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Digital Story Process

To be honest, this whole digital story thing seems to me like a glorified slideshow. It’s difficult because as a writer who is used to writing poetry and essays, writing a script is a completely different animal; especially a script … Continue reading

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Response to Arnold

In Miah Arnold’s You Owe Me she describes in detail what it’s like to work as a writing teacher in a children’s cancer center. In the very first opening lines, you get a grim sense of what she goes through on … Continue reading

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Prospective Schools I’d Like To Apply To

Someday I would like to become a child psychologist. I started searching for schools that offered good psychology programs and I plan to aim high. If I don’t get in, I still believe there are other options in my future … Continue reading

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Generation P (for Pressured)

As I was reading William Zinsser’s College Pressures, I couldn’t help but feel a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach that I was one of those students. Even though I may not get straight A’s, I get a … Continue reading

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Beauty & the Beasts

I had first read Lucy Grealy’s Mirrorings prior to reading Nancy Mair’s On Being a Cripple, and I noticed a similar theme about acceptance, self-image, love, and being a woman in both of them. In Mirrorings, Grealy talks about her battle with cancer and … Continue reading

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The Truth and Nothing But

I chose the essay written by Martha Leathe called Telling Kids the Whole Truth, from the collection of essays on parenthood on thisibelieve.org. In her essay, she describes a predicament that one of her friends is in regarding whether or not … Continue reading

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What We Remember

In Joe Brainard’s I Remember, he talks about his childhood through a series of well-spaced sentences. Each line begins with “I remember…” While my first impression was that of annoyance (I had thought it read like a ‘grocery list’), my classmates … Continue reading

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