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Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
If you are quoting anyone, you need to give the proper citation. Where did you read this? Cite it properly. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resou​rce/747/01/
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:01pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
received & St. Joseph's <~~spelling Again !~~> This sentence is not clear: Furthermore, due to his popularity among blacks, not only his life but also his family and home were constantly in danger at various times. It sounds as if you're saying that other black ...
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:59pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
Throughout the nation, Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered as a man of exceptional courage. For example, as a consequence of the countless death threats that he recieved because of his prominence in the civil rights movement, King confronted death constantly. Furthermore, ...
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:48pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
I am quoting Rosa Parks. Are you certain there is nothing that I could improve?
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:42pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
Delete the quotation marks around giving in (or are you quoting someone?). The rest is fine.
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:33pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
What do you think? Does this paragraph require any improvements? What do you suggest? Should I include more? Write a paragraph describing Rosa Park's courage. What I have written: Rosa Parks was an African-American woman who, at the age of 42, had the courage to say "...
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:31pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
Change "due to" to "because of" http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/p​lague.htm See #7 This sentence is not clear: Furthermore, due to his popularity among blacks, not only his life but also his family and home were constantly in danger at various ...
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:26pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher!)
What do you think? Do these paragraphs require any improvements? What do you suggest? 1. Write a paragraph discussing the courage demonstrated by Martin Luther King Jr. What I have written: Throughout the nation, Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered as a man of exceptional ...
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:12pm

Writing (Writeacher!)
I think you need to turn things around in order to write full paragraphs for these questions. For #1 ~ Sentence 1: Martin Luther King, Jr., is remembered as a man of exceptional courage. Sentence 2: [Example of risking harm to himself and family] Sentence 3: [Example of ...
Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:52am

Writing (Writeacher!)
These paragraphs must consist of at least four sentences, but I have only written one for each of them. Can you assist me in writing the others? 1. Write a paragraph discussing the courage demonstrated by Martin Luther King Jr. What I have written: Willing to risk his life and...
Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 10:34pm

English
I am doing descriptive writing I am currently constructing a weather scene, which is a bad rainy day. This will end up building more tension to my story. Here is what I got so far... Out the window next to me, the rain was pouring heavily, from the overcast of thick clouds. ...
Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 1:02pm

Literature, Social Studies, and Music
No one here will write your assignment for you, but if you let us know what YOU THINK, someone here will be happy to critique your thinking and writing.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:46pm

English
I am writing a paper for my research class and I am not sure I am using the right word in the sentence below. (This can include mental, physical, and emotional abuse that any member of a family conflicts on to another member of the family.) I am not sure that “conflicts&#...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3:37pm

English
I am doing descriptive writing. Please read and check my story I need help to write a solid interesting ending. The Unexpected I’m in a hospital bed with my mum gripping her hand onto mine. All I have endured is an extensive amount of excruciating agony of aching pain, ...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 3:17pm

English
I am doing descriptive writing how can i describe a shooting scene in a school? it needs to be detailed, chaotic and interesting
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm

English
I am writing a description of a boring teacher Here is what I have so far Miss Tedious (the most lacklustre teacher ever) was talking algebraic garbage but her voice just seemed a blur. Her eyes seemed to sag with an expression of dullness and lack of life. Her mouth moved ...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 1:38pm

geography
I'd start here and read, read, read: http://www.google.com/search?q=swot+sea+​turtles&oq=swot+sea+tu&aqs=chrome.1.69i5​7j0l4.9228j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&​es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8 Then take 4 sheets of paper, one for each of the SWOT headings, and ...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:45am

writing
What 3 did you find?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:02am

ENG1511
Here are some excellent ideas for writing argumentative essays. Follow their directions, step by step: http://www.powa.org/index.php/convince
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:01am

Writing
what i do is i look online .
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:41am

writing
i need help finding mistakes in this paragraph my teacher said there's 9 can you help me find it? The assignment is to First correct it the mistakes in the paragraph. than re- wright it the passage correctly in cursive. I'll show you, Yesterday was the death a vary ...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:38am

writing
He was a good person he was kind, helpful, and playful. Rest well
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:25am

writing
What do you want to say about his death?
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:33pm

writing
I would like to write about the death of my brother but I need to come up with a thesis and I am suck on that can you please help me
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:27pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Thank you.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:38pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Is this better? In my opinion, the use of “scary things” as entertainment is redundant, mainly because I don’t understand what is so enjoyable about fear. It is what haunts us, even as young children. Yes, we are taught to face it, but not to use it for our ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:37pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:37pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Lose the quotation marks (unless you're actually quoting someone else and giving proper credit), and use a less slangy term here. "scary things" Proper uses of quotation marks: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/m​arks/quotation.htm Why? Because I think...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:29pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
No, of course not.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:24pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Far better! You won't submit this with the opening and closing quotation marks, though, will you?
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:23pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Correction: In my opinion, the use of “scary things” as entertainment is redundant, mainly because I don’t understand what is so enjoyable about fear. It is what haunts us, even as young children. Yes, we are taught to face it, but not to use it for our ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:10pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Is this better? "I don't possess many memories that consist of baseball, as I have never watched an actual game or played the sport. However, when I think about it, the film The Sandlot always comes to mind. I suppose this is because, when I was younger, my father ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:37pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Go over this with the same things in mind I told you about the other one. Revise, getting rid of any redundancies or wordiness.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:28pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Better. Seems repetitive: Nonetheless ...Nevertheless Seems odd ... you never understood why, but then you explain why??? "pleasantly hilarious" -- please look up the meanings of both words and let me know why they don't seem to belong together. Overall, it's...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:26pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Should I revise anything? In my opinion, the use of “scary things” as entertainment is redundant. I mean, honestly, what on earth is so enjoyable about fear? Fear is what haunts us and frightened us even as young children. Yes, we are taught to face it, to not fear ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:25pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Correction: "I don't possess many memories that consist of baseball, as I have never watched an actual game or played the sport. However, when I think about it, the film The Sandlot always comes to mind. I suppose this is because, when I was younger, my father ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:22pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
How can you revise this and turn it into 2 or 3 understandable sentences? However, when I think about it, the film The Sandlot, a 1993 American coming-of-age film directed by David M. Evans, which tells of the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:05pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Writeacher will give you some pointers, but from my perspective, good writing. I notice you use a lot of commas, which slows reading, and often can be eliminated. I am a commakazi also, so I can't critize. But it does slow the reader. I wish I could break that habit. I am ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:03pm

Writing Evaluation (Writeacher)
Should I revise anything? "I don't possess many memories that consist of baseball, as I have never watched an actual game or played the sport. However, when I think about it, the film The Sandlot, a 1993 American coming-of-age film directed by David M. Evans, which ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:58pm

Writing skills 1
12. Sentence (i) has been shortened in sentence (ii) by using a(n) _______. (i) She likes a location that is in the sun. (ii) She likes a sunny location.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:55am

writing
dont understand it
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:33am

Writing and solving equations
Just translate the English to Math, after all, Math is just a language. let the number of green balls be g , as suggested "The number of red balls is 3 more than the number of green balls" ---> reds = g+3 "the number of blue balls is 7 more that the number of...
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:24pm

Writing and solving equations
The number of green balls is g. The number of red balls is 3 more than the number of green balls, and the number of blue balls is 7 more that the number of green balls. If the number of blue balls is 18, how many green balls are there?
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:16pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
Do you think I have written as though it is from a bird's perspective?
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:46pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
Correction: "The bright flames rose from the chimney like a candle, drawing many birds to the house, knowing their next meal had ignited it. However, the great deal of gray smoke and the stench of singed feathers rose even quicker, signaling the others to flee."
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:44pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
Much better. =)
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:44pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
Yes, but the main character throws a canister of paraffin in the fire, which then causes the flames to rise up from the chimney. Correction: "The bright flames rose from the chimney like a candle, drawing many birds, knowing their next meal had ignited it. However, the ...
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:43pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
As far as I know, flames don't come out of chimneys ... smoke does. If flames are coming out, it means the house is on fire! "drawing even more birds away" = toward the house or from the house?
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:37pm

Ms.Sue is this better?
In the article The String Theory, by David Foster Wallace, there were three writing techniques that I noticed Wallace used. First, I think Wallace was informative and explanatory. He explained why there are some professional tennis players who are unknown and obscure to the ...
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5:48pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
Please help me!
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5:08pm

Writing (Writeacher and Ms. Sue)
Write a description of a scene in the story "The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier as it would look to a bird flying overhead. What do you think? I wrote the description about the scene when the birds are entering the house through the chimney. "The bright flames rose...
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 4:30pm

Analysis proofreading
Hi for my analysis on The String Theory by David Wallace Foster I had to discuss 3 writing techniques the author used and give an example. Can I please get it proofread? After reading the article The String Theory, by David Foster Wallace, there were three writing techniques ...
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 4:23pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
Keep zooming in until you're about as close as a bird would be ... and remember that they fly at different altitudes. Use as much detail as you can, including what you think a bird would see IN the trees ... nests or whatever.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:39pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
I see clusters of houses and buildings, and a large dock crowded with seemingly countless boats.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:26pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
Go to www.google.com and type in map falmouth cornwall england. Then click on the first (largest) map that shows up. It's a Google map. Then zoom in and drag the map around so that you can see different areas. Once you have found an area that has both town and a bay in it...
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:21pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
If I typed it upon this website, could you evaluate it?
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:20pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
Right. That should give you lots of ideas about what the birds would see from overhead.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:10pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
It takes place in a small Cornish seaside town during the winter.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:54pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
At what time of year? Is there a large body of water nearby?
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:53pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
It took place in a rustic town that is located near a farm.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:50pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
WHERE did the story take place?
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:42pm

Writing--Can someone please help me with this?
Write a description of a scene in the story "The Birds" by Daphne Du Maurier as it would look to a bird flying overhead.
Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:37pm

ela
I'm writing an essay about an author using a specific literary device to prove their purpose. Is indirect/direct characterization a literary device?
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 4:24pm

english
state the distinguishing features of literary writing by citing examples and discussing them
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:09am

Algebra (Check My Work)
Only if typing If you are writing then you can do 1 ------- 49 a^2 however 1/49a^2 could be (1/49)a^2 so parentheses are important when doing fractions with keyboard
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 4:53pm

English
Nothing much just writing a poem for English... really easy almost done
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:49pm

English
how to describe a shooting scene in writing?
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:18pm

English - Debate writing
school debate on the motion boys,should not help in the kitchen. write your speech for oragainst the motion.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:59pm

Math
I'm a 5th grader and I'm having a hard time writing the above fractions in order. They are 3/10, 1, 1/4, 5/8, 2/3, 1/8, 5/6, 3/4, 0, 1/6, 7/8, 1/3? Am I suppose to find the least common denominator first?
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10:15pm

English
I am writing a story and it is about this maths teacher who is really annoying. she is teaching the class. what dialogue can I use to put in my story which makes the class get even more bored?
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:40pm

English
It's formal writing. Yes, it's a wedding invitation.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 2:07pm

English
In this example I need to say 1. Choose a term or phrase to describe the type of writing at issue. 2. What's the social purposes that motivate writing 3. Comment on how the form and content of each passage are related to the various social situations. With a love and ...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1:52pm

Ed tech
Which of the following describes a way of memorizing a poem using a mnemonic device? reading every line of a poem several times until you have it memorized singing the words of the poem to the tune of "Happy Birthday" creating a poster that displays the poem writing ...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 12:41pm

math
LCM Solve by writing the multiples. 8 > 8,16,24,32,40,48,56,64,.... 10 > 10,20,30,40,50,60,...... Solve by prime factorization. 8 10 / \ / \ 2•4 2•5 \•/\ 2•2•2 2•2•2•5 = ?
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:32pm

help on essay
Start researching and writing. Stop wasting time posting here. Get busy!!
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:01pm

help on essay
I sense you have no idea what you want to say. Your outline is nouns. What do you mean by view of presidency? I suggest you write topical sentences in your outline. You have to know what you want to say, without that, you are lost and asking someone to guide you. Do that. Then...
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:25pm

english
Read and study these carefully. http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resour​ce/619/1/ http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_par​aphrase2.html Then give it a try, and I'll check your work for you.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3:21pm

Multicultural Dimenstions
I am writing an essay on Prejudice and Discrimination. I cannot come up with an introduction. I have a quote and one line so far. "Do you know what we call opinions in the absence of evidence? We call it Prejudice"- Michael Crichton Prejudice and discrimination have ...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 6:33pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Oh. Alright, then. Thank you very much!
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 6:25pm

Writing (Writeacher)
The only other thing I can think of is to go through and identify every single pronoun in there ... and then make sure the antecedent for every single pronoun is crystal clear. For example, "it" -- make sure it's clear what "it" is.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 6:07pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Does it require any more improvements?
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:59pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Much better. Turn it in.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:51pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Yes, I have. However, I did notice many errors that were overlooked. Re-edit: I don't mind competition, except for the fact that I often used to become carried away by it. For example, when I was younger, I used to cheat while playing Chutes and Ladders merely for the sake...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:27pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Have you read that aloud???
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:09pm

Writing (Writeacher)
I don't know how to revise the beginning sentence of the first paragraph.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:06pm

Literature (Writeacher)
Please, please, please ... have someone read your writing ALOUD TO YOU to catch all the weird errors.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:05pm

Writing (Writeacher)
"I don't mind competition, expect to the extent" What??
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:01pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Re-edit: I don't mind competition, expect to the extent of interacting with my overly ambitious nature. For example, when I was younger, I used to cheat while playing Chutes and Ladders merely for the sake of winning. Only then, I didn't realize I was unfair and ...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 4:40pm

Writing (Writeacher)
I don't mind competition, expect to the extent of interacting with my overly ambitious nature. For example, when I was younger, I used to cheat while playing Chutes and Ladders merely for the sake of winning. Only then, I didn't realize I was unfair and branded as a ...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 4:35pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Now you're at the point at which you need to read this aloud, preferably to someone else. Print 2 copies so that each of you has one, and then either you read to the other person or (better!) the other person reads it to you. You should find and be able to fix things like ...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:52pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Re-edit: I don't mind competition, expect to the extent that I can become overly ambitious and often lose my ability to think clearly. For example, when I was younger, I used to cheat while playing Chutes and Ladders merely for the sake of winning. Only then, I didn't ...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:46pm

Writing (Writeacher)
You're making progress, but there are still contradictory parts in here: Even now, I want to be the greatest in all that I do ... This is another reason why I don't care greatly for competition.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:41pm

Writing (Writeacher)
Re-edit: I don't mind competition, expect to the extent that I can become overly ambitious and often lose my ability to think clearly. For example, when I was younger, I used to cheat while playing Chutes and Ladders merely for the sake of winning. Only then, I didn't ...
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 2:27pm

Language arts
Im writing a research paper on the 2005 congressional baseball act, but i cant find any information that i can understand, I know that at the time teenagers were using steroids then committing suicide but am I missing anything?
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:13am

Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
The whole first paragraph is a contradiction! You don't like competition? But then you describe competitive attitudes and actions in yourself? I don't know quite what to make of this. Once you solve this problem, then I'll be able to get past it and read the rest.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 8:18am

Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
I don't know whether I reached your expectations or not, but I did try. May I ask for your opinion? Also, do you think I ended it at a decent note?
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:19pm

Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
I don't like competition, mainly because I am ambitious to the extent that I can become extremely fierce or even aggressive. For example, when I was younger, I would cheat while playing Chutes and Ladders merely for the sake of winning. Whenever any type of victory could ...
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:12pm

Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
"I, personally" = redundant. Does "I" refer to anyone except you??? Go through the rest of what you've written, get rid of any repetition (redundancy) and wordiness, and make sure there are no more contradictions. http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/...
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:40pm

Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
I am not entirely certain of how to revise these sentences, but I attempted to, anyways. "I, personally, don't like competition, mainly because I am ambitious to the extent that I am fierce or even aggressive."
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:35pm

Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
Start with the first two sentences: I, personally, don't like competition. However, this is mainly because I am very competitive. How can you revise all this so there's no repetition and no contradiction?
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10:05pm

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