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I don’t know if anyone else has heard this or remembers it, but I remember a quote from movie “The Mummy” by Rachel Weisz which is goes “Patience is a virtue.” Of course during this particular scene in this movie she needs time to figure out where the opposite book is at while being chased by a monster who is immortal. This part however means more than just what was happening in the movie to me. It’s about evaluating yourself and where your life needs and where you want it to go. Are you going to just coast by in…

When I read Carolyn Foster Segal’s “The Dog Ate My Tablet, and Other Tales of Woe”, I felt like she wanted to yell and scream, but at the same time try to remain professional. She is not trying to be funny. She is tired and exhausted of hearing all of the excuses from her students. Her door is even labeled with a cartoon that shows a student saying the dog ate his homework. The student happens to be a cat and so is his teacher.

All of the different excuses her students have used over the years from Family, Friends…

Money seems to literally make the world go round. It is a part of everything we do. from the food we buy, to our rent, paying utilities, loans including student loans, everything that you own or will own takes money in some form or another. That’s my topic or at least the overview of it. I’m writing about after someone graduates college and starts to pursue their career, they are met with bills. Everyone pretty much does the same thing, we get a bill, we pay it. But there is more to it than just that. …

The way Ms. Kincaid’s story reads, its like her mother is speaking to her. Do this, do that, don’t do this or else this will happen, never do that, etc. From the beginning of her story to the end, she is being told what to do, how to do it, and what will happen if she does something else instead. Especially when she refers to her gender in certain cases. “Don’t squat down to play marbles- you are not a boy, you know.” Telling her how to walk, and dress, and how to behave so as to not to be…

The only real time I can think of when I truly found someone to be threatening to me or in any real way dangerous was when I was 25 I think. I remember having to take this TV or something to this guy who lived out in the middle of nowhere, literally the Hills have Eyes kind of place. Even though it was daylight when I got there, just how it looked without even meeting the guy yet gave me the creeps. When the guy answered it wasn’t like “Oh hi, how are you?” or “Hey, what’s up?” He came…

To Ms. Rhode

I just finished reading your article in the Washington Post and I wanted to tell you that your article really opened my eyes. I wanted to tell you that your story made me see that even though we have laws to protect certain classes of people. i.e. The disabled, those with different sexual orientations, the sex’s themselves, race, none of them protect those who may fall within those lines of protection. In one of my old jobs, I seen this happen although I was too young to understand it fully. One of my coworkers was a good…

It was identified to me when we were doing our peer blog reviews that I actually forgot to identify my audience. LOL, sorry about that, so my audience is actually people who are not the traditional college students. Generally 30+year olds’ who may or may not have kids, a job, and who also are having a hard time writing stories. Again thank you to the people who identified this to me, so I can fix this issue, and become a better writer.

I had just gotten home after working. My shift runs 2pm to 2:30am. My wife had already tucked in the kids and fed them like she does every night. It’s hard not being able to be home when my wife and kids are eating dinner, but bills need to get paid. About 3:20 in the morning, I heard the engine of Miss Genovese’s Fiat turn off. Man, did she love that car. I was so tired from work, that I rolled over and started to go back to sleep. It wasn’t more than a few minutes after I heard her…

In a writing process, several things happen, some happen out of order. For me, I will freewrite and brainstorm, but after that then what? Well after then then I really begin. I’ll start out with an opening, something that I will try to catch the readers eye with, in it, I’ll also try to get my thesis in or what I want to try to get the person or people to understand what I’m saying. For instance, if I wanted to tell why I want to become a engineer who deals with composites, I would show them how composites are…

Hi there my name is Kyle, and I want to share with you what goes on from my perspective when I go to write a paper or really anything. Before I do though, think some backstory is needed. I have had a lot of bumps in the road, especially growing up. My parents worked really hard, but weren’t very good at balancing finances, so while I had a roof over my head and food in my stomach, at times, that food was really creative. (ham and beans with LOTS OF WATER.) Anyway one of the things that got drilled into…

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