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9 Qualities of Good Writing

9 Qualities of Good Writing | College Essays | Scoop.it

There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can write, and those who think they can’t. And, very often, both are wrong. The truth is, most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We are all capable of producing good writing....


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Just what makes good writing? These are some key points that will help the novice get on their way to becoming a better writer for sure.

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Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:35 AM

Good article! Lots of quotes from well-known authors to illustrate her points. I appreciate her thoughts on the hard work of writing, and our reluctance to call ourselves writers.

Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:01 PM

I really liked this article about writing. It was very reminicent of almost every article we've read so far, along with the various chapters in They Say, I Say. It talks about how good writers support what they are saying with plenty of data, which is something we all need to make sure of in our research essays. I also like how it says that good writing comes in the rewrite, similar to the idea behind the shitty first draft article. All of these ideas and "secrets" behind how to write successfully are ones we've discussed in class- it's just a matter of actually implementing them into our papers.

Forrest z. Tappan's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:41 PM

I completely agree with Sarah. This article hold so many compilations to what we have been reading for class, especially in They Say, I say. I have been told many times and have grown accustomed to  believing that for every equation you add to a paper, you loss half of your readers. This is very evident if you look at the more popular articles and book. However it time I veer away from that mind set and start thinking like a research paper writer. This article has giving me some very good tips on how to rethink the way i write for this course. Specifically, Ann--the author-- make  a point that writing should be simple but not simplistic. Being more of a creative writer LOVE to confuse my readers with fancy words and alliteration and what have yous, but Ann stats that this is just not appropriate. I look forward to using what iv learned in my work.

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Arts graduates are best prepared for the unexpected

Arts graduates are best prepared for the unexpected | College Essays | Scoop.it
A university education is not the means to an end it once was and that’s why the B.A.
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Are you worried you're making a mistake by majoring in art? There might still be some hope for you!

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Writing Tips from Maui - Huffington Post

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Writing Tips from Maui
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Writers I work with often hit blocks. We all know the concept of writer's block. Simplistically, it means you're having trouble writing. The inspiration isn't coming.
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Here's yet another article outlining how your can improve your writing. Don't have enough time? You can always let us work on that paper for you!

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Simple Tricks To Improve Your Writing: 

Simple Tricks To Improve Your Writing:  | College Essays | Scoop.it
As I studiously worked at my computer the other day, I heard the tinny chime of the you've-got-mail bell. Never being good at ignoring the darned thing, I stopped writing to open it. Turned out it...
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Need some advice on how to improve your writing? Check this out.

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7 Tips for Balancing College with Your Startup Dreams - Mashable

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7 Tips for Balancing College with Your Startup Dreams
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From Steve Jobs to Larry Ellison, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, some of the world's most successful founders are college dropouts.
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A-level results: Nearly half of students consider apprenticeships instead of university, survey reveals

A-level results: Nearly half of students consider apprenticeships instead of university, survey reveals | College Essays | Scoop.it
More than one third of London students awaiting GCSE and A-level results have considered an apprenticeship instead of university according to a survey.
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5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning | College Essays | Scoop.it
To thrive professionally and personally, nourish your body, brain and spirit, every morning.
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What are you doing to maximize your life and your daily experiences? 

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It's back to school time: Here's how students can get the most of our their tablets - GIGAOM

It's back to school time: Here's how students can get the most of our their tablets - GIGAOM | College Essays | Scoop.it
Hoping to rely on a tablet as you (or your kids) head back to school this fall? Consider some of these tips.

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Do you have a tablet? Here's how to get the most of it from it this semester!

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Why Veterans Will Soon Save Thousands on College

Why Veterans Will Soon Save Thousands on College | College Essays | Scoop.it
A bill heading to the president's desk grants veterans and their families automatic in-state status at all public colleges, potentially saving them time and money.
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What College Can’t Do - The New Yorker

What College Can’t Do - The New Yorker | College Essays | Scoop.it
Much of the conversation around the “crisis in higher education” is needlessly complicated by nostalgia for a premodern university. (Interesting.
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College is good, but it can't do everything and solve all of your problems in life.

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | College Essays | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90%
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How are you going to stay calm this semester when the fire hose gets turned on again?

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | College Essays | Scoop.it

People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses?

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Have you ever wondered just why you have to take that history of art course when your majoring in accounting? MIT has an interesting new approach that may change all of that.

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5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

Everyone wants to be heard. But not everyone knows how to truly listen. Here's how amazing listeners use those odd things on the sides of their heads.

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Ready for that 3 hour long lecture course that you signed up for 4 months ago and forgot about it until now? Better get working on those listening skills to make the most out of those 3 hours!

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Think you're a good listener? Prove it.

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College Life: Dorm Living

Liv Arden, special guest vlogger for TheGoodLifeOnCampus.com, talks about what it's like to live in a dorm for the first time. You can follow Liv on her blog...
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Getting ready to go off to college for the first time in a few days? This might be of some help!

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Top of the class: Imperial College joins Cambridge as Britain’s best university

Top of the class: Imperial College joins Cambridge as Britain’s best university | College Essays | Scoop.it
Leo Benedictus: There’ll be upset in the quads as a prestigious survey puts Imperial ahead of Oxford and in joint second place globally (#IT #ImperialCollegeLondon #Education
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The Writing Puzzle (overcoming writer's block)

The Writing Puzzle (overcoming writer's block) | College Essays | Scoop.it
Like many, I'd struggled for a number of years trying to squeeze out a book. Then it hit me, it hit me like a freight train, and now I can't stop writing. Yes, I can almost, hear you thinking as yo...
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Now that college classes are back in session, it's time to write some papers. Not sure how to start? Give this a read for some ideas. 

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Do the benefits of a college education outweigh the cost? - Washington Post (blog)

Do the benefits of a college education outweigh the cost? - Washington Post (blog) | College Essays | Scoop.it
Do the benefits of a college education outweigh the cost?
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The Education Economy: America's Next Big Thing - Gallup.com

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The Education Economy: America's Next Big Thing
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Though the economy and education have long been topics of top concern to Americans, we haven't worked to create strong linkages between the two.
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21 Incredible Things Your iPhone Could Do - @Lifehack

21 Incredible Things Your iPhone Could Do - @Lifehack | College Essays | Scoop.it

"Your iPhone can do all sorts of magical things that you probably aren’t aware of. Here’s a list of some of the iPhone’s coolest hidden features."


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Do you have an iPhone? Chances are if you are in college then you do.

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6 Must Have Back to School iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Must Have Back to School iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | College Essays | Scoop.it

"Today as I was thinking about the iPad apps to feature in this list  I decided not to include what I call ' the traditional apps' I have been repeatedly featuring during the last couple of years. Instead, I am sharing 6 powerful apps that are usually overlooked by teachers. These apps are definitely a must try and I am pretty sure you will love them. From using iPads to manage content on students' iPads to apps that support teachers in Common Core instruction, these set of apps can do wonders to your teaching."


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...and a follow up to getting the most out of your tablet this semester.

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DIY College Dorm Decoration Tips! | BYE Ep. 3 of 4 | ANNEORSHINE

Today, we are going to show you a few easy ways to add a DIY pop of personality to your college dorm! Want to watch the next one? Click here http://bit.ly/1oybaJf Come join me! Subscribe...
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University president cuts salary to boost worker pay

University president cuts salary to boost worker pay | College Essays | Scoop.it
Kentucky Sate University president, Raymond Burse, (RT @CNNWire: University president takes $90,000 pay cut to give 24 workers a raise: http://t.co/n65sMS1Zhg via @CNNMoney
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Google Introduces a New Product "Classroom" in Google Apps for Education (GAFE) - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Google Introduces a New Product "Classroom" in Google Apps for Education (GAFE) - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | College Essays | Scoop.it
Google announced the launch of a free and very useful app for the educators; the app is called "Classroom". (Is #Classroom in GAFE a Game Changer?
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How to Pay Off Student Loans Within 5 Years of Graduation - US News

How to Pay Off Student Loans Within 5 Years of Graduation - US News | College Essays | Scoop.it
Consider
refinancing or earning extra cash to pay off student
loans quickly.
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So you've taken on several thousand dollars worth of debt for college - now what?

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Are Sports Scholarships Justified?

Are Sports Scholarships Justified? | College Essays | Scoop.it
There has been an ongoing argument regarding the scholarships that are offered to students on the basis of their prowess in sports. These scholarships...
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Many high school students spend countless hours perfecting their skills in a particular sport in hopes of getting a scholarship into a college - but are these scholarships justified? 

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How to recover from a big career mistake

How to recover from a big career mistake | College Essays | Scoop.it
It's possible to rehabilitate yourself from even the worst professional blunders. (How to recover from a big career mistake http://t.co/7ggwEA5Z6R)
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Now that you're about ready to leave college and go out into the working world, you're bound to make career path mistakes. Check this article out before it's too late.

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