The Draft

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  • Peer Reflection: The Writing Process

    sitting, working through the writing process actually forced me to stop and thoroughly read every source to find what information I agreed/disagreed with. Pre-writing helped to pinpoint what my beliefs/ideas were in both the personal culture paper as well as the quote-directed paper. Peer review and tutoring really helped to improve the conciseness of my papers, drawing all my thoughts and ideas into clear, cohesive paragraphs that flowed smoothly from one to the next. My peers and my tutor also picked out errors that I tended to overlook; they were unbiased and were able to point out errors such as awkward wording and incorrect punctuation. I know now that a paper cannot be written all in one sitting. It must go through at least several drafts before coming to a final paper. Even after I am finished and have handed in a paper, I still find…

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  • Writing Skills Reflection

    point in my life, the only writing I was did was write notes to teachers regarding early dismissals. In high school, I honestly do not remember writing paper in any structured format, or writing multiple drafts. This composition class provided me with no guidance in the areas where I struggled. I came to the…

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  • Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    is shot, he drops like a big sandbag. The weight of the physical items alone are enough to slow a man down and carry on and fight the war. But when you add the emotional ball and chains such as fear, love for missed ones, guilt, or stress, the weight becomes too much and you are sure to break down eventually. Tim O’Brien uses a lot of symbolism to add to how unbearable, cruel, and unpredictable war is due to the burdens that soldiers carry. The unpredictability of the war begins with the…

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  • Work Under Pressure Research Paper

    Fortunately, I have learnt some new strategies throughout my Writing 39B class. “The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday,” said David Schlosser. After being in this class for almost 10 weeks, I have also learnt that in contemplation of becoming a better writer, we need to compare ourselves via revising drafts, glancing though feedbacks, and collating styles. On the other hand, we should learn by our mistakes, and know our weaknesses…

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  • Essay On Why Nba Players Should Not Go To College

    What nineteen or twenty year old doesn’t want millions of dollars if they are talented enough? [MC(12)] Going from college where they do not make any money, unless they have a job, which is unlikely due to the fact that they are always practicing basketball, to making over $500k dollars per year on the first contract that you sign can make anyone change their mind on the topic. Another argument that could be made for these younger players to enter the draft would be that the NBA Players…

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  • Essay On Mandatory Draft

    people who were home did not physically fight for our country, they made contributions to help the war effort. However, many experts believe that the United States should increase its military by reinstating a mandatory draft. America should not reinstate a mandatory draft in peacetime because it would be a violation of freedom, some people wouldn’t fit in, and there is already an abundance of volunteers. To begin, reinstating a mandatory draft in the United States would be a violation of the…

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  • Vietnam War Effects

    Effects of the Vietnam War The Vietnam War induced the United States Congress to terminate the use of the military draft with an all-volunteer force, as a result of the negative effects of the draft on many young Americans. The way people viewed the United States involvement in the war also determined how many felt about the draft, to conclude with the idea that not all soldiers in the war were drafted, furthermore, some soldiers volunteered. In the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien,…

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  • The Vietnam War: The Students For Democracy Society

    enrollment hit an all-time high (Higher Education Act). With college enrollment on the rise with students from a variety of different backgrounds, new student groups were formed. Thus making college students some of the most concerned as well as most influential individuals throughout the 1960’s. With student enrollment rising, institutions often tried to restrict student behavior. This prompted many college students became active in causes that promoted free speech. as well as joining the…

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  • The Telltale Hearts: The Vietnam War Movement

    movement is that the “civil rights movement-trained students did not take over the leadership of the antiwar movement” specifically speaking, the Students for Democratic Society (SDS). There were three elements that shifted the center of gravity of the movement the New Left, old Left, and the pacifist, which had many different groups associated with them like the “Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), SDS, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the WRL, the CNVA, the FOR, WILPF, WSP, and the…

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  • The Controversies Of The Vietnam War

    When one thinks about America’s history of conflict, the Vietnam War is extremely likely to come to mind due to the fact that it has claimed the spot of the nation’s longest war. It may also suggest itself because it is the only foreign war in our nation’s history that ended in a defeat for the United States, making it somewhat unpopular among the nation. What one may not consider, however, are the hardships, controversies, and the lives of the people, both the soldiers and the families they…

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