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Academic writing is written in a voice that is meant for other academics. The introductory paragraph does not have to be catchy, because one assumes that the reader is already interested about the...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 6:29 pm UTC

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The general rule is to use the past tenses when writing about history, but the present tenses when writing about fictional works. For, literary works and other artistic creations such as film and...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 10:36 am UTC

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There are many reasons why authors choose to tell stories in the first-person. One of the most important reason is the sense of immediacy and intimacy that first-person narration provides. The...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2016 7:56 pm UTC

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The reader will become interested in a story if the viewpoint character has a problem with which the reader identifies. A problem is always caused by a motivation, and therefore motivation is the...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2012 3:33 pm UTC

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The easiest way to write a definition paragraph on "discrimination" is to first find a definition that clarifies its meaning to you. For instance, I would begin with a basic definition. To...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012 6:53 am UTC

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First of all, any good essay should open with a good introduction. In your introduction, you could give some examples of personal responsibility, in order to make it clear what exactly your essay...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2019 5:27 pm UTC

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The Writing Process involves these steps: Brainstorming/Prewriting. It is essential to first get ideas down without concern for their organization. Thinking on paper about the topic and putting...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2012 2:43 am UTC

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I think that you could take a variety of approaches with this. Allow me to make a suggestion. Find the scene online or on YouTube from the show, "Mad Men," that talks about "nostalgia." (It's a...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2012 3:44 pm UTC

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To complete this kind of assignment, you may be helped by thinking about different aspects of the caveman's physical character. In describing him, you can consider not just how he looks but how he...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2013 1:34 pm UTC

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In order to help you with your assignment, let's look at the structure in an already existing story. The exposition is the introduction, in which the characters and setting are set up. In the...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 7:11 pm UTC

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First, one should note that this is an essay prompt intended to have you think creatively. On a literal level, neither a pen nor a pencil is wise, as both are inanimate objects. On the most...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2016 2:48 am UTC

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There is a difference between moving between the past and the present and moving between the past and present tense. In Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, Smith moves between the past and the present....

Latest answer posted February 13, 2021 3:05 pm UTC

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In the preparation for writing a dystopian short story, the student may wish to peruse narratives already written as allegories or satires of such attempts to create idyllic societies. Among such...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2012 6:58 am UTC

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Parallelism from a grammatical or syntactical perspective can have various meanings. A writer can demonstrate parallelism if he uses the same word order (subject, verb, direct object) in phrases or...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 8:10 pm UTC

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“Process theory” was a term invented by composition theorists in the 1960s and holding considerable sway over university writing pedagogy in 1960-2000. It reflected an emphasis on a multi-stage...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2012 4:46 am UTC

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When writing a letter to the editor, remember who your audience is. Despite the name, you are not just writing to the editor. It is called a letter to the editor because you want the editor to...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2013 4:47 pm UTC

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What is given in your question is fairly ambiguous and subject to wide open interpretation. Greater specificity could help in deriving insight and assistance to make your thoughts more focused in...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2012 12:53 am UTC

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“Masked, I advance” clearly hints at the theme of having to wear a mask, not being able to show one’s true self in order to succeed in life. A potential idea for a story might be to write about a...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2020 10:24 am UTC

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If there are specific approaches that your teacher has outlined that you must take in your writing, I would pay attention to these first. From here, you can proceed. From what I am seeing in the...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2012 10:48 am UTC

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Strategies depend on the age and grade, but if we are discussing grammar school-age students, one of the standard techniques is to ask students to keep a daily journal in which they write both the...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2013 11:08 am UTC

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There are many strategies students can use to improve their writing skills. Which strategies will work depends to a degree on the individual student. A middle school student learning to compose...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2016 10:04 am UTC

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I think that much of this is going to depend on the requirements of the assignment and how much flexibility you will be given in appropriating informal language in your writing. Different...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2012 1:02 am UTC

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Naturally, it will be initially quite a shock for the dog's owner when they are first told that their beloved pet is going to die. I would therefore suggest you start by describing the person's...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020 2:11 pm UTC

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A good thesis statement controls the entire paper. If your paper is argumentative or persuasive, it needs to be written in the form of a claim. A claim is the argument statement (sentence usually...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2012 1:50 am UTC

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Generally, when writing a paper, one should underline the title of a book. Depending on the writing style you are working with, you may have other options. When writing a paper according to the...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2016 7:03 pm UTC

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I personally think technology is damaging the writing process. People read blogs, message boards, and discussion forums as much as they do books, but these electronic mediums are not edited...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2012 12:41 pm UTC

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The literary technique you're describing here is called the historical present. Sometimes the author of a work of fiction (or even some nonfiction texts like biographies, autobiographies, or...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2021 7:51 pm UTC

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One issue the assignment is intended to address is the issue of the gap between writing and criticism. While some critics have also been distinguished creative writers (T.S. Eliot, for example)...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2017 10:35 am UTC

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This sounds like a very fun project. Let me give you a few ideas by way of giving you several sentences, which you can use as a springboard for other ideas. Lunch hour at my school was like a swarm...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012 11:44 pm UTC

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The main purpose of a portfolio is to have students keep collected works of writing or art over time, so that they can demonstrate improvement and receive long term feedback. Especially with...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012 3:41 am UTC

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The first thing you'll need to do is determine a good thesis. With a topic this broad, there are many angles you could take. I might consider one that addresses that there are many benefits to...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2020 6:27 pm UTC

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Introductions are important for engaging your audience whether you are delivering an informational or persuasive speech. There are quite a few ways to begin, and the subject matter of the speech...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2020 9:29 pm UTC

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I can't write this story for you, but I am allowed to help you brainstorm some ideas to begin forming the story. In my creative writing class, I always recommend that students write stories about...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2018 3:20 pm UTC

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When writing a college application essay, you have a chance to fully develop an argument. If you are asked to do this in a couple of paragraphs, you need to focus on specific points. Your best...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2013 5:31 pm UTC

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Perhaps the best thing to do for the eulogy is to express love, happiness, and warmth: the love you have, and especially, the love given in so many ways by your mother. Provide anecdotes from the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2017 2:17 am UTC

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An argumentative essay has three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. The introduction and conclusion will normally consist of one paragraph each, while the length of the body will depend on...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2020 12:00 pm UTC

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Perhaps the first thing to understand here is the meaning of the word "revision." I do not know where you are from, but if you have learned British English, this quote may sound strange. In...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2012 3:51 am UTC

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