Author Essays

Angel in the House Virgina Woolf

Virginia Woolf was an English author. She was a feminist, publisher, essayist and critic. Woolf commonly acquired female authors Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Woolf analyses women and their struggles as artists, their position in literary history and need for independence in her works of literature. Woolf’s short story “Angel in the House” has a deeper meaning then just a female author sharing pointers and stories on how she succeeded in her career to another woman trying to become a…

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Person Centred Counselling in Action by Dave Mearns & Brian Thorne, 1988

Person- Centred Counselling in Action by Dave Mearns & Brian Thorne, 1988 Person-centred counselling originated in 1930’s and 40’s from the work of the American psychologist Carl Rogers. Rogers came to believe that as it is the client who is hurting, then ultimately it is the client themselves who holds the answers about how best to move forward. At the time, this approach was a departure from others forms of counselling which relied on clients being advised, guided or somehow…

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English Departmnet

APA REFERENCING WORKSHEET STUDENT HANDOUT (1) ? APA REREFRENCE LIST FOR BOOKS, ARTICLES FROM THE INTERENET, MAGAZINE AND THE NEWSPAPER. ? BOOKS: A. A book with one author: Last name of the author, First letter of the author s name. (Year of publication). The title of the book (Should be Italicized). The place of publication. Example: Author: Martine Stephen Title of the book: English Literature: A student guide Year of publication: 2000 Place of publication: Pearson Education, London Stephen, M….

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Fundamental Attribution Error

The Fundamental Attribution Error (FAE) principle states that man tends to ignore outside pressure and factors when judging the behavior of others. This means that people believe that a certain action or behavior was a cause of an internal motive rather than some influence from external pressure. In simple words, the FAE describes the inability to step inside other people’s shoes. The name FAE was first coined by Ross in 1977 but the idea has been around for a very…

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Author’s Thesis

1. Reviewer question: What is the author’s thesis? The author’s thesis revolves around the different ways wherein Carl can maximize his roles and capabilities in the profession he is associated with. Under this process, it requires an active communication of responsibilities and at the same time carefully understanding the planning and implementation process of his objective. This then helps strengthen his department and allows him to grow at the same time. 2. Reviewer question: Is the thesis clearly stated? If…

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A Summary of Knots in My Yo Yo String by Jerry Spinelli

In this book I admired many of the authors personal qualities. My favorite personal quality of the author is that the author actually wrote a book about his childhood. The second quality I admired most about the author is when he was a child he went to church every Sunday of his life. I admired that he went to church every Sunday, because I believe that everybody should have a good relationship with whom ever they believe in. Those two…

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An Insight Into Academic Writing

Authors Gerald Graff and Cathy Berkenstein claim in their book, They Say, I Say, that academic writing is not about “playing it safe and… piling up truths and bits of knowledge,” like many people assume. Rather, it is about the dynamic interaction between other people’s points of view and the author’s response to those perspectives. In chapter one of Graff and Berkenstein’s book they emphasize the necessity of balance when implementing certain writing “moves,” specifically, when introducing a counter-view, summarizing…

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Most Writers of Fiction do not Earn Enough Money to Live from their Writing

Most writers of fiction do not earn enough money to live from their writing. Do you think the government should give them financial assistance to help encourage good literature? You should give reasons for your answer using your own ideas and experience. here are some conditions under which a novelist could reasonably expect some government suport. In general terms, if the writer has already proved that he or she can write well, and if the stories produced are stimulating and…

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Smoking Gun Report

Your assignment is to analyze each of these memos and write a 700-800 word report showing how one is a good example of professional writing while the other is an example of poor professional writing. You will evaluate the memos in light of the situation, the style and the organization. Style, Organization, and Effective Communication Choices in style and organization have a great influence on the way a document is received and how successfully it fulfills its intended purpose. The…

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Description Paragraph

Preferably, description paragraphs should concentrate on action (verbs), rather than sensations (adverbs and adjectives). Writers should assume the role of readers whose idea of the described events is, in entirety, constructed by the paragraph content. Description paragraphs should be detailed, clear, and render the represented reality chronologically. Rather than providing advice, descriptive paragraphs ought to focus on essential information that is presented in a step-by-step manner. Writers commit plagiarism every time they reword sources without crediting original authors or fail…

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Dear Former Self

Next time you have a rough draft that you’re completely freaking out about and not thinking it’s up to your typical standards, don’t stress about it! I am now a freshman in college and what I’ve learned in my English 150 class these past two weeks has made me rethink my former days with my high school rough drafts and essays in general. There are constructs, also known as a myth that Mrs. Wunder, Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Klawonn have…

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