An Academic Disgrace

While making my way through all the reading for the week, navigating throughout the websites and information provided, I found myself at first overwhelmed by everything and then quickly I became disturbed. Very disturbed. What was I disturbed by you ask? Firstly […]

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“Your Brain on Writing”

A lot of different terms were thrown around our final chapter of Naming What We Know, including “cognition” and “metacognition”. If you’ve had as long a week as I had and needed a little refresher, then Howard Tinberg explains them as “to […]

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Failing With the Red Pen in Hand

While reading through this week’s chapter I came across a passage that resonated with me: “successful writers aren’t those who are simply able to write brilliant first drafts; often, the writing we encounter has been heavily revised and edited and is sometimes […]

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“Each Writer is Unique”

“Each writer is unique,” (Yancey 52) concluded Kathleen Blake Yancey, the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English at Florida State University. She goes on to add that “each writer is a combination of the collective” (52), but yet each individual one is […]

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So Amaze. Such Magic. Much Adventure.

I wasn’t too sure about Concept 2: “Writing Speaks to Situations through Recognizable Forms”, until I got to 2.1 “Writing Represents the World, Events, Ideas, and Feelings”. I’m going to do a lot of quoting so bear with me. Charles Bazerman says, […]

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Palatability and the Dark Ages

I got a lot out of Concept 1.0 from Naming What We Know. Some seemed so obvious and yet you’d never think of it, while others made me think of things that I hadn’t thought about in years. Today I’ll address three […]

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Introductory Writing — Writing What We Know

It may sound crazy, but I don’t think that you can teach writing. I know, I know, it’s a crazy concept but hear me out. I believe that everyone can write, so therefore you can’t teach something that everyone knows how to […]

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