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My Writing : Writing And Writing

- When I first came into English 1101, I lacked confidence in my writing. I didn’t know if I was writing correctly or even forming an essay correctly, also I experienced trouble with research papers and the process of writing these kinds of essays. I would often feel overwhelmed and embarrassed since I was never taught how to write any essay correctly. I was thinking to myself, how could I have not known how to write. Writing should have been something so first nature to me, but through the help of Mrs....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Creative writing]

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The Design of Writing and the Writing of Design

- No one will ever escape the necessity of writing. Even entering a career dealing with math and art – like architecture – does not mean that a person will not need writing skills. Writing is an important part of an architect’s job; it is used on a daily basis. An architect’s writing is a method of communication and can even be a kind of advertisement. An architect uses many forms of writing, such as emails, business letters, and published work, 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....   [tags: Architecture, Writing]

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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]

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Writing Of Writing For A Nursing Journal

- I cannot say that I have thought about writing for a nursing journal; however, I have thought about writing short stories and I have done that a time or two. The style of writing that interests me the most is creative, because I can make the world anyway I want it to be. Although I have never thought of medical writing in the past, it is not completely out of the question. The more I learn about writing, the more I like it. I am certain it would take many hours for me to construct something that someone else would be interested in reading, and I think if given enough time that I could conquer the task....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Writing, Psychology]

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Writing An Essay About Writing

- Writing to Keep from Dying "Deedee get up it 's time for school," my mom always said. Up until fifth grade that was all I could remember hearing. Every morning before school, I can remember being so anxious and excited about going to school, school is where I shined. I was not like everyone else, I did not play sports and I could not sing or dance. However, for a long time school is where I showed off my talents. At the end of every school year, I looked forward to our annual Award 's Day Program....   [tags: Writing, High school, Essay, Writing process]

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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]

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My Writing : The Creative Writing

- When I first signed up for this class, I thought that it would be easy since it was a summer course. This was somewhat the case. The class overall was not hard but there was a lot of assignments to keep up with. When I first started my summer courses I had trouble managing my time and completing my assignments in a reasonable time. As the semester came to an end, I believe that I have grown in terms of time management. I still procrastinate sometimes on little things but not as much as I did in the beginning....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Protagonist, Short story]

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Writing Goodly: The Decline of Linguistic Skill

- Few would argue with the statement that writing skills are in state of decline. It is readily apparent that something needs to be done to resolve the issues that are preventing students from grasping the fundamentals of composition. However, there is a divergence of opinion when it comes to determining the cause of the nation’s writing ails. Many blame technology, giving cell phones and television particular attention. Others give technology a more indirect blame, claiming that email, instant messaging, and cell phones have robbed students of a desire to learn proper writing skills....   [tags: Writing ]

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The Thinking Steps that Go into My Writing

- The thinking steps I took into making this piece were: While I was brainstorming ideas for my rough copy, I started coming up with thoughts and at first, I was going to just have the little girl sitting by her self in a really dirty, abandoned house and thinking why her parents abandoned her, but then I thought that it would be better if I just made two more people and put them on the street, it would make it more realistic. So, I started doing a rough, rough copy and from there the ideas really just flew into my mind....   [tags: writing.]

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Exploring Academic Writing in my Discipline

- Section 1: Course writing The main writing categories in my research field are presentation, research paper, paper’s review, application letter for a grant and a book. These categorized literatures include many subcategories: the writing style is changed based on the audience. When a researcher presents his/her results to the general audience, he/her will change his writing style according to its knowledge and familiarity to the topic. Also, we can find similar practice in other types of writings, except for research paper....   [tags: Writing]

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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]

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Five Keys To Successful Freelance Writing

- For most free-lance writers success comes with hard work, but most of all there are five specific things that freelance writers need to do. Being able to network, setting a valid pay rate, and being able to communicate, all to produce credibility with clients. I shall briefly touch down on these subjects. Communication is necessary with your client, some are not as articulate as you. Knowing which questions to ask, you be able to put them at rest. Give them what they want, whether your project is forty-five dollars or a thousand dollars....   [tags: Writing]

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How Writing Is An Effective Writing Than A Writer

- Writing has always been something I have found enjoyment from; sentence structure and grammar being a particular interest of mine. In school, I was quick to catch mistakes in text and was often praised for my ability to string stories together. Closely observing the techniques and styles of authors I admired, I’ve considered myself to be more of an effective emulator of writing than a writer. To me, writing was always a vehicle for artistic expression, and I made a habit of avoiding most non-fictional assignments....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Writing style]

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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]

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The Art of Writing

- Writing is like art- it helps us to express ourselves. However, writing differs from art in that it has to follow specific parameters, such as structure, syntax, grammar, and so on. At the beginning of the quarter, I had preconceived ideas as to what "good" writing was, and how I should go about it. While working on my first assignment, I discovered that to be reasonably successful at this I had to leave behind my perceptions of writing as it is accepted in my country and to start from scratch. Throughout this portfolio, I demonstrate my development and growth as a writer....   [tags: Writing Analysis]

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Writing Processes And Their Past Experiences With Writing

- It was interesting to read everyone’s theories about writing and hear both similar and diverse insights about people’s writing processes and their past experiences with writing. It helped me reflect on things more too. A few people talked about not really knowing where to begin when asked, “What is your theory of writing?” For example, Renee said, “What is my theory of writing?” To be honest I’m not sure if I have one, or really fully understand what it means exactly. I get extremely frustrated trying to write a paper when I don’t exactly know what I’m supposed to write” I also wasn’t sure what a “theory of writing” was exactly when I sat down to work on this assignment....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, A Great Way to Care]

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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]

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The Importance Of Writing Workshops On Writing And Setting The Stage For A Lifelong Joy Of Writing

- Experts believe that writing workshops are an excellent way to get elementary school children interested in writing and setting the stage for a lifelong joy of writing. Lucy Calkins developed Writer’s Workshop which was based on many positions taken by her mentor Donald Graves (Feinberg 2). She identified six major components of the Writer’s Workshop, which make it so successful. The six components are: predictable structure, free choice, useful mini-lessons, daily independent writing time, conferencing with teachers and peers and modeling good writing....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Writing process, Writer]

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Writing Persuasive Essay - My Writing

- I’ve always viewed myself as an above average writer, taking rigorous AP courses to further my knowledge and challenge myself to the best of my ability. Through my experiences of high school, I learned of ethos, pathos, and logos, writing persuasive essays, rhetorical analysis essays, as well as argumentative essays. Even though I tested out of taking WRC 1013, I still wanted to make sure I was prepared in writing thorough essays While taking the WRC 1023, I learned of kairos, in order for an argument to be persuasive it has to have the right time to be effective....   [tags: Rhetoric, Writing, Essay, Learning]

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Per Aspera Ad Astra: Impeding the Travesty of Writing

- The importance of fully accomplishing the writing process, the process in which we design tangible literary structures from our ideas, is frequently and destructively ignored. Writing is a tool we use to engage exploration. In many ways written work can be equated to the terms of philosophy. It is an opportunity that may be best explained by Alan Watt’s quote from the introduction to his Philosophies of Asia, “philosophy is man's expression of curiosity about everything and his attempt to make sense of the world primarily through his intellect; that is to say, his faculty for thinking.” Imagine we are building a house out of brick....   [tags: Writing]

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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, ]

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Writing A Letter And Persuading By Writing An Essay

- There are many reasons to write. Entreating by writing a story, informing by writing a letter and persuading by writing an essay. I started to learn how to read and write in elementary school. As I got older and further in my education I got better at reading and writing. My favorite kind of writing is creative writing. Elementary school taught me how to write essays. Middle school taught me how to write letters. High school taught me how to write a story. Elementary, middle, and high school where very important in my writing development....   [tags: Essay, Writing, High school, Writer]

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The Culture Of Writing Of The Psychology Field

- I am doing a study on the culture of writing in academia in the psychology field. Interviewed were Professor Jerome Tobacyk and another Professor who, along with some other written sources provided great detail and insight on this topic. I chose Tobacyk because he is an advanced professor in psychology at Louisiana Tech, so he would know more about writing and its relationship to the psychology field. The other professor, Professor Jessica Szymanski, is a comparison to see the difference between the two and how they viewed writings involvement in their field....   [tags: Psychology, Writing, Creative writing]

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Writing An Article : Self As Writer

- UNIT -1: SELF AS WRITER Being an International student and coming from a country where English is not the primary language, writing has always been challenging me. I have not written much in my life other than for school or college purpose. Whenever I was given a task to write and present something, it used to be very challenging for me. According to me, Writing does not have particular form or shape. It can differ by situation, tone, emotion, need, and goal. Writing is a daily thing for most of the people....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Linguistics]

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The Unnecessary Complexity Of Academic Writing

- What do you think of when you think of complex writing. Many people would think of something that they couldn’t read because it was to hard to read. That issue is exactly what is being addressed in the world of academics today. Academics today are writing to a level that is very hard to understand, sometimes even to fellow academics. To the advantage of those who hate reading complex writing, other writers and researchers are starting to speak out on the topic. A newer style of writing is becoming more popular through the controversy....   [tags: Writing, Writing style, Academia]

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The Evolution of Writing

- Have you ever wondered how writing began. The words, alphabets, numbers. Most epigraphers and paleographers agree that the historical evolution of writing occurred in basically four stages 1. Ideographic 2. Logographic 3. Syllabic 4. Alphabetic. The development of writing is unidirectional. Meaning that it will pass through the above four stages in that order and no other. No system of writing can begin naturally with the syllabic stage or alphabet stage. No writing system ever studied has skipped through a stage....   [tags: Writing systems, literacy, ]

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My Writing And Writing A Book ' Our Own Pact '

- During this semester, I have done various work such as reading and writing. This work includes reading articles from the book and writing essays. Some of the work I did was a challenge at the beginning, but I was able to persist and overcome those barriers. During the time I been in this class, I have learned many important strategies that have helped me improve in various ways. One major method that has improved my academic skills and quality in education has been the use of the Habits of Mind....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Learning, Writing process]

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Writing Is Hard

- For me, writing is frustrating. Many times I have trouble writing about anything. The main reason why I have so much trouble when writing, is because I don't concentrate on my work enough. Even when I try my hardest to concentrate, my mind seems to wonder around to a different direction towards another thought. After that, I forget all about my work and just think about various things such as people, places, and different times I've had in the past. For example, even while I'm writing this small paragraph, my mind keeps on slipping into other thoughts....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Writing an Essay

- How to Write an Excellent Essay Excellent essays get results. A well-written essay can earn you a scholarship or entrance into your favorite college. Many essays win contests and prizes and encourage others to live better lives. Well written essays turn the hearts of the people. Early America was motivated to fight for freedom from England because of the writings of Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Your well-written essays might be printed in newspapers and make a positive impact in the lives of others....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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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]

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Writing and Reality

- Before the difference between fact and fiction can be deciphered, it is first necessary to establish the definition of the term literature itself and more specifically English literature. "Literature refers to any composition in the English language including the ones that have been composed in English by writers who are not necessarily from England. For instance, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, and Edgar Allan Poe was American, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian. Hence, English literature is as diverse as the dialects and varieties of the English that is spoken by people around the world and these writers all have their own styles when they create works of fiction or fact."...   [tags: Writing/Literature]

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Authentic Writing

- My well-worn sneakers paced the ground beneath them with a syncopated rhythm that communicated to the rest of the world, “I’m on a mission!” The black sole meets the dirt path with fervor as the leaves and dirt dissipate from behind me forging lines in the dirt like a red path from a navigation screen. I have always enjoyed running outdoors in Colorado. The cool breeze provides redemptive counsel for my stress, and my heart churns the thin air into my body—beat by rhythmic beat blood involuntarily pulsates through my veins....   [tags: Writing]

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Use Of Prolific Writing For Students

- The definition of prolific is to produce something with abundance or high frequency. Prolific writing for experts, who could be authors, novelists, ghostwriters, etc…, would be to produce a large quantity of writing in a short time. Some novelists are capable of writing a book in a month or just a week. In the classroom prolificacy would be writing often, no matter the length of each work. For students, most writing is for practicing the different types of writing. Prolific writing should not be frowned upon in publishing or classrooms....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Writing process, Creative writing]

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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]

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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]

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Writing Ritual Is A Behavior Of The Writer

- Writing Rituals Basically, writing ritual is a behavior of the writer which are helping succeed in writing. One’s writing ritual consists of where the writer sits, when the writer chooses to write, what materials the writers need, and so on when they should be in. These create one’s particular rituals. Some rituals are eccentric like writing in the bathroom or cannot write without wearing specific clothes. However, others are really scientific such as, writing in the morning with a cup of coffee or writing in a silent place....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Creative writing, Psychology]

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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]

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My Writing Experience At School

- A writer by its base definition is someone who strings written words together to form coherent though. By that definition, I think that I do consider myself a writer. If you stretch the term of writer out to someone who writes as a career, then I would not say that I was a writer in any form. I think that the word writer is one that is very subjective. We write without even a second thought if we are shooting out a text or scribbling a quick note, but harder forms of writing are intimidating. I hear this over and over from friends and classmates, “I hate writing.” or “I’m not good at writing.” What is it about writing that is so threatening to many college students....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Writing system, Creative writing]

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Exploring Realms Of The Art Of Writing

- Writing, it is like the government, people will complain and rebel against it but it is much needed. I had my epiphany in high school, I was sitting in class and my instructor just commanded “Write something and make it good,” I didn’t know what to do because since then I never had written something of my own, only from prompts on standardized tests. So I had to do it, I don’t know why I never questioned the instructor or asked why I had to do it, but it just made sense to. I felt as if the shackles and chains that held me down were now nonexistent and I could explore realms of the art of writing and I instantly felt an interest to invest my time into writing and have been enjoying it ever s...   [tags: Writing, Literature, Paper, Creative writing]

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My Writing Style As A Person And A Writer

- Over the past year I have grown as both a person and a writer. My writing has improved immensely since my first, formal essay in English 111. My biases have changed, my style has improved, and the voice has matured also. Over the course of this past semester my instructor has pushed the limits of what my peers and I were comfortable to do as writers. From arguing a controversial topic such as longevity to presenting our opinions to the class, this semester had no time for slacking. My writing style used to be a “productive” procrastinator effort: I would think of the topic for days, form an argument, and find research that supported my claim....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Writing style]

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Evaluation Of The Writing Process

- Unit 1 taught me to focus on each step in the writing process. Approaching the task via steps taught me how to think about each piece of the whole. When I first chose to write about soccer, the point of my essay was not evident in the draft stage. Through the process of completing the draft, editing and editing again, I gained perspective. The group conference exercise helped me zero in on my ideas. Listening to my classmates’ opinions of my work allowed me to gain a fresh perspective and write things I may not have thought of on my own....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Creative writing]

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The Importance Of Reading And Writing Skills

- The average working class citizen will be required to apply their reading and writing skills in a work environment at one point in time in there career; with this information it’s recommended that all college graduates complete a reading and writing class in order for them to better understand this concept. So that when the time comes they can apply the skills they learned into a real life exercise. I will now take a moment to describe the way I use reading and writing in an everyday within my work environment....   [tags: Writing, Technical writer, Writing system]

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Elements of Poetry and Essay Writing

- I was surprised to find that I could use so many of the techniques that poets use in writing my own essays. For example, by choosing certain words, I can set the tone for the essay and demonstrate certain attitudes. Also, I can take advantage of several technical methods, such as abstractions, assonance, and figures of speech to make an essay more interesting. Further, I think it is important to try and understand the poets meaning behind their word choice. After analyzing the poems of John Donne, Anne Bradstreet, and Robert Frost, I will discuss how I think certain elements can be used in my own writing....   [tags: Education, Writing]

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Effective Reading and Writing Instruction

- Despite the importance of writing, many students are performing below grade level and lack the necessary skills needed to be successful (Zumbrunn & Krause, 2012; Santangelo & Olinghouse, 2009). There are many factors that shape students’ writing development but there are others that contribute to students’ writing problems. According to Graham (2008) and Zumbrunn & Krause (2012), students and teachers both struggle to grasp the concept due to the complex nature of writing and writing instruction....   [tags: Essays on Writing]

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Revising is the Key to Writing

- College writers write multiple drafts and revise the entire essay or large sections of the essay for higher order writing concerns of meaning, structure, logical development, and concrete support of ideas and assertions. Revising the college essay is far more than simple editing for grammar and word choice. College essays must say something important and meaningful. Deep Revision helps to ensure that the essay says something interesting and worthwhile. Throughout High School I wrote for an educational finance website for high school students called, Investeens....   [tags: Importance of Writing]

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My Reflections on Writing a Novel

- “The Rebellion of Haruhi Suzumiya.” It was a novel of revolutions, a narrative of uprisings; a paperback of friendship, and, of course, a story of romance. This book was the first that I have ever completed, as I have always given up due to one reason: inspiration. As time passed by, I realized that writing this novel would be a great challenge, as it took me a while before the inspiration for writing came to me. In fact, once it finally arrived at my doorstep, inspiration began to overwhelm me to the point that I felt the emotions of the characters; I understood their viewpoints....   [tags: writing analysis]

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The Textuality of My Writing

- “Text” is an interesting lens to look at writing through. There are literally brand-new spaces for writing being created by new technology and innovations still to be made in existing spaces. For this reason, I chose to look at my writing through the lens of text. Specifically, I will note what text-space, sometimes referred to simply as space, the writing was completed on or in. Text-space is used in this paper to refer to where the writing was done, whether it be an email program, a forum application, or on a piece of paper....   [tags: Writing Theory]

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My Writing A Rhetorical Analysis

-  Some of the most helpful tips I learned from the reading assignments I did in ESE 005 were: how to write a rhetorical analysis essay, how to read like a writer, how to write "academically", and how to develop one 's writing. In writing a rhetorical analysis one has to identify the: speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone. The speaker is identified by their first and last name and their credentials (if any). The occasion refers to the genre (fiction, horror, mystery, etc..) or the type (essay, newsletter, documentary, etc..) of writing....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Writing process, Writer]

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The Journey Through English Writing

- Journey through English English was a course I usually breezed through during high school. It was never my best or favorite subject but it sparked interest when I was able to choose my own topics for papers. Writing persuasively was one of my fortes and feel that factual writing is something I generally excel at. My English 1201 class was by far my best performance over 1202 due to the type of writing style. I felt I was able to write fluently without facing many struggles unlike in 1202. I am extremely glad I excel in this type of writing because my majors (economics and finance) mainly focus on factual writing....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Paper, Literature]

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My Writing For Creativity Purposes

- Have you ever seen those movies when the antagonist is holding the gun straight at the protagonist’s head. You wait, and wait, and wait. There is the loud gun cock, but it never seems to actually go off and the protagonist never seems to die. For one thing, writing for me is like someone is sitting behind my desk, or seat, or just sitting next to me laughing menacingly with the gun pressed against my temple. A metaphorical gun killed my thoughts of a perfectly good paper. This has happened since I started writing in the third grade when TAKS tests became a part of my life....   [tags: Writing, Essay]

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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,]

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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]

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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays

- In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research. Persuasive writing follows a particular format....   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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The Exploration Of College Writing

- The Exploration of College Writing Freshman Composition has prepared me for college level writing and has changed the way I view writing. This class has taught me how to properly use semi-colons, colons, and commas. Furthermore, I have had trouble with developing a personal voice in the past; however, this class has really helped me discover who I am as a writer. A lot of people say that writing is a chore and it serves no purpose; on the contrary, my portfolio will reflect a sense of passion in everything I have written....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Writing process, Paper]

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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]

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How I Learned With Writing

- As the first semester of my sophomore year wraps up, I begin to realize that I have learned a lot in all of my classes. The class that I learned the most from has definitely been my English 111 course. This class have given me so many opportunities to improve my writing skills. With all of the success I’ve had in this class, I believe I will do just fine with writing later in my life. Over this entire course, we have written around 5 papers. This does not include this paper. Each of these papers were very different from each other....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Better, Writing system]

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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]

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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 ]

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Writing an Essay

- Just about any state exam requires an essay. Writing an essay can be very difficult for some. There are simple steps to help with essay writing. However, the best way to write an essay that will pass the test, is to practice, practice, practice. By practice, I mean several things. Anything that is worth having doesn't come easy. That applies to education as much as it does to anything else in life. To enroll in college courses, one must be able to write a decent essay. To write a decent essay, one must practice....   [tags: writing, education, process]

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Narrative vs. Descriptive Writing

- A narrative essay uses a point of view to tell a story. It is an engaging way for an author to tell his reader about an experience they have had or a personal story. Descriptive writing is a description of something. It could be a person, place, thing, emotion or experience. The author is allowed more artistic freedom when writing in descriptive form. While both descriptive and narrative essays are similar in many ways, the descriptive essays use of language fully immerses the reader into the story and allows the reader to feel the intended emotion....   [tags: writing composition, ]

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In-Class Essay Writing Analysis

- When I think back to the time right before we started writing our essay I realize that in order to come up with any ideas for the paper we had to chew on one thought for over ten minutes. For example when I read the sentence that we wrote about fast-paced live of professionals that reside in the city, I remember that just that one sentence took us about fifteen minutes to finally use it on our paper. It seems like we should have done some free-writing before we started this assignment. When we started to write this essay we didn’t have a clear visual on our thesis....   [tags: Writing Analysis]

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Writing Is A Powerful Tool That People Use All Over The World. Writing

- My Writing Abilities Writing is a powerful tool that people use all over the world. Writing allows people to communicate ideas, thoughts, stories, and more. Writing is more than just putting coherent words on a paper to make it a comprehensive text; it is about how the content is formatted, styled, and expressed. When a writer takes this into consideration, they are developing as a writer. As a writer, I would characterize myself as a moderate to good writer. Like any writer, I have my strengths, weaknesses, and lack of confidence at times....   [tags: Writing, Creative writing, Paper, Writing process]

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Writing With Style By John R. Watt 's Writing Style

- While there are people who love to read and write, there are others that do not. When a student is required to read a book for a class and that student does not enjoy reading, there are very few things they would rather do less. And when that book’s topic is about learning how to write that is the worst of it. When I was assigned to read Writing with Style by John R. Trimble, my immediate thought was that this book and assignment was going to be a struggle to get through. To my pleasant surprise, I couldn’t have been more wrong....   [tags: Writing, Writing process, Essay, Writing style]

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My Study On English And Writing

- My English Composition Study In my freshman year, ENG class was always an important class. As we all know, when you are learning a foreign language, the most difficult thing is to write a paper with this language. Our school is an American style school, so we need to use English whenever we write papers. However, it is a little difficult for beginners to learn the pattern of American essays and to form our own papers. ENG class teaches us how the native English speakers develop his academic papers and how the foreign students write a professional essay....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Writing style, English language]

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An Update On The Writing Process

- Kaytlin Mead Ashley Rives Writ 101 3 November 2015 An Update to the Writing Process According to the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 33% of 8th grade and 24% of 12th grade students are performing at or above a proficient level of writing. This means that two thirds of students aren’t getting the necessary education and tools to become even proficient at writing. This is very startling to me as I look back on my previous writing experiences. As a freshman college student, I have realized that the writing education I have received in the past has not prepared me for my writing career as a college student....   [tags: Writing, Literacy, Student, Education]

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The Process of Writing: Becoming a Writer

- There are various ways writers can evaluate their techniques applied in writing. The genre of writing about writing can be approached in various ways – from a process paper to sharing personal experience. The elements that go into this specific genre include answers to the five most important questions who, what, where, and why they write. Anne Lamott, Junot Diaz, Kent Haruf, and Susan Sontag discuss these ideas in their individual investigations. These authors create different experiences for the reader, but these same themes emerge: fears of failing, personal feelings toward writing, and most importantly personal insight on the importance of writing and what works and does not work in thei...   [tags: writing, writers, failing, fears]

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A Writing Portfolio : The Ups And Downs

- A Writing Portfolio: The Ups and Downs Writing isn’t my strongest suit and always has room for improvement. Throughout this semester writing composition 10103 wasn’t my favorite class in the world, but it was a great learning experience to improve my writing skills. Transitioning from a high school academic English class to college level writing class was a big step for me. I spent countless nights where I would just stare at my computer screen having no idea what to write, but practice makes perfect....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Better, Learning]

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The Anastasia 's Creative Writing

- Anastasia’s creative writing My subject reported that she had been writing stories since early childhood. When she lived in South Korea, she created short stories in English. After moving back to Russia in 2003, she joined a literature club where a university Creative Writing teacher assisted her and other children to compose stories in Russian. The participants were given two weeks to write a story, which they later discussed with their peers in class and made some suggestions for improvement....   [tags: Writing, Short story, Literature, Creative writing]

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My Experience With Learning Writing

- In my past experience with learning writing, I can group the ways I have been taught into three categories. I have learned by teaching myself how to write, have learned in an academic setting, and have learned through hands-on experience in a professional setting. The first time that I attempted to write, as I know understand it, was for the purpose of writing a book. At the time, I was only ten years old, so it wound up being a series of short stories consisting of no more than a few pages each....   [tags: Writing, Writing system, 4th millennium BC]

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Questions On Writing An Essay

- How to Say Nothing in 500 Words In Paul Roberts essay, “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words”, he explains in detail all of the ways in which students can write an essay without making an actual statement. This essay exposes several ways that one could eliminate excessive wording and cut right to the actual meaning in an essay. While Roberts makes some important suggestions about producing real content and reinforcing claims with concrete evidence, his opinions seem to represent restrictions that undermine the need for individual expression and creativity when writing....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Critical thinking, Writing process]

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My Writing : Dating Your Writing Insecurities

- Dating Your Writing Insecurities No relationship is perfect. Even at the best of times, couples still have their differences. Even couples, who meet online and have almost identical profiles will still have their difficulties. I like to think of my writing insecurities as those types of relationships. My insecurities and I often have relationships that are filled with highs and lows. Now I know that this is a very unconventional way of describing my writing uncertainties, but I also know that this dramatization will show you the very dynamic of my relationship with writing....   [tags: Writing, Paper, Comma, The Other Person]

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Writing Is Not The Best Writer Possible

- The reader and writer that I am today is not the best writer possible. I am interested in getting better in my writing to make it the best it could be. Writing helps me by having me to say what is on my mind, and also how I want to make a point. My grammar might be a little bad and needs improvement, but I think my writing is decent. Writing helps me take out emotion and helps me feel better about myself. When I was younger I did not really focus on grammar but what the theme and topic would be about for that specific paper....   [tags: Writing, Better, Improve, Need]

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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]

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Graduation Speech : College Level Writing

- After the completion of this course, college level writing will continue to influence my academic life, and might just continue into my workplace because my future as a student at the University of Alabama is unclear. Although at no point do I plan on majoring in English, but college-level writing will continue to affect my academic life. As of now, I am planning on majoring in music education. I am still not sure if music education is definitely what I want to do, so my plan might change sometime in the near future....   [tags: Writing, Grammar, Writing style, Writing process]

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Writing Workshop And How Classroom Management Can Affect Writing

- In the last couple of chapters I have gone over what is writing workshop and how classroom management can affect writing workshop. The next steps of writing workshop I will go over may be a review of some things I have already explained in my past papers, but with a couple of new elements added in. In this chapter the steps I will talk about is: mini-lesson, writing time, and share session. Adding some these new elements will help the teacher with actually starting the workshop progress and getting it off the ground....   [tags: Writing, Education, Paper, Writing circle]

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Writing Is Not Easy For Me

- As stated by Anaïs Nin, “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Writing is a beautiful way to express how we feel, to make experiences memorable and to also be whoever we want to be. Writing is not easy for me. I always feel anxious before I begin to write, and this is because I’m always telling myself that “I don’t like to write.” In order to get rid of the nervousness, I start reading about whatever I have to write about so I can enrich my mind about that particular topic....   [tags: Writing, Thought, Mind, Idea]

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The Importance Of Writing An Effective Piece

- Alexander Gram Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Through the past sixteen weeks spent in English 49, I have more than prepared myself for the next step in my college education. English 49 might only be a stepping-stone to English 100, but the critical skills attained will carry with me throughout my life. Reflecting back on the past 16 weeks I have improved my essay structure, learned to take classes closer to home, and have became more organized in my daily life....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Learning, Structure]

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The Role of Horror in the Gothic Writing

- English literature in the Romantic period can be characterised as emphasising on free and natural utterance of authors’ feelings as the reaction toward the world. Romantic authors stress on the influence of feelings over rationality and mind over body—they admire the potential power of human’s mind to engage in the external world emotionally, reflect on it and envisage a spiritual and idealistic one through imagination. In Gothic writing, an important genre in Romantic literature, authors try to evoke readers’ fear and anxiety, cultivate their sensibility and explore human’s mind through presenting horrible myths and supernatural....   [tags: Romanticism, Gothic Writing]

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Understanding The Key Competencies Of Writing

- English 1213 has been both demanding and instructive, and has offered an on-going opportunity for me to learn. The course has also given me the ability research and understand areas of competent writing that I was either vague on, or needed to improve. Quite honestly, it has been a while since I was in a classroom or an environment that required me not only to write, but to dissect the process of writing and work towards understanding the key competencies of writing essays. Through the dissection of the different styles and arguments, it became clear that in order to write an excellent essay meant more than just putting pen to paper....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Knowledge, Understanding]

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Writing Assignments Are Challenging For Me

- With this fall semester coming to an end, I have been reflecting about my writing skills. Before I took this class, I used to believe that I know how to make a good paper but I was wrong. Writing is one of my weakest skills I have, but this class helped me on how to make a better and well-constructed essay. This letter will show how I have improved from the writing assignments that was assigned. All writing assignments are challenging for me. Writing requires brainstorming time to build up your ideas for the essay....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Learning, Better]

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