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Grammar - Writing Commons

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Writing Commons is a free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed,
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I liked this article because it broke down different grammar rules and explained them. I feel that even though we've gone through years of English classes, that we can still benefit from reviewing grammar. I especially feel that sometimes I used the "vague pronoun references" more than I should and then assume that my readers know what I'm talking about. So, I found this article very useful. 

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50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine

50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills | Smashing Magazine | Reading, Writing, Research | Scoop.it
Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination. You have to work smart and hard to acquire them. Only with experience, you can enter the realm of effective, always-in-demand writers. Of course, effective writing requires a good command of the language in which you write or want to write. Once you have that command, you need to learn some tips and tricks so that you can have an edge over others in this hard-to-succeed world of writers. There are some gifted writers, granted. But gifted writers also need to polish their skills frequently in order to stay ahead of competition and earn their livelihood. We collected over 50 useful and practical tools and resources that will help you to improve your writing skills. You will find copywriting blogs, dictionaries, references, classes, articles, tools as well as related articles from other blogs. Something is missing? Please let us know in the comments to this post!
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I liked this article because it showed many ways to improve your writing. Within each way to improve your writing, there are multiple sources listed to help you with that. I find that effective so you can easily go onto a site that will help you with whatever you needed help with. One that would help me would be Common Errors in English under the second set of skills. Knowing what mistakes you made and why are helpful to not make them anymore. 

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How to Write a Research Paper How To - eNotes - eNotes.com

How to Write a Research Paper How To - eNotes - eNotes.com | Reading, Writing, Research | Scoop.it
Enotes.com has study guides, lesson plans, quizzes with a vibrant community of knowledgeable teachers and students to help you with almost any subject.
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I liked this article because it seemed to touch base on some of what we discussed in class. For example, how to refine your keyword searches. I also liked how it made writing a research paper like something easy and not so intimidating. 

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Getting Feedback

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I liked this handout because it talked about the whole process of getting feedback. This handout talks about who to ask feedback from and why, what kind of feedback to ask for, and why people don't ask for feedback. With the portfolio we read last week, it seems to tie in with the importance of feedback and listening to what we get back from it. 

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Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently

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I looked at the "Six Reading Myths" article.I felt that this one resonated with me because I'm guilty of doing some of these. It also gave some helpful tools for how to work through these issues. My biggest one was reading every word. Going through college, I feel that I've learned to stop doing this as much.

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Does social media affect the youth's reading and writing skills? | The New Age Online

Does social media affect the youth's reading and writing skills? | The New Age Online | Reading, Writing, Research | Scoop.it
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I found this article interesting because it talked about the pros and cons of how social media is affecting the youth. One pro is that the youth is reading more on average due to the accessibility of the technology. A con is that now the youth can't differentiate between SMS text and proper English.

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