Date of publication: 2017-08-31 23:01
It is important to finish both pieces of writing, but the way to do this is not necessarily starting to write immediately. If you do that, you may get half way through the writing and realise you cannot finish it. Only start writing when you know how you are going to finish.
Not surprisingly, I am in love with the written word. I love the power of the pen on the page to move, amuse, anger, or delight. The power to take us places we’ve never been before. The power to take us back to times and places we have come from.
Andrea W. Doray is an award-winning journalist, author, poet, and essayist in Denver, CO, and is occasionally a columnist for The Denver Post through their Colorado Voices panel. Her weekly opinion column, Alchemy, which appears in Colorado Community Media newspapers, has received a first-place award from the Colorado Press Association. Learn more about Andrea and her work here.
They don't teach anything useful. I was forced to try to learn cursive (failed badly because I wasn't interested, it was confusingly different than normal handwriting, and third grade was ten years ago for me), to learn to type "correctly" with two hands (not useful now that I use a tablet with a touchscreen keyboard, but I resisted that one anyways because I type fast anyways by moving my fingers around quickly thanks to years of video gaming, so **** keeping two hands placed on the keyboard at certain spots) and in Freshman exploratory in highscool they tried teaching me some form of computer code for two weeks. Didn't stick.
My 69-year-old son has little writing experience and little interest in writing. I wasn 8767 t sure this program would be engaging enough for him. Specifically, I wanted a curriculum that my son could use primarily on his own (with my support) to learn the basics of essay writing. So far he is working through steadily and seems to be gaining important skills in a systematic way. I like that the examples are clear, and we appreciate the sense of humor throughout.
The first point is that language does take time to improve. You may nmot want to hear this but a month is a relatively short time in language learning so don 8767 t despair. One suggestion is to focus on writing paragraphs first and not a complete essay. This is something that works well with many of my personal students. The idea is to focus on the skills of writing rather than trying to produce an essay. If you can write one paragraph, you can write two, if you write two then with an intro and a conclusion, you can write an essay.
Do footballers write this ielts as well? If not, why? Here is what I think the British Council should have done exempt those health care workers who wrote their exams through Cambridge in former British colonies.
Note: I wasn’t talking then about information outside the bounds of accurate reporting and good taste, and I’m not talking about it now. I’m not naïve … shock jocks, fringe networks with fanatical followers, and the ever-present sound bites make it more difficult than ever for the public to find and discern the truth.
I&rsquo m not an education expert, but I don&rsquo t think the politicians mandating cursive writing are either. Having said that, I&rsquo d love to hear what you think: is cursive obsolete? What should schools be teaching instead? Let&rsquo s discuss this below, and know that it&rsquo s perfectly possible I&rsquo m wrong about this (I&rsquo m wrong about a lot of things).
Poetry judge E. Ethelbert Miller says of Lisa Zou’s first-place entry, “She Serves in Ben Hai”: “This is a beautiful poem – haunting in its tenderness … about family, aging, and the shadows of displacement created by [the Vietnam] war.”