Why I Write Writing is a motive of expression. It’s as simple as that, from the moment we’re born we’re taught to use our words to express ourselves; it’s through these means that we live. Were it for a lack of being able to write, it would be impossible for us to live the way we do. Joan Didion, in her essay Why I Write, says that “In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind.” Didion makes a point that is clear, we write to convey our views, our thoughts, our ideals. As human beings we have a collective need to express ourselves, and we feel a primate need to be an influence, in fact I remember reading a quote by Stephen Covey which says that “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply” and in my opinion that is not a particularly bad thing. When we interact with people we tend to speak too fast, underthink a situation. The job of sitting down, organizing your thoughts, and writing them in an organized manner is the proper way to express ourselves. In an essay I wrote about Miley Cyrus earlier this year I said, “There is never escaping judgment there is only learning how to deal with it.” A phrase I look back at now months later and feel instantly connected to. The idea that I was able to put that sentence together flabbergasts me. It’s through the act of writing that I am able to coherently organize my thoughts, and…
How to write a good essay.
Read light to thorough resources, familiarize yourself with the basic issues; then move to more thorough research on the Academic Databases
More academic sources
Write down quotations, write down the source immediately
Quote briefly from a wide range of sources – take a little from a lot.
A lot of small quotations from numerous sources – seems well-read, knowledgeable and credible.
Mix up your search words that have similar meanings
but instead finding evidence from author’s to support the argument the individual is trying to prove. (germov) An example of the use of colloquial versus formal language in essay writing is if one were to say, “to write an essay on social sciences you gotta do this.” It is obvious why this type of slang is not acceptable at a university level of writing as it is both informal and grammatically incorrect. Instead the formal version of “when writing an essay on the social sciences one must take the…
you to find more authoritative sources.
Take detailed notes, keeping track of which facts come from which sources. Write down your sources in the correct citation format so that you don't have to go back and look them up again later.
Never ignore facts and claims that seem to disprove your original idea or claim. A good essay writer either includes the contrary evidence and shows why such evidence is not valid or alters his or her point of view in light of the evidence.
Analyze some well-written…
Case write-up Aqualisa
When first looking at this case the initial problem was that the new Quartz shower was not selling. But I had to think why this shower was not selling. I believe that the real problem is that “plumbers distrusted innovation.” This means that when a new product comes out with new technology like the Quartz they are unwilling to learn about how to use and install it.
1st Alternative Solution
The first solution that I offer for Aqualisa…
a vessel for collecting and developing
ideas and tracking writing growth and process.
How this unit builds on previous learning and builds to future learning:
Students have written expository
Students will write historical
compositions each year beginning in
investigation reports including:
third grade – increasing in length and • Using exposition, narration,
complexity over the course of time
description, argumentation or
In elementary school, writers:
Why I Write
I can still remember the excitement I had for English class every day. Growing up, I was head over heels in love with writing. I could write anything, from scary short stories to haikus. Fiction writing was my favorite in English class. I enjoyed writing about make believe because there are no restrictions and I did not have to think inside the box. I had a very creative and abstract imagination growing up. In elementary school, I was the girl with glasses and who always brought a journal…
Jacque Martin wrote; “Art and poetry awaken the dreams of man, and his longings and reveal to him the abyss he has within himself.” The poem helps Dante the poet discover himself both religiously but also as a person. In Canto XVII he writes about climbing on the back of the creature of fraud and spiraling into the darkness of hell, describing his own spiritual journey, as he realizes he is in total darkness. The darkness is a path of redemption, going this way in search of God, truth…
Claudio is one of the main characters in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” In the play he is a gullible person who frequently falls victim to others deceit. He is set to be married to Leonato’s daughter, Hero. Due to his gullibility Claudio falls not once but twice for Don John tricks. The first, when Don John tells Claudio, “Signor, you are very near my brother in his love. He is enamored on hero. I pray you, dissuade him from her. She is no equal for his birth. You may…
last sentence of the introduction. An attention getter can be done in any one of the following ways. 1. Give background information about the topic, but not the facts and information that will go in the paper. You might just tell why this topic is relevant. 2. Write an anecdote, which is a short story that you might make up illustrating the topic. For example, if your story was about child abuse, you could tell how a young child was found wandering the streets in Harlem covered in bruises, how…
I home from work. When I parked my car in the driveway I got out to go into my house.
When I was unlocking my door I saw my neighbor through her window, she was very beautiful
and always dressed in something black. She was a mystery to me because even though she was
my neighbor, worked in an office building across from me, worked on the same height, and we
could see each other from our offices there wasn’t anymore. Even though we lived and worked
so close to each other…