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    Maybe a section for students writing papers?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by IndianaJoan, Oct 12, 2006.

    I think a lot of students college/high school age are looking for help and suggestions with their writing..do you guys think it might be reasonable to add a section for help with this kind of stuff or would that be redundant?

    I love to help out with this kind of writing..I think it might be a nice resource for drawing some other writers in as well.
     
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    Technical/Essay writing? Hmm, most writer's forums of this type tend to shy away from that as there are other forums dedicated specifically to that sort of work.
     
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    Well, it would help highschoolers but that would be pointless though it would also help University students. I think the forums have enough forums though, still a subforum would be cool, seeing as im a high school student.
     
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    I believe strongly in encouraging young people that love to write to do just that.

    I started writing young but the amount of resources were limited for me at that time.

    Our school libraries didnt have access to google and computers *GASP* were rare. Ya..im old.

    I love to see younger people write and there are lots of opportunities for them to express themselves in the classes they are required to take.

    I was just thinking that a place for them to discuss different forms of writing that was exclusive might be kinda cool..I guess I also didnt know there were other forums out there for educational writing.

    I had to write tons of different essays in English 101..compare/contrast, descriptive essays etc.

    I also LOVE to read and help younger people develop their writing. Im not a brilliant writer but I have learned a lot over the years that I wish I had learned younger..

    Its nice to have forums like these where they can sponge of the knowledge of some of us slower folks!
     
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    The main problem is that the requirements for essay/technical writing differ greatly from creative writing. Many of the members here who have knowledge of story/plot construction, characterisation, creative use of prose, simile/metaphor will find that their skills are inapplicable to that format. This is, after all a creative writing forum.

    It's a completely different subject, and one not usually within the scope of a creative writing forum of this type. I've never seen one that has attempted to cover it.

    I would hope that most establishments of further/higher education have their own teaching resources for enquiries of this type, maybe you should ask there.

    Also, as I stated earlier, their are many online resources to research.
     
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    Im not saying I dont agree with you, but I was thinking more along the lines of "creative" writing projects..i dont know a thing about technical writing and that wasnt what I really meant.
    Sometimes I just dont say things the way I mean them ..lord..you would never know I wrote in my spare time LOL
     
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    Ah, you mean a section to help students with creative writing study projects?
     
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    Well, we can help with "SPAG" on all writing assignments. Have someone post their assignment on the net and people help them edit it etc.

    I think its a great idea, but where to put it without making any clutter?
     
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    Well there is a spelling and grammar section. I don't see why that's not used.
     
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    I think that the SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammer) section is best for actual help. But for a techincal type writing, I don't think there's much of a demand at this time. I could be wrong though.
     

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