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Culture of Hands (final draft)

Culture of Hands (final draft)

Outsiders psych themselves out. Becoming an artist, more specifically a ceramist, is not about natural talent. It is about time and effort. A diligence to become better. No one is born ready to play soccer, just as no one is born to draw or sculpt clay. It’s a practice that leads to perfection with time and failures; the most basic thing individuals need to master this art is a willingness to continue even when he or she does not want…

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The Conflict of Relationships (final draft)

The Conflict of Relationships (final draft)

Conflict is unavoidable because people are different throughout the world. They hold onto their own ideas and thoughts. These conflicting ideas and beliefs often lead to either the rejection or acceptance into a new social group. Kara Poe Alexander examined over seven hundred essays where students explained their story behind whether or not they were accepted into a new discourse. Discourses are how people people speak and act; there are several layers to them, the first being the primary discourse….

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First Week Writing Assignment

First Week Writing Assignment

A flashback to the past… Or the beginning. This was the first writing project that we were given. Looking back, people have made a vast improvement when it comes to writing and learning. The first feedback that I ever received only focused on the grammar and there were points where I disagreed with what they had to say on the matter.

Higher Education

Higher Education

School and learning are two separate entities. A school is a place, where occasionally, learning can be found. Learning, on the other hand, is not bound to a school yard. A person can learn anywhere. Be it through traveling, relationships, or a textbook. A higher education is the dedication of learning beyond government standards. Anyone who strives for higher education does it because of their own selfish desires. There is no third party force, it is simply one mind craving…

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White Chicks in Discourse

White Chicks in Discourse

  White Chicks in Discourse In the study of Discourse, the all of communication, it becomes apparent how unavoidable Discourse is. Even in movies such as White Chicks, viewers can make connections to Discourse and the many layers of it. James Paul Gee, one of the foremost thinkers on the concepts of Discourse, offers a complex standing on what a Discourse is truly capable of. His paper on “Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Introduction,” explains and introduces his ideas of Discourse….

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How My Literacy Started

How My Literacy Started

It probably started in Treetops, VT. Or maybe it was somewhere else. When I was young, about three or four years old, my family went on vacation. I only remember my sister, aunt, and me there though I’m told my entire family made an appearance. Usually there was no one there except for this one family that lived there year round, the owners.The rest of the cabins and cottages would sit there, empty. This place was special though. Because, besides…

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