and wonder unlike a non- fiction the characters in fiction are made up so they could be anyone the author intends. They can be a vicious and cruel as the imagination of the writer....   [tags: Writing] 509 words
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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] 511 words
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Creative Writing: Across the Sea - We walked down into the bustling docks, stinking of long dead fish and seaweed. We walked past the decreped old fishing boats and their owners, all with rotting wooden lobster pots and old rope nets. The huge ship was moared in the harbour, its ancient gangplank rested lightly on the hole filled pier. Mr Cheese, our navigator, stood at the top polishing his peg leg, while Meet-Hook stood behind working on yet another wax painting. Otis and Carla ran up the gangplank and began to load the crates of sugar and cotten from the plantations into the hold....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 514 words
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Analysis of Writing Papers - ... Drafting includes peer reviewing, teacher reviewing and getting your ideas on paper. Revising includes editing and proof reading. Murray also states that while composing papers we spend most of our time prewriting. Murray's theory is that we spend eighty five percent of our time prewriting, one percent drafting, and fourteen percent revising. His writing process differs from the linear writing process because the linear process follows these steps. I believe my papers and writing style reflects Murray's process because when I look at my third draft and compare it to my first draft, or even my second, you see a lot of change....   [tags: papers, precis, writing, process ] 530 words
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Writing a Successful Resume - ... Then you should “brain storm” all your past work experience. Write down everything you have done even if volunteer work. It is still work, after all. Include your duties and skills at each position. You can edit this later. Next, you will do the same with your education. Gather your information about your highest level of education, additional classes, licenses, certificates, seminars attended, including all dates and details. This could also include skills and strengths such as computer savvy, languages spoken, and professional accomplishments and awards....   [tags: writing project, curriculum vitae] 539 words
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Writing an Essay - Here, I will reveal the methods and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know. There are three key parts to an essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. The Introduction Deal with the introduction first of all. The introduction has to have these elements: the question, the answer, the preview of the essay and some scope or parameters....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 542 words
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How Students Choose ESL Writing Assessment Prompts - How Students Choose ESL Writing Assessment Prompts This article, reporting on the research done by Margo Glew and Charlene Polio of Michigan State University, examines writing assessment in a different way than most research on the topic. The goal of this research was to look into how an ESL student chooses prompts for a writing exam when offered a choice. Polio and Glew not only investigate how they choose, but how long it takes each student to choose and if they should even be given a choice at all....   [tags: Teaching Education Writing Essays]
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - Everyone needs to know how to write a persuasive essay. It's actually not as difficult as it seems. Give yourself time. Trying to cram an entire 5 paragraph persuasive essay within 100 minutes is not a good idea. Allow yourself enough time to brainstorm, write, and proofread. Put as much effort into your paper as you can in the time period you are given, including the steps below. Brainstorm. Writing a persuasive essay is very much like writing an ordinary paper. Of course, before you begin, you have to come up with a good solid view, a foundation which you can base your entire paper on....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 574 words
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My Reflections on Writing a Novel - ... The auburn, petite, busty woman named Mikuru Asahina. The tall, average-looking, obsessive man named Itsuki Koizumi. The intelligent, glasses-wearing, lilac hair colored female named Yuki Nagato. All of them began to develop their own mini-plots within the main storyline, and it was then that I could grasp the actual weight of this trial. This would be the most crucial test that I had ever taken, and it’s problems were dead serious. In the process of typing up my story, two problems had occurred frequently, and they weren’t afraid to show their faces....   [tags: writing analysis] 581 words
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Writing: The Prep Work - When I write an essay or any kind of paper, I begin with thinking about what sources of Information I need to use and what can actually be useful. Before gathering my information I begin to brainstorm and put all of my ideas that I can come up with in order from start to finish as in first to last or beginning to ending of how I believe they should be placed. There aren’t many sources that I can refer to find out what I need for this specific topic in general because it is more factual than opinionated....   [tags: Writing] 592 words
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The Gap Between Reading and Writing - There are many forms of assessment but writing is the primary basis upon which a child’s work will be judged and Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) made emphasis that teachers should focus on writing because reading and writing are intertwined and is used to construct meaning (pg. 338). It becomes important for teachers to teach writing because it is a form of expression of self. We learned in earlier chapters that readers construct meaning as they read likewise Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) informed that writers construct meaning as they create text (pg....   [tags: Education, Reading, Writing] 595 words
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Writing Techniques for Sympathy in "The Bridge" by Jessie Kesson - The Bridge, by Jessie Kesson is a short story which describes the thoughts and feelings of a character that faces up to a challenge of crossing a bridge with a gang that he tags along with. In this essay I will describe these thoughts and feelings that make you sympathise with character and show how the writer has used different writing techniques to show this. The three main characters in the book come with very different personalities. Mike who is the leader of the crowd is very selfish and seems to get a kick out of bullying and terrorising others....   [tags: Bridge, Jessie Kesson, writing techniques,] 598 words
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What Makes Good Writing? - This for me was a very hard question to answer due to the fact that its an opinion, and there are very many types of writing. Different structures, ideas, metaphors, and concepts. You have to remember to ask, whether the writing in itself is good in my point of view or not, has to answer to my specific guidelines which in your case might not be the same. The first and foremost of the many guidelines is how the author set's up the introductory sentence or better yet, the hook. If the author for example, is writing a cook-book, his first sentence should be appealing to the sense of taste....   [tags: Characteristics of Good Writing] 606 words
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Analysis of a College Writing Class - ... Synthesis paper was completely new to me. I had never even heard of them yet alone attempted to write either of these types of papers. The Synthesis paper was probably the hardest one for me because I did not even know where to begin. After doing research and figuring out what needed to be done I chose the topic of traditional school calendar and year-round school calendar. Through that assignment I learned that regardless of how many you sides you think there are to an argument its worth doing the research to see if there are alternative viewpoints....   [tags: writing process, styles, peer reviews] 614 words
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Steps Involved in Writing a Good Essay - Most teachers and professors like to assign essays as assignments in their classes. Some students like this but most do not. There are many steps to writing an effective essay; some are easier than others. First you must pick a topic. For many people this is the hardest part of essay writing. Next you have to design a thesis statement. With out that you can not write an effective essay. Then you need to create at least three points that support your thesis. Once you have your points picked you should create an outline....   [tags: writing, education] 621 words
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My Struggle with Writing Drafts - Writing drafts is something I struggle with every time I have to do an essay. It takes me over two hours to finish an introduction. Once done with the introduction the body of the essay easy until I get to the conclusion, which is when my struggle to complete the draft returns. I believe the introduction of a draft is one of the most difficult parts for me of writing a draft because it is hard to come up with ideas for the introduction. Then the conclusion is hard because I have to find a way to restate what took me so long to come up with for the introduction....   [tags: drafts, writing,] 629 words
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Writing 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] 630 words
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Social Awarness in Writing - ... However, as the class progressed and I continued to complete the assignments, the more confident I became in my writing. Moreover, the way I have grown as a writer is becoming more confident within the words I wrote.                  I was more confident in my writing because I learned to improve my writing by making outline prior to beginning a paper. Without an outline, I would lose track of  my thoughts, I would ramble and make common mistakes; it would be catastrophic. The purpose of an outline is similar to having directions to a destination....   [tags: feelings, writing, learn, skill, class] 651 words
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The Skill of Writing - The Skill of Writing Writing and reading are two essential skills that we need to have in order to succeed in any field of study that we have chosen. Without these two we would not be here, wouldn’t be writing right now and would be considered the lowest class of our society. There are different aspects of writing that each of us may, or may not, excel at. Some of us are creative enough to write short stories or even novels on fiction while others, like me, are better at writing essays. To accomplish this we have all had a person to inspire us, to drive us, to get us over the hump of confidence that we need to succeed....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays] 672 words
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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] 673 words
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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] 676 words
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Self-Regulation in Writing - Self-regulation is a critical component in learning to write. There have been 25 studies that have shown that teaching students self-regulation strategies in writing has improved their ability to write. Self-regulation strategies have even improved writing in students with learning disabilities. So what is self-regulation in writing. In general self-regulation refers to the thoughts, feelings, and actions writers initiate to reach their writing goals. There are three types of self-regulation writers can impose to help improve their writing....   [tags: Writing] 678 words
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Define Critical Practice in Essay Writing and Explain the Differences between a Critical Style and a Descriptive Style of Essay Writing - ... As there is no discussion involved because it is just stating the facts. Whereas critical writing is the discussion in which ideas are transformed into a balanced argument. Also, the person’s own argument needs to be contributed. Within essays descriptive writing shows us the links of the research. Yet, critical writing shows us the relevance of these links. Why it’s better to be critical. Using the critical style in an essay will achieve more marks than being descriptive (Haycock, C. 2013)....   [tags: critical writing tecniques]
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Strategies to Improve College-Level Writing - Improving writing skills is critical to the college student’s success across all academic disciplines. Writing has become the key to survival in many fields of study. (Pirš1, Pirš1, & Kesié, 2011) There are several strategies to become an effective college-level writer. An important strategy for a writer is project management. Next, writing with a purpose is an essential step. Another crucial guideline is following the mechanics of writing. Finally, utilizing online resources provides the writer invaluable knowledge and references....   [tags: College Writing Essays]
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Exploring the Writing Style of Nathaniel Hawthorne - Throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s literary career, he utilized multiple literary techniques. He was an example for countless writers and is still a model for authors today. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s employment of modern themes and style, along with the effect of influences on his writing, paved the way for his renowned career as an author. One important factor in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writing was the use of modern themes. The problem of guilt is a major theme in Hawthorne’s works. Hawthorne demonstrates this theme in different novels and short stories through his characters....   [tags: writers, writing] 690 words
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Countee Cullen's Racial Writing Style - Countee Cullen was deemed one of the most dominate and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance (Reimherr 22). Cullen was born in 1903, and was raised by Reverend Frederick Cullen and his wife after Countee’s mother died when he was five. Although Cullen grew up in Harlem, he is believed to have actually been born in either Kentucky or Maryland (Haskins 99). With the historical setting the way it was during Cullen’s life, he let the actions of others influence his writing. Due to his personal beliefs, the pressures from his culture, and the racial violence and prejudice that he encountered on a regular basis, Countee Cullen’s writing tended to be about the racial struggles he faced....   [tags: Writing] 700 words
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Reflections on Research Based Writing - If we understand library users as “readers who write,” we should reflect on when and why they write. Generally, most users in academic libraries engage in writing based on research or “research based writing.” How are we to understand this particular genre that consumes so many users’ time and instructors’ assessment. Consider first what research based writing is not. It is not creative writing, although creative writers will often research some aspect of their subject. It is not journalistic writing, although the journalist makes steady use of sources....   [tags: Writing] 721 words
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Reflective Essay on Writing Techniques I Have Learned - Over the past few months, I have learned several different writing techniques. While all of the different types of papers were difficult to write, I believe that my writing skills have improved. In fact, I did not understand all of the assignments, but I did try to do my best on all of them. While I should have used more transitional words in between sentences and paragraphs, I feel that I learned a great deal. It is true that I have not had very much writing experience and the writing process is difficult for me....   [tags: writing, ] 721 words
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Creative Writing: Revenge - Minute after minute the phone had rang in both rooms as people young and old, had paid their mourning respects. The room had been in utter silence, it had been as if the phone had been demanding someone pick it up. It had become very irritating for most of us. I had seen the anger rising up in my uncle, as he has an extremely short temper. He had been trying to clear the furniture out of the front and living room. For everyone in my family, it had been an occasion they had never experienced before, in their lives....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 742 words
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Reflective Essay on Fiction Writing - Reflective Essay on Fiction Writing I’ll be honest. I was worried about writing fiction up until I realized that fiction is just nonfiction exaggerated, nonfiction with a wider allowance for artistic merit, and nonfiction with the gaps filled in. And fiction doesn’t have to be as imaginative, in a fantasy sense, as I had thought. It’s still very real, or at least mine is. For the nonfiction essay, I wrote a string of memories, anything I could think of and that I could potentially expand upon in a longer piece, and I did this early on....   [tags: Teaching Writing Education Essays] 769 words
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The Writing Process - The Writing Process Writing can be a very difficult process for those who do not know how to go about constructing a work of writing. I have my own ideas on how I think the writing process should be done. Time and good ideas will make for a good paper because when I begin writing a paper or an essay I take a day to think of all the possibilities to write about. If I am lucky if I have the chance to come up with my own ideas rather than have them given to me, but if that is not the case then I follow my simple steps to get through with my work ....   [tags: Writing Composing Papers Essays School] 787 words
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Professional Writing - “To write is human, to write well is divine” (Anonymous, 2010). So, why is it important to write professionally and what constitutes professional writing. Contrary to popular belief, professional writing is not merely being paid to write; although, professional writers are paid well. In short, professional writing is writing at the next level with a purpose. It is important to show the basic aspects of professional writing (knowing the audience, knowing the purpose, being persuasive, and getting to the point) so that one is able to accomplish the act of communicating effectively and looking professional in doing so....   [tags: Writing] 792 words
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Writing to About My English Classes - I am writing to you to tell you more about the English class I am taking at State University. You know how I always have troubles in English essays. Well, today I am delighted to tell you that my writing has improved significantly after taking the English 101 class conducted by Professor Rob Geis. I enjoyed this class very much and I would like to share with the both of you how I have learnt to use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating in English. The ten weeks of English class has been interesting and fruitful, I have learnt a lot of writing and reading skills that have indeed helped me in improving my English....   [tags: Writing About Writing ] 792 words
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College Writing - College Writing College writing professors teach writing in a variety of ways around the United States and the world. The reason for this is that some professors are trying to teach their students a different aspect of writing an essay or a paper. Two views on this particular subject that I found interesting were Maxine Hairston’s essay "Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing" and also Thomas Bray’s newspaper article "Memorial Day and Multiculturalism". These essays are two totally different views on how diversity and multiculturalism is to be applied in America or taught in the college writing classroom....   [tags: Teaching Education Writing] 802 words
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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,] 820 words
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Reflection Essay on Writing and the Composition of Literature - ... When reading through I found summarizing the poem instead of offering deeper insight was the chief element that hurt my analysis. It took me hours of work to figure out how to properly revise this paper into a polished essay. I had to receive insight from classmates and friends in order to open my mind up to an alternate way of thinking. These people helped me brainstorm ideas and also led to the creation of some analysis I included in the second to last paragraph: “The rhyme scheme is AA BB, which establishes a pattern throughout the poem....   [tags: ability, revision, writing maturity] 825 words
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Professional Writing - “To write is human, to write well is divine” (Anonymous, 2010). So, why is it important to write professionally and what constitutes professional writing. Contrary to popular belief, professional writing is not merely being paid to write; although, professional writers are sometimes well paid. In short, professional writing is writing at the next level and with a purpose. It is important to write professionally (knowing the audience, knowing the purpose, being persuasive, and getting to the point) so that one is able to communicate effectively and efficiently....   [tags: Writing] 837 words
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The Need for a Writing Revolution - Elementary and high schools are not preparing their students well enough to understand the writing process, which mostly affect them during the transition from high school to college. It is clear that elementary and high school students don’t fully understand the five steps of writing the limitation of sentences per a paragraph and how to gather information from different sources and give credit to the source or cited. Everyone has their own way of writing. Writing can occur in a personal letter or a business letter, essays, stories, and music....   [tags: Essays on Writing] 856 words
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Self as a Writer: Building Writing Skills upon Basic Foundations - Picture this: an aspiring pianist has just mastered their basic set of scales; they can play them moderately well and have a strong feeling of accomplishment at having mastered this difficult task. This young pianist is then asked to play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Overwhelmed, they attempt to sight read this exquisite piece of music and to their ultimate frustration they cannot play it. It is at that moment when the pianist realizes that though they have put forth all possible effort, their resources and previous knowledge prevent them from playing this piece to its full potential....   [tags: Writing] 857 words
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The Importance of Writing Techniques: Comparing Chinese and English Academic Writing - ... In my original essay, my thesis statement is “the author uses various symbols to reveal us the vicious inward of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf is portrayed as a cunning male and the color red represents her complicated personality. This thesis statement has several ideas; however, I did not find enough evidence to support these ideas, in my body paragraph, there were no quotes reflecting Little Red Riding Hood’s complicated personality, thus making it difficult for readers to understand. Furthermore, this thesis statement did not reveal the message author wants to deliver, which lacks the most important element of a thesis statement, as a result, this thesis statement has absence of p...   [tags: tools, techniques, writing] 859 words
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Creative Writing: Trapped! - She almost floated across the empty, box-like room. A cold shiver relentlessly weaved its way down Emma’s spine as she ran her bony hand down the bleak wall. The fireplace glared at her – its mouth opened wide. The unfamiliar surroundings struck her as if forcing themselves against her weak body –engulfing her. A soft breeze seething its way into the room from the uneven cracks underneath the door meant that the desolate room of openness had become filled with the sigh of the wind....   [tags: Fiction Writing] 863 words
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Fun While Writing? by Rex Runciman - Fun While Writing. What about writing and the writing process makes it so disliked and, in some cases, even feared. “Fun?” by Lex Runciman, an English teacher at the Linfield College in Oregon, is an insightful article that explores why many people don’t enjoy writing. He is a very credible author because he has taught college English classes for many years and has written and published several books. His main claim throughout the article is that many people dislike writing and feel that it is frustrating because it is not perceived as or made out to be fun, enjoyable, or rewarding....   [tags: english teacher, writing process]
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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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