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Changing your brain keeps it sharp as you age - Knoxville News Sentinel

Changing your brain keeps it sharp as you age - Knoxville News Sentinel | Academic Reading and Writing 101 | Scoop.it
Changing your brain keeps it sharp as you age
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This article taken from knoxnews. com and written by Anna Kuchment, talks about the advantages of active learning through out the years. Kuchment explains the studies on older individuals that participated in active learning by taking photography and quilting class.. The other group participated in field trips and other social activities. The group that took the classes scored higher on cognitive tests. Active learning throughout ones years can keep the mind fresh and able to process information better than if one did not participate. I think this is important because it illustrates the significance learning has as we age, it is important for us so that we can keep mentally focused. 

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

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For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues. (What a resource!
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This article taken from the New York Times website, provides details on a writing competition. The website then gives paper topics for students who are interested. I think this would just be helpful for anyone interested. 

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College’s loudest stadium? NCAA ranks top five « SI.com

College’s loudest stadium? NCAA ranks top five « SI.com | Academic Reading and Writing 101 | Scoop.it
SI - College Football's loudest stadiums:
1. LSU
2. Oregon
3. Texas A&M
4. Wisconsin
5. Virginia Tech
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This article from The Huffington Post, explains why English composition is so important in helping students with their reading and writing. It is essentially a critical thinking class where you start with general responses and grow to well thought and clear ideas.

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ReadingQuest | Reading Strategies

A website for teachers that explores comprehension and content reading strategies and when to use them in social studies.

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This is not an article but it is a helpful list of different reading strategies taken from ReadingQuest.org. I think this is important because everyone had their own style of learning and there doesn't have to be one set way of doing things. One can find new and interesting ways of reading by trying out these different strategies.

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Why No One Is Reading What You're Writing - Forbes

Why No One Is Reading What You're Writing - Forbes | Academic Reading and Writing 101 | Scoop.it
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Why No One Is Reading What You're Writing
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I see it often: Businesses hire a blogger, or rely on an existing employee to spearhead their content strategy. They have high hopes for increased website traffic, email subscribers and sales.
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This article taken from Forbes, written by Jason DeMeyers explains how to grab the attention of readers. He explains that one's writing should be original, different, opinionated, remember that readers are actual people, and change up your writing structure. The tips that DeMeyers gives focus more on blogs and business marketers. 

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