Writing Essays & Term Papers

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First we consider the general question: What are the uses of language, both spoken and written? The issue is put in the plural, not "What is the use of language?" but "What are its uses?" because this is a case where undue simplification sidesteps all the interesting issues. Nothing is clarified, for example, by such assertions as "language is for communication" or "language is used to convey information." There are many instances when language is used for

email: 7cdg@qlink.queensu.caEssay Writing An essay is a literary composition. The purpose of a good formal essay is to try out an idea, thesis, or opinion, within the confines of a proper literary composition. To do this successfully one must know their topic, formulate a thesis, and finally write the essay. For some, the prospect of having to write a formal essay can be dreadful. Essay writing, however, is made easy when one realizes that it is a logical process that can be broke

Standardized Essay Writing: An Inhibitory Process At any given time, spread out around the world, there are English professors falling asleep as they grade writing assignments. A mind numbing, insanely boring essay rests beneath the semi-conscious professor s head, collecting drool, as he or she struggles to grade an essay devoid of any thought. Debatably needless and unwanted, standardized essay writing was put into use in order to help students write coherently and with purpose. However,

An A Essay With these simple steps, anybody can write an A quality essay. All it takes is a well written introduction, body and conclusion. These steps are a lot easier than most people make them out to be. The first, and most important, step to writing an A essay is the introduction. The purpose of the introduction is to get the reader s attention. The introduction should also let the reader know the contents of your essay. To get the reader s attention use a lead-in. a lead-in is a s

A Summary/Response of “Writing For Me” I once knew a man by the name of Barbarous Gray. He felt that it was his duty to rip apart every piece of literature, or text for that matter, to get down to the bottom of what the author was trying to say. And, when I had an assignment to write a reading essay my thoughts immediately floated to his words, “In writing a reading essay, one must first describe the story, then he must rip apart every fiber of the story until he feels he has s

College writing courses give students a good chance to learn that writing can be an enjoyable experience. Previous schooling has left me, and maybe others, with an unfair negative opinion towards writing. College has given writing a second chance for me, leaving behind the earlier days of forced idea writing, by allowing self made thesis and introducing personal feedback into the writing process. Writing in high school was not very enjoyable. For four years I was made by my teachers to desp

Journal Writing I write a lot in class but I don’t like writing one bit it gets on my nerves cause my hands are very sensitive and my hands get so tired that don’t even want to type anymore and that messes me up a lot cause in my English class you are required to write a lot. Now if it were typing that a whole other story but that’s not going to help me in life to come cause when you go get a job you are required to have punctuality. For the a job though the job I ha

Women's Writing Changes Women's writing styles have changed over the years as women's roles have changed in this world. The more that woman's roles have changed the more that their writing changes. There are many reasons to account for the changes in women's writing. At first, in the early years, women were not even allowed to be writers. After women were allowed to become writers, they didn't write about what interested them, they wrote about what about what would interest men. Wo

In his essay, Writing Drafts , Richard Marias explains how to begin writing the first draft and get to final draft of the writing. He says when you first begin writing your first draft you should list the points you want to cover and list the main points. This process can have any writer hours of starting and stopping time. Once you start writing commit yourself to it. Do not get up to do anything else. Spelling, grammar, organization and clearly of sentences are not that important

Writing a paper on the writing process is pretty hard. The writing process is different from one person to another. You come across questions like, What exactly is the writing process? and Must you follow one persons writing process if yours is different? This is where I came across the answer to my questions, write however you wish to write. If one person likes free write first and another person likes to write a draft first, let them do how they please. The writing process is something

In-class Writing or Homework Desks and paper rattle while time slowly tics away from the clock. This time these distractions do not bother you because you are finishing one of your most well written papers. In-class writings are great because they include many positive opportunities. It is hard to say whether homework or in-class writings will give you more satisfaction. Homework allows for some opportunities to become available, which could prove to be invaluable to some people. I perso

Writing Creatively Creative writing is used to help regular expository writing become more interesting. You can use creative writing to do many tasks to help compose your paper. For instance, use this technique to select and narrow down your chose of topic. You can also generate and ideas, research ideas, and organize the ideas into a thesis. Use creative writing to develop examples, specific details, analogies and metaphors into your writing. This method is especially good for writing y

During my earlier years of writing, I have gone through many diverse experiences, some of which still stay with me till this day. My best experience I have had writing would be when I was first introduced to the Brave New World of writing, when the teacher would ask us to write about something we loved. I can remember distinctly always writing about the New Jersey Devils due to my fascination with hockey. Writing about hockey and the Devils came so easy to me because I had so many thi

Emily Gillette DVWR 101.004 Professor Bull September 22,2000 Growth in Writing Writing is one of my favorite things to do. Expressing yourself is so much easier when given time to think about what needs to be said. I would like to believe that I have a very rich writing history. I keep a journal of all my daily events. I also keep a book close by so if I think of any poems I can write them down right away. My favorite piece of writing was a story that I wrote in my first semester

Ever since my earlier years, I have thought best with a pen in my hand. I am a writer, and when I write, I am in integral peace. Writing is a time for me to relent and compose my thoughts, as I absorb my own unveiled reflections. It is a time when I can be alone, and appreciate every second of it. I love to write. It is my harmony.Writing is freedom. It is beauty, expression, and truth. It is art. Writing is a way for me to clarify my thoughts. I write when I am downhearted and w

There are more and more people learning English as a second language in this global village today. For example, if people want to make American friends, people might need to write letters in English. If people want to work at an American company, they might need to be able to write in English. Having an ability of writing in English is helpful for people in their work and life. Therefore, it is important to learn how to write correctly in English. There are three steps to improve wri

Writing Life The book we had to read by Annie Dillard, The Writing Life, talks about a woman who has gone though various times in her life when she would be inspired by something, and she would write it down. This book wasn’t really appealing to me. I thought that Annie was going to explain how she went about writing, and what were her struggles. Instead, she starts out telling the read how to write a story and how the words should flow. Dillard uses a lot of metaphors in her w

The Author to Her Book In The Author to Her Book by Anne Bradstreet, the author connects the strife of raising a child and creating self-satisfying writing. Bradstreet s tone is filled with contempt and criticism towards her offspring . She scorns her writing for its incapability to be faultless. However, Bradstreet still takes pride in her work and desires to mend the faults found within her creation. Bradstreet does not just give up entirely; she tries to solve her problem. Anne Bradst

Have you ever received a problem-solution essay where you cannot think of anything to write? Although many of the forty million students in America go through this at one time or another, don t despair! There are several systematic ways to find a writing topic. Some topics take no research at all. Let s look at a few of them. First, the local newspaper may contain some interesting articles. The newspaper can be used as a utility to the writing process. Problems will present themselve

Kristine McCarthy October 1, 2000 Cinematic Aspects of Cave Art by Edward Watchel I think Watchel formed a very good, accurate arguement in saying that cave paintings are cinematic. Much like movies, when cave paintings are seen in a certain way they show qualities that can be seen as cinematic. Once you look at cave paintings under a firelight things are seen much differently. They seem to move, disappear, reapper, and even change shape and color, just like a movie. Wh

A book report is one form of persuasive writing; it’s an opportunity to give your opinion or reaction about a book you have read. It can be as short as a single paragraph, or it can be longer. Your first step in writing a book report is to read your book carefully and thoughtfully. If you need to, take notes to help you remember important points. Next, decide if you want to write about the plot, characters, setting, or theme of the story. Then, write a topic sentence for each p

In his essay Politics And The English Language , George Orwell exemplifies inconsistences with respect to his thought process and his writing style. The problems Orwell sees in political writing have to do with a lack of clarity on the writer s behalf. Orwell himself uses the very literary devices he considers products of vague political writing in his own essay. In one of his paragraphs, Orwell speaks out against using dated similes and metaphors in writing that one would not hear in ever

Writing can be defined as a way to communicate thought using permanent notation symbols. Origins of Writing by Andrew Robinson begins with an introduction of how writing is significant to our society and how in current times people are taking for granted this skill and the value it possesses. The article is divided into several different subheadings, each addressing a different aspect of writing. It begins with The Function of Writing, then it continues with The Origins of Writing, The De

Literature has changed many times over history, thus giving a vast variety of writing styles. One such style that took hold in the 18th and 19th centuries was romanticism. The use of imagination, freedom of thought, and expression often characterized this style of writing. Romanticism immerged first in France and Germany as people began to leave the classical style of writing. The ideas put into romanticism came from two well-known people, a French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau an

Successful Writing I would like to talk to you about how to write a paper in English 101. In this paper I will explain how to first do some kind of pre-writing, writing your first draft, correcting that draft, and finally writing the final draft. If you follow these steps carefully, your paper should turn out to be an A, and hopefully your English teacher will be very proud of you. First in order to write a successful paper you must do some kind of pre-writing. In this stage of the

In William Zinnser’s essay “Simplicity” he states that “clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can’t exist without the other.” He believes that people speak more complexly then they have to and that the key to good writing and speaking is simplicity. In his argument he goes on to say that often writers are not careful enough. They know what they are trying to say but do not know how to put it down on paper. They assume that the reader will understand what they are thinkin

The two passages concerning Florida s Okefenokee Swamp are both written to inform but are representative of two distinct styles of writing. What is most immediately striking is the contrast of concrete factual writing vs. emotion color and feeling. The author of Passage 1 writes as if he were a natural scientist. The writing is clear, orderly, and has engaging description. It could be converted into material for an encyclopedia article or field guide; it is a factual descriptive analysis

Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She never really enjoyed writing books for adults or that had to do with them, but she didn t mind reading them. S.E. Hinton began writing teenaged books because she disliked the ones that were being written at the time she was a teenager. Her books have been an inspiration to children everywhere (S.E. Hinton Biography page 1). No matter what genre she is writing , S. E. Hinton will remain an influential person in the writing industry (

Chapter five, Writing as Healing and the Rhetorical Tradition: Sorting Out Plato, Postmodernism, Writing Pedagogy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder written by T.R. Johnson of the University of New Orleans describes the different views of how language helps a person who has encountered a traumatic experience overcome and heal. Chapter nine, Pathography and Enabling Myths: The Process of Healing written by Anne Hunsaker Hawkins of Pennsylvania State University discusses how personal wri

The Writers of the Harlem Renaissance Throughout my research of the Harlem Renaissance I learned many things I previously didn't know. One aspect of the Harlem RENAISSANCE that I researched was the author Zora Neale Hurston, and her contributions to the period. I learned much about the black influence on writing while doing this project. The Harlem Renaissance took place between the years of 1916 and 1940. During this time there occurred to be an artistic and intellectual revolution

TED LEWELLEN, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Richmond, received his B.A. from Alaska Methodist University, his M.A. from New York University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He has done field work in Peru and Nicaragua and is the author of Peasants in Transition: the Changing Economy of the Peruvian Aymara (Westview, 1978),Political Anthropology, 2nd Edition (Bergin and Garvey,1992), Dependency and Development: Introduction to the Third World (Bergin a

James Herriot, an extraordinary man, who, through his many stories, has brought much joy to many people throughout the world, possesses very unique writing skills. Writing skills that make his books a joy to read. The following will discuss Herriot's writing style in general, and how the characters in All Things Bright and Beautiful affect Herriot's life. The following paragraphs will also examine how James Herriot shows, through is writing, the passion and devotion that he has to

Delusions of GrandeurThe blank page stares back, challenging me to dirty its pristine recycled whiteness. I lie fearing that this monster will devour any thoughts I have and make them look like only tattered shreds of thought on paper. Hesitantly I begin to formulate ideas for an essay by writing notes on the page. It's as if I hope to mock the page into submission with ideas, so that I may begin to write. As I take my notes and start to write, I begin to have delusions of grandeur. R

There were two people who made contributions to American life, and they both go hand in hand. It is a common misconception that the inventor of the Braille system was Louis Braille. However this isn’t entirely true. A French Artillery officer named Charles Barbier was actually the first person to invent the method of writing using raised dots. He developed an interest in a writing system in which speed and secrecy are necessary. He invented the method of “cutting out”, writing w

Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She never really enjoyed writing books for adults or that had to do with them, but she didn’t mind reading them. S.E. Hinton began writing teenaged books because she disliked the ones that were being written at the time she was a teenager. “Her books have been an inspiration to children everywhere” (S.E. Hinton Biography page 1). “No matter what genre she is writing , S. E. Hinton will remain an influential

BELLA-WRITING CORP. MISSION STATEMENT We are a major wholesale supplier of ball pens, pencils and other office supplies. Our customers include, schools, colleges, government agencies, major financial firms the country7, and stores. We provide quality products. 1. BWC is dedicated to the provision of quality writing instrument. 2. BWC wants to enhance the relationship between the customers and the business. 3. BWC improves the environment for new and existing businesses all over the

The book Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White is a book which talks about rules of the English language. Rules that are important in communication between one person to the next. In the book, White has his rules and Strunk has his own, but they come together to make the book more detailed. Strunk talks about things such as using 's when you are talking about plural, adding 's to make a noun possessive, putting commas where they are needed and breaking sentences off properly

SIMILE: Writing is like a model car I have experienced the far extremes for writing and building various models. From writing the most controversial, longest, or even the simplest paper, I have had a somewhat decent exposure to all. With my experience of building model cars and airplanes, it dawned on me that writing and crafting are not so different. I think the main difference was that I liked building and I hated writing. I found constancies that made my hypotheses stronger. Such as you al

Comparing the Writing Styles of Bradford to Byrd In the Elements of Literature English book the excerpts from the stories of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford and The History of the Dividing Line by William Byrd can be compared and contrasted in many ways. Whether it’s the difference in writing styles, the difference purposes for writing the stories, or simply each writer’s tone, this paper will give examples of each comparison or contrast. One difference between Bradford

The article The Origins of Writing by Andrew Robinson describes writing as perhaps the most outstanding achievement in human history. Since its development thousands of years ago, it has helped the advancement of world civilizations to reach the unimaginable. Although most people today take it for granted, writing is a fundamental tool that when used effectively can be very powerful. Throughout the ages, there have been those who have pointed out the ambivalence for the uses of writin

My Strengths and Weaknesses in Writing In this paper, I am to write about my strengths and weaknesses in writing. This is not an easy task for me because I have never considered myself a writer. Reading other peoples thoughts are activities that are more my speed. I simply have trouble putting my thoughts into writing. Since, I do not feel that I have many strengths, let’s move on to my weaknesses. Writing deficiencies, I have plenty. My biggest problem is figuring out how to write what I a

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF WRITING The basic prinicples of writing are to relay thoughts, opinions and expressions on paper. The art of writing has been noted to originate in Mesopotamia. Cave dwellers of the ancient civilization carved pictures and symbols on sticks and caves as a means to communicated with other tribes and villages. Even though the exact date cannot be determined as to when the are of writing was invented, it was discovered that writing was developed during the Paleolithic peri

How to write a proper essay Writing a paper can be tricky. Especially if you don’t know the first thing about writhing. There are different styles of writing papers. There is Description, Narration, Exposition, Argumentation, Comparison and Contrast, Definition and Division/ Classification. Once you have picked the style of paper that you want to write you need to select the style of the prewriting. Free writing is writing your thoughts and phrases down in sentences and statements

November 15, 2000 Michael Jackson 475 Congressional Way Davie, FL 33314 Dear Mr. Jackson: Writing used to be a difficult task for me; however, since attending your class, I have started to appreciate the art of writing. You have helped me tremendously improve my writing techniques. For example, you have taught me to be clear, complete, correct, concise and most importantly to use the “you attitude” when writing business correspondence. Mr. Jackson it gives me great pleasure

Many objects and people these days have the ability to be compared and contrasted. For example, compare and contrast a dog and cat. A dog is most commonly a house pet, like a cat. But a dog has more ability to be trained, unlike the cat. It is not the subject of comparing a dog and a cat. This is the time where we compare the writing of a well-known Malcolm X to a college professor named Wilson Class. We will start with comparing Malcolm and Wilson. Something that they both have in c

What is good writing and who writes well? In my college essay writing class we have looked at three famous writers from different ages who are considered to be good writers—Seneca the Younger (3-65 A.D.), Plutarch (46-120 A.D.), and Michael de Montaigne (1533-1592 A.D.). Although they are from different times and places, these writers mastered the art of good writing. Albeit they wrote about different things, there are three aspects of their writings that they all have in common--

If writing is a gift, then how come so few people use that gift to their adavantage? In other words, why do people not use it? The greatest purpose of writing is not entertaining, educating, or enlightening others, but rather, the greatest purpose of writing, or the best way to utilize one's writing skills, is to better understand another person; to put yourself in that other person's shoes. Allow me to assume, for a moment, that you are a Christian, or are a follower of Christianity.

The Modern Age for writing took place in 1915 and ended in 1946. The time period encountered two World Wars, prosperity and the Great Depression. Writers were going to war, became vetrins, others were killed in war, but some writers became famous dead or alive. The war did change the style of writing for the writers. After the war the United States became in isolation. Wilson focused on the problems the US had during the time after the war. In the 1920's the time was called "The Roari

Do Rubrics Enhance and Improve Students’ Writing Products? Research: H. Andrade. (2000). Using Rubrics to promote thinking and learning. Educational Leadership. ASCD. Volume 57 NO. 5. February. Instructional rubrics help teachers teach and evaluate student work, and creating rubrics with the students help can be very instructive. Andrade’s article defines what a rubric is and supports why they are a good assessment tool. The article asserts why instructional rubrics support lea

Renowned thinker Samuel Johnson stated that, “The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.” Through this quote Mr. Jackson is revealing, that the sole reason for writing is to assist the reader bear their seemingly futile existence. This is absolutely absurd! Writers continue with their craft for a variety of reasons primarily to express themselves, out of passion, and obviously for monetary incentives. Consequently, writers