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    In the quote from Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow talks about his ideas on the process of writing. He says, “think of writing as an organic, developmental process in which you start writing at the very beginning – before you know your meaning at all – and encourage your words gradually to change and evolve” (Elbow). Elbow believes that you can’t know what you are going to discuss or to comment on until you are done writing and all of your thoughts finally come together to make sense. He also goes against the idea that writing is only a two-step process, saying that this is the wrong method to go about writing and is a backwards way of thinking. I agree with Elbow’s ideas because this is how I think about the writing process, and is how I write most of the time. I think that this quote also describes how you improve your writing through time. My writing process involves thinking about what the assignment is asking me, and then writing down random bullets of what I might include in my paper. This helps me understand where I could go with the topic and to better organize my mind before I actually start writing everything out. I have gotten better at this over the semester, mainly because of the opinions and thoughts I have developed from reading different articles in class on diverse topics. I have also gotten better at giving a reason for why I have included different points in my papers. In my first paper of the semester I discussed Vershawn Young’s idea…

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    I’m sitting at the top of the tower, gazing down on the rest of the city. It seems to be about midnight, but I can see for miles with the light of the full moon. I lean over and let my legs dangle off the railing a little. The wind makes noises like thunder when it whips past my ears, but the sound of the heartbeat in my chest is too loud for me to really hear it. I take a few deep breaths in an attempt to calm myself, even though I know it won’t work. We had just left our house, when it…

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    She then shoots again and hits the target directly in the middle, but no one is looking because they are still laughing at her. She is even more upset because they weren’t paying attention. She then proceeds to turn to the judges, and notices an apple in a roasted pig’s mouth. She pulls back the bow and releases and it hits an apple in a pig’s mouth, in the middle of the crowd of judges. They are left stunned, angry, and upset about that, and they score her. The next day, they get their scores,…

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    face difficulties, which enable us to learn from previous experiences and transition toward success. Good morning/afternoon fellow students of year 12, teacher and attendees of today 's HSC Study Day. Today I will be discussing the concept of discovery and how individuals can interpret it. The statement “regardless of varied challenges and difficulties, the discovery process can be transformational and lead to a greater understanding of self and the world” enables individuals to embrace their…

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    Introduction New Belgium Brewing Company is an award winning brewery that is known for its craft beers and environmentally friendly facilities. NBB has taken brewing to a new level by implementing high quality assurance in operations management, growth through employee stock ownership, and sustainability in environmental responsibility. Operations Management New Belgium started from modest beginnings. The company was started by Jeff Lebesch and his wife Kim Jordan in the basement of their…

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    Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is the story of a young Katniss Everdeen and her quest to save her sister and herself in their post-apocalyptic country of Panem. The apocalypse that creates Panem is described through a list of natural disasters: drought, storms, fires, and seas that engulfed the lands. Through the destruction, Panem was formed and a new country was brought to life . This apocalypse took place on, “what was once called North America” (Collins 20). The familiarity of the…

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    Sacrifice means spending less time on entertainment and more time on improving your life and family. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a layered story about a sixteen year old girl named Katniss. The story is set in the future in North America now called Panem. Panem is split in to 13 districts and the capital. The capital is home to President Snow who rules over Panem. The 13th district however doesn’t exist anymore because they rebelled against the capital and the district was turned to…

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    shy back then to say picture books. So I said something that is kind of close to picture books which is the fiction genre. This is where I feel like my perspective in literacy changed. The librarian introduced me to the books series “Hunger Games.” When I got this book, at first I thought it wasn’t going to be very interesting for me but when I actually read some pages in the book it kind of sucked me into it’s world. The world the author, Suzanne Collins, put me in was amazing. I mean just the…

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    The Hunger Games is one of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian genres featuring a protagonist Katniss Everdeen who narrates her history and experiences in the events of the novel. In the plot, Katniss manages to stand in for her sister in the hunger games after compulsorily undergoing many fatal tribulations, traverse difficult private relations as well as acquiring skills on how to manipulate how people identify her in the novel. She therefore has to cultivate ways to subsist in the pitch. It reaches a…

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    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins takes place in a post apocalyptic society where the only way to keep the “districts” in check is by hosting an annual program, known as a celebration, called The Hunger Games. During The Hunger Games one male and one female between the ages of 12-17 are chosen from each district. They are forced to fight to the death until only one remains as the victor. This year Katniss Everdeen, a poor girl from district 12, volunteers to take her sister’s place in the…

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