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Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!


It’s Memorial Day and I want to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has ever served in the military.  Over the course of my teaching career, I’ve gotten to know quite a few students who were either planning on joining the military or already enlisted.  They go through experiences I know I could never go through, and they do so willingly! So here’s a great big thanks to all of you!

In honor of Memorial Day, a day when we reflect on past sacrifices, I went back to an old (but important) post about where to go online to ask for and receive feedback on your writing and updated the links to include more sites as well as a short description of each site after its link. 

Although writing essays isn’t a matter of life and death, there are some sacrifices that you need to be willing to make if you are to do a good job.  One of those sacrifices is the willingness to expose yourself to criticism by soliciting feedback on your work.  I know just how hard it is to hear negative comments about your writing (I just wrote a seminar paper for a graduate class and let me tell you, negative comments hurt graduate students just as much as they do undergrads), but it’s a risk you have to take if you want to improve your writing.

You can revisit the post “How to Get Feedback on Your Writing” here. Let me know if there are any other sites I should add to the list!


Photo credit: The U.S. Army


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