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haller--walk-talk-cook-eat.pdf

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In writing spaces, a credited writing source, I have found a helpful tool for my fellow colleagues that informs you of how to understand the sources one uses instead of how to use them. Although they are both important, it is also important to understand what your sources tell you. That way you will be well aware and be able to use them to the best of your ability. Personally, the hardest part for myself when it comes to writing are the sources. It is a matter of getting to know your sources so that way you know everything that there is to know. This is a fun guide because instead of being in the form of an essay, it is in the form of a dialogue.

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reid--ten-ways-to-think.pdf

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Through writing spaces, I have found a credible, fun and easy to comprehend essay that relieves stress on what and how many rules to follow. We have all been at one point in writing overwhelmed on the long list of rules and guidelines that we as writers have to abide by. This essay tells you, plain and simple, to cut down on that long list and narrow down that list to 3 principles that are more broad. First principle: write about something you like or are curious about. Second, do not just tell, but show as well. What this means is that you should get your reader to have a clear picture of what it is you are talking about because that leaves out confusion which we all know is easy to get tangled in a reading. Last, adapt the audience and the purpose of writing. These here are easy rules to follow. I thought I'd share this with my peers because it adds on to our tool kit on how to be a better writer.

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purdy--wikipedia-is-good-for-you.pdf

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When we are first told to write research essays, starting at an early age, we always here about how wikipedia is the absolutely wrong search engine to turn to. This essay in writing spaces, explains why it is actually not a bad idea to use wikipedia, but also why instructors can scold you for utilizing it. The reason it is helpful is because it provides background knowledge you are researching and it also contributes in helping you spark new ideas. The reason in which your instructors might not want you to even touch wikipedia, is because it only provides you with a general idea of what you are searching for. The key essential an instructor wants you to take forth is DEPTH in a research paper. Writing spaces is a credible source because it is a collaboration of peer-reviewed collections.

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Lev Gonick: How Technology Will Reshape Academe After the Economic Crisis – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lev Gonick: How Technology Will Reshape Academe After the Economic Crisis – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | reading & writing | Scoop.it
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This is an article of The Chronicle that can be accessed through writingspaces.org as one of their links which is a website that is dedicated to writing. In this article it mentions how the economic crisis does not only consist of money shortages and lower salaries, but also of what one makes out of the economic crisis. There are other levels of positivity regarding the crisis we were presented with a couple of years ago. Technology is a main contribution to how we benefit under the circumstances. For example, Getting our resources and textbooks offline and still absorbing any knowledge via the internet has aid us instead of using pricey textbooks. Overall, there are predictions that we will be positively shaped by means of our technology while enduring a crisis.

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