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  • The Importance Of Writing As An Art

    are one if you do good research. Prior to this class I used to think that I had to write and rewrite multiple drafts of a paper in order to get it right. I would take the ideas in my outline format and sit down and pen my first draft. Next, I used to write the whole draft, get it critiqued, write another one, and ad infinitum until I got feedback that the writing was ideal or as good as it was going to get. After taking this class I now realize that the draft process is kind of antiquated. The draft process is obviated by the ability to just cut and paste whole paragraphs of material and rearrange it, read it, and then put it back if it’s wrong. Now my writing process is different. I just put the work away for a while and come back to it and read it with a fresh mind. I see things I didn’t see before and I also can get confused by my own clunky paragraphs so that, with this new fresh perspective, I can alter them to make the paragraphs and ideas flow better! By no means am I perfect at this part of the writing process and having a more organized and less organic revision process is one area that I would like to improve. Due to word processing programs and the spell check feature, the art of writing is not quite as labor intensive as it used to be. Using a quill pen by candlelight and spending hours re-writing an entire page due to one spelling error is thankfully now a thing of the past. Ironically back then (pre-Spellcheck) poor spelling was a serious faux pas. Now, half…

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  • Why I Write Research Paper

    But it was not the same drained feeling I got after venting all of my anger. This is good though. Death is not something that one just deals with right away and then forgets about it. This tragedy will stay with me for quite some time. Eventually it will not consume my thoughts and cause me to look at life differently but it will stay with me in the back of my mind. Maybe years down the road when I am teaching a high school English class, I will give my students an assignment that brings…

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  • Zentangle Research Paper

    That’s because their face and their name are stored in separate areas of your left brain. It’s the job of the right side of your brain to recall those images and labels and put them together for you. That’s just one of the benefits of Zentangle drawing over just coloring in an outline on a page. Zentangle exercises those neural connections when you draw the tangles. Creating Zentangle art is really easy and fast. You traditionally work on a small 3 ½”x3 ½” quality paper tile that you can finish…

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  • What Is The Importance Of Written Communication

    Do you remember the excitement as a child to receive something in the mail? Every day you would run to the mailbox with hopes of getting mail. Children in today’s society don’t know the excitement that comes with the mail. Today’s children will grow up to expect emails, texts, and other forms of technology. What is the true importance of written communication? Some may say that there is none while others wish we could go back in time to when that was the only communication we had. The true…

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  • Reflection: Improving My Writing Class

    The read aloud of my different classmate’s examples also play a big role in this class for me. I was able to learn from their examples and class readings, incorporating different strategies into my own writing. I would not consider myself to be an awful writer, but I do would consider myself as a writer in the process. What do I mean by this? Well, as a writer, I have amazing ideas, but I seem to struggle putting my ideas and thoughts down on paper. Being that English is my second language I…

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  • Personal Essay: My Writing Process

    Everyone has his or her own writing process. I believe that my writing process is ambitious because even though I struggle sometimes trying to get started, I don’t panic because I know that I will figure it out eventually. My writing process is like hitting a brick wall but once I get started I find my writing interesting. From the readings, I learned to write everything down in my first draft and not be ashamed of what I write. As you walk into my bedroom, the first thing that you see is my…

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  • Reflection On The Student's Preplanning Sheet

    For the focus lesson, I first returned the student’s preplanning sheets, which were “My family” bubble planning and “My small moment”. Since this was the second lesson, the students had already completed their planning sheets the day before. I gave feedback to students on these planning sheets and returned them to students at the beginning of the focus lesson. The first sheet of this was for the students to brainstorm and write ideas about their family members. The other sheet was “My small…

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  • Reflective Journal Essay

    Reflective Journal During this reflective journal, I will be speaking about the work in which I posted on my York St John blog, focusing on the feedback that I received following my initial ideas and the way that I will develop my writing further in order to make it better. Within this, I shall speak about how the process develops from an idea and then further when somebody has read the work. Within the module, one of my favourite lectures and workshop was “Stage and Radio” that was taken by…

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  • Marcus Wicker

    So Sad.” convey the compulsion of writing. The speaker’s pen begs for the chance to write, “Use me. Use them. Write/ their stories” (Wicker 41). The use of italics is to convey to the reader the internal dialogue of the speaker as a writer; they have a drive to craft stories from the inspiration around them. Wicker’s use of enjambment in ending the line with “Write,” allows the speaker to give himself and the reader a command. It is following this line that the speaker alienations part of the…

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  • Micah Pistillo-Personal Narrative Essay

    “ Micah Pistillo.” I never would have guessed that my name was the one that was going to be called. I was the one the judge raved about so much. I was the one who made her cry. I was the winner of the Editor’s Choice Award. Four years ago, as a seventh grader, I was sitting in the auditorium of Garfield Middle School as a participant in the Power of the Pen district competition. After the competition, I learned the benefit of trying new things and how it helps not only me, but others as well.…

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