Real College Admission Essay Prompts From This Year’s Applications #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #IARTG #RRBC

Real College Admission Essay Prompts From This Year’s Applications #ASMSG #MondayBlogs #IARTG #RRBC

Associate editor at Parade, Seattle native, New York City transplant, and graduate of Northwestern University's school of journalism.

Associate editor at Parade, Seattle native, New York City transplant, and graduate of Northwestern University’s school of journalism.

by VI-AN NGUYEN
@vian_nguyen

Millions of high school seniors around the country are busy penning college admissions essays based on prompts like the thought-provoking ones below, which we pulled from this year’s applications. (In many cases, the prompts below are…

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#BookReview: The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes by Margaret Scott Chrisawn #ASMSG #RRBC

#BookReview: The Emperor’s Friend: Marshal Jean Lannes by Margaret Scott Chrisawn #ASMSG #RRBC

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In her acknowledgements, the author of this book, who is known to me, called this book (quote), “nonfiction on an obscure subject”(end of quote). Indeed, I had never heard of Marshal Jean Lannes before this book came to my attention. As a noncommissioned officer (NCO) in the US Army during the 80’s and 90’s (post-Vietnam era, Cold War soldier), there was no need for me to…

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How #Genre “Squeezes” The Life Out Of A Hybrid, Multi-Genre Text #asmsg #t4us #4ftm

How #Genre “Squeezes” The Life Out Of A Hybrid, Multi-Genre Text #asmsg #t4us #4ftm

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Recent book reviews show book reviewers using genre specific conventions and expectations nonjudiciously for multi-genre, nonconventional texts. The overuse of the genre lens to judge hybrid, genre-crossing texts and general fiction can often lead to a frustrating reading experience. This occurs because it is a mismatch between text type on the one hand, expectations and…

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Liberating Writing From Genre: A #Writing #Revolution #ASMSG #IAN1

Liberating Writing From Genre: A #Writing #Revolution #ASMSG #IAN1

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Nowadays, the Self-Published Author (SPA), is at the forefront of a writing revolution that Thomas Kuhn described in 1963 as a, “paradigm shift”. (Source: NCTE) In the past, authors whose books were placed in bookstores had to ensure their writing fit neatly into a specific genre. Why? At the bookstore, the physical book is only going to occupy shelf space on one shelf, in…

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5★★★★★ #BookReview: The International Baccalaureate #ASMSG #KindleUnlimited #AmazonPrime

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The International Baccalaureate Program
Authored by Thomas Jerome Baker

“An international education must go well beyond the provision of information and is involved in the development of attitudes and values which transcend barriers of race, class, religion, gender or politics.” -International Baccalaureate Organization Subject Guide (1996).

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It is my…

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IATEFL Chile International Conference: Pecha Kucha & ELT #ASMSG

IATEFL Chile International Conference: Pecha Kucha & ELT #ASMSG

1 - PK Teachers Workshop

At the recent IATEFL Chile Bi-Annual International Conference, I gave a workshop entitled “Pecha Kucha & ELT: Changing The Classroom“. My slides are below. The workshop was well attended. In fact, conference room 309 was full of teachers 15 minutes before the start of the workshop. By the time the workshop began, the ushers were already turning people away. For those who participated, it was a…

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#5STAR #Book #Review of Susan Tarr’s New Book: “Miranda Bay” #ASMSG

#5STAR #Book #Review of Susan Tarr’s New Book: “Miranda Bay” #ASMSG

Miranda Bay: “We have passed a mauvais quart d’heure

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Miranda Bay” by author Susan Tarr, is incorrectly described as “an uncomfortable, but brief, experience”. On the contrary, we encounter the full emotional range of the human experience. There is humor, and it is comfortable. There is love, and it is long lasting. Susan Tarr has written a novel that can be enjoyed by a…

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#Book #Review of Boudicca: #HerStory by Lilian Roberts #ASMSG #Bookreviews

#Book #Review of Boudicca: #HerStory by Lilian Roberts #ASMSG #Bookreviews

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The purpose of this post is to share recent reviews I have received for one of my books, entitled, “Boudicca: Her Story“, (in Kindle format, available from Amazon) and “Boudicca: Warrior Queen” (in paperback format, available from Createspace). Same story, same author, two different formats.

For your reading convenience, you choose the format that you…

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#Very #Impressive #Work: A Book Review #ASMSG

#Very #Impressive #Work: A Book Review #ASMSG

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M. Medler "Ella" (UK)

M. Medler “Ella” (UK)

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Like all indie authors, I receive feedback from readers in the form of book reviews. Many authors say that the reviews that mean the most are the critical ones. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not talking about the reviews that say things like: “I was disappointed. This writer sucks.” I wish I were making that up, but most of the writers I…

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