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Perfectionism versus Healthy Striving

Perfectionism versus Healthy Striving | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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I really enjoyed reading this article because it does a good job of showing the differences between perfectionism and healthy striving.  I have a broad idea of what I want to write about for my third assignment and the concept of perfectionism seems to always pop up when I think about topics.  I am interested in incorporating the shitty first drafts to mmy study habits, its kind of a stretch but I have a few ideas of what to say and this article would definetely help me.  It makes good points about the myths and the realities of being a perfectionist.

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20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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This article was composed of 20 quotes that are supposed to give tips on improving your writing.  I liked it beacuse it literally just gives a breif introduction and then the 20 quotes so they are all a matter of interpretation.  My personal favorite was number 10 and I got this from wiseinkblog.com.

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10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing

10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Though this "article is more like a list it is imforative on apps that actually help to improve language learning, reading and writing skills.  Since everyone is on their phones regularly why not download something beneficial?

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How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Physically fit children absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new study finds, raising timely questions about the wisdom of slashing schools’ physical education programs.
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Though this article does not have a direct correlation with reading and writing, its research can be used to improve reading and writing skills amongst kids.  What this article reveals is the research that concludes that kids that are more physically fit can retain information better than kids who aren't.  If all parents and teachers used this knowledge accoridingly then we would hyptoheicallly kill two birds with one stone; lower the rate of child obesity while creating better learners

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Vanessa Andrea Lopez's comment, September 19, 2013 10:14 AM
This is credible because it came from the New York Times.
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Grammar rules vs. conventions

Why is it that students never seem to learn the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, even though they take classes like English 104 and spend years in middle and high school learning about them?...
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Balesters post on Grammar rules vs. conventions was very relatable because personally I have always struggled with grammar rules. I have always been confused on when some rules apply or whether or not my teachers would really pay attention to my use of grammar.  Balester lists reasons as to why students universally stuggle with grammar and gives suggestions to fix the problem.  I knew the site was credible because I am rescooping this article from Professor Vose.

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How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism | TIME.com

How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism | TIME.com | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Criticism hurts for most, but given right, it can inspire both the critic and the critiqued. Here are five tips to make your critique a positive experience.
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Since I am not too sure about what I want to write about for my third project for this class, I feel like this article is steering me in a direction that could be a possibilty to write about.  I have never been good at accepting criticism and I think it would be interesting to incorporate readings of criticism with my own learning experiences.  This article explains the 5 ways to make the critiquing process a little less awkward. This came from Time.com.

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Math is Hard, But Reading is Harder

Math is Hard, But Reading is Harder | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Many people think math is the hardest subject, but it’s actually not. Check out the infographic below presented by Top Education Degrees to learn why reading is actually harder.
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Via Thomas Faltin
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This article gives surprisingly statistics to support the claim that reading is in fact harder than math.  That statement is in contrast to popular belief regarding the relationship between math and reading but the evidence in this article does a good job of supporting it.  This article comes from infographicjournal.

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A Nose for Words

A Nose for Words | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Developing a love of language, with a little help from Stanley H. Kaplan.
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I really enjoyed reading this article, its about the author who found his love for writing and language through studying for the SAT.  I thought this was ironic since most people including myself dreaded the SAT and found no pleasure in studying vocab for it.  It was pretty inspirational in the sense that he was someone who doesnt have a typical percieved writers childhood "always writing and reading instead of playing outside" but still developed to be an author with a a little help. This is credible because it came from the New York Times.

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Using technology to engage reluctant readers - TES Special educational needs - Blog - TES Special educational needs - TES Community

Using technology to engage reluctant readers - TES Special educational needs - Blog - TES Special educational needs - TES Community | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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This article was interesting because it adresses the issue of the increase of the usage of technology and how it relates to students particularly young ones who don't enjoy the act or even thought of reading. I don't really know where I stand with this issue> I used to tutor and the kids were always so eager to read only when they got to read off of the ipads or computers, their enthusiasm was good but when they get into higher grade levels and theyre challenged with harder texts or textbooks will they have the capacity to stay focused the whole time without practice as children? The article came from community.tes.co.uk and they seemed credible because it was a community blog focused on a serious issue.

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Grammar rules vs. conventions

Why is it that students never seem to learn the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, even though they take classes like English 104 and spend years in middle and high school learning about them?...

Via Kim Vose
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Balesters post on Grammar rules vs. conventions was very relatable because personally I have always struggled with grammar rules. I have always been confused on when some rules apply or whether or not my teachers would really pay attention to my use of grammar.  Balester lists reasons as to why students universally stuggle with grammar and gives suggestions to fix the problem.  I knew the site was credible because I am rescooping this article from Professor Vose.

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Paige durand's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:57 AM

This article shows that over time people are getting lazier with their writings and punctuation is beginning to decline.  With the lack of practice of writing throughout the years people are becoming more incompetent when using grammar and punctuation since they don't have the practice. Even though since we were younger we have been taught how to write  quantity to impress the teacher rather and quality.

Lexi Chase's curator insight, February 13, 2014 8:38 PM

I think this article and made a lot of sense. Today as students the only time we are asked to actually write proper material is for school. We have adapted to texting and e-mails, which very seldom use proper grammar and we always have spell check to help us out. I think proper writing was much more prominent in generations past. It does not mean that it is no longer a useful skill. Many careers, most careers use proper formats of writing on a daily basis. It shows the basics that you are well educated in the way you present yourself in writing. "lol" and "hv" and "u" are not going to impress others. I like the idea of having students write journal articles for an audience rather than a paper to be turned into a teacher. I know that would be something I would be much more proud and enthusiastic about than an essay I turned in. 

Madison Bassow's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:07 AM

When the author was giving the 4 reasons why she believes that basic skills are being retaught when a student enters college, I just kept nodding my head. I can think of specific examples where each of these reasons/situations have occurred in my academic career so far. In my senior year of high school my English teacher asked us to keep track of our different writing assignments in all of our other classes. Out of my 5 other classes I had 2 writing assignments over the entire year, which is so odd to me because even in english we write about different subjects like science and history, but in those courses we were never asked to or taught how to write about them. But that brings up her fourth point, what do we consider a writing assignment? I personally see anything more than a paragraph as a writing assignment. But if you wanna get technical, almost every assignment is a writing assignment, no matter the length.