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Aug 15

The visuals allow for a different mode for learning for young children that by simply reading a story or explaining to them will have. Young children learn and pick up a lot of information from videos that capture attention making different modes important.

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Aug 15

I believe that their presence is needed in the education system but to be able to fix the systematic issue is on the school system and not the teacher.

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Aug 15

They all go about this in different ways engaging with their peers, through different forms whether its interviews or online readings and blogs. Where they eventually see that they can make a difference in their lives and others today and not down the line.

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Aug 15

I believe in today’s currently climent a very important question is how to make education more digitally relevant to make online learning more engaging and interesting to children. I think that the most overall important question is how to make learning more excited for children for them to be motivated to make a difference in their world.

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Aug 14

Don’t put yourself on a high pedestal or make yourself seem perfect. And always expose flaws and take responsibility of them

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Aug 14

You can not write an accurate or engaging story if you are trying to defend and justify yourself or your actions at every turn. Your flaws are what make you interesting. I agree.

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Aug 14

This consept to me is a difficult feat. But it does make sense if you are able to do this, looking at yourself as a character then your story will be claer

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Aug 14

It’s important to distance yourself from yourself when writing to show the full picture

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Aug 14

Phillip Lopate speaks on the letter I and what it does for a nonfiction personal essay, and manages to do it in a way that’s engaging, including use of figurative language.

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Aug 14

I think this sentence makes a good point about how a lot of us try to only showcase the best parts of ourselves when what makes us us is the worst parts

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Aug 14

This connects to writing with the urgency of fiction. The reader does not know you, just like they do not know your story, but you know yourself and your story so intimately, and so you have to translate yourself, make yourself a caricature so that the reader understands who you are. Just like you have to translate your story into reader “speak”.

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Aug 14

The writer makes an excellent point with that question. It really makes you think about stuff you’ve probably read of in the past, and if that character was really interesting.

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Aug 14

You need to allow yourself to write abut things that your scared to write about because that is where you are able to connect. Most times when your scared to write about something, it’s because you have lived it and experienced it.

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Aug 14

I think this is an important thing for readers to have. A lot of my favorite books have characters I feel like I can connect to, or have a “mental bridge” with

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Aug 14

I like that they mention that in first person the author has to work harder on what kind of character they want and what will work with the story.

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Aug 14

With this paragraph the author tells what writers try and use “I” for and explains why the word “I” can be a problem.

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Aug 14

I love it when writers compare something to something else, but I especially love it when you’d think both things would nothing to do with each other, until the writer explains the simularity.

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Aug 14

Yeah, the conversion from PDF to this did not go perfectly. There will be a couple of those. I tried to find and fix most, but there was a lot.

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Aug 14

this is more of a tip to me while writing this would be good advice for someone whos writing

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Aug 14

I don’t know of the author did this on purpose or he meant it to be imperfect.

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Aug 14

This comment makes me more relaxed about using the letter “I” as much as I do

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Aug 14

This makes a lot of sense to me. Easley mentioned how many CNF authors are encouraged to write with the urgency of fiction, and I think this is part of that. Make yourself a character, that way you are forced to write about the experience in a manner that communicates it more clearly. Easley again mentioned that because the experiences are so intimate to us, we often do not explain them as clearly, because we know what happened, and what Lopate is suggesting is a solution to that issue.

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Aug 14

this should say “have.”

There may be some typos in here because I had to convert it from a PDF, and it was….complicated.

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Aug 14

I enjoy how Lopate consistently uses the “I” to stand for the writer’s perspective/ego/involvement in their own CNF.

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Aug 14

Lopate’s introduction is both engaging and informative.

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Aug 14

Phillip Lopate is a proud curmudgeon and has earned a large following. His CNF craft work is widely lauded.

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