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  1. Sep 2019
    1. That distance makes it safe for people to connect through weak ties where they can have the appearance of a connection because it’s safe.”

      I know that this is one of the main reasons people like using social media.

    1. Similarly, to focus on comparison, choose two subjects that seem at first to be unrelated.

      This will likely grab the readers attention and make them want to keep reading.

    1. The five-paragraph theme, as such, is bland and formulaic; it doesn’t compel deep thinking.

      Why don't teachers in high school prepare students for writing college essays?

    1. you’ll probably want to go back to your readings and check your notes

      I know that in the past with writing essays, my notes have always helped me.

    1. Regardless of which structure you choose, be sure to explain each element of the essay fully and completely.

      Is one way better than the other?

    1. less than a handful were women.

      I think that with programs like S.T.E.M. it's getting easier to involve all different types of students.

    1. It's hard to let go of a fixed belief.

      If you have believed something your whole life, it would be very hard to try and think of it in a different way. One little thing is probably not going to change our minds.

    2. Similar tragedies play out time and again when people try to rescue companions.

      People don't really think about the consequences of their actions in the heat of the moment.

    3. there's a risk that in the heat of the moment we'll be tempted to overstep it.

      People think that there is no harm in overstepping the boundaries they set.

    1. Your brainstorming and prewriting assignments are important assignments

      I know that writing an outline for each essay really helps me gather all of my ideas.

    1. cause/effect relationship that the reader wasn’t expecting

      Usually in this type of essay, the reader doesn't realize the cause/effect until the end of the essay.