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haleyferrell
Writing in college
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:25
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Joann,

I had the same experience when I was a freshman at a community college. I was never really taught how to write a meaningful story/paper/anything until college. I was never proud of my work because like the many of the articles state "children have to be invested and make it meaningful. I can't remember in high school writing papers, I only recollect sentence diagrams in 6th grade and that is it! Although I though this was fun back then I don't see the importance of it now.

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