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  1. Lewis N. Clark
    December 14, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    I want to thank you for your thoughts on writing. I agree with you. I have one child that is a VERY natural writer.. creative and learned the "tricks" too academic journal

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  2. Dr. Davis
    July 24, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

    You are quite right when you say that college teachers want the facts. However, a single or couple well-used metaphors can brighten an English teacher’s day. I would not say we are looking to avoid all creativity, just to channel it and limit its use to effective levels.

    A history professor from Canada came up with
    https://www.excellenceinwriting.com/Index.php
    which, in my opinion, is asking for too many flourishes (I think there are ten per paragraph.) But those flourishes, used once or twice each in a paper, can improve a paper’s readability.

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  3. Bonnie
    July 20, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

    Yes, finally I can show my children I am not the only one who thinks there is a “time and place” for different types of writing. I think you also have to learn when to use each type. Looking forward to the rest of your posts!
    Blessings in Christ.

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  4. Beth
    July 18, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    Thank you so much for your blog. I anxiously await hearing your next entry. You are such a blessing to the homeschooling community!

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  5. Kindred Blessings
    July 18, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    I’m looking forward to you unveiling the secrets (of academic writing)!

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  6. Kelli
    July 18, 2008 @ 12:52 pm

    Ooh I am so excited about hearing the formula!! My husband and I (and in turn, our children) have no problem with the creative part of writing. It is the just put bare facts that we struggle with.

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  7. LaRessie
    July 18, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

    I want to thank you for your thoughts on writing. I agree with you. I have one child that is a VERY natural writer.. creative and learned the “tricks” too. I have another one that I am struggling to learn the basics.. and the other two well I am not sure how they are going to be yet. But, I am VERY excited to hear the tricks.. because it is an area I struggle in. Thanks so much. God bless.

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