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10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing

10 Famous Writers Who Hated Writing | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Sometimes I hate writing. That's not to say I hate the writing of others, though I occasionally do, and that's not to say I hate my own writing, though I often do, but rather that I sometimes hate the commission of the act of writing....
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This comforts me weirdly more than it should. Maybe that was the aim of the author. I too feel awkward and annoyed in the situation when I am stumped about what to say. Writing can be an annoying process. Difficulty in what to say, having to change what you wrote, rechanging, rechanging, rechanging and MAYBE it is good enough. It can really be an annoying process. Why do we do it? Well most of us do it because it is required. But those writers who write just to write, I imagine they do it because the end result becomes worth it. At least I feel that is the best part about when I write. 

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CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders

CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
CNN investigation reveals an alarming number of college athletes who read as low as an elementary school level.
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Reminds me about the controversy about football players unable to do as well in school because of injuries from when they played. But elementary level scares me. I know I'm not the best writer but I know when I get into it I can be pretty good. But not knowing how to read or write? This isn't the 1800's anymore!!!

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Scribbling in the Margins

Scribbling in the Margins | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
The jottings we make in the books we own may well be among the highest tributes we pay to authors.
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To annotate or not to annotate?

 

Throughout high school I hated the thought of annotating. I always saw it is ruining the book for pointless question and exclamation marks. Once I began reading things that I actually found interesting annotating became my best friend. I just couldn't hold in the excitement of what I just read to just my thoughts so I had to write a note on the side. I also began to enjoy annotating because I would reword phrases that the author wrote to better understand it. (Dumbing it down.) 

 

Before I could understand why an author might find annotating offensive towards their masterpieces but now I can definitely say it is a compliment because annotation shows that I actually have an interest in their masterpiece, so much that I just couldn't contain it in my thoughts. 

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Students Hate Writing Papers. Professors Hate Grading Papers. Let’s Stop Assigning Them.

Students Hate Writing Papers. Professors Hate Grading Papers. Let’s Stop Assigning Them. | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Everybody in college hates papers. Students hate writing them so much that they buy, borrow, or steal them instead. Plagiarism is now so commonplace that if we flunked every kid who did it, we’d have a worse attrition rate than a MOOC. And on those rare occasions undergrads do deign...
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This surprises me because I would assume that English professors became English professors to be able to read the papers of students. But then again I recently found out that some students sometimes really do not care about what they are writing and put little to no effort into their work. It's shocking because I do not see how someone who is paying for the education can not try at all since they are paying for the chance for good grades. 

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Subject Matters: Reading, writing -- and readying for tests

Subject Matters: Reading, writing -- and readying for tests | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
It's the best of times and the worst of times for English teachers as they find themselves more accountable than ever for the academic success of their students, while balancing new technologies that change time-honored practices of reading and writing. Here are some of the modern challenges that language arts teachers face in their classrooms.
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