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RR #2: The Craft & Active Voice, Action Verbs

These two chapters were very helpful in terms of how in chapter five it was talking how to avoid wordiness. I feel as we grow up he all have learned that the more words you can fit into an essay, paper, or even paragraph the better. This section was helpful in ways of getting your head out of that habit. They give a lot of examples of how to take sentences and take out all the extra bits. It goes on about how to just keep your words as specific with lhaving less. This is very helpful for a reminder on how to write.

In chapter six I like how it goes into active verbs because all through my years I was never taught a way to keep what a verb was in my head. This whole chapter was very informative to how giving a better active voice and knowing what to use can impact your writing.

Linking verbs were a big one for me, so reading this part was probably the part that stood the most.

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RR: #1 why and how good writing counts

I am not a good writer in terms of how I don’t know grammar well, at all, and it definitely shows. My teachers throughut college have made it very prevalent in telling me I need to see a writing utor, but I have nevre been able to understand or fully put across the knowledge that I do understand. It is also definitly harder to write in a different way then how you speak personally.

Knight puts it into a concept that is a bit easier to understand. He writes about the guidelines to develop skills for writing, but in my own opinion, I feel it is helpful for those who haven’t already heard these tips and tricks. The only guideline I had never personally been told about was the last, “use color when you can”. It was a very interesting thought of how to grasp the reader’s attention. This I will defintly be trying to put into action in my future writing for I feel the part about going into detial when it’s needed is defintly soemthing we don’t see often in writin.

I defiantly think Knight has a very good way of putting how good writing counts but I feel he should have gone into it more than just resting some of the most common guidelines.

Hi ​my name is Casey and here’s what I’m about.

My full name is Casey Brynne Todd, pronunciation is KAY-CEE BRIN TOD.

I live in Decatur, Ga with my mom, three dogs and two cats. I have moved to many places and grew up in three different places for each stage of life. First, it was Snellville, Ga from the time I can remember till right after second grade, I was around 8. Second, I moved to Lawrenceville, Ga for half of the third grade then moved to Auburn, Ga, yes there is one in Georgia as well. I lived there for six years and moved right after my freshmen year of high school leaving all my friends to start new in Decatur.

I have five older siblings who I have lived with briefly with each of them. They have a different dad but were still close and getting closer with time. I have a younger sister who has a different mom and she is honestly the best thing to happen to me because of shes just, so crazy but honestly the best to talk to.

I have three dogs who are very different but very much alike fo they are all ‘red’. Their names are Samantha, Sargent Pepper, yes from The Beatles’ song, and Dahlia. There are two cats who are very different for one is very old and the other is about an adult cat, their names are Jimmy and Dolce, and yes had a Gabbana but she wanted to be a wild cat.

I only have a few hobbies and it’s running, singing, and sometimes dancing. I have been running cross country and track since seventh grade and have stuck with it for I am one of those where my sport defines me and without it I’m nothing, but on another note I do sing, but only in the shower, car, or screaming loudly with friends. I dance in a way of just letting off steam and stress so it’s a fun dance but not actual dance.

I don’t have much planned for my future besides getting done with college to just go live and hope somthing cool happens.