https://youtu.be/Afa9YwcNWGs The movie above, which hopefully you can play, shows how Ronald Reagan knew when to cut back on wordiness and put some imagery in his dialogue. From the applause, “The Great Communicator” did pretty well. I struggle with this in my writing, cutting down on the wordiness and putting more visuals into it. Sometimes … Continue reading Power of the Particular and the Flashlight.
Category: deliberate practice
Striving for Five
I just reached a difficult class assignment, which gives me pause. We all need to be given a break by something that enters into our life, causing us to think, causing us to wonder how are we going to scale this mountain. This assignment has become my Mt.Everest because I don't think I include enough … Continue reading Striving for Five
The teacher of the writing course I am taking likes to peruse all the literature about what helps students learn better and occasionally, if it seems helpful, pass it on to students. Interleaving is something he is passing on with the hope it will help someone. Robert Bork, a psychologist, applied the word to learning … Continue reading Interleaving
Almost, Even, and To
The teacher of the writing course I am taking — Patrick Barry — suggests using the words almost, even, or to in your essays to add nuance to your writing. I was not sure what nuance meant applied to writing, so I looked up the word online to get some understanding. From YourDictionary, I got … Continue reading Almost, Even, and To
https://youtu.be/r5NGghH9WeA Deliberate Practice or getting better at getting better is how Patrick Barry puts it in his writing course. When I was a child, my parents wanted a break from us kids and decided to put us in different camps. My parents both worked, and we're quite busy. For some reason, they had forgotten about … Continue reading Deliberate Practice
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