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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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Writing Technology - Writing Technology When I was assigned to create a format for writing to take place on, I was shocked, to say the least. This project was unlike any I had encountered before in my years at school. I began to tax my brain up and down to come across a suitable way to write. I began thinking about what I could use in my very own home. Since I could not use a pen or pencil, I turned to the idea of carving my words into something, as the ancient Sumerians did. After all, as Walter Ong says, "The first script, or true writing, that we know was developed among the Sumerians in Mesopotamia [...] around the year 3500 BC." Ideas flew through my head about which medium to carve, such as wood, or even...   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Essays]
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Writing Technology - Writing Technology One definition of writing is to form letters, words or symbols on a surface such as paper with an instrument such as a pen (www.dictionary.com). To many this is an obvious definition. We use paper, pens and pencils almost every day of our lives. It has become so much the norm that we take it for granted and don‘t give it a second thought. But in retrospect, writing can be looked at as a technology that has come a long way and that is more complex than we may know. When given the task to write 20 words or less by using something natural, I found it to be very difficult....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers] 1454 words
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Writing Style - Writing Style What is writing style. I started out thinking that writing style is a personal thing and that all writers have their own style. But, this way of thinking is really just a simple way to answer the question. After more careful thought, I realized that style is actually quite the opposite of personal and original. Style is a form of standardization. As writers, we all follow certain rules and guidelines to make our point. Style is these rules and guidelines. For a writer to better understand style, multitudes of books and helpful guides have been published....   [tags: Writing Styles Style Essays]
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Writing Style - Writing Style When constructing a piece of writing, a student may sometimes find herself struggling to remember grammar rules or style principles. A handy reference guide would help her out immensely. William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s book, The Elements of Style, and Joseph Williams’ book, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace, assist writers improve their work in various ways. Strunk and Whites’ book took a simple approach, while Williams went more in-depth, with elaborate explanations and varying choices for each writing style....   [tags: Writing Style Styles Essays]
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Writing Technology - Writing Technology How many times in an average day does one think about how their shoes were made, and how the invention has evolved over the years. A person could never know the full extent of it until they tried to make a pair with only the simplest of materials to use. It is so easy to say that society does not know what they have until it is gone. For this project every tool that I have ever used for writing was taken away, and it left me more than a little frustrated. It is so hard to think about going through a day without a pen, pencil, or marker to use at will....   [tags: Writing Technology Technological Papers]
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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design - When someone thinks about architecture, they usually don’t think about writing. Design and math are the first things that come to mind. But writing is also an important part of an architect’s job; it is used on a daily basis. An architect uses many forms of writing to communicate with the many people involved in a project and to keep track of everything that has to be done, as well as deadlines for these tasks and to whom each task is assigned. Mr. Richard Johnson, an architect in the local firm The East Group, most often communicates through e-mails....   [tags: Architecture]
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Creative Writing: Louise and The General - Louise was an orphan whose parents died when she was very young. So the only thing she hated very much was separation. Her parents left an ancestral gemstone ring for her, which suited her very well. She did not sell it for money, instead of which, for more than ten years, she earned her living as a tailor assistant. She hoped one day she can become a designer and make really beautiful clothes. Her ultimate goal was to design soldiers’ clothes since she really admired soldiers due to their heroic spirit and machismo....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 772 words
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Creative Writing: The Midnight Theft - As the sun slowly settled, darkness began to overcome the Earth. Sickness—had come. The sickness slowly but readily crept into each home. It was the Midnight Theft. The destructive plague stole during midnight—it stole lives. Deep in the heart of Tukenasville, people were dying, and the whole country was beginning to perish. The flowers withered as they bloomed. The mountain peaks crumbled under steer weight. Animals fled to holes to live out the final moments of their life. People were distraught, and chaos was invading every planet in the macrocosm....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1577 words
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Creative Writing- The Wounded Seagull - In Christina’s vast, shadowy and handicapped world, there was nothing that seemed to make her feel as free as she would ever physically be able to, which was to sit on her doorstep, and soak in all her surroundings. She had developed a sense of oneness with nature. But this was not enough to pacify the yearning for freedom. Although she always saw the glass more than half full, it was still empty, and nothing seemed to fill up the hollow patch. Christina became disabled due to a severe attack of polio, at the young age of two years old....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 891 words
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John Lennon's Use of Writing in Lyrics - John Lennon, the late Beatle, and immortal Walrus, said, “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. See how they run, like pigs from a gun, see how they fly-I’m crying.” And, the strangest thing about it is, after A Hard Day’s Night of typing this into my computer’s grammar checker, the program didn’t indicate a single error. Imagine, three decades before the age of the word processor, Lennon made his words Come Together. Think back to secondary school. What would many of your teacher’s reaction have been had you written what John Lennon did....   [tags: English Writing Grammar Music Lennon Beatles]
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Academics versus Writing Centered Classes - One of the biggest debates in composition theory seems to be the notion of fostering the “creative impulse” versus “structure” in the writing classroom. We have run into this argument time and again in class, and it is waged on a larger scale in the “Bartholomae and Elbow Debate” in terms of academic versus writing centered classes. In class we have discussed “structure” as grammar, and the “creative impulse” as the desire students have to break the rules of language in their own creative endeavors....   [tags: Literature English Writing Class Teaching Teacher]
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Does The Writing Process Improve Verbal Intelligence? - Does The Writing Process Improve Verbal Intelligence. Introduction I wanted desperately to learn to juggle, probably because my dad was trying to learn. I felt like he was approaching the whole act as a science and I saw it as an art form. My father continued to destroy fruit in the house every winter for three years until he finally gave up. His act was painful to watch. I had a feeling he was making it harder than it was, so when he gave up juggling, I started. I used rolled up socks and practiced in the privacy of my bedroom....   [tags: Research Writing Benefits] 1310 words
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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] 1369 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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Teaching Writing - Teaching Writing As I look back over the course of this semester, the image that I get is one of the murky variety. It is difficult to identify although I have felt its presence for almost four months now. There have been many moments when I have waited for the insights to come, for the reading and the writing to mesh. And instead, I felt like I was lost in a fog that was sometimes dense, other times only misty. The worst part is that the fog is pervading a familiar place and once it clears I will be disappointed with myself because I should have known exactly where I was....   [tags: Reflective Writing Education Feminism Essays] 1301 words
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Grammar and the Role of Writing Center Tutors as Teachers of Grammar - Grammar and the Role of Writing Center Tutors as Teachers of Grammar Communication in any form requires a protocol. The evolution of language from sounds into words is proof of that. People recognized that in order for two people to understand each other, they must have a common code that will allow each one to transmit and receive signals accurately. If the word “red” signified two different colors to two different people, for example, then there would be a breakdown of communication. Language has grown complex over time and in its current form, it enables users to communicate with precision and nuance....   [tags: Teaching Writing Grammer Education] 6463 words
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Writing Analysis - Writing Analysis Part A: Positive Descriptive Narrative: Fond Escape Finally, the weekend has arrived. Not only is it the weekend, but it is Labor Day weekend. I’ve just received word from my boyfriend that he may be coming to Mobile to visit me tomorrow if the weather permits. I softly place the telephone back into its cradle and step outside to have an afternoon lounge on the balcony of my apartment. The glass door glides open, and my bare feet brushes against the smooth concrete of the balcony....   [tags: Writing Literature English Essays Papers] 1505 words
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Writing - Writing Mountains are tall. If you are stupid enough to jump off one you fall fast and you land hard. The five-paragraph theme is my mountain and I have just jumped right off it. There don't seem to be any outcroppings to grab for, and my assignment is to discuss my cliff as I continue to drop from it. So I will not grab. I will let myself fall, and hope for pillows at the end. I feel lost without my introduction to conclusion formula started at the beginning of this paper. Why do I have to do this assignment....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing Education Essays] 1132 words
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The Process of Writing: Composing through Critical Thinking, by Roberta Allen and Marcia Mascolini - Sally caught the ball. The long-haired, athletic Sally gathered up all her strength and stretched, like Stretch Arm Strong, to grab that ball right out of the sky above. Which one sounds better. Which one would you rather have in your paragraph. With some simple things to keep in mind, you too can write better. The book entitled, The Process of Writing: Composing through Critical Thinking, by Roberta Allen and Marcia Mascolini, taught you everything from thinking before you write to putting things together, all the way to how to prepare specific forms of essays....   [tags: The Process of Writing] 2016 words
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Writing and Being Chapter II Exploration: The River of Your Life - Writing and Being Chapter II Exploration: The River of Your Life Dear Journal, I've taken some looks back to early point of my life. I was curious to see what got me to this point in my life and what had me turn out to be the person that I am today. I went back as far as my birth to see or try to notice certain things or events that shaped my personality. Like I said, I went back as far as my birth to figure it out. My birth was most definitely the weirdest thing I've ever experienced, and the worst thing that I probably will ever experience, besides my death, which, so I've heard, is being born backward....   [tags: Journal Writing] 1297 words
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Treasure Hunt in Egypt- Fiction Writing - It all began with a man named Rick who was a treasure hunter. He would travel all over Egypt to find gold and jewels in various historical temples. This time he was in Karnak searching in the Temple of Amun-Ra, the dwelling of the sun god. Rick assembled a selective team to help him on his exhibition. They were in search of the Book of Amun-Ra, also known as the Book of the Living. This book was the opposite of the Book of the Dead, instead of giving those who have died life to continue into the afterlife, the Book of Amun-Ra took life away....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 963 words
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Creative Writing: ShinDong High School - School was normal at ShinDong High. This school is filled with the varieties of many different kinds of people, here are the the so called people: Nerds Dorks Geeks Queenkas and Kingkas It was currently lunch. The halls were now filled with the many students as they rushed over to the cafeteria. Their favorite period was lunch. This is because lunch is filled with entertainment, day by day, week by week, month by month, and year my year. Entertainment is a tradition at lunch which was created by none other, than the past Queenkas and Kingkas....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story] 1799 words
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Creative Writing: Escape From Society - There once was a bottle named Honey who lived in Bottle Town. He had a huge family consisting of ten siblings. Everyone in his family only cared for money but luckily he was the only one who decided to move away with nothing on his hands. His father and mother never looked up for their children so all of Honey’s brothers and sisters took care of themselves. The day Honey decided to leave he explained, “I’m sorry for leaving but I cannot live here anymore. I am planning on coming back but I need some time alone somewhere where no one knows me!” He cried from guiltiness....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 779 words
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Imaginative Writing- My Friend from Neptune - I remember everything like if it was yesterday. It was a feeling I could never explain. It was the weirdest thing that had ever happened to me, or to anyone. That day was also the best, exciting, fun but also sad. I’ve never experience anything like it. I woke up because of the loud, creepy, scratchy noise I heard. A noise you only hear when an ancient truck is passing by. This was weird here, in Beverly Hills. I got up, and put my pink robe on I needed to know what was happening outside. I couldn’t believe what was in my sight....   [tags: creative writing] 1116 words
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Creative Writing Essay - Madara doesn't know what disembodied entity forces him to listen because he does listen right now to Tobirama's unending one-sided convo about oboes above all things. It probably has to do with Madara being literally stuck with Tobirama as lab partners for the rest of the semester. That or until Tobirama dies. Madara fingers the pipet in his hand all too viscously and God, it's a pipet, how much damage will that do smart one and thinks sooner than later. "Can you believe that?" Tobirama pounds his stirring rod onto the scratch friendly table top and at hearing some cracks, Madara eyes through the murky film of his goggles his hand warily, scooching to the left so he doesn't have to keep vigi...   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 2386 words
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Creative Writing Essay - The man’s mouth was set into a creased frown, his eyes lingering over the state of degradation the room had succumbed to. The walls were dark and ashen, the faded green wallpaper peeling off from where it still remained plastered over the cracked wood underneath. There were planks lost here and there among the floor—a perfect trap for the unsuspecting—and no amount of cheep, dirty rug made from polyester that attempted to falsify something akin to fur could provide redemption for it....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 2351 words
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Moving away from Theme Writing and Finding our Voices - Moving away from Theme Writing and Finding our Voices The attempt to discover my "voice" may seem less than insightful for the audience in which this paper is intended. It is quite a relief that I don't have to write a theme, pretending to be an expert on finding voice. The concept of voice is very new for me because I wasn't aware that I was conveying a tone or attitude in my writing that was so profoundly obvious. In preparation for this discussion I have spent time re-reading former assignments trying to "hear" the voice present in them....   [tags: Writing Essays Papers] 1172 words
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Personal Narrative: Harsh Criticism of my Writing - There are certain moments in my writing process, even more than twenty years later, that I can still imagine hearing that sharply critical voice striking a deep and lasting blow as the journalism assignment replete with bloody red ink landed on my desk. “This is all wrong,” were the words my high school journalism teacher stabbed me with as she passed down the aisle pausing only long enough for me to catch a whiff of her nicotine breath. At the very same moment my stomach muscle knotted, my face burned as if with fever, and those four words echoed out of control over and over again in my ears....   [tags: Narrative Essay Writing English Teacher Student] 1681 words
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Our Own Words: A Students's Guide to First-Year Writing - Our Own Words: A Students's Guide to First-Year Writing I was born in Bulgaria, the Land of Roses, a “Wonderland” amongst others in Eastern Europe. After living there for eight years under the influence of communism, my family and I were eager to depart and head for America - “ The Land of Opportunity.” The adjustments I had to make to my unknown surroundings in the United States were not easy or pleasant. My number one priority was to continue my education and, without hesitation, I was quickly enrolled in an English speaking elementary school....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1373 words
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Personal Narrative: My Experience in College Prep II Writing - For the entirety of my undergraduate career I had the distinct ability to successfully write research papers, critical essays and journal entries. On the whole I feel that my writing was successful due to the fact that I received excellent grades as well as glowing comments of support from my professors. Please understand that I am not boasting about my grade point average, class rank or even attempting to claim that I am a good writer. However, I do feel confident in my abilities to write papers that speak directly to the question at hand while simultaneously addressing, although not necessarily adhering to, the professor’s point of interest....   [tags: Narrative Essay Writing English] 1775 words
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Multiculturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing - Multiculturalism in Mother Tongue, Memorial Day and Multiculturalism, and College Writing       As an American it is very important to understand the different concepts of assimilation and multiculturalism. It is these terms that differ one person from everybody else in some kind of way. Multiculturalism is a term that is just what it sounds like. It is including several cultures. According to the American Heritage dictionary, multiculturalism is " a social or educational theory or program that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only one mainstream culture....   [tags: Tongue Memorial Writing]
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Creative Writing: 2112 - In 2112, a High-Technical Robots Factory has invent and produce thousands of robots that contain every single human’s abilities, but in fact, they are even better than human because they has a lot of different special items, and each item has its own magical power. However one of the robots, called Doraemon, has a huge mistake during the process of manufacture. But none of the workers has found out. So now, Doraemon’s special items might not be always working properly, and sometimes it might have the opposite effect of the original power....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1047 words
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The Evolution of Writing - Writing has been a staple of society since its creation centuries ago. The evolution of writing has caused the definition of an acceptable writer to also evolve, and there are many ways to become a practiced writer. Decent writing requires dedication, creativity, and structure. Writing must be a routine in a society for its citizens to become skilled writers. These aspects of writing are found and explained in many articles. In the article, “Writing in the 21st Century,” Kathleen Yancey spells out how writing has evolved over the years....   [tags: Literacy ]
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Writing as a Career - Many writers would like to categorize there reasons for being writers, and there are different reasons according to the kind of writing the writer does. The author can be viewed for the reasons of loving what they write about, then they could be viewed as one who likes to write novels, or bigger books, and then there is the ones who do it because it means a lot to their lifestyle. There are many reasons for becoming a writer, which are included in some of the authors’ thoughts. A writer is viewed as someone who is looking for subjects inquires, but not after what he loves best, but in what he thinks he loves at all (Dillard 1)....   [tags: Informative] 1203 words
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The Process of Writing - As I sit here staring at the blank screen, thoughts race through my mind as I contemplate what lies ahead. Is my topic clear. Is it appropriate. What is it that I want to say. Finally the fear sets in, what lie ahead is a minefield of self-doubt and criticism, one misstep could lead to a personal catastrophe. I take each step with caution, slowly putting my thoughts on paper, exposing myself to scrutiny. The answers do not present themselves with the concrete certainty of mathematics and science, they are subjective and open to interpretation....   [tags: Obstacles, Uncertainty] 809 words
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The Development of Writing - Childhood memories heavily influence our writing styles and story telling abilities, as adults. Some talented authors find more inspiration from their more difficult childhood experiences, such as Tennessee Williams. Tennessee Williams’ childhood was plagued by disease, addiction and ignorance. The many challenges he faced, throughout his childhood, allowed him to developed his creativity, and pushed him to become a descriptive and influential playwright. Some of Williams‘ most haunting memories inspired his greatest literary works: The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Creative Writing- Fastest Land Craft on Earth - The sand was hot, my face dripping with sweat. Taking a drink of water I looked at the vast open desert that will be below me in only a few short moments. Preparing for years on end, I stepped in and sat down. Twisting knobs and setting switches, I flipped the ignition. The giant dual engines came to life with an enormous roar with the slight hint of a whistle. Sand swept into the sky creating a wicked dust storm. “30 second to launch!!” a man behind several computer screens shouted into the headset....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1124 words
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Creative Writing: Chewing Gum, Spiders and Pigeons - If I were invited into ‘room 101’ I would nominate the following things: chewing gum, spiders and pigeons. All of these things get on my nerves and deserve to go into room 101. The thing I dislike the most about chewing gum is where people leave it, on the bus, under tables and on the floor. It’s disgusting. Have you ever accidentally stepped on a piece of chewing gum just walking down the street. It gets stuck to your foot all day, you try and scrape it off, but it just isn’t budging. You then have to resort to using your fingers to pick off somebody else’s revolting ball of goo....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 634 words
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Creative Writing- Humorous Journey through Hell - I awoke to the sound of the wind. No, it couldn’t be, no wind on earth could create such a terrible din. It was like a cassette recording of the roar of a lion, only copied and re-recorded several million times. The sound was dappled with occasional grinds and shrieks, too, which caused me to wince whenever they reached my ears. Curious, I pried my eyes open and turned my head to the left. I nearly jumped sky-high in the air, for through the jungle mist I spied a vacuum cleaner. It awkwardly rolled back and forth, smoke emanating from the underside....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1622 words
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History of Writing - Throughout history, writing has had many various uses that have helped record information from history to the present day. Writing has obtained many different uses as to how and what we use writing today. When writing was formed in 3200 B.C. it was used to record and communicate. We have since then used writing for numerous issues such as recording information in which we may learn about the past, and for poetry or literature for people, both children and adults, to read and learn from. People throughout history and today even use writing for religious reasons such as writing out a prayer to God or even taking note on what has happened or talked of in the sermon....   [tags: Record Information, Communication, Learning]
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Writing in Philosophy - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians once sang that "philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks." While philosophy may be a tricky subject to grasp, full of seemingly unanswerable questions and paradoxes, writing in philosophy is pretty much the same as any other academic writing done in college. Philosophy papers still revolve around a thesis, still rely on evidence and logic to prove their theses, and are still written to show students' understandings or to gain new understandings just like any other academic paper....   [tags: Philosophy]
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The Writing Process - Scores of composition instructors agree that writing should be taught as a recursive process, rather than a liner process, and they also agree that most writers employ certain writing strategies as they produce drafts. Sandra Perl’s article, Understanding Composing” shares these beliefs because she states: “writing does appear to be recursive, yet the parts that recur seem to vary from writer to writer and from topic to topic” (142). Perl explains that throughout the writing process, writers employ a “forward-moving action that exists by virtue of backward-moving action” (141)....   [tags: Education, Recursive Process] 988 words
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Writing an Ethnography - “In any war story, but especially a true one, it's difficult to separate what happened from what seemed to happen.” - Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried It is not only war stories that create confusion, both for their writers, and their readers, about the nature of the truth they tell. Is the truth in a “true” story what the writer experienced, or the truth of what “really” happened. If the story is about other people, is the truth what the writer sees them do, or what they think they are doing....   [tags: Social Studies] 2334 words
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Writing on Demand - The English Composition course I have been taking has required me to do one of the things I hate to do most, write on command. When I write, really write, I have to be inspired and it has to have a personal meaning for me. I have avoided this course for years, but now I believe there is a reason I was meant to take it at this time in my life. Each essay I have had to create has, at first, seemed an impossible chore. Suddenly though, each time, some event in my life would form a story in my mind, and become an obsession I had to write down....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1551 words
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Thoughts on Writing - Writing about people can be hard, especially when they are boring and seem incapable of doing anything interesting. In terms of writing this should seem like something that can easily be avoided and for the most part it can, however something cannot be exploding nor can someone pull out a gun every time you’re stumped for dialogue. Your characters need to be vibrant enough than even when they aren’t fighting fallen deities and ransacking millennia old tombs you should care about what they are saying....   [tags: Creating Characters] 768 words
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Someone in the Backseat- Creative Writing - Driving through torrential rain was very torturous. The rain thumped on the bonnet and the wind whistled along the curves of the car. The trees were waving frantically in the wind as if to attract the attention of passing cars. Like the night, the winding country road grew longer and longer, darker and darker with every passing hour. The bright headlights pushed back the darkness, which immediately returned to haunt the rear of the car. The darkness seeps into the car and hangs heavily over the back seat....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 683 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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The Waiting Room- Creative Writing - The waiting room was still and quiet except for the hypnotic tick of the old plastic clock hanging on the wall. A smell evoking images of latex gloves and mouthwash hung in the air, as the dentist worked behind the closed door. The little boy across the room fidgeted uncontrollably while his mother chose to ignore it. Her face was drawn and pale. Her hands were placed on top of her lap and she wrung them continuously. She wore baggy red patterned trousers, a multi-coloured striped jumper and on her head was a faded red bandana, firmly sealed over a mass of scruffy brown curls....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 649 words
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The Car Park- Creative Writing - I arrive at the car park, late as I usually am. My friends are there already, organised, prepared, ready. I, on the other hand, am not. The thought of performing anything in front of a crowd always seemed to be something that, how can I say it, levelled my conscience to that of a small school child on his first day at school. The 30 minute car trip to the venue however, was my chance to ensconce my childish fears, as I listen to music. To me, music is the gateway from one dimension to another....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 724 words
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The Silo Strangler- Creative Writing - Slowly trudging through the swampy field silhouetted by the moon, was the fifth victim of the Silo Strangler. He was 15 years old, 5ft 6 and was the usual teenager who thought that the world revolved around him and that nothing could hurt him. His father laid down the rules in his house and the one he, made a point of most was that Andy should not sneak out of his bedroom and night to go and drink with his friends. Not only was it illegal for him to be drinking, the Silo Strangler was lurking around and had already killed four people in the vicinity of the village....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 438 words
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Creative Writing: The Great Doctor - John Smith has a couple of years left until he retires from his job in London where he has worked for over 25 years. John has loved this job as it has involved him saving lives. John is 5ft 8 inches, has lots of dark black hair with a few greying pieces at the side of his head. He wears small dark round glasses and has a moustache that is almost completely grey. John is a slim man as he knows the importance of keeping himself healthy as every day he sees so many people who have not. John is a very kind man who is always so calm and patient with everyone....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 540 words
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Creative Writing: Loving an Alcoholic - Will he be blue. Is he dead. At the doorway, momentarily, I hesitated. Should I continue. Should I call the police instead. Should I even be here, pondering over to help the man who constantly abused his children and deserved to die. Should I. The children?s pale faces came to mind suddenly. The hollowness of their stares. The frightened gleam in their eyes, the hopelessness in their expressions. They?d already been unwillingly dragged into this chaos. They had no choice over the matter. If they can do this, why can?t you....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1113 words
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Creative Writing: A Halloween Story - The night before Halloween, started out swell, but as the day went on, it turned out to get much more exciting. Hallie was walking down the street and looking at all the decorations that were hung up throughout the neighborhood. Her favorite was the light blue wooden house that was nestled along the corner of Pine Avenue and Ivy Hollow. There were paper ghosts and gravestones set out all through the yard. The columns on the porch were covered with spider webs and bats hung from the ceiling. Hallie’s memory had just kicked in....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 435 words
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Creative Writing: Going To War - Going to War The arrival of winter was well on its way. Colorful leaves had turned to brown and fallen from the branches of the trees. The sky opened to a new brightness with the disappearance of the leaves. As John drove down the country road he was much more aware of all his surroundings. He grew up in this small town and knew he would live there forever. He knew every landmark in this area. This place is where he grew up and experienced many adventures. The new journey of his life was exciting, but then he also had a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach of something not right....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1469 words
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Creative Writing: The Christmas Gift - "Mysterious Fires Breaking out Across Prince Rupert, British Colombia"-- John Reeves "I can't believe there is another one" read surprised Henry Peters. "That must be 5 houses in the last 2 months. Why would anyone do such a vapid thing?" "Dad, they don't even know if someone is setting them yet!" "Oh Billy, wake up and smell the smoke. Fires like that just don't start themselves." Billy knew that as he was walking away, but since he was the cause of all the fires he did not want anyone to know....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1149 words
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Analysis of Writing Instruction: Incorporating a Writing Workshop in the Classroom - I. Research According to Fletcher and Portalupi, students use writing in a variety of ways: to communicate, question, persuade, synthesize, teach (1). Fletcher states, “…a writing work shop creates an environment where students can acquire these skills along with the fluency, confidence, and desire to see themselves as writers” (1). A writer’s work shop consists of the following components: minilessons, conferences, strategies lessons, and teaching shares according to Bender (xvii). Fletcher and Portalupi (11-13), as well as Peha (3), break their writing work shop into three components: minilessons, writing time, and share time with individual or small group conferencing....   [tags: Education, teaching, teachers]
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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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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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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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Lucy - Creative Writing - Lucy had gone missing on Wednesday. It was now Friday. When she failed to return home from school, her father, a policeman named John, called all of her friends and neighbours, asking in a panic if they’d seen her. They hadn’t. She was only 8, she’d never been separated from her mother and father for more than a few days, but even then they had kept in contact somehow, whether by phone or by post. They were very worried about her. John and Mary, his wife, had been constantly phoning everyone they knew, checking and double-checking if anyone had seen their daughter or if they had any news about her....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 1297 words
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The House- Creative Writing - I moaned softly to myself as I compelled my battered legs to carry me for the last time along the over-grown garden path, which I had once skipped down so carelessly as a young boy. I sighed as I surveyed the acres; the once beautifully manicured, but now utterly disheveled expanse of garden stretching before me. My gaze rested on the immense oak tree that cut into the landscape, once majestic and verdant but now withered and dieing. I apprehensively forced my eyes to look directly ahead of me and focused them upon the house that had once given me so much happiness as a boy....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 469 words
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The Holocaust- Creative Writing - My name is Eva Berlinski. I’m only 13 years old and I was brought up in a Jewish family in Germany. My family and I were sent off to a ghetto in February of 1944. We have only been here for five months, but it seems like five years. So many awful things have happened here. First, the fence was finished, and nobody can go out or come in anymore. Second, the Aryans who used to live in the area of the ghetto all left during these few days to make place for the Jews. From today on, we’re not in a ghetto anymore, but in a ghetto camp....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 503 words
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Going Home- Creative Writing - It was a frosty night. The ground was soft, but dry. The sun had almost set, and thick grey clouds moved slowly and silently through the sky. The air smelt damp, the only sound anyone could have heard was their own breathing, and the occasional chirping of a bird above. The air was cool, a soft wind blew through the trees and Corporal Brown shuddered, though not with discomfort and coolness, but with terror and anxiety for the forthcoming events. As the slight whistle from the wind sounded in her ears, she lowered herself down, as low as she could get, into the soft muddy earth amongst the bushes....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 931 words
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The Assassin- Creative Writing - It was almost 6 o’clock and the night was drawing closer. Waiting patiently for the return of his prey, he lay with his body embedded in the fallen leaves of what looked like an endless procession of hedges. The silence was deafening. He had been there for almost three hours, and only one car had passed by, it was going to be a long night for him. The skies were casting a dark, unwanted shadow over him, as though they knew for what purpose he was present. It had started to rain, its pressure strengthening rapidly....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 600 words
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Creative Writing: The Necklace - Well, my story starts the same way that everyone else's does, creation. Only the way that I was created was probably a lot different to the way that you or anyone else was. I was created in a silversmith. Parts of me were dug out of the earth melted or cut and eventually all put together, in a way that someone wanted me. Therefore, unlike you, when I was created, people knew exactly what they were getting. I am also probably much older than you are and your parents, and maybe even your grandparents....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 2519 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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The Importance of Writing Skills in the Workplace - Writing is a medium of communication as well as speaking. Writing will convey a message via letters. People communicate it by using e-mails, article, passage and letters. All of this method is using the writing skill which affect to getting work because good writing can persuasive employers to interested in candidates and show fluency in language. Furthermore, writing also affect to work performance; in a July 2012 article, business instructor Dr. Stephanie Heald-Fisher pointed out that employers increasingly consider writing skills in not only hiring, but also promotion decisions....   [tags: university students, gramatical errors]
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The Effective Teaching and Learning of Writing - Writing is an important skill that allows participation in society, and ability to express oneself meaningfully. In saying this, there are various ways to teach writing, and they all have their place. It is important to teach children to learn how to write as it covers all areas of the curriculum, and enables them to express themselves and be assessed in various ways. Learning how to write involves expressing ideas through various textual means, attention to editing, and attention to text structure (Seely Flint, Kitson, Lowe, & Shaw, 2014)....   [tags: behaviourism, teacher-centred, skills]
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Perspectives on Writing by Different Authors - Writing is a broad topic. A topic as broad as writing leaves loopholes and room for those who choose to of express themselves. This expression can be completely voluntary, such as a job or hobby, or involuntary, such as writings assignments for students. Yet no matter the profession of the writer, there is a common ground for all. Writing can be an art for some or a gained skill for others. No matter the interpretation, there will be hardships while writing, like writer’s blocks and numerous drafts....   [tags: junot diaz, becoming a writer]
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The Development of Writing and Social Hierarchies - There are numerous traits found in the world that are said to give us our humanity; These traits can be as simple as compassion for others, or as complex as a desire to rule and conquer. There are two crucial developments, however, that have contributed greatly to the development of human civilization - the development of writing and the creation of a hierarchical social structure. These two developments in human history have become the building blocks for the way that we live our day-to-day lives....   [tags: communication, verbal speech]
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The Life and Writing of William Faulkner - The birth of the modernist movement in American literature was the result of the post-World War I social breakdown. Writers adopted a disjointed fragmented style of writing that rebelled against traditional literature. One such writer is William Faulkner, whose individual style is characterized by his use of “stream of consciousness” and writing from multiple points of view. World War I had a more profound effect on society than wars prior. With new deadly weapons, like poison gas, high death tolls, and the first occurrence of total war, shocked the world, tearing people between the modern and the tradition....   [tags: writers, biography] 903 words
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The Demands of Middle School Writing - All middle school students, grades 6-8, are required to develop well-written compositions. According to the Louisiana Depart of Education (2008), to meet the demands of the comprehensive curriculum, these students are required to write complex multi-paragraph compositions with a clearly focused main idea and developed with relevant ideas, organization patterns, and structure that communicates clearly to the reader. The grade-level expectation also states that the students are required to use a variety of sentence structures, voice and word-choice to meet the audience’s expectations, and proper grammar and mechanics....   [tags: secondary Education, teachers, teaching]
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Teaching Writing to Students with Autism - Every year there are more and more children born with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and there is more of a need for accommodation for their needs. “The future will likely present teachers with even more students with learning disabilities” (Gerstle and Walsh 35). With these numbers increasing, it is important for teachers and the people around them to understand their struggles and needs. Children and adults with ASD struggle in many areas. They have difficulties taking on daily activities that most people take for granted....   [tags: Teaching Students with Autism]
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Creative Writing: A Day In The Life Of A Prisoner - Ever wondered what it's like to be a prisoner. He may have done something wrong to end up there, but ever wondered how someone's life is, once they get put behind the bars. I opened my eyes and a yellow light on the ceiling greeted me with a bright stare. I rolled myself out of the bed with a slight groan and my back started complaining by cracking in different places like firecrackers. I can see the sun shining outside my cell but no warmth is being given in. The only warmth I get is from my 2cm sheet of "blanket"....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1025 words
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The Ghost in the Black Gown- Creative Writing - It was the year 1972 September 8th. The wind was gushing into my face; the rain was pelting down on my head. My car had just broken down in the middle of the woods and there was no kind of help in sight. There were heavy thunderstorms, and I heard the birds fluttering away. It was scary looking at the sky. I walked a few yards and I saw in the distance an eerie looking house. I was hesitant to go to the house for help but realized there was no other option. As I walked cautiously towards the house I heard the clock struck one from inside....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 749 words
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Creative Writing: The Last Days of Earth - Destruction It was a dark, cold, cloudy day. The clouds covered the sky like a big black sheet, nothing to be seen except darkness that seemed to go on forever. This was the third day in a row that there had been complete darkness, there was no getting rid of it. This was because of ‘the meteorite.’ It was Daisy Chamberling that broke the news at her usual time, 5 o’clock. It was a horrific moment as shock was spread all over the world by this news. Usually Daisy goes on about unimportant cases but this time she was serious....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1226 words
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Creative Writing: My Life as a Fish - One of the most unique creatures are fish. As I am sitting here in my room, my fish are swimming about with not a care in the world. I wonder what it would feel like to be a fish. I'm swimming about and see eight other fish swim around me. The thermometer reads 72 degree Fahrenheit, but the cold water suits me just fine. There are white, black, and gray pebbles all over the bottom of the tank which collects the deserted food particles. I accidentally suck up a small pebble with the fish food I tried eating from the bottom of the tank....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 995 words
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Writing as Thing and Event - The average person does not give much thought to the way we perceive speaking and writing: event or thing. Writing and speaking It is so innate, or as Ong says of writing “deeply interiorized” in most of us that we use these methods of communication every day without considering what it means for how we communicate and even perceive ourselves and others. Ong describes writing itself as a technology which changes how we look at words in general whether spoken or written. These ideas can particularly be applied to computers and internet technology as methods of communication....   [tags: Walter Ong, Paul Saenger]
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Titanic Retold by Cassie- Creative Writing - My name’s Cassie and I have a story to tell. This is the story I remember. I can only tell you this story without the facts, I can tell you it the way it happened to me. I can’t tell you how long ago it happened. I’ve lost all sense of time. My mind is warped and I don’t really understand what happened that night. I guess my story must begin on Christmas day 1911. I was 8 at the time. I lived with my father George Turn. We lived in a little flat in Southampton, and he was my hero....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1057 words
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