econ 101 - 1 Joe Cremen Joe Cremen Brinn Strange English...

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1 Joe Cremen Joe Cremen Brinn Strange English 134 4 April 2011 My Influence Through the many English teachers I have had in my writing career, one teacher has influenced me extensively. Mr. Reardon was not only my junior year English teacher at St. Ignatius College Prep—he was a good family friend and a struggling author. He kept our class updated on the book he was attempting to get published. Not only teaching students how to write but also writing a book yourself, I believe, gives a teacher great credibility. Mr. Reardon taught our class a less common approach to writing. Most students try to sound more intelligent than they truly are. We often try to use words beyond our vocabulary. Mr. Reardon encouraged us to deviate from “trying to sound smarter than we are” in our writing. Instead of long sentences with big words he taught us to write short, concise sentences. He encouraged us to use effective adjectives. Rather than using “fluff” to make our writing sound more intellectual he told us to make
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Santa Clara.

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econ 101 - 1 Joe Cremen Joe Cremen Brinn Strange English...

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