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  • Personal Narrative: What I Learned In English 1A Class

    being told to freewrite about anything, I froze not remembering how to just write though I am a girl who normally has plenty to say. Once I finally got started another problem soon arose, it had been so long since I had to put anything down on paper that my mind was unaware of how to properly write a paragraph let alone an essay if I had too. There were words that would come to mind that I couldn’t remember how to spell so I would end up changing how I was saying something or what I was saying. There were moments where I’d put words down and then stare at them questioning if I had spelled them all right. Finally, was punctuation I have never really known where to place all the fancy different symbols that I see on my keyboard. Colons/semicolons, dashes, hyphens, parentheses, brackets, braces, brackets and even apostrophes have been confusing too me throughout most of my life. I use too think that I knew when and where to put a comma but after having to edit a few papers or even a few that have been graded in this class I am no longer sure. Then there are ellipses which I always use when it ‘feels right’ or I am trying to shorten a quotation from another writer/author. Thankfully it didn’t take long for my love of writing to kick back into gear and I began to wish that all I had to do was freewrite. I learned that it an amazing form of writing that allows to get whatever you are thinking down on paper. I am happy to mention that it also started some personal writing and…

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  • The Light In The Fog Analysis

    The Light in the Fog She wandered into the fog. The fog wrapped her in postnatal gloom. Deep in the bowels of her being, she flopped like a rag doll. Unable to stand, she crawled the wasteland. "Goo," gurgled Emma. Lisa turned at the sound. She roused herself from the numbness that weighed her down and stumbled to the cot. The Misery of Sin One, two, three, and out goes he! In tailored suit and leather shoes, Mr Loral Johnson, MP, strode to the Iron Door and pressed the button. Inside a…

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  • Reflection On Ina's Writing Task

    The writing task with Ina took place in her classroom on the rug where they usually sit on to learn and practice Fundations. She happily participated and it took about 20 minutes as she was also drawing along with writings. I gave her a piece of prompted paper, pencils, eraser, and crayons, I allowed her to write about anything she wants. She first draw a pictures and then wrote about it. : Ina gets 4 for idea because her idea is narrowed. She is only talking about a unicorn. She is giving…

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  • The Importance Of English Punctuation

    question mark, exclamation mark, quotation marks, period, comma, apostrophe, colon, semicolon, dash, and brackets/parentheses that are used in many languages’ writing texts to separate sentences, phrases and clauses in order to clarify their true meanings. No one can deny that without these marks both writers and readers would be lost and quite confused about the written language in front of them. Specifically, English punctuation marks have hidden origins, different uses and major importance.…

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  • Max Jennings Case Study

    Max Jennings is a fine singer from Miami, Florida; who can also play the flute, the piano, and even the drums. a. Hyphenate fine singer b. Remove the semicolon c. Change the semicolon to a comma d. Remove the comma after piano 1 points Question 2 If you had kept your opinion of Keri's golf swing to yourself, she probably wouldn't have hit you over-the-head with her club! a. Hyphenate golf swing b. Change the comma to a…

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  • Morality In William Wordsworth's London, 1802

    and a wide variety of poetic devices to demonstrate this causality, his conspicuous and incessant use of the colon and semicolon particularly establish this interconnectedness. For example, the speaker uses the semicolon to parallel freedom and power with manners and virtue. Moreover, he uses the colon to correlate Milton’s soul– the moral centre of the self– with his influential voice…

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  • Informative Essay: Preventing Teenage Suicide

    However, worldwide September is suicide awareness month, and this allows the general public to talk about suicide with less pressure. Along with teens, the Lesbian, Gay, Transexual, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQQ), community is also at a high risk for suicide. Studies have shown that suicide attempts among the LGBTQQ community is a lot higher than the general population, or those who are not apart of the LGBTQQ community (Fenoglio). The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that raises…

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  • English 1101 Reflective Essay

    outline or brainstorm before writing anything down. A new technique I learn this semester is to write down all the facts. Once I had all the facts down I would categorize them in order and make my paragraphs from there. Also, writing down all the facts down first will help avoid plagiarism. I also learned to avoid the second person in formal writing. That would be to avoid using “you.” In formal writing, we should not address the reader directly. Also, numbers need to be spelled out except years…

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  • Common Writing Mistakes Essay

    a phrase or a clause that provides a description in a sentence. It can be an adjective, an adverb, an absolute phrase, an infinitive phrase, a participle phrase, and a prepositional phrase. You know what’s more? Without these modifiers, your sentences will be boring and no fun to read. 6. Word choice errors aren’t cool. Just because a word sounds fancy doesn’t mean you can use it anyway you want. Your word choice shouldn’t compromise the quality of your writing. So, again, if you 're not sure…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First College Writing Class

    grades I got on my papers during senior year. I do not recall getting a grade below a B junior year, or below an A my senior year. I not only got good grades on my essays but also on the spelling and grammar packets we had to do. Spelling has always came pretty easy to me and I was pretty average when it comes to grammar. I always get annoyed on social media when people my age or older can’t spell easy words that were learned in third grade, even though I struggle with small things. I have a…

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