1. sunnior

    sunnior New Member

    Dec 17, 2008
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    pluck up!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sunnior, Dec 17, 2008.

    Finally, I make the decision to register and introduce myself.
    I'm not a native English speaker. So I know no matter how much I learn from the dictionary, my English always sucks. And I even don't know how suck it does.

    So why do I come here.
    I'm a student and preparing for the GRE writing test now. In my essay, there are always many things I can't make sure. I want to know if the examiner can understand what I mean. I hope I can find good solutions in this forum.

    ...Of course, I will try my best to help others.(Although it seems really really impossible)

    Trial means chance.

    all the best.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Sunnior, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please note, first off, that we do not allow members to ask for assistance with their school assignments. But if we can help with your general writing ability, I'm sure we will all be glad to help in any ways we can.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  3. Kit

    Kit Contributor Contributor

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Welcome to the forums :)
  4. flashgordon

    flashgordon New Member

    Dec 23, 2007
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    Welcome to the forum, this is a great place with lots of friendly folks.

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