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Alex Duke: Cursive writing in schools merits more than cursory approach - Allentown Morning Call

Alex Duke: Cursive writing in schools merits more than cursory approach - Allentown Morning Call | Thinking about Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Alex Duke: Cursive writing in schools merits more than cursory approach
Allentown Morning Call
I remember back to a time in grade school, sitting at a desk with my blue- and red-lined paper and learning to write in a whole new way.
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I believe that cursive writing should be taught in schools more than it is. I remember when learning cursive my teacher told the class that it was not very important. I still remember how to write in cursive but not as well as my mom and grandparents can. Cursive is meant to help a person write faster but for me since I never practiced it as much I am very slow at it. Cursive should be a mandatory requirement for students to learn and practiced daily. This is a credible source because it is from the newspaper "The Morning Call"

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What Makes a Great College Essay

What Makes a Great College Essay | Thinking about Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
A great college essay is more than a good story....
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This article explains how to write a "Great College Essay", the points that the author uses makes it seem more intriguing to write the essay. When the author uses words like "make yourself shine within your story" it is explaining that you need to show how much you can do in the essay. The articles are very useful for anyone writing an essay. The source is credible because it is from the Huff Post, college edition. 

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How to Easily Find the Best Keywords to Write About (and How to Activate Them)

How to Easily Find the Best Keywords to Write About (and How to Activate Them) | Thinking about Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
RT @kikolani: How to Easily Find the Best Keywords to Write About (and How to Activate Them) http://t.co/b8irYmFtmH via @blogtyrant
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Finding the right keywords to use to find the right information is not always easy. Knowing the write thing to type into good or another search engine. This article helps find ways to ask Google about the topic of choice and expand on the question to find other information. This source is not biased because it is sharing information on how to properly search for an answer. 

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8 Steps to Starting a Writing Habit That Sticks - Huffington Post

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8 Steps to Starting a Writing Habit That Sticks
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I hear this all the time.
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This article helps people establish their own way of writing and how to make more time in the day to write. By prioritizing what you do during the day will help make more time to write. For me, instead of watching my weekly shows for an hour a day, I can take half of the time to write something. When I think of a topic that I am passionate about I become motivated to write. I believe that the eight simple steps will help me become a better and more efficient writer. 

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Parents, teachers to U-46: Don't make reading optional - Chicago Daily Herald

Parents, teachers to U-46: Don't make reading optional - Chicago Daily Herald | Thinking about Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Parents, teachers to U-46: Don't make reading optional Chicago Daily Herald Superintendent José Torres prefaced public comments by saying the proposed changes that would not require reading classes of all students starting next school year were his...
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This school board is trying to take away reading courses for middle school students. Middle school is right after elementary school which means that students can always be learning more reading strategies, even in college students are still learning new reading strategies. I believe that reading should be taught in elementary school. If a students is having trouble reading it will hurt them in their entire academic career. If a middle school student had the option of taking a fun elective and taking reading most of them would choose the elective. I believe this is a credible source because it is from the Daily Herald. 

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"How to Write an Essay -- 10 Easy Steps": A Step-by-Step Guide For Students Writing Essays, or For College Instructors Teaching Essay Writing

"How to Write an Essay -- 10 Easy Steps": A Step-by-Step Guide For Students Writing Essays, or For College Instructors Teaching Essay Writing | Thinking about Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

How to write an essay -- 10 steps Learning how to write an essay can be a maddening, exasperating process, but it doesn't have to be. If you know the steps and understand what to do, writing can be easy and even fun.


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This article show ten steps to writing an efficient essay. By following these ten steps it will help write a better essay with ideas, research, and effective writing. I believe that using this technique will help me with my future essays. This source is not biased because it just explains how to write an essay. The source is credible because it is from the American University in Cairo. 

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Online Writing with Clarity Infographic - Business 2 Community

Online Writing with Clarity Infographic - Business 2 Community | Thinking about Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

Online writing may include blogging, marketing copy, website or newsletter content and they all share the need for clarity.  One of the first things we learn about writing online is we have seconds to capture a reader and their attention span is short. Clear, concise writing wasn’t invented online, however, it has always been taught to writers as a best practice.  Long before the Internet, George Orwell said, “If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out."....


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This article has a list of ways to improve a person’s writing to create the essay with have clarity and not make it so “wordy”. This source is a reliable source because the author is the editor. For me I use a lot of repetition in my essays but the author gives a list of words and phrases to help discard some vocabulary. Not only will this article help with online writing it could assist with essays. 

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