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How to Write a First-Class Paper

Writing papers for class can be hard even if you write daily. I typically write 2000 words a day, but when it comes to writing a paper for class, sometimes it takes me a few hours to even get started because I'm not writing for myself, I'm writing for my professors and for my grades. I found this article and found that its tips were very helpful.

New or Used?

Over my short life, I have always bought my books and hardly ever used the library. I always told myself that I was doing it just to help support the authors I liked and also because my library didn't have many of the books that I liked to read. Plus my mother would always come home with a stack of books every other month when she came home from her Wichita shopping trips. She loved giving me books, even bribed me with a few when I was little.

Counting the Minutes

Every minute spring break draws nearer, so does the moment my older sister says I do. With only days away, the stress comes in frequent waves, and I have recently moved in with her, am on the front lines of the tsunami of stress. Should I say wedding central, every moment that it draws near another problem arises, and my job as the maid of honor, is to keep her happy because no one wants a bridezilla. When she is in a bad mood it spreads, as they do most times.

Planet Comicon

Take me to Comic-Con. Every year in Kansas City there is a comic book convention called Planet Comicon. This year I was lucky enough to go for at least one day and let me tell you it was one heck of a day. I started out this journey on Saturday, February 17th, the people I was traveling with gathered together in one vehicle. We drove for three hours making a few stops on the way. We stayed overnight in a small Inn on the outskirts of Kansas City.

What Makes Horror Novels Work

In my focus seminar, I had to research the genre of what type of writing I was going to work on over the semester. I decided to write a horror novel because that's always what had caught my eye when it came to books, movie, etc. As I was researching, I came across an article that told about the five elements of horror and I decided to take my own spin on it.

What Makes a Good Book

When I was younger, I would read many different genres of books. Such adventure, romance, mystery, thriller, horror, fantasy, etc. But now as I've gotten older and found what I like, I normally just read horror or fantasy books and doing that's not a bad thing at all because I have found what works for me to keep me interested and reading. This doesn't mean I won't ever read another mystery or a thriller (but I probably won't read another romance, not for me).

Valentine's Day

The day of love, growing up Valentine’s day wasn’t about dates or romance. In my home, my parents would buy me and my siblings presents. Normally a box of heart chocolates and a stuffed animal. Some of my favorite presents were a pink bear, a bunny in a vest, and a heart shaped box of trollies gummy worms. On better years maybe a toy or headphones, on the bad years the little heart shaped candies. Every year we got something, it was a day of love.

Final Semester

Well, the time has come. I have spent three full semesters at Cowley and am finally in my last one. When I started attending, I was looking forward to this day, but now that it's finally just around the corner, I wish it wasn't so. Cowley really should be a four-year college. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that's going to miss Cowley and the friends that we've made and the good times that we had once we leave.

Almost Disaster

I have been working on a novel. I don't know if it's any good or if I will even attempt to publish it is still unknown to me, but I have been having a lot of fun working on it. A few days ago, I had just finished the second chapter and was feeling a little proud of myself. My sister noticed and asked why I was in a good mood, so I told her why and she asked to read it.

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