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Reading Response 1

Writing has always been a hit or miss with me. If the teacher assigns a topic that I enjoy and know a lot about then I can write for days. On the other hand, if the topic is something I do not know too much about then I will stare at my laptop screen for an hour without writing anything down. I have taken plenty of English and Literature classes so I am use to figuring it out and try to put as much on the paper as possible. I have learned that is not always the best way to write. With media writing I think it will help me just focus on the topic and not write about complete nonsense.

I really liked when Knight talked about writing straight to whoever your audience is. I believe that if you focus on who you are writing to it will make your papers more enjoyable to read. I was very surprised to learn that Knight said using big vocabularies can be a trap. I always thought using big words made my papers better even though I did not even know what the words meant sometimes. I agree with him about keeping it simple. I think that keeping it simple will help me out personally.

Overall, I thought Knights points were very helpful. I think they will take my writing skills to the next level.

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Autobiography

Hello everyone, my name is Zach Swindell. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am from Newnan, Georgia, about two hours south of Piedmont College. I attended Northgate high school in Coweta County. I have been playing baseball since I was four years old and I am extremely blessed to be able to still play the game I love. I started out my college career at a junior college, Gordon State College. I played baseball and took classes there for two years. I transferred to Piedmont College last semester and I love it so far. I am so excited to play my first season for the Lions this Spring.I am a huge sport fanatic. My favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, and the Atlanta Hawks. When I am not playing baseball my favorite things to do include fishing, hunting, watching Netflix, going to the lake, and skiing. I love spending my time outdoors rather then sitting inside. My favorite foods are mac and cheese, caesar salad, crab legs, and chicken parmesan. I can’t wait to see what this course has to offer.