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Writing (Writeacher and/or Ms. Sue)
Have I followed the instructions accurately? Also, do either of you suggest that my writing requires any improvements? "Write several paragraphs on your experience and feeling about competition. Is it more fun to chase or be chased?" What I have written: "I, ...
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:35pm

math
Writing to explain: The digit 5 is usually rounded up, but it can also be rounded down. How would you round the numbers in the equation 9.5 +4.7+3.2+7.5= to the nearest whole number without getting an overestimate or an underestimate?
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 5:48pm

Writing
http://www.google.com/search?q=short+sto​ry+first+lines&oq=short+story+first+line​s&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.5158j0j7&sourcei​d=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:44pm

Writing
Ok Hack. Thank you. Ill try it and c how it works out. :)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:38pm

Writing
it was a dark and stormy night
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:35pm

Writing
what is a good opening sentence to a short story? no matter what genre im writing? plz help me. from a girls point of view.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:30pm

science/writing
http://www.google.com/#q=stink+bugs+harm​ful+to+crops
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 4:02pm

science/writing
How are stink bugs harmful to crops?
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3:53pm

Test-Taking Strategies
Please check my answers! Please Check if they are wrong please tell me! Thanks! Only 2 questions! 1: Which of the following is a good way to approach answering an essay question and a test? a.) Start writing your answer as soon as you have read the question. b.) Jot down a ...
Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:11pm

Writing?!
thanks. you guys helped me a lot. i got tons of ideas i hope the story will be fine.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:48pm

Business-Need help!
1. Regarding Mexico's Porfirio Díaz, which statement is true? A. He enacted laws that favored wealthy elites. B. He overthrew the Mexican Revolution of 1910. C. He freed many peasant farmers from debt peonage. D. He reformed the hacienda system. 2. In the 1840s, the...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:47pm

Problem Solving: Writing to Explain
Human usually have 20 baby teeth which are replaced by 32 adult eat raw said he has lost 620 if I just baby teeth right the fractions equal equivalent to this number explain how you came up with fractions
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:17pm

english
. Your topic is courtesy, and you're writing from the point of view of a caring mentor. Which of the following sentences is most persuasive for an audience of high school graduates from a working-class neighborhood? A. Courtesy to others shows self-respect as much as it ...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:31am

Writing?!
Fiction? or nonfiction? Are you clear on what you're supposed to write? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/f​iction?s=t http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/n​onfiction?s=t
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:57pm

Language Arts 8th Connection Academy
Scott’s Good-bye We saw the months of wicked weather, As day to painful night did turn, Waiting, huddled close together For the frozen sun’s return. Our nights were almost endless torture. Our food was gone. Our fuel was low. We came in search of grand adventure But ...
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:52pm

literature.......
Yes i like it. Its really good. Im supposed to make a realistic fiction story too and i want to do it by myself with a little help. i love writing but not this genre i like making stuff up! Good luck. :)
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:41pm

Writing?!
http://www.google.com/search?q=ideas+for​+fiction+short+stories&oq=ideas+for+fict​ion+short+sto&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.820​3j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=119​&ie=
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:05pm

Writing?!
does anyone know good realistic fiction topics and conflicts? i love writing but have a hard time with this genre because everything has to be able to occur in real life. :( im better at fake stuff. So plz plz help me!
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:02pm

Novel Help
I have to write a realistic fiction story for my creative writing class does anybody have any ideas?????
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6:48pm

English 3
I need help writing a good strong thesis statement for my research paper. Im doing my paper over the different conspiracy theories people have on the "sandy hook" school shooting...please help me
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 3:59pm

English
You wrote that thesis statement without knowing? http://literary-devices.com/ He used extended metaphors and analogies. What else do you find in his writing? Use the links at the left to look up terms.
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:36pm

English
Martin Luther King was a very inspirational man, and his writing allowed his audiences to feel what he felt. "just like him" is grammatically questionable + wordy/redundant. Do you understand the concept of keeping verb tenses consistent??
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:05pm

English
"Martin Luther King was a very inspirational man, and just like him, his writing doesn't fall behind. "
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:03pm

English
"Martin Luther King was a very inspirational man, and just like him, his writing doesn't fall behind, his ability to make the reader feel what he felt on a personal level is very intreeging. "??
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:55pm

English
"Martin Luther King was a very inspirational man, and just like him, his writing doesn't fall behind. His ability to make the reader feel what he felt on a personal level is amazing." is that good?
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:49pm

English
Inspirational, understanding "Martin Luther King was a very inspirational man, and just like him, his writing doesn't fall behind. His ability to make the reader feel what he felt on a personal level is amazing." Is that good?
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:48pm

English
Is that the main idea of your paper? It's really not a thesis because there's no "you" in it ... that is, YOUR STANCE about his work. What is YOUR OPINION about his writing? Give me one or two words.
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 12:46pm

calculus
well, maybe they're as accurate as your spelling... Your very first line is in error: should be -3x^2 toward the end. Fix that, and everything's ok. If you visit wolframalpha.com and enter derivative (x^2 + 2x - 6)^2 (1-x^3)^2 you will get several different ways of ...
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5:10am

Physics
Kinematics time: First you need to realize that x and y act independently of each other. If you drop a ball straight downwards, it's not going to suddenly accelerate in the x direction. Next draw a free body diagram. The only force that is theoretically acting on it is ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:33pm

Creative Writing check answer
Check what answer?
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 6:56pm

Creative Writing check answer
The writing process for multimedia writing: (Points : 3) is the same process used in writing poetry or fiction but without the revision step is the same process used in writing poetry or fiction is the same process used in writing poetry or fiction but without the generative ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 6:42pm

Writing
People have known for millennia that humans need to be in balance. "Constant Socratic theme: The parallel between health of the body and health of the soul, i.e. between physical health and moral or spiritual health..." http://www3.nd.edu/~afreddos/courses/301​...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2:10pm

Writing
Stop child abuse! http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/media/​statistics.aspx
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1:50pm

Writing
I'm doing a writing on why school sports should stay and not be banned. What is a good hooking sentence?
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1:19pm

Writing
Wow. I never would've thought that things had just been influenced by people, but it does make sense. I've been saying those words wrong all my life, because that's how I've heard them since I was little! The Oxford comma irritates me, too, if it's missing...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 10:27am

Writing
To me, it looks like careless writing or lack of good editing. I agree that there should be a period there instead of a comma. Commas are used for this purpose when there is some kind of "reporting" verb, such as said, asked, wondered, and so on. http://www.google....
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:47am

Writing
This isn't exactly a homework question, but it's something I've seen in books recently, and it's bothering me. The way I've been taught, it's grammatically incorrect, and my teacher agrees; however, she says she's been seeing it in a lot of recent ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 9:38am

Academic Excellence
Goal setting: A. is only important in online learning. B. gives direction and standards for achieving one’s purpose. C. is keeping in mind what you want to do. D. is simply writing what you want to achieve and then put it away.
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 12:41am

Literature Essay (Writeacher)
Yes, but she gave me ideas I would only be able to use if I was writing an essay about ways people are less fearful than those of past generations.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:50pm

Literature Essay (Writeacher)
I think you need to start from scratch. If you're having this much trouble writing this paper, you need to chuck it and start over. Use the idea list Ms Sue gave you yesterday. She's right.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:46pm

writing thesis statments
Holy smoke! That's WAY too broad a topic!! How do you plan to narrow it down? What is your opinion about your narrowed-down topic? What is your draft of your outline?
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:36pm

writing thesis statments
I am stuck on what would be a good thesis statement for my topic of, " How does drug addiction affect America as a whole?
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:34pm

Pre-Calculus
Find an equation of the line that satisfies the given conditions Through (-2,4); slope -1 How would you solve that by using the point slope form and writing it in the general equation of a line? ax +by + c =0
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:30pm

Statistic
Consider a football team for whom the numbers on the active players’ jerseys are 29, 41, 50, 58, 79,…, 10 (listed in alphabetical order of the players’ names). Does it make sense to calculate the mean of those numbers? Why or why not? 2. The Fair Isaac ...
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:24pm

writing
It's "whom" because it's the object of the preposition, "in."
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:13pm

writing
Emma is a leader in (who, whom) we have great confidence.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

Proofreading
tomorrow is my friend's birthday and she's turning 15 so I'm writing her a birthday card and I was wondering if I did any mistakes (I'm going to now write it on the card). Happy Birthday Sarah, You were definitely one of the few people in SMS who managed to ...
Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8:47pm

Literature Essay (Writeacher)
This is much better. I'd still make a few changes, but you have taken care of nearly all the wordiness! Congrats! It's not easy, I know. Why do you need to say "I feel..." or "I mean..." You're the one writing the paper, so it should be obvious ...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:02pm

English
What does it mean to write a reflective piece? Just writing an essay?
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:25pm

Education Tech
1.) Which of the following is the best strategy for studying test? a) Sitting alone in a chair in a quiet room, looking over your textbook. b) Working in pairs and exchanging practice questions. c) Developing a personal method that is right for you and your learning style. d) ...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 5:33pm

Need help asap
I need help! Reasoning: Can a function have an infinite number of values in its domain and only a finite number of values in its range? If so, describe a real-world situation that could be modeled by such a function. Writing: What is the difference between a relation and a ...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 12:19am

Math
Part 1: When writing linear equations, how do you determine which form of a line to use? Part 2: Choose 1 set of points from the choices below. Then, solve the problem and post your solution, showing your steps. Write an equation in point-slope form for the line that passes ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:55pm

writing
http://eslbee.com/sentences.htm Study this and let us know what YOU THINK!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:50pm

writing
Which of the following is a complex sentence? A. I would like to visit the Kinshasa, but I understand the city is unsafe for foreigners. B. Check out the editorial page in today's paper and you'll notice the piece by Oscar Lewis. C. I simply cannot make heads or tails ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:43pm

oops, more LA than i thought..pls check my answers
oops, more questions... pls check them for me!??: 1. If you were writing a persuasive essay about the need to install solar panels on top of big apartment buildings, what counterargument should you address? (1 point) homeowners can get tax breaks for installing solar panels on...
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 6:29pm

English - Ms. Sue help
We saw the months of wicked weather, As day to painful night did turn, Waiting, huddled close together For the frozen sun’s return. Our nights were almost endless torture. Our food was gone. Our fuel was low. We came in search of grand adventure But ended trembling in the...
Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:17pm

Writing
I am wondering if clothes are important to your story? In real life, clothes are not important usually, except for defining SOME characters (like the rich girls like Scarlett O'Hara), but honestly, they were just described to amplify the character of the story. So think on...
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 1:32pm

writing
You're very welcome.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8:16pm

writing
Thank you for your help, I am going to finish my paper now you have been a lot of help!!
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8:06pm

writing
Now you can write the body of the paper as you described in your earlier post -- The three steps of perception are . . .
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:57pm

Writing
I've come across a problem while writing my story: since it doesn't take place in modern times - actually, it's more or less a fantasy story - I'm having a hard time creating clothes for my characters. I know that since it's a fantasy, it allows for a lot ...
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:56pm

writing
Thank You Change noted what next
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:50pm

writing
That's much better! The third sentence would be better if you say, This paper analyzes the perceptions of three observers to a photo.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:42pm

writing
How about this?? Perception drives people every day.What people perceive is usually what they believe, and this is based on what they hear see and think. This paper will help me to understand this better by analyzing the perception of three observers to a photo I showed them.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:25pm

writing
This paper will help me understand how perception works through doing an analysis of what three observers declared were their perceptions of a photo I showed them. First my paper will discuss the three steps of perception and give definitions, second I will provide description...
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

Language Arts
Anybody out there from 7th grade connections academy??! need help checking my answers!!: 1. The author's tone in this editorial is (1 point) sad humorous compassionate angry 2. What is the key phrase used to signal a comparison or contrast in the following statement? "...
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 6:46pm

writing
Let's start with your thesis statement. http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/th​esistatement.html If you post your thesis statement and an outline of your supporting arguments, we'll help you from there.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 6:33pm

writing
I am trying to set up and write an essay on the subject of "Perception" I have my outline and have written what I need just don't know how to set it up and make it run together
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 6:27pm

Civics/writing
Actually, this would be better for the first part of the sentence: We decided to research and write about ...
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:18pm

Civics/writing
We were motivated to research and write about Miranda rights when we were learning about rights and responsibilities.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 3:17pm

Civics/writing
Can someone please help me with a sentence? this is what i have so far~ We were inspired to use the Miranda rights as our topic when in school learning about rights and responsibilities.*****sentence I need help with****.
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:38pm

Elementary Math
You are correct. Any time you need to divide, you can always multiply by the reciprocal. That is, dividing by 2 is the same as multiplying by 1/2 (or 0.5) In this case, I'm surprised that the question of division even arose, since you knew how many miles you could go on 1 ...
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 5:33am

Writing
You're welcome! One thing I had forgotten when I ran that first search is the power of the word "not" in a search string. It's one of several boolean operators that we need to remember to use in order to come up with more focused search results! http://www....
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 5:07pm

Writing
Well, I guess assassins track people down, by interrogating people. (Trust me. It wouldn't be obvious. Assassins are smart.)
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 5:02pm

Writing
...Well that would've made more sense for me to search. Thank you!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 5:01pm

Writing
http://www.google.com/#q=detective+work+​not+technology <~~hot link
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 4:59pm

Writing
I ran a search for detective work without technology and got mixed results! http://www.google.com/search?q=detective​+work+before+technology&oq=detective+wor​k+before+technology&aqs=chrome..69i57.67​75j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=11​9&ie=UTF-8 So...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 4:59pm

Writing
I'm writing a story from the point of view of an assassin. I'm comfortable with writing the parts about killing and all of that other stuff, but I have no idea how to go about this assassin's main job: tracking. How can he track down a person (in a world where ...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 4:52pm

There you go
Go back and re-read the first link I gave you above about writing introductions. Get rid of that first sentence, keep the other two, and build your intro on these, keeping the thesis for the end. Next time you post, include the intro (redone) and the 3 interior paragraphs ... ...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:04pm

There you go
Don't even THINK about writing any conclusions until you have the interior paragraphs and the introduction as perfect as you can make them.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:00pm

There you go
Yes, the content and development are fine. Now you need to work on the introduction, making sure it ENDS with your thesis statement (which does NOT include a dictionary definition!!). Study these before you try writing your real introduction: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:46pm

Creative Writing
Thnx a lot.....hope it helps me
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:33pm

There you go
The content is fine. Now make sure there are ~ no fragments http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/f​ragments.htm ~ no run-ons or too-long sentences http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/r​unons.htm ~ that commas are in all the right places http://grammar.ccc....
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:19pm

writeacher
Then use "murderer" not "homicide." The words are not synonyms. Be sure to look up EVERY word you are not 100% sure of. I'm finding too many words in your writing that are off the mark. Foreshadowing is better than chronological structure. Once you get ...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:20pm

English
I'm writing a poem about a day when I don't know what to do. In my above sentence, I intend to say that I finished all my chores and that I don't avoid any difficulty or responsibility. Does this sentence imply this meaning?
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:24am

Wriitng
What would be the reaction of a teenage daughter after rescuing her parents after their kidnap? so this is for a story I'm writing. basically, my main character finds her parents and is finally there after a lot of hard work and struggle. she's seen a lot of things she...
Monday, December 30, 2013 at 8:51pm

Creative Writing
This article might help give you ideas, too: http://www.nytimes.com/1994/10/11/scienc​e/peak-performance-why-records-fall.html​?pagewanted=all
Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:28pm

Creative Writing
Read the first paragraph here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Ha​ll#Carnegie_Hall_joke Then decide if you want to write a paragraph (without copying anything from anywhere!) about #4 as a negative or a positive.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 3:04pm

Creative Writing
I dnt hve any idea how to write it so I jst need an idea.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:59pm

Creative Writing
Which topic interests you most? Once you have written your paragraph, please post it, and someone here will check it over for you. Please note: We do not do students' work for them.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:28am

Creative Writing
Write a small paragraph on any one of the topic..... 1. Greatness comes with sacrifice 2. There is science in every art 3. Religion ennobles a human being 4. Musicians are born and not created
Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:15am

writeacher is this a good start?
For the beginning of your introduction? I don't know! Remember ... don't bother trying to write the introduction until the interior paragraphs are pretty much finished. Then read and study this about what to do and not do when writing introductions: http://grammar.ccc....
Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 3:53pm

math
I'm not understanding and writing the following proportion: 8 is to 64 as 2 is to x, can somebody explain how to solve this problem.
Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:03am

office finances
when writing a check which portion should be filled in first s.date b.stub c.amount d.signature my answer is a
Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10:14am

writeacher or ms.sue help
so thats my thesis statement. when i'm writing my paper it will go like The Merriam-Websters defines suspense as “a feeling or state of nervousness or excitement caused by wondering what will happen.” In “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, ...
Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:49pm

Writing - Verb confusion
Oops! I goofed! Steve, of course, is right.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 11:53am

Writing - Verb confusion
Of course it sounded funny. "like you" is just a prepositional phrase. The real clause is Scum ... isn't worth my time.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 6:16am

Writing
Read and write. Write and read! My husband was a writer and published 9 nonfiction books and many magazine articles. He didn't have anything published until he was in his late thirties. He believed that writing was a craft. Craftsmen practice and hone their skills. Even ...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:20pm

Writing
I just want an opinion here. I've been writing for about ten years, and I've improved greatly. Though, now I'm beginning to feel like I've reached a standstill. I still read a lot to expand my knowledge and vocabulary, and I bounce back and forth between ...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:10pm

Writing - Verb confusion
You're welcome.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 7:25pm

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