Students in A Period class really enjoyed the creative delivery of this video’s content. Though I found it too much visualization at times, I was really impressed how effeciently they understood that writing is not a gift and is a skill that improves with patience and practice. Wow! That is a a great starting point for our work with learning personal narrative essay writing skills for application essays and supplemental pieces. This awareness also helps them summon past writing skills and embrace new skills because they are avoiding negative mindset scripts, such as “Oh, I can’t write.” Or the occasional, “Bad writing runs in my family.” After a productive first week, everyone is ready to take on the challenge of learning and fine-tuning our writing skills.
So here’s the fun part. While this post is a collation of our collective research, seniors will now review this prioritized annotated list, and then comment below what their favorite new skill or habit. Thus, limit your comment to 140 characters (including spaces). In fact, you can use Texting language and syntax; I say this in case you don’t realize yet that you are creating a future classroom Tweet! Again, you do not have to have a Twitter account. I already have one for class. You need to compose a Tweet using condensed language (higher order thinking exercise akin to poetry) and research on Google appropriate (#) hashtag. The best use of hashtags will most likely create the most connections on Twitter. When I Tweet your Tweet, I will reward an extra credit bonus point to a time management assessment for each favorite you receive on this. Two bonus points for ReTweets! See the first comment below by 15wbd as a model.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf2LQFG0lZs Interestingly, the second best video comes from an English teacher in Seattle who operates a flipped classroom style approach for some topics, such as the college essay. He has many great videos on his YouTube channel, which I recommend. Nevertheless, I hope to have Suffield students employ more nuance language or poetic elements to help them create a powerful, or perhaps open-ended conclusion than suggested here, I do really appreciate the great description of student voice, the human face on your application. He extolls that voice involves the college essay writer to invest a sense of his/her” personality as well as an emotional commitment.”
- http://thoughtcatalog.com/smiley-poswolsky/2013/05/6-ways-to-embrace-the-creative-writing-process/ This link is good because it breaking down the writing process into 6 easy to follow steps.
- http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/how-to-write-a-college-essay This website has good college essay tips because it lists what you should and shouldn’t do as it guides the writer as he/she begins to write.
- http://www.writerstreasure.com/topics/creative-writing-tips/ This is a good site for tips on writing because it has a good deal of content on a wide array of common writing problem.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP-pyF4ZKHM This video is good for writing any piece because it includes what specifically a writer should focus on to be able to write an efficient piece of writing. It also explains to us how to write different types of writing. Like short stories, essays, etc.
- http://www.creative-writing-now.com Great tips on the creative writing mindset.
- http://www.writerstreasure.com/creative-writing-101/ More great tips on the creative writing mindset.
- http://www.cbsnews.com/news/writing-the-perfect-college-essay/ Great examples on what your college essay should say about you.
- https://www.creativenonfiction.org/online-reading/picturing-personal-essay-visual-guide Focuses on how to write a personal essay by using visual guidance as well as text to reinforce ideas. Each of the process has a creative name It teaches readers approach writing an essay from another perspective. The website also includes examples of good essays The website doesn’t really tell you what to do step by step, but gives you the freedom and thoughts into creating your own.
- http://www.dailywritingtips.com/creative-writing-101/ This site gives tips and tricks about how to start writing.
- http://www.creative-writing-now.com This gives you steps on how you should write creatlively.
- http://www.writerstreasure.com This site explains how and why creative writing is important.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y2_oQobo_0 This is good because it keeps your interest and he gives you simple steps on how to write creatively