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why does school make writing so boring?

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

Boring ass topics. I blame the mandatory state curriculum and their shitty and outdated topics.

I was never a big fan of 19th century English literature. Both American and British(some exceptions, but not many). So damn boring.

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why does school make writing so boring?

I have a project where i have to write about my favorite story from our English text book and my essay SUCKS balls cause all the stories we read at school so far are bland to me.

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

I was pretty good at writing essays. Well, except for my crap grammar(sometimes I find the more excessive rules unfollowable. Plus language is not perfect, so sometimes the rules must be bent for a better understanding).

I think the main difference between college and HS was how in the latter we had to either agree or disagree with the topic. In college, the professors often liked my essays(though when graded for grammar, I took a bit of a beating grade wise) because I approached a topic from my own view rather than a simple agree/disagree and why(typical of the school setting. No real freedom to discuss)

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In my essay I'm arguing for the story so I have to agree on it being good. In my opinion I don't care for it.

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

School makes writing boring because they make you write about irrelevant topics, without a lot of flexibility.

I honestly wish schools had some kind of class where the kids could freely write and make their own stories. I can't write my own stories in school unless it's Tutorial. I mean, kids could get seriously interested in writing if they wrote about things that were relevant to them. School doesn't believe that, though.

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

When my brother was in the fifth grade, he got a writing prompt where the topic was "Explain why you love school."

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(01-19-2014 12:15 AM)Christian Hellhound Wrote:  When my brother was in the fifth grade, he got a writing prompt where the topic was "Explain why you love school."

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

(01-17-2014 03:49 PM)crazyguy562 Wrote:  I have a project where i have to write about my favorite story from our English text book and my essay SUCKS balls cause all the stories we read at school so far are bland to me.

Just subvert the format, go meta, and analyze the textbook and the story of you reading the textbook and having that assignment.

That real life story is still "from" the textbook, even if it isn't "in" it. Smile

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

(01-18-2014 04:31 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  School makes writing boring because they make you write about irrelevant topics, without a lot of flexibility.

I honestly wish schools had some kind of class where the kids could freely write and make their own stories. I can't write my own stories in school unless it's Tutorial. I mean, kids could get seriously interested in writing if they wrote about things that were relevant to them. School doesn't believe that, though.

Agreed. A school based on story dynamics and game principles. This New School Creation course I'm taking is all about constructing the "narrative" of your proposed school, how you'll explain what it's all about.

I think stories themselves, reading, writing, and living them should be a creditable action, in or out of class.

Some schools are already transforming, lots of people are planning new ones, and all of this discussion could even be counted as education. The question is just how to go from the acts of learning, to putting in a "credibility framework" format that replaces grades and traditional credits.

Companies make their own certifications, like Microsoft... why can't we?

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Essay writing service? Hmmph. Learn to vocabulary.

Firstly, "sorry" and all remorse-related words have a connotation of wishing to never again do the thing the speaker is sorry for, yet you posted this same spam three times.

Secondly, "extremely affordable?" A thing is either affordable or not. There are degrees of cheap, but not of affordable. "Affordable to many," yes. "Extremely affordable," no. It's almost as bad as "very unique."

Aright, let's look at the site. Oh, a free wix site. OK. I guess there isn't really anything wrong with that, just puts me a little on edge.

"do NOT use school email!" I hope you don't write essays with such capitalization.

"Plageurism" is not a word. "Plagiarism" is.

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Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

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I remember I had to write an essay about whether I agreed with the use of biological warfare. I said yes for shits and giggles.
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Why not?

You'd wanna use it before your enemy does.

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RE: why does school make writing so boring?

Schools also are very restrictive about the topics you write about. I can't write anything with violence in it. The only exception to this is this year, I made a journal entry about a fictional Soviet soldier in WW2.

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It turns writing into a chore...well, more of a chore depending on what your view on that is to begin with. Instead of being used as a means for general creativity/expressions, it's just another rigid and regulated job, used towards the fulfillment of a good grade as opposed to something productive or helpful.

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(09-23-2014 10:22 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Why not?

You'd wanna use it before your enemy does.

I feel like it'd be easy to lose control of, that it might backfire and your side would end up being the one affected. Although I'll admit I don't know jack shit about it.
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Here we could write compositions about what we wanted like till 9 grade ... But now I write boring essays at history and portuguese , they even put limits as ' write about...blablabla... For about 400 words' for example
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(09-24-2014 07:50 AM)Dead Wrote:  
(09-23-2014 10:22 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Why not?

You'd wanna use it before your enemy does.

I feel like it'd be easy to lose control of, that it might backfire and your side would end up being the one affected. Although I'll admit I don't know jack shit about it.

Maybe if your objective is one side of the conflict.

If your objective is for a greater purpose beyond petty nationalistic conflict, then the outcomes may all be beneficial!

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I hate it when school makes you write a personal essay. So nosy.

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