Friday, December 11, 2009
Don't fret about your grades on the early assignments. You will not like them but they will drastically improve. Just focus on becoming a better writer and listen to Prof. Piacente's advice and you'll be amazed how much better your stories (and grades) are by the end.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Make sure you read out loud. It is tedious, and quite irritating when all you are focused on is getting your assignment down and turned in, but trust me when I say this: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Read Out Loud To Yourself (at least once). I think you'll enjoy your grade a lot more when you do. Good Luck!
If you are doing poorly on current events quizzes, come to class early and discuss the articles for the past week with your classmates. Also, make a list of the common mistakes you make on your writing assignments, because I promise you will do them again. That way you can try to catch yourself early.