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" ("A letter to David Epston," p.97
In the process of communicating our ideas through writing, we are more than one person. Another person appears who helps us build the dialogue. He may challenges our long-held views, appreciate some of them, improve on others and contradicts or rejects yet some others completely. Penn and other therapists might use writing with their clients as a way of weaving in a new story and the same can be done by any person engaging in writing.
Writing doesn't have to be about us. It can be about anyone or anything but in the process our own thoughts, our biases and our stand on issues will also appear. And while they surface, they are also debated by another voice that would always be there during the writing process. This is a very interesting aspect of writing and everyone who has engaged in creative or…
Peggy Penn "A letter to David Epston" in Kaethe Weingarten. Cultural Resistance: Challenging Beliefs About Men, Women, and Therapy Routledge (1995)
Still, the significance of his work for the entire academic community can be gathered from Barlow's uncertainties. Barlow writes that he has searched the literature for an effective way of incorporating both the skills required for students to be good writers and teaching the test. Still he found that "they assume a greater control of the academic environment external to the particular classroom than I, as a part-time teacher, can possibly maintain" (para. 12). Thus, the question becomes, why are such outdated methods of testing still being used when they fly in the face of everything progressive writing teachers are arguing? hy do universities and colleges continue to force basic writing students to pass these tests when professors, like Barlow, continually stress that taking time to teach the test takes away from the teaching methods that they think will most benefit the students? Barlow does not have the answer to…
Barrow, Aaron. "Leading Writers, Teaching Tests." Basic Writing E-Journal. 5.4 (2004):
41 pars. 12 May 2009
The article's principal thesis.
Students do not want to write because it is boring or tedious to them. But most of all, students do not want to write because they are afraid that they cannot do it. They have been given years worth of papers marked up in red where the teacher was trying to take their voices and make them her own. If teachers understand that writing can be learned by every individual, and that every individual has a voice, the teaching of writing will become a much more beneficial discipline. I am convinced that the problem occurs because those who have the inherent gift of writing often teach those who do not. Thus, the gifted writers expect their students to simply know how to write. Instead, these are the writers who may need the most detailed instructions about crafting prose, creating characters, and composing poetry. If we all looked at writing as…
That is, because students think that everything has a right and a wrong answer, thesis statements are incredibly difficult to articulate. The students do not understand how to argue, nor do they understand why this must be done. For me, this point stood out as most important because it is cross-departmental. tudents coming into their undergraduate careers for the first time are often not taught to reason like a college student. That is, they are instructed that the professor has all of the answers, and that the sign of a good student is not to question, but simply to regurgitate. Breaking this cycle and mode of belief in most students will, in my belief, lead to better thesis statements, in addition to more reflective reasoning.
In addition to mentioning the thesis statement, the fact that the authors brought up students' tendency to write papers in one large gulp is significant.…
Still, the end of the article suggests that many questions are still left unanswered. While the authors report that the assessment model cannot be proven with infallibility because of the variation of the papers from semester to semester, they suggest that it is affecting the way students view the writing and learning process, as the authors claim that many of them see the process as "a model for their own future teaching" (Olwell and Delph, 2004, 29). Still, this begs the questions of how these teachers will use this information in their secondary classrooms. Will they change the process more? What adaptations will they make? Will they improve or disprove the atmosphere for learning. These questions are of significant importance to the implications of this piece. Thus, more research is needed regarding this topic. The authors should visit the then-students, now-teachers in order to determine whether the writing process has, indeed, come into their classrooms. Furthermore, perfecting the assessment process might allow conclusions about the adoption of writing as process models into fields other than composition. Thus, the authors of this article take a unique and important approach to the writing as process model and the history classroom. Further research to corroborate their ideas will most likely make great contributions to the world of teaching undergraduates.
Olwell, R. & Delph, R. "Implementing Assessment and Improving Undergraduate
Writing: One Department's Experience." The History Teacher. 38.1 (2004): 21-34.
Some of the questions that the teacher might ask that will lead to drafting are as follows: At the end of the story, the cow goes home happy, but I'm not sure why. Can we add why the cow goes home happy in there? At the beginning of the story, we talk about three girls, but at the end there are only two. What happened to the other girl? Our poem describes the sun as yellow and bright. Now, what are some things that the sun does for us? For the sake of this model, editing will neither be included in the revision process nor included in the program, as it takes the focus away from thinking and writing. This method will help children learn the revision process through modeling, a concept that has already been shown to be beneficial to children learning to write. In addition, it will help…
While writing to demonstrate learning is the most common goal of any writing assignment, instructors may also wish to encourage assignments that involve writing to learn. These low-stakes assignments will allow students to explore ideas and issues that will help guide them in their learning. As indicated by Farris & Smith (1992), a WAC program can help establish criteria for writing-intensive courses, consult in the design of the courses, give incentives for teaching the courses, and provide grading support.
Since WAC programs deal with the basics of the composing process, and because teaching that process undergoes tremendous change, WAC programs are innovative by nature. Such programs challenges passive learning, routine training, and rigid disciplinarity (Williams, 2000). A detailed WAC program is one that would utilize the concepts of definition, classification, summary, comparison or contrast, analysis, and academic argument. Each successive skills requires repeating and reinforcing the earlier skills, and provides…
Ackerman. John M. (1993). The Promise of Writing to Learn." Written Communication 10.3,
Bazerman, Charles. (1982). Discourse Paths of Different Disciplines. Draft of presentation at MLA convention.
Bean, John C., Dean Drenk, and F.D. Lee. (1982). Microtheme Strategies for Developing
Cognitive Skills. Teaching Writing in All Disciplines. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, no. 12. Ed C.W. Griffin. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Take the example of the chicken -- a staple in the American diet and a familiar barnyard creature for children everywhere. Like Audubon, it is easy for us to fall into the attitude that the chicken is simply too ubiquitous, too entrenched in our daily lives to be threatened by our greed. Even if we protect its numbers, however, we have come very close to taking away from the chicken anything resembling its natural life. They are now born and raised in commercial farms, allowed little room to move, and force-fed antibiotics and far too much food in hopes of fattening them. hat we are creating is not a chicken, but a cog in the economic wheel and a line in the bank ledger. But there are some people recently who recognize this, and who are bucking the system.
In an article in the New Yorker, Susan Orlean describes the…
Barrow, Mark V. "Flying object identified!" Rev. Of the Grail Bird by Tim Gallagher. The Times Literary Supplement (15 September 2005): 36. Print.
"In Memoriam: The Passenger Pigeon." EcoTopia USA. Web. 8 October 2009.
Orlean, Susan. "The it Bird." The New Yorker Sept. 2009: 26-31. Print.
Writing Test Outline
Thus, the first choice can be eliminated. The conclusion for this choice involves a sweeping generalization regarding farmers and plant resistant crops. In addition, both of the similar arguments begin with a description of how two situations cannot occur simultaneously within the specific event. In each argument, one of the situations is dependant upon another situation. Carly Simon's stopping in Columbus is dependant on her stopping in River Glen, and Annabelle's vote for Anastasia is dependant on Alexis's not running. In both situations, the dependant situation does not occur, causing the non-dependant situation to occur.
3. The reasoning in the first statement is most closely associated with the following statement: "The Tax Code is unfair. It treats non-home owners as a special group when it denies them some rights other citizens have. This treatment is discriminatory, and we all know that discrimination is unfair." In both of these arguments, the…
Practice was paying off and my confidence with new and challenging subject matter began to grow as well. This was evidently displayed in my series of writings about the poet Charles Simic. Simic, known as an elaborate and often obtuse poet, provided some serious challenges to my ability to read a piece of writing and apply my critical thinking skills to this selection.
In order to successfully accomplish this task, I began to notice how two forms of logical thinking effected my cognitive abilities. Before dissecting or digesting any of Simic's work, I made sure that I knew the meanings, or at least the dictionary's version, of the words contained in his poetry. This habit soon began to spread to all parts of my life. I no longer would use words that I did not know the meaning of, and would always make a note to find the definition of…
A brief Description of Students:
The students are learners of English as a second language in a high school in Saudi Arabia.
Learning Objects and outcomes:
The knowhow of science
Employ literary techniques to observe the phenomena of genetic ideas and in-vitro fertilization (Student's final work)
To provide the students a comprehension about construction existing branches in science (Student's final work)
Make use of science to work human related problems
Analyze the factual data
Analyzing problems from a social perspective
Look into literary texts with scientific background
The students take lessons from the unit while enforcing them in higher educational domains (High school and college domains)
This includes newspaper / journals, articles and textbooks relating to genetic engineering and IVF. Pupils will make video presentations and compose texts based on each video (Sample syllabus lineup)
Assessment and Evaluation:
A summary of the unit (Subject…
Heyland, K, (2007), "Genre pedagogy: language, literacy, andL2 writing instruction," Second Language Writing, vol. 16., pp.148-164.
Horarik, M, (2002), "Something to Shoot For": A Systematic Functional Approach to Teaching Genre in Secondary School Science"
efining Scholarly Writing Tactics
Of the numerous facets of scholarly writing that take on particular eminence, that which pertains to the construction of new arguments and ideas attributed to the scholar himself or herself has a particular degree of relevance. Moreover, doing so frequently requires scholars to identify and incorporate the usage of sources that are themselves credible to provide a part of the basis for those ideas. Thus, one of the aspects of the scholarly writing process which this author has not discussed at length is the verification of sources from an academic perspective. Quite simply, a true scholar must be able to quickly ascertain whether or not the sources he or she is utilizing is academic in nature and able to help provide a foundation for his or her ideas. When seeking to determine this information, there are so basic ways that one can seek to verify the…
Foundation for Critical Thinking. (2013). The role of questions in teaching, thinking and learning. www.criticalthinking.org Retrieved from http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/the-role-of-questions-in-teaching-thinking-and-learning/524
Knoff, M. (2015). Is it scholarly? Tips for critically evaluating your information resources. University Library. Retrieved from http://www.library.illinois.edu/ugl/howdoi/scholarly.html
1996 film The Usual Suspects in terms of how the film depicts sociological and social-psychological phenomena. In particular, the film shows how stereotypes about criminality and deviant behavior might influence judgment of character. For example, Verbal Kent does not conform to the stereotypes of a criminal mastermind but it turns out at the end of the film that he is the mastermind. Likewise, Dean Keaton seems ruthless but turns out to be the one most interested in change and reform. One of the least suspected persons is the one that turn out to be the most dangerous. The film therefore shows that it is impossible to always rely on profiling.
The film also discusses the ways that invisible power structures operate, and expands upon the nature of power itself and the various ways power can be wielded in society. It is easy to see how conspiracy theories might evolve, given…
Poetic Side of Nature
I have a number of different perceptions about MacDonald's work of non-fiction entitled H is for Hawk. However, the most notable of them is simply the way that the author writes. Among other things, MacDonald is a poet. To the delight of this particular reader, she is not a bad one, either. Many poets tend to focus on the sort of idiosyncrasies that inevitably emerge within their verse. In this regard, MacDonald is not so different. However, she is able to actually transcend the writing about mere 'weird things' for quite some time and to focus, instead, on a type of poetry and prose combination that both informs the narration of the story -- and even colors it.
Some of her descriptions of the hawk that she chooses to raise and train in the wake of the death of her father, for instance, are beautiful, inspirational,…
Writing is communication. It is essential in business to get a message across, but also should be not only industry and/or audience specific, but should communicate the message intended in the most appropriate manner. Communication does not work if it is not understood, and part of the process of understanding is being able to focus the message properly. At times, certain professions mix jargon, technical terms, and usage that is either inappropriate or outside the level of the audience. Without explanations, the message is lost and communication fails.
The accounting memo in question was written from an accountant to another accountant, and was designed to explain the processes of Last In/First Out (LIFO) and First In/First Out (FIFO). In general, we find three general areas of concern if this memo was to be sent to the Executive Vice President of the company:
Information to Include or Omit -- For…
Audience Strategy. (2010). NCSU.EDU. Retrieved from: http://poole.ncsu.edu / pdfs/career_resources/Audience%20Strategy.pdf
Readability Calculator. (2010). OnlineUtility.org. Retreived from: http://www.online-
COM Job Search. (2004). Business Communications and Audience Strategy. NCSU.EDU.
I am writing to tell you about a course I am taking in Advanced Business Writing. This assignment asked me to write you a letter. Because English is not your first language, I will write this letter using simple phrases and words. However, I want to encourage you to practice your English. If there are any words you do not understand, please do not hesitate to ask me to define them for you. Alternatively, you can use a dictionary.
Without much guidance as to what to write about in this letter, I will continue by discussing the best way to make a sandwich. Sandwiches are integral to advanced business writing. A good sandwich can make you a better writer, because writing on an empty stomach sometimes leads to disastrous results. Sandwiches are best eaten during the day, although you are free to consume sandwiches for breakfast…
"The Business Memo." Loyola University. Retrieved online: http://loyno.edu/wac/business-memo
Parker, H. (n.d.). What causes common skin warts? WebMD. Retrieved online: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/viruses-cause-skin-warts
"Recipe Index: Sandwiches." Simply Recipes. Retrieved online: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/course/sandwich/
"Writing the Basic Business Letter." Retrieved online: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/653/01/
Staff of Jewelry Department
In light of Middletown Mall's recently implemented "Casual Friday" rule, I would like to remind each of you that as members of the Jewelry Department professionalism must remain your first priority. Sandals, shorts, tank-tops and casual workplace attire are never appropriate while on the sales floor, and you are hereby reminded of this department's overriding dress code requirements. To properly reflect the upscale philosophy of the mall's Jewelry Department, all employees will be expected to dress properly and within the confines of good taste. This written directive should be considered your first and only warning on this subject, and any violations of the dress code will likely result in immediate termination. If you would still like to participate in "Casual Friday" please provide written notice describing your intended outfit to obtain managerial approval.
To: Staff of Jewelry Department
It was a beauteous sight to behold.
In writing the brief story passage, I tried to establish a theme of traveling from a place of uncertainty to a place of hope and beauty. In order to convey and develop this theme, I used descriptive language to describe not only the darkness I perceived, but also how the darkness transitioned to light, how the landscape also reflected these changes, and how the road's changes paralleled the change in mood and landscape. I decided to write the above passage in a first person narrative because it allows the reader to understand that this is based on personal experience and allows them to derive secondary meanings from the text. Furthermore, I believe that writing the passage in first person allows the reader to not only be transported and experience my journey, but also to assume my identity and see the world…
In her new novel, N, Zadie Smith has a go. She writes, in singing, soaring, street-savvy prose, about a corner of North est London, and the people who call it home[footnoteRef:4]. This book has many of the same themes that you can find in Zadie's other works such as hite Teeth. The major themes that Zadie likes to incorporate in her works are[footnoteRef:5]: [3: (Patterson)] [4: Ibid. ] [5: (Isbister)]
identity and nationality miscegenation racial discrimination gender politics history religion tradition and assimilation
IV. Smith's riting Process
The Guardian reached out to many authors in 2010 and asked them to offer a set of their own rules for writing[footnoteRef:6]. She created an interesting set of rules: [6: (Popova)]
1. hen still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.
2. hen an adult, try to read your own work as…
Field, R. "In Essays, Author Zadie Smith Reveals Her Process." 11 November 2009. NPR Books. Online. 11 April 2013.
Inspirational Black Literature. "Zadie Smith - Biography." N.d. Inspirational Black Literature. Online. 11 April 2013.
Isbister, H. "Smith, Zadie." May 2012. Postocolonial Studies @ Emory. Online. 10 April 2013.
Patterson, C. "How Zadie Smith is Trying to Wake White Writers Up." 10 October 2012. Huffington Post. Online. 10 April 2013.
Lawrence began writing Lady Chatterley's Lover immediately after the 1926 General Strike in Great Britain. Clifford Chatterley represents the forces of modernity, industrial capitalism and dehumanization that ruthlessly exploit nature and human beings. He is a cold, cynical, soulless character who treats people like machines, and indeed is half-machine himself, moving around in a mechanical wheelchair. In addition to promoting and advertising himself, his main interest is using the principles of scientific management to extract greater profits and efficiency from his mines. Although he is sexually impotent, he treats sexuality like a commodity, while his wife Connie feels like a domestic slave surrounded by mechanical conveniences. She does not even regard her own life as real or authentic, but only like something she read about and her affairs with men are ultimately empty and unfulfilling, at least until she meets the groundkeeper Mellors. Lawrence represents this character as…
Balbert, Peter, "From Lady Chatterley's Lover to The Deer Park: Lawrence, Taylor, and the Dialectic of Erotic Risk."
Burack, Charles M. "Mortifying the Reader: The Assault on Verbal and Visual Consciousness in DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover."
Cadena, Marisol de la. "Indigenous Cosmopolitics in the Andes: Conceptual Reflections beyond 'Politics'." Cultural Anthropology, 25, 2: 334-70.
Gordon, David J. "Sex and Language in DH Lawrence."
The Importance of Purpose
Academic Writing is writing on a certain topic at an academic level and its major components include: purpose, audience, tone and content. Purpose is like the guiding light for any piece of writing, be it writing for pleasure or for academic purposes. Purposeful writing tends to be focused on a specific area making it easier for the audience of readers to make sense of what is being said.
A well defined purpose is what lends specificity to writing and is especially needed in academic writing where the reader, generally the instructor, is hurried for time. amblings and digressions from the topic can be controlled when a piece defines its purpose well and tries to follow it as closely as possible. Additionally, it tends to be more coherent and impactful when it has a defined scope in which thoughts are expressed in writing.
Quesada, J. (2007, June 14). Eight tips for better academic writing. Retrieved January 3, 2012, from Academic Productivity website: http://www.academicproductivity.com/2007/eight-tips-for-better-academic-writing/
I am writing this narrative from a home the size of the bathroom in some people's homes. In the space of twelve square meters, my family and I live. We used to have a farm, a larger house, and stable jobs in Vietnam but three years ago we sacrificed all of that to live in the United States. But I am happy.
Many people might wonder why 30-year-old man would choose to undertake such a major change in his life or endure the hardship. After all, I left my community and homeland for a place in which I did not know the language. I still have trouble with English, because I am studying math and physics and therefore my English skills are suffering.
For my wife and I the situation was clear. We wanted to live in a free society, which is one in which human rights are a…
Creating a Professional Profile: How to Optimize Social Media PresenceSubject Line: How to Professionalize Your ProfileHi AnitaI was thrilled to find out you are interested in working with us here at Brave New World. We are a young but growing tech startup, as you know, and you will fit in really well with our company. I know you have your eye on the amazing break room, with the virtual reality headsets and that adorable house cat that walks around and helps keep everyone in good spirits even during the busiest times of the year. We also have the best Christmas party everits bottomless so a great opportunity to upgrade the underwear. Because we have a solid organizational culture and a positive work environment, I know that you will be happy here. I know I am! I put in a good word with the boss, letting her know about all you…
references so that no one who is not your friend can see your photos. Just to be on the safe side, though, I would take down the nipple photo. Besides, I’m looking out for you and do not want any of the creeps out there getting the wrong idea about you.
Review of a Peer’s Response
One of my classmates has provided a detailed response on how he will respond to a question relating on conducting a research. The classmate has clearly stated what he will do before, during, and after completing an assignment. I like his response to the question because he has clearly stated the various steps he will undertake to complete an assignment. His response makes it easier for the reader to understand the necessary steps for completing an assignment in order to generate the most suitable findings or conclusions. As a result, his response has some positive things as well as things he does differently from me when completing an assignment. While the detailed response enables one to understand the various processes, there are certain things he should do differently in order to enhance his findings.
One of the positive things about the process provided by my…
.....filled with confidence that I was going to impress people with what I had to say. Of course, when my first assignment received constructive criticism, I reeled. Since then, I have cultivated a sense of humility and a greater realism in my approach to writing. I think more about my goals with each piece, keeping in mind my audience. If my audience is hostile to my ideas, and I am writing to persuade them, I anticipate what they might say to counteract each of my points. Then, I start the process of outlining and jotting down ideas. What I used to find annoying, restrictive, and tedious I now find to be the most enjoyable aspect of writing. When outlining and brainstorming ideas, I do not need to worry about form and style, or tone and diction. All I need to be concerned about is the veracity of my statements, the…
Market forces have helped to shape the development of the modern medical system. Yet each nation manages these market forces to their own needs -- some systems remove medicine almost entirely from the market, while others only have limited government intervention. This article represents a preliminary exploration of the concepts that were first identified thirty years ago in the works of Heggenhougen (1984) and Dewalt (1986). These authors laid the foundation for the study of how the market economy has influenced the development of health care around the world.
The influence of the market economy has in particular been felt in the realm of drug development, and that is the area where the present study will focus. Building on these early works, the present study will examine drug development processes in different nations around the world, in particular examining the juxtaposition between drug development in the United States, versus the…
DeWalt, B. R. (1986). Directions in Anthropological Research on Agrarian System in Central America and Mexico. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 15, 25-43.
Gunel, M., Hand, B. & Mcdemott, M. (2009) Writing for different audiences: Effects on high-school students' conceptual understanding of biology. Learning and Instruction. Vol. 19 (4) 354-367.
Heggenhougen, H. K. (1984). Will Primary Health Care Efforts be Allowed to Succeed? Social Science and Medicine, 19(3), 217-224.
The rubric assessment I utilized came from Schrock (2014) -- her website which contains many different rubrics for a number of disciplines. I chose a writing assessment rubric that I could use with 4th grade students, focusing on writing with a topic sentence, using modifiers and having supporting sentences that flesh out the topic.
The reasons I made modifications to the rubric were based on the specific utility that I wanted to implement: here, I wanted to focus on writing a topic sentence with supporting sentences and modifiers instead of an entire research paper. I liked the way this rubric was set-up, however, and I was particularly drawn to it being a self-assessment rubric because I think it is important for students to see for themselves how they are going to be assessed in the future. If they are assessing themselves by the same type of rubric as the…
Gottlieb, M. (2006). Assessing English language learners: Bridges from language proficiency to academic achievement. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Schrock, K. (2014). Assessment and Rubrics. Retrieved from http://www.schrockguide.net/assessment-and-rubrics.html
Sireci, S., Faulkner-Bond, M. (2015). Promoting validity in the assessment of English learners. Review of Research in Education, 39(1): 215-252.
There are several essential components to the business plan. The Executive Summary is one. This is a summary that goes at the front of the business plan, and it contains all of the key information that is contained within the plan. The Exec Summ fills a couple of key purposes as part of the plan. First, it serves as a shorthand for someone who wants to get the basics of the plan, without getting into the deeper details. There are many stakeholders who might prefer this. But the executive summary also serves as something of a roadmap of the rest of the document. For someone who wants to learn more about the business, in great detail, the executive summary plays an important role in explaining what information they can expect to find, and how the rest of the business plan is structured. So the executive summary ends up…
Ciccarelli, D. (2014). Write a winning business plan with these 8 key elements. Entrepreneur. Retrieved December 11, 2016 from https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235054
Wasserman, E. (2016) How to write the financial section of the business plan. Inc. Magazine. Retrieved December 11, 2016 from http://www.inc.com/guides/business-plan-financial-section.html
This is helpful advice for college students who wish for their work to stand out from that of their peers, for by choosing descriptive words over the general, writers can discover stronger and more vibrant ways in which to present their ideas in a thoughtful and critical way.
Goldberg's essay touches on the vital importance of paying attention to the world around us as we seek to learn the names of everything that we encounter. This is a practical tool that Cheryl L. Dozier cites as an effective way to encourage students to make the connection between what they read in books and what they see in the world around them. In such a way, a greater appreciation of words is created, along with an educational foundation which encourages strong literacy skills. In her essay "Literacy Coaching: Engaging and Learning with Teachers," Dozier writes that "noticing and naming involves an…
Dozier, Cheryl L. "Literacy Coaching: Engaging and Learning with Teachers." Issues in Literacy 18 (2008): 11-19. Web. 15 Nov. 2011.
Goldberg, Natalie. "Be Specific." Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within.
Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2005. Print.
Lamott, Anne. "Shitty First Drafts." Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. New York: Anchor Press, 1995. Print.
Orwell presents a rather romantic picture of the life of a writer. A writer is someone who is driven internally, psychically, spiritually. The desire to write might initially be due to an admiration of a famous author, or a personal affection for the Harry Potter books. Or, the desire to write might be due to a want of recognition, fame, or even fortune. Writing can be used as a weapon as with bitter letters to politicians or ex-girlfriends.
Some writing is purely journalistic in tone, whereas other writing is all fluff. With his characteristic humor, Orwell takes a dig at journalists when he states, "Serious writers, I should say, are on the whole more vain and self-centered than journalists, though less interested in money." The essay "Why I Write" is an effective piece of prose because the author is credible, and bolsters his argument with humility as well as…
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Signet, 1996.
Orwell, George. "Why I Write." Retrieved online: http://orwell.ru/library/essays/wiw/english/e_wiw
This type of writing makes the readers actually feel, see and hear what has been felt, seen and heard by the writer. This writing could describe anything such as a person, place or any other entity. The main purpose of the writer is to reveal its subject by careful selection of details. It is often seen that description involves a single personality or entity and how it changed its surroundings through its own actions or by other's actions on itself. The main aim is often to put the reader on the place of subject entity so that the reader could see the world from its perspective.
It is commonly seen that biographies and autobiographies involve the usage of descriptive/narrative writing by the authors. Many tend to give the world their own point-of-view on how they see the world so that the masses might agree with them in their…
Night the Crystals Broke
Write where you got inspiration from?
The inspiration from this poem comes from my grandmother and her family, who lived through the pogroms and just before the Nazis took over Hungary. The title refers to the Kristallnacht, the event in which the Nazis burned synagogues and their religious items, and broke the windows. They also broke the windows of the local businesses. This poem also refers to the journey that was scary and arduous, over the Atlantic in the ship to Ellis Island. The statue at the end of the poem is the Statue of Liberty, which welcomed the "poor" and "hungry" masses, like my grandmother's people.
(2) Which author and poem did you refer to when writing this poem?
There is no one author or poem I referred to here. This is a completely original work. However, it is written in the form of a…
Learning to read and write in English has been one of my most treasured accomplishments in the recent past. To begin with, learning to read and write in English is in my opinion the very first step towards becoming a fluent speaker of one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In that regard therefore, I am convinced that fluency in English is a plus as I pursue my career of choice. Given that English is one of the most common languages, corporations and most organizations would ordinarily hire individuals who can relate well with their customers and clients. Being able to read, write, and speak English will therefore give me a distinct advantage in my future job seeking endeavors. It is also important to note that fully aware that the world is increasingly becoming interconnected; the relevance of learning an additional language cannot be overstated. It is…
Baldwin, James. Sonny's Blues. Stuttgart: Klett Sprachen, 2009. Print.
Brinton, Margaret. 100 Little Reading Comprehension Lessons. New York: Lorenz Educational Press, 2004. Print.
Cusipag, Maria, et al. Critical Thinking through Reading and Writing. Philippines: De La Salle University Press, 2007. Print.
This may not have been the lesson of the drama, but it certainly reminded me of this fact.
In another way, I find the story unsettling in that it indicates how oftentimes the minority person is punished solely by virtue of his being a different color, or looking different in some way (Editors of Salem Press). It is not only the different color that causes punishment and social penalization. Other external, such as age, handicap, and looks can penalize one too. These are externals as Clay points out to Lula: "You really don't know anything about me." Meaning: You don't know anything about the real me. You are judging me according to facts or myths that you mentally construct upon. The real 'me' slips by you unexamined and ignored. This may be a lesson to those who engage in stereotypes. Doing so is harmful not only to victim but also…
2006. Salem Press. Web. 21 Jan. 2012.
Fiske, S.T. (2002). What we know now about bias and intergroup conflict, the problem of the century. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 123-128.
Rebhorn, Matthew. "Flaying Dutchman: Masochism, Minstrelsy, and the Gender Politics of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman," Callaloo 26.3, Gale Group, Summer 2003,
supportable logical textual evidence written component options. You analyze primary texts relevant question principles close reading -- noting items word choice, similes, metaphors, connotations, .
"Beauty and the Beast:" Fairy tale vs. cinema
The story "Beauty and the Beast" is one of the most popular juvenile fairy tales of all time. It has also been a potent source of metaphor for many authors and filmmakers. One of the most famous written versions of the fairy tale for children is one authored by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. Beaumont uses the story in a didactic fashion, both to illustrate the values of Beauty and the superior values of the countryside. hen Beauty's family is located in the city, her sisters adopt the shallow and superficial values of the city and refuse to associate with people of their own merchant class. Only after being humbled in the countryside does the youngest daughter…
La Belle et la Bete. Directed by Jean Cocteau. 1946
Ebert, Roger. Beauty and the Beast. Review. Chicago Sun Times. 26 Dec 1999. [4 Jul 2012]
Le Prince de Beaumont, Jeanne-Marie. "Beauty and the Beast." From the Norton Anthology of Children's Literature. New York: Norton, 2005
Michael Krause has written a new book that provides eight sales strategies that are supposed to help increase sales, engendered a more motivated sales staff, and help sustain both. The eight strategies are: USP and UVP; Strategic planning; SWOT analysis; Engage your ideal clients; Build a cash reserve; Core capabilities and realistic goal setting; Balanced scoreboard, and; Do you have what it takes? The author looks at the entire organization and not just the sales staff, but he tries to tie all of what he says into sales.
He loses some credibility because he uses some terms wrong, but this is not problematic necessarily as they are the sailing terms he employs as part of the illustrations in the book. However, he does make some questionable suggestions regarding the fourth strategy.
Analysis of "Sell or Sink: Strategies, Tactics and Tools Every Business Leader Must Know to Stay Afloat"
Aspen Institute. (2009). Organizational behavior. Retrieved from http://www.aspencbe.org/documents/OB_CloserLook.pdf
Griffith, T.L., & Sawyer, J.E. (2010). Multilevel knowledge and team performance. The Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 1003-1031.
Krause, M.D. (2011). Sell or sink: Strategies, tactics and tools every business leader must know to stay afloat. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.
Sliter, M., Sliter, K., & Jex, S. (2012). The employee as a punching bag: the effect of multiple sources of incivility on employee withdrawal behavior and sales performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 121-139.
curriculum books have been written since the turn of the [20th] century; each with a different version of what 'curriculum' means (Ackerman, 1988). I define classroom curriculum design as the sequencing and pacing of content along with the experiences students have with that content. My use of the qualifier classroom is important. By definition, I am considering those decisions regarding sequencing, pacing, and experiences that are the purview of the classroom teacher. Some aspects of curricular design are addressed at the school level if, in fact, a school has a guaranteed and viable curriculum. egardless of the direction provided by the school (or district), individual teachers still need to make decisions regarding curricular design at the classroom level given the unique characteristics of their students. Indeed, in a meta-analysis involving 22 studies, Anderson, (2003) found a strong relationship between a student's knowledge and experience with content and the type of…
Ackerman, P.L. (1988). Determinants of individual differences during skill acquisition: Cognitive abilities and information processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 117(3), 288-318.
Anderson, J. (2003). The architecture of cognition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Anderson, J. (2009). Rules of the mind. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Brooks, C. (2000). Knowledge management and the intelligence community. Defense Intelligence Journal, 9(1), 15-24.
Anderson, J.R., & Fincham, J.M. (2004). Acquisition of procedural Skills from Examples. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 20(6), 1322-1340.
Also, this will help to increase the length of the relationship significantly and will raise the satisfaction level of the people in the relationship to a level higher than before they began to use expressive writing.
This study has demonstrated the positive effects of expressive writing which can be applied by sociologists and psychologists. However, there is one bit of the study which is not expressly explained and thus should be addressed by future studies. This is on whether the positive outcome was as a result of the expressive writing only or by the people in the relationships simple giving more attention to their relationships and exploring the issues in the relationship.
The study was extremely practical since the researchers made use of qualitative methods to get their results as this was a qualitative study. The researchers made use of ethical methods and they ensured the highest standards of ethics…
Gordon, K.C., Baucom, DH, & Snyder, D.K. (2004). An integrative intervention for promoting recovery from extramarital affairs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30, 213-231.
Hendrick, S.S. (1988). A generic measure of relationship satisfaction. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 50, 93-98.
Lepore, S.J., & Greenberg, M.A. (2002). Mending broken hearts: Effects of expressive writing on mood, cognitive processing, social adjustment and health following a relationship breakup. Psychology and Health, 17, 547 -- 560.
Pennebaker, J.W., Francis, M.E., & Booth, R.J. (2004). Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Manual should be written in a way that is clear for the individual reading it so that he or she is able to follow each and every instruction and going through the steps precisely understand how to employ / use the appliance without mussing over it, or turning to another for guidance.
The instructions and layout should be clear to the eye. It should be aesthetic and a pleasure -- rather than a burden -- to peruse. Strategies such as bulleting, numerals, and borders should be used to facilitate this.
The instructions should be written with the knowledge that a diversity of people from different cultures and different levels of intelligence and/or ability with engineering skills will be reading manual.
In short, the writer creating the manual should put himself in the client's shoe and imagine that he were using this product for the first time. Manual should…
Romantic ritings of Victor Hugo
The romantic period was partly in reaction to the impact that the industrial revolution had on the psyches of artists of all stripes. The move toward an industrial culture had moved many people from the pastoral scenes of the country into the grungy hearts of the cities. Many of the people worked in the factories six days a week for many hours a day, or they worked in mines and other industries to support the industry in the cities. The response from the artistic community was to remind the public of two things. They wanted people to remember where they came from and they wanted to help people see the true emotion of life.
One of the most influential writers of the period was a young Frenchman who was known for his poetry early in his career (Halsall x), but who gained international…
Halsall, Albert W. Victor Hugo and the Romantic Drama. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. Print.
Hugo, Victor. Selected Poems of Victor Hugo. Trans E.H. And A.M. Blackmore. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. Print.
Hugo, Victor. Ruy Blas. Boston D.C. Heath & Co., Publishers, 1888. Print.
William Shakespeare has written a number of love sonnets. In general, these tend to be less conventional than the typical romantic poem, where love is praised above all things as the purpose of life and relationships. Instead, Shakespeare tends towards a more realistic sense of loving despite imperfection and despite life's challenges. To some degree, the same is true of Sonnet 116, which begins with the line "Let me not to the marriage of true minds/admit impediments. Love is not love…" When read for its deeper meaning, it becomes clear that Shakespeare is not denying the realities of life together for romantic partners; he admits that there will be difficulty. The central point of the poem, however, is contained in these lines, implying that true love is solid and unchanging, regardless of any changes or challenges that might be found in the environment or conditions surrounding it.
In the first…
Saunda, D. Nelson witten in Decembe 2002; was witten fo the membes of Living Wates Chistian fellowship in Newpot News, Viginia. It was witten to addess the question on the best method Chistian lay leades, can develop and tain on how to povide pastoal counseling fo the congegational membes of Living Wates Chistian Fellowship (LWCF).
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The eseach poblem seeks answes as to the effective methods of developing and taining Chistian leades in an effective way. The liteatue eview…
references; hence, the author has formulated a review, which suits best the members of the LWCF.
My writing level at the beginning of this course was basic. In my earlier education, I had written some but not at any extensive level. I wrote short papers for school and put down my ideas without thinking about order or presentation. Some of my paragraphs and sentences would run on and I did not always complete thoughts that I started. This was because I did not really have the discipline to sit down and examine what it was I had written. I was too much in a hurry to finish and hand in an assignment. I had no interest in editing or in self-critiquing.
The changes and improvements that I have made as a writer over the last few weeks are here: I now see that a lot of ground can be gained if I just slow down and think about what it is I want to say.…
In the case of academic writing, evidence comes directly out of textbooks and other academic sources in the given topic of any particular paper. This evidence is used to prove or disprove a statement within the thesis. Evidence is extremely important in proving the argument. According to research, "The strength of your evidence, and your use of it, can make or break your argument," (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007). The type of evidence used within an academic paper depends highly on the subject matter being discussed in the paper itself.
In many cases, good writing will also address the counter argument, or the arguments that might possibly be made against the main argument of the paper. Counter arguments are usually addressed first, and are later discredited further on in the paper. The discrediting of counter arguments must be based concretely within the available evidence in the subject…
Bednar, James a. (2002). Tips for formal writing. Teaching. Retrieved March 12, 2010 from http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jbednar/writingtips.html
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2007). Argument. Handouts and Links. Retrieved March 12, 2010 from http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/argument.html
The story was filled with factual accuracy, while fictional, and vividly rich with images and characters that she and her father could picture with accurate detail. Romano tells us how Mariana finished the story with a young member of the family holding a roughly cut, wooden pony, and how when she gently finished the tale as he was in tears
Villanueva, Victor. Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English. 1993. Print. This book an unusual book: at one level it is autobiographical, detailing the life of an American of Puerto Rican extraction from his childhood in New York City to an academic post at a university. At another level, Villanueva ponders his experiences in light of the history of rhetoric, the English Only movement, current socio- and psycholinguistic theory, and the writings of Gramsci and Freire, among others.
Zinsser, K. William. On…
It is easy, in this instance, to overlook spelling mistakes and errors in clarity and reasoning.
Team dynamics can benefit or harm the collaborative writing process. There is an advantage to working with individuals one already knows; there are few surprises with respect to personality traits as they relate to the work. Sometimes better writing can be accomplished when teams are assigned, as this can facilitate diversity and ensure less "groupthink" and more substantive discussions (Powers, Dunn-Lewis, and Fraser, n.d.). Team identity can be forged purposefully, as when a leader is formally appointed or agreed upon by the group. In some cases, leadership emerges without conscious decision. Strong writers or content area experts are natural choices for leadership roles, but sometimes personalities come into play. This is not necessarily a negative. An individual who is neither the strongest writer nor the most knowledgeable in terms of content may possess the…
Kittle, P., & Hicks, T. (2009). Transforming the group paper with collaborative online writing.
Pedagogy 9 (3), pp. 525-538.
Powers, S.R., Dunn-Lewis, C., & Fraser, G. (n.d.) Collaborative writing resources. UConn
Writing Center. Retrieved from http://www.writingcenter.uconn.edu/collabwriting.php
The student jumps from one tense to another in the space of two sentences, revealing a discussion which is largely uncertain of its own chronology. Naturally, this makes the work a very unclear experience for the reader such as in the pair of sentences in the second paragraph, which declare that "A few days later 'This alarms the Crows.' Father Crows discussed the matter with the other animals that live in the banyan tree." Again, only with respect to tense changes, the pattern of error in this sentence jumps from present tense (alarms), to past tense (discussed) and then back to present (live). These examples all come from the first few sentences of the essay, and are consistently observable throughout, indicating that verb conjugation is an area of particular need for this student where written expression in concerned.
Other issues that are often encountered by ELL students will concern the…
Christensen, L. (2003). The Politics of Correction: How We Can Nurture Students In Their Writing. The Quarterly, 25(4).
Manley, J. (1988). Telling lies efficiently: terminology and the microstructure in the bilingual dictionary. in: Jensen Hyldgaard (ed.), 281-302.
The chapter goes on to explicate each writing task by means of examples and further specific guidance for teachers. t is also suggested that the tasks do not need to be applied in isolation, but that they can also be used in combination for greater effectiveness. Examples are given of experience and guided tasks that can be done in groups. n this regard, the author points out that group work has advantages for both teachers, learners, and the learning process itself. Teachers' supervision and grading workloads are reduced, while learners view each other as a learning resource in addition to the teacher.
The chapter concludes by a short section that guides teachers' decision-making when implementing the four writing task types. t is suggested that teachers use a critical approach to determine which tasks would be most appropriate.
found the chapter extremely interesting, as teaching writing to ESL/EFL students is always…
In this regard, I found the chapter's insights on reproduction exercises such as dicto-comp and dicto-gloss very helpful. Rather than expecting them to understand a complicated explanation and diagram of what an essay should look like, I think I would save both them and myself a large amount of frustration by first allowing them to reproduce a piece of writing in this genre. In general, the chapter contributed to my development as a teacher.
Nation, ISP (2009). Teaching ESL/EFL Reading and Writing. New York, NY: Routledge (Tailor & Francis)
present this article in a scholarly fashion, which lends credibility to the authors -- an issue that is extremely crucial considering their audience. hile Germano et al. cite nearly no evidence for their argument, Lehr's article is packed with research regarding not only how students see revision and the writing process, but also about how teachers can address the problem. The information is specific, pointing to certain grade levels, activities, etc.
A closer look at these two articles, then, reveals that they have more similarities than differences. In fact, the only major difference between the two is the audience and factual information contained in the articles. In addition, these differences are warranted given the articles' different purposes. Germano et al.' s article can almost be seen as an extension of Lehr's -- encouraging professionals to take the same advice that they give their students. In fact, it is expressly because…
Germano William et al. "Revision as Writing, Writing as Revision." Modern Language
Association. 2007. 15 May 2009.
Lehr, Fran. "Revision in the Writing Process." B. NET. n.d. 15 May 2009.
In 46 B.C., once again Sallust was given an opportunity to shine or fail, as he was made a practor and sailed to Circina where he proved himself by stealing the enemies' stores. In return, Caesar rewarded Sallust with the title of proconsular governor of all of the province of Numidia and Africa. Others with a much stronger background were expecting this position, but it may have just been that Sallust showed a greater skill at organization. Sallust, however, takes advantage of this situation and when returning to ome was cited for extortion. [footnoteef:16] Caesar quickly acquitted Sallust, but that was the end of his political career. It appears that Caesar may have made a deal with Sallust that if he quietly disappears, he would not be tried. [16: Ibid.]
At this point in Sallust's life, he says he made the decision to give up his political career. Or,…
Dorey, T.A. (Ed) Latin Historians. New York: Basic Books, 1966
Earl, Donald C. The Political Thought of Sallust. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 1966
Handford, S.A. translator (1963) The Jugurthine War Middlesex: Penguin Books.
Laistner, M.L.W. The Greater Roman Historians. Berkeley: University California Press, 1963
One could write an entire essay around this sentence. The better topic sentence would be to define a particular aspect of the weather and go from there. In addition, certain seasons could be compared to specific seasons or weather conditions.
5. If the thesis is weak, the paper could go in many different directions and the result could be a poorly defended thesis. In addition, a weak thesis might not even describe the correct definition of the paper. The thesis needs to be strong so that each paragraph can defend it without the paragraph feeling lost or off-topic. A carefully crafted thesis statement will guide the writer. In addition, a strong thesis will make the writing process easier because it is focused.
6. A good topic sentence but weak support indicates that the proof is not as strong as it could be. In this situation, I would look at my…
Miller, George. The Prentice Hall Reader. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. 1995.
Parks, Franklin, et al. Structuring Paragraphs. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1981.
However, it is possible to write in a way that reveals an understanding of what a person reads or what they hear during lecture. Lecture in the classroom provides an ideal opportunity for learners to reflect on what they have learned in previous sessions and to decide how they will use that knowledge to further their understanding, or to help them make decisions related to the content they have learned.
As I plan to become a history teacher I now realize how important reading and writing skills are to the student's comprehension of the content covered in lecture and in class. Students learn in many different ways. One reason that Nathan may not be doing well in both reading and in writing is because he simply does not understand the content or the context in which information is presented in the classroom. While he may not understand much from lectures,…
Freeman, F., Ghiso, M.P. & Hamayan, E. (2006). Authentic Accountability for ELL's Reading and Writing Development. Available: http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/resabout/research/ira06_freeman.pdf
The author takes a chance bringing a new form of writing to a middle school, a technique that is innovative but not commonplace, thus would give rise to much questioning, which may be an obstacle teacher's would face trying to implement this type of learning style. This learning approaches views all students as independent, thus in an environment where everything is "sterile" or "sterilized and standardized" this type of learning system may receive some objection. By and large however, once educators realize how significant the improvements are among students adopting this method, they are likely to become more compliant and willing to place more effort at implementing this type of program.
The baseline approach used by the researcher to measure improvement is the ability of students to write using their own thinking skills, so they can in theory, teach others about writing. This is difficult to do, because this learning…
Angelillo, Janet. Writing to the Prompt. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005.
Atwell, Nancie. Lessons that Change Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002.
Fletcher, Ralph. Breathing in, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996.
O'Donnell, Angela and King, Alison. Cognitive Perspectives on Peer Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999.
I don't grade the final draft in class, as I need more time to carefully read it and give it a rubric score (TIMELINE (http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/writingprocess/timeline.)"
This is a valuable aspect of the writing timeline that the teacher has developed. It provides the student with the ability to earn points on having excellent ideas and content even if the grammar and spelling is not up to par.
For many students the fear of writing begins when they turn in something they worked hard to produce and thought they had a wonderful writing idea, only to have it returned with red marks all over it for grammar errors.
Grammar and punctuation are very important elements to the lesson of writing, however, one must also consider the ideas and content that were offered as well.
Dividing the grading system into two areas, one for ideas and content and the other for grammar, spelling…
The Writing Timeline http://www.mhhe.com/mayfieldpub/tsw/wt.htm in Kim's classroom and predict the advantages and disadvantages of using a tool such as the TIMELINE. http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/writingprocess/timeline.html
Teaching writing to exceptional children: reaction and recommendations.
From: Exceptional Children | Date: April 1, 1988 | Author: Barenbaum, Edna | More results for: "teaching writing"
The Bridge to Powerful Writing and Increased Test Scores: Skills and Effective Methodology for Teachers by Barbara Mariconda http://www.teach-nology.com/tutorials/teaching/powerwrite/
Remembering riting, Remembering Reading
Conclusion -- My riting
This chapter (4) embraces the way in which people become literate. The author interviewed a wide variety of people with wildly diverse literacy experiences, and interestingly, many of those interviewed reflected that early writing experiences involved "feelings of loneliness, secrecy and resistance" (p. 94). The focus in this essay is on reading, but also on writing; what a person takes from this essay is that there are many ways to influence a child to begin writing, and it usually is launched from the reading experience. Yes, I write like I talk, but that is because I haven't really put my nose to the grindstone of learning what goes into a well-written essay or article. How do you influence an adult to become adept at writing well? It has to come not just from the heart, but also from the soul and the…
Brandt, Deborah. "Literacy in American Lives: Living and Learning in a Sea of Change." In
Literacy and Learning: Reflections on Writing, Reading, and Society. San Francisco:
Brandt, Deborah. "Remembering Writing, Remembering Reading," in Literacy and Learning:
This is largely because leadership abilities and purposes as well as program development are closely linked to writing. The criminal justice is usually characterized by policies, procedures for various practices, reports, press releases, and memoranda. These critical aspects that affect leadership in law enforcement are accomplished through divergent forms of writing and documentation.
As demonstrated in scenarios 1, leadership decisions about service award was hugely affected by the lack of written documents like commendation letters. The leadership intentions in this scenario were not accomplished because of the lack of writing of commendation letters to support the officer's excellent work and strong performance evaluations.
Importance of Good Writing Skills:
As previously mentioned, writing is an important aspect in criminal justice resulting in the need for police officers to possess good writing skills in order to write more efficiently and effectively. One of the major reasons why writing is significant in this…
Daniel, A. (2011, February 10). The Importance of a Good Written Report. Retrieved Ashworth
Thompson, E.L. (n.d.). Why Is Writing Criminal Justice Reports Important? Retrieved October
30, 2011, from http://www.ehow.com/facts_6814702_writing-criminal-justice-reports-important_.html
By this time, had a quite a bit of confidence because I had already written a successful speech. In addition, I was very excited about the speaking opportunity and spent many long hours preparing for the presentation. I noticed that my writing was improving but I still remember having doubts about my speaking and writing abilities.
As I began college I was worried that I would need to write. I remember thinking to myself; how could I avoid writing? I knew that if I got a job I would be required to write letters and reports. I remember beginning to prepare for a college exam and that same fear of writing came over me again. I remember thinking, how would I pass my English composition test if I could not write? Searching the Internet I found a preparatory course for the English composition test. As I started the course my…
Written communication in the workplace comes in many forms, the most commonly used is memos and proposals or special reports (Beck, 1999). One manner in which written communication can be used is to negotiate (Neale & Bazerman, 1991). Business employees and even managers should be well versed in written communications and have a strong grasp of the skills necessary to be familiar and proficient in writing in order to express well defined meaning and enhance business communications (Lyons, 2002).
Having good writing skills and abilities will also facilitate improved oral communications among employees. Those employees that are able to put their thoughts down on paper accurately and precisely are more likely to engage in oral communication that is directed and focused. Because of this one of the skills that might be considered for inclusion in the workshop might be translating written word into oral communications.
Employees who are participating in…
Beck, C. (1999). Managerial communication: Bridging theory and practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Lyons, C. (2002). "Integrating writing and negotiation skills." Business Communication
Marken, G.A. (2002). "Effective writing skills for public relations." Public Relations
However, though her gender remained constant, Bolton's position changed during her lifetime and she began writing histories of women and openly advocating the role of women in social change (Des Jardins, 17). Therefore, Bolton is an example of how secondary characteristics are more influential on how a historian presents history than gender is.
Furthermore, in addition to being secondary to changeable characteristics, gender may also be secondary to other immutable characteristics. Throughout most of American history, race was a more unifying and important characteristic to most African-Americans than sex. After all, while men had de facto superiority over women, African-Americans were considered the legal property of whites for the greater part of American history. Therefore, an African-American man may be better qualified to write a history about the experience of African-American women than a white woman would be. Therefore, the writer's secondary characteristics are more important than gender.
Des Jardins, Julie. Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender Race and the Politics of Memory, 1880-1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
While I do not believe that Narnia exists, I do believe it exists and can be reached through a wardrobe while reading that book. In contrast, while most modern romance novels are set in modern-day, realistic settings, the events within them are so obviously contrived that it detracts from, rather than enhances, the storyline. Therefore, I think that fiction writing teachers need to concentrate on teaching students how to write about the fantastic in a plausible manner.
Examining my own conclusions about the tradition of writing, I have come to the conclusion that the separation of genres hinders good writing. Whatever the genre, my favorite writing tends to feature conversational and engaging writing. The plot scenarios, even when wildly fantastic, are presented in a believable manner. Furthermore, the author uses elements of writing that make the reader feel as if they are a part of the story being told. While…
How will writing affect the future?
Writing is probably the most important form of communication and it has shaped the course of human history and evolution. The historic role of writing is undeniable. It has, for instance, propagated the events of the past to create lessons in the future; it has set at the basis of the creation of nations and societies and it has transmitted values and norms of behavior. But in the modern day climate, characterized by high technologic evolution, rush and stress, where does writing fit? And most importantly, how will it affect the future?
The provision of an answer to the posed question is a highly intricate endeavor, due to the changing role of writing in its essence. Writing is no longer just about books, journals and mainstream media. Writing has now become a tool available to all people with access to computers and internet.…
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" ("A letter to David Epston," p.97 In the process of communicating our ideas through writing, we are more than one person. Another person appears who helps us build…Read Full Paper ❯
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Academic Writing The Importance of Purpose Academic Writing is writing on a certain topic at an academic level and its major components include: purpose, audience, tone and content. Purpose…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
Narrative I am writing this narrative from a home the size of the bathroom in some people's homes. In the space of twelve square meters, my family and I…Read Full Paper ❯
Creating a Professional Profile: How to Optimize Social Media PresenceSubject Line: How to Professionalize Your ProfileHi AnitaI was thrilled to find out you are interested in working with us…Read Full Paper ❯
Review of a Peer’s Response One of my classmates has provided a detailed response on how he will respond to a question relating on conducting a research. The classmate…Read Full Paper ❯
.....filled with confidence that I was going to impress people with what I had to say. Of course, when my first assignment received constructive criticism, I reeled. Since then,…Read Full Paper ❯
Market forces have helped to shape the development of the modern medical system. Yet each nation manages these market forces to their own needs -- some systems remove medicine…Read Full Paper ❯
Modification The rubric assessment I utilized came from Schrock (2014) -- her website which contains many different rubrics for a number of disciplines. I chose a writing assessment rubric…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Miscellaneous
Business Plan There are several essential components to the business plan. The Executive Summary is one. This is a summary that goes at the front of the business plan,…Read Full Paper ❯
This is helpful advice for college students who wish for their work to stand out from that of their peers, for by choosing descriptive words over the general, writers…Read Full Paper ❯
" Orwell presents a rather romantic picture of the life of a writer. A writer is someone who is driven internally, psychically, spiritually. The desire to write might initially…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Narrative writing This type of writing makes the readers actually feel, see and hear what has been felt, seen and heard by the writer. This writing could describe anything…Read Full Paper ❯
Night the Crystals Broke Write where you got inspiration from? The inspiration from this poem comes from my grandmother and her family, who lived through the pogroms and just…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Learning to read and write in English has been one of my most treasured accomplishments in the recent past. To begin with, learning to read and write in English…Read Full Paper ❯
This may not have been the lesson of the drama, but it certainly reminded me of this fact. In another way, I find the story unsettling in that it…Read Full Paper ❯
supportable logical textual evidence written component options. You analyze primary texts relevant question principles close reading -- noting items word choice, similes, metaphors, connotations, . "Beauty and the Beast:"…Read Full Paper ❯
Michael Krause has written a new book that provides eight sales strategies that are supposed to help increase sales, engendered a more motivated sales staff, and help sustain both.…Read Full Paper ❯
curriculum books have been written since the turn of the [20th] century; each with a different version of what 'curriculum' means (Ackerman, 1988). I define classroom curriculum design as…Read Full Paper ❯
Family and Marriage
Also, this will help to increase the length of the relationship significantly and will raise the satisfaction level of the people in the relationship to a level higher than…Read Full Paper ❯
Communication - Language
User Manual Manual should be written in a way that is clear for the individual reading it so that he or she is able to follow each and every…Read Full Paper ❯
Victor Hugo Romantic ritings of Victor Hugo The romantic period was partly in reaction to the impact that the industrial revolution had on the psyches of artists of all…Read Full Paper ❯
William Shakespeare has written a number of love sonnets. In general, these tend to be less conventional than the typical romantic poem, where love is praised above all things…Read Full Paper ❯
Saunda, D. Nelson witten in Decembe 2002; was witten fo the membes of Living Wates Chistian fellowship in Newpot News, Viginia. It was witten to addess the question on…Read Full Paper ❯
Progress My writing level at the beginning of this course was basic. In my earlier education, I had written some but not at any extensive level. I wrote short…Read Full Paper ❯
In the case of academic writing, evidence comes directly out of textbooks and other academic sources in the given topic of any particular paper. This evidence is used to…Read Full Paper ❯
The story was filled with factual accuracy, while fictional, and vividly rich with images and characters that she and her father could picture with accurate detail. Romano tells us…Read Full Paper ❯
It is easy, in this instance, to overlook spelling mistakes and errors in clarity and reasoning. Team dynamics can benefit or harm the collaborative writing process. There is an…Read Full Paper ❯
The student jumps from one tense to another in the space of two sentences, revealing a discussion which is largely uncertain of its own chronology. Naturally, this makes the…Read Full Paper ❯
The chapter goes on to explicate each writing task by means of examples and further specific guidance for teachers. t is also suggested that the tasks do not need…Read Full Paper ❯
present this article in a scholarly fashion, which lends credibility to the authors -- an issue that is extremely crucial considering their audience. hile Germano et al. cite nearly…Read Full Paper ❯
] In 46 B.C., once again Sallust was given an opportunity to shine or fail, as he was made a practor and sailed to Circina where he proved himself…Read Full Paper ❯
One could write an entire essay around this sentence. The better topic sentence would be to define a particular aspect of the weather and go from there. In addition,…Read Full Paper ❯
However, it is possible to write in a way that reveals an understanding of what a person reads or what they hear during lecture. Lecture in the classroom provides…Read Full Paper ❯
The author takes a chance bringing a new form of writing to a middle school, a technique that is innovative but not commonplace, thus would give rise to much…Read Full Paper ❯
I don't grade the final draft in class, as I need more time to carefully read it and give it a rubric score (TIMELINE (http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/writingprocess/timeline.)" This is a valuable…Read Full Paper ❯
Remembering riting, Remembering Reading Conclusion -- My riting This chapter (4) embraces the way in which people become literate. The author interviewed a wide variety of people with wildly…Read Full Paper ❯
This is largely because leadership abilities and purposes as well as program development are closely linked to writing. The criminal justice is usually characterized by policies, procedures for various…Read Full Paper ❯
By this time, had a quite a bit of confidence because I had already written a successful speech. In addition, I was very excited about the speaking opportunity and…Read Full Paper ❯
Written communication in the workplace comes in many forms, the most commonly used is memos and proposals or special reports (Beck, 1999). One manner in which written communication can…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Women
However, though her gender remained constant, Bolton's position changed during her lifetime and she began writing histories of women and openly advocating the role of women in social change…Read Full Paper ❯
While I do not believe that Narnia exists, I do believe it exists and can be reached through a wardrobe while reading that book. In contrast, while most modern…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
future? How will writing affect the future? Writing is probably the most important form of communication and it has shaped the course of human history and evolution. The historic…Read Full Paper ❯