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#35 – How to give and receive criticism

#35 – How to give and receive criticism | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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This article goes to show how there are ways to give and receive criticism. As well as how positive communication with the writer can have a good effect on their writing.

 

Source obtain from Scott Berkun. He taught at University of Washington and has written books about writing.

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10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly

10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
In my nearly 30 years at universities, I have seen a lot of very talented people fail because they couldn't, or didn't, write.
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In this article it's all about learning how to write better than you think you can do. For that reason advice is being thrown into this piece. I find it quite interesting because the author Michael Munger, a political science chairman at Duke University, explains that writing is like an exercise in his first tip. I completely agree with that because he uses the example of running. You won't start running a marathon all of a sudden without practicing first. He also mentions that many people that say, " I do my best work last minute." are b.sing because if it comes down to you thinking deeply about a subject you won't "make an important contribution" to the idea.

 

Article source found in The Chronicle of Higher Education, good of information for college students, administrators, and faculty members.

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Misunderstood Minds . Writing Difficulties | PBS

Misunderstood Minds . Writing Difficulties | PBS | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
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Teachers should watch more closely how a child begins their writing because then if they pay attention then they will be able to catch the child's problem learning with writing faster, and if so can find other ways for the child to improve their writing, which is an essential part of academia.

 

Source grasped from PBS, a website based on educative subjects.

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The Shadow Scholar

The Shadow Scholar | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
An academic ghostwriter for hire produced thousands of pages for undergraduates as well as master's and doctoral candidates.
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Many students whom are in critical need of having their essays finished, due to finals week or because it was assigned, have gone as far as hiring a "ghostwriter" to do their work for them. The worst part is that the vast majority of college students or grad students asking for their assignments to be done have very bad grammar, which indicates that that's the reason as to why they hired this guy. They are in the process cheating, and have no opportunity to advance in their reading and writing education. Not only that, but they end up paying a big sum of money to this guy: Ed Dante. In the end the students get away with it, when their professors should be aware of the fact that someone who doesn't have good grammar or isn't very good at reading or writing can't possibly write a detailed essay that makes sense. This indicates that there must be a problem with the education being given in school these days when it comes to English/ Literature.

 

The Chronicle is a good source because it’s directed towards faculty and students whom are a part of a University or College.

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More Writing Can Boost Reading Skills | Vanderbilt Magazine | Vanderbilt University

More Writing Can Boost Reading Skills | Vanderbilt Magazine | Vanderbilt University | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
  Reading and writing have become essential skills for almost every job, yet the majority of students do not read or write well enough to meet grade-level
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Insight is given to the lack of what reading can do to someones writing, which is an important skill for the work force. With an emphasis on reading and not on writing being placed can contribute to a lack in other subjects.

 

Source retrieved from vanderbilt.edu, a university site.

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The relationship between reading and writing

The relationship between reading and writing | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
A discussion of the relationship between reading and writing and helpful strategies for using reading and writing to reinforce development of literacy skills
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This article on reading and writing shows the perfect example of how to educate kids in these subjects by showing them and explaining to them how both "connect with each other" and "strengthen each other." Then goes of to give good advice on how to help the child develop these skills. This shows that there's a care in the world about a child and adolescents development when it comes to reading and writing, and there's even techniques for them!

 

Source found on an education website based on K-12. Helpful because it's mainly for instruction purposes.

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I Don't Write Enough Because ...

I Don't Write Enough Because ... | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Time to face up to your particular and peculiar reasons for not getting your writing done.
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This article is an interesting read because it gives you an insght into all the excuses one makes in order to get out of writing, but at the same time gives you some advice to shut the voices off in your head that keep giving you the excuses. Or like Rachel Toor mentions, "Reasons."

 

This articles was found in the Chronicle which is used by college and faculty members. While Rachel Toor, the author of this ariticle, is a professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University.

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