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Bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld talks writing, fame and more - The Ann Arbor News

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Bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld talks writing, fame and more The Ann Arbor News In anticipation of Sittenfeld's visit, she answered some questions about her early success; about working as a critic and a novelist; and how becoming a parent has...
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Love of reading comes after knowing how to read - The News Journal

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Love of reading comes after knowing how to read
The News Journal
Reading ASSIST Institute applauds the Delaware Board of Education's Literacy Campaign and its focus on grade level reading proficiency for third-graders.
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People aren’t born readers. Everyone learns to read in different ways at their own pace. Some people may have learning disabilities as well. Elementary students always struggle to learn reading and writing in English. Therefore, teachers need to have scientifically based strategies for teaching struggling readers, which is seen in this article in Delaware. Teaching struggling readers is an expertise issue that is underestimated.

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6 Enjoyable Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills - LifeHacker India

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Telegraph.co.uk 6 Enjoyable Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills LifeHacker India When we were young, we had heard the saying 'Practice makes a man perfect' quite often but it is hard to apply the same with writing, as many times presenting our...
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People are always writing in their daily lives. But most people don’t consider themselves as good writers, including myself. This article gives six enjoyable ways to improve your writing skills. Many people can only write in silent environment. It is better if people write in an environment that gives them their favorite mood to write effectively. I don’t agree with the second tip because I believe that people should write everything that's on their mind so that they could organize it later and not lose any ideas they have while it’s still in their head. This editorial gives other tips such as to read a lot, observe your surroundings to help you give details in writing, experimenting with writing styles and taking breaks to refuel yourself.

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Putting off writing | MetaFilter

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Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators "Over the years, I developed a theory about why writers are such procrastinators: We were too good in English class. This sounds crazy, but hear me out." posted by dhruva (73 ...
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This editorial became very interesting by the time I arrived at the second subtitle “The Fear of Turning In Nothing.”  The author states that people procrastinate to write until the due date creeps closer and their fears of turning in nothing eventually surpass their fears of turning in something terrible. The author references a psychologist that studies failure. People have either a “fixed-mind set,” where they believe you are either born talented or not (not willing to try anything beyond their own knowledge), or people who have a “growth-mind set,” people who like to learn from challenges even if they fail at it. Our education system is designed to foster this “fixed-mind set” by showing students the final works of authors but never the drafts before the final product.

 

BTW: You have to click on the article title in bold to read the article.

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English department offering MA certificate in innovative writing - University at Buffalo Reporter

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English department offering MA certificate in innovative writing
University at Buffalo Reporter
The Department of English is nothing if not devoted to boundary-bending forms of writing.
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Is Speed Reading Possible? - The Atlantic

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Is Speed Reading Possible?
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It allows us to read anything, but it gives us entirely too much to read. That memo. That email. This article. We are all bailing water out of a leaky info-boat.
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An app released by Spritz will speed up reading for people by flashing just one word of an article or book at a time inside a text box. The app can go up to 600 words per minute, which is about double the normal reading speed. But, is speed-reading helpful or reliable? Reading is time consuming because our eyes have to move from word to word, line to line. However, studies show that speed-reading causes the reader to only understand the main points of something without the details. Another study shows that speed-readers that could read faster than 600 words per minute understand at least three-quarters of the information. So it might be a good to just read instead of speed-reading in order for people to digest what the read at their own pace.

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Free time, no deadlines: Amtrak gives writers what they want - CNN

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Free time, no deadlines: Amtrak gives writers what they want
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(CNN) -- Tweet it and it may come true. In the world of travel, anyway.
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This article is interesting for writers work is inspired by scenery. Amtrak is launching an official residency program for writers on its long-distance routes. Apparently it will be free as well! Applications must be submitted of course. The idea started form a tweet in response to novelist Alexander Chee who said, “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.” Amtrak responded through a tweet that said, “We’d need a test run. You two up for a trip to Chicago and back?” The residency for writers will include accommodations a sleeper car with a desk. The residencies will also take place from two to five days long on fifteen long distance routes.

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Writing Without Knowing - Forbes

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Writing Without Knowing
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Sometimes you just need to leap into sharing your learning, even when you haven't yet learned much.
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This article is from an author and computer programmer who basically encourages writing while people are still learning. Basically it’s all about discovering and writing about what you don't know. Start if there is a subject that you want to explore, but there isn’t any specific research on it, then start by scratch. Then look to related research to find what you need. This is not recommended when trying to publish something. It’s for research purposes.

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