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  • Scholarly Writing In Undergraduate Education

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    Scholarly writing in undergraduate education is important to maintain because it benefits undergraduates obtaining a position within their career. Scholarly writing provides information about a topic using original thoughts for all academic fields (Walden University 2015 p.1). Programs that encourage scholarly writing to improve undergraduates skills such as the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) that generated a study of all students and faculty stakeholder groups through online surveys

  • Diagnostic Essay: Why I Pass My English Classes

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    Diagnostic Essay Throughout my whole academic experience in school, I have had many challenges the biggest one being, english classes. Every other class I had for the most part was pretty smooth but when it came to english it was just like a hurdle to good scores. Nevertheless, it was not that I didn’t like english, it was just a subject that even with my countless attempts I was just not good at. Many of my english classes of previous years have been pretty lenient courses, which in my opinion

  • Civility Is Like Playing A Board Game

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    Civility is like playing a board game. A board game is essentially any game that involves the movement of pieces. The players in the board game are like citizens. Just like the players, we are dictated by rules and are always moving in spaces. Cheating during a board game, trying to get to the finish line is simply the act of not being civil. Just like the players, we are always finding shortcuts to reach our goal. Every move you take on a board game has its rewards and consequences. If you go through

  • Comparing Dweck Ideas Over Cahn's

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    the three types of learners and that was one article that really connected with me. SO picking just one main idea to discuss was a hard decision for me. Instead of picking out the idea that spoke to me the most (basically the main idea of the entire essay), I decided to focus on one that I hadn’t typically thought of before. Dweck wrote, “This view of intelligence can rob people of the opportunity to fulfill their potential.” For me, I know I experienced this a lot in my high school career. I was known

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Should Everybody Write? By Dennis Baron

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    Rhetorical Essay “Should Everybody Write?” Professor of English and linguistics Dennis Baron, from the University of Illinois asks the question “Should everybody write?” People throughout history have contemplated this question in many different situations. Dennis Baron talks about the positives and the negatives about everybody being able to write or having something to write about. Baron’s idea is that by having more writers means more ideas, more to read. (705) Starting from the very beginning

  • Analyzing Alfie Kohn's Essay To Degrading

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    Alfie Kohn’s essay “From Grading to Degrading” initially impresses the reader. At a glance, the ideas imbedded in the text appear radically revolutionary, yet reasonable, intelligent and logical. Unfortunately, the promise of a good essay is marred by excess personal emotion that clouds the judgment of the writer, along with ill-timed references to the author’s extensive research. The writing is this essay’s redeeming quality. The polished yet simple language captivates the reader. It is sophisticated

  • Where Are You Going And Where Have You Been Summary

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    The short Story, Where Are You Going, and Where have You Been is a coming of age story about the passage from adolescence into adulthood. In the story, a young girl named Connie is shown as her her adolescence comes to end at the hands of a man named Arnold Friends. The second part of the title refers to her past innocent explorations of her sexuality and the first part of the title refers to her violent entrance into adulthood and possibly the end of her life. The title is asking not only Connie

  • Christopher Frizzelle 9-11

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    The Editors of Popular Mechanics Magazine and Christopher Frizzelle both wrote different articles regarding 9-11. Both of the articles have similarities and differences from one another. Both of the authors have their own unique language, style, tone, and relationships with 9-11. Similarly the authors included imagery to captivate the reader, and contained conflict of agreement between characters in each story. Both the authors have different ways of incorporating language into their stories. Frizzelle

  • Commentary On The Essay 'Hands' By Ted Kooser

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    “Hands” a passage by Ted Kooser is sure to grab attention and have the reader examining their own hands. The essay has the author examining his hands both physically and emotionally- conveying that there is a deeper impact than a simple description of hands. The author’s use of language gives insight as to his father’s impact on himself. A major component of the author’s language in the essay is the vivid detail given. What is the purpose of such an explicit description regarding his father’s hands

  • William Zinsser: A Comparative Analysis

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    Contrast essay is a paper that evaluates two different ideas or things. For instance, when you are asked to evaluate a recent car’s performance, you would have to list the advantageous and disadvantages of the model. The evaluation would be more effective if you compare it with a previous model, it would allow the reader to form an analogy with the new vehicle. Compare- Contrast essays allow the audience to visualize the similarities between to similar, yet different, objects. A Division essay, on the