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What's the Catch of Having Good Writing Skills?

What's the Catch of Having Good Writing Skills? | Readingcanbefun | Scoop.it
From famous novelists, to the pricey editing service – it becomes a whole lot clearer why the writing skill is given some serious thought. Writing skills that ranged from good to awesome can shoot ...

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This article is about what comes with good writing skills. Some of these "perks" include better reading comprehension, better vocabulary and verbal skills, and a higher chance of doing better overall in academics.

This article seems like it would be helpful for every student who is studying English or literature.  I found it very helpful to hear that by improving my writing skills, I am improving several more of my abilities.

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James Harlan's curator insight, March 19, 2014 3:23 AM

Rewarding skill that will lead you to success in life. And, what's that again? 

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Hope is Required For Writing

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Writing sounds easy, but it is not. Hope is required for writing, for it is an act of faith. Famous writers struggled, and so do we. We need hope to write.

Via Sharilee Swaity, Pamela D Lloyd, KindredReaders
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This article describes the necessity of hope when a writer of any level sits down to write out their thoughts. The article mentions several famous authors' descriptions of what it takes to be a writer, and how even they required some inspiration to keep at it.

I loved this  article because it describes my exact dilemma that I wrote about in my first semester portfolio. Inspiration is a hard thing to find within yourself, but it is also the most important part of writing. The hope described in the article is really the key to finding that inspiration.

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Estelblau's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:27 AM

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:19 PM

An interesting and useful examination of the importance of hope for all writers.

KindredReaders's curator insight, December 28, 2013 1:13 PM

For those days when the words just won't come.

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Reading And Writing May Slow Dementia Symptoms - The Inquisitr

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Reading And Writing May Slow Dementia Symptoms
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Reading and writing may slow dementia symptoms according to health studies.

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This article is about an ongoing study that observes the relationship between constant learning and use of the brain, and dementia. The study has recorded results that show that reading and learning into a person's later years can decrease the chances of dementia. I chose this article because it was interesting to read the reasoning behind my own grandfather's, who is 85 now,  great memory is due to his reading  3 books a week for the last 20 years.

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So You've Got a Writing Assignment. Now What? | Writing Spaces

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This link is a guide to completing a writing assignment mainly aimed at first-year college students who are being thrown a curve ball with how different high school writing is compared to college writing. I chose this article because I had skimmed it before, but reading it again in its entirety, I realized it was very helpful as the author is really directing their attention to the feelings that students get as soon as the words "writing assignment" are brought up.

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8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing | Readingcanbefun | Scoop.it
How do you have the most impact online? Should your writing be short and sweet or long and detailed?

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This article is about simple steps to make your writing more intriguing and easier to read. I thought it was very helpful because it really is 8 SIMPLE steps to improve a person's writing skills, and every study they mentioned and test they created worked. 

I will definitely be using this article as a guide for future writing assignments.

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Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:55 AM

Interesting comments on writing for most views, retweets, shares. Covers use of numbers, negatives, verbs to increase popularity of posts.

Paige durand's curator insight, March 20, 2014 11:56 AM

This article is about how to improve your righting skills to make your papers more interesting to read for everyone. For example one of the attention grabbers to give Curiosity to the reader which is an attention grabber and keeping this up in the hair idea gives people to incentive to want to read more so they can find out more about the topic as long as the read on. the article continues to give more tips on keeping the readers attention and mind thinking on its own term.

Deborah Eastwood's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:56 AM

This is an excellent article. It included the words most tweeted.