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A Collaborative Comparison

Camilla and Ann collaborated on a comparison of two genres, news reportage and the academic essay. Camilla has expertise as a reporter; Ann’s experience is in literary criticism. We had not thought of the genres as compatible and were surprised at the number of similarities. Both genres are a form of communication that requires analysis […]

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What’s in a Sentence?

What’s in a Sentence? Ann McKinstry Micou Writers of academic prose are absorbed with sculpting the architecture of their first paragraphs, building up to their assertions—their central claims—that will become the focus, the purpose, and the promise of their essays. What about novelists? For them, their most drastic and daring step is to conceive and […]

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Everybody Cries About Writing

    I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I love to write for myself. I make lists, keep notes of my day, and write little journal entries all the time. But, I really struggle with academic writing (you might say, I hate it).   I just recently finished my Masters program in May, and […]

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writing then & writing now

When I was younger, as you all know by now, I wrote a lot of fanfiction. But I also wrote some original short (short short) stories and dabbled in teenage emo poetry for a while. Looking back on it, I cringe. I cringe hard. This was back when I thought all poems had to rhyme […]

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It’s Personal: Why I Like to Write

  Writing helps me think, it helps me to analyze myself and my thoughts and motivations. I often find myself writing when I am struggling with something. Big things and small, they all get written about. I will write complaining letters to my boyfriend, and never send them. I will write a treatise to a […]

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