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Weekly essay

Post Number:#1  Postby Artdude » 21 Nov 2011, 14:16

I would like to make a suggestion:

A weekly essay/academic article which can be followed, and discussed. I would absolutely love to do this - I'm an English student, so it would be great practice/help to me, but more importantly, I think it would attract the more serious of your members. I think the site is missing something more academic for those who want it (not all, I accept), but if it were there, I think it would definitely be followed.

Perhaps an author a week? or a book a week?

Would love to be a part of this. Do let me know if you think it is a viable option.

All the best.
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#2  Postby Fran » 21 Nov 2011, 14:20

A bit too much like being back in college .... once was enough IMHO
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#3  Postby Scott » 22 Nov 2011, 15:52

Original essays submitted by the author or public essays?
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#4  Postby El_greco » 22 Nov 2011, 21:37

i think he means original essays so he can practice :)
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#5  Postby Scott » 22 Nov 2011, 22:35

Perhaps I could modify the classical short reads section to be short stories and original essays. Or I could create a special subforum in the writing section for submissions of essays. Though, if I do the latter we might as well create a subforum for submissions of original short stories and original poems. I don't know if it would make sense or not to combine all of these together in one submissions forum or make three or just stick to one for essays.

Did you want the essays to each be about what one learned from a book?
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#6  Postby Fran » 23 Nov 2011, 06:43

El_greco wrote:i think he means original essays so he can practice :)



or plagiarize (perish the thought!) :wink:
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#7  Postby harvysingh » 29 Nov 2011, 05:46

Basically u want to prove a platform for all school/college students to sharpen thei Ctrl+C Ctrl+V skill.
I like the idea ;)
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Re: Weekly essay

Post Number:#8  Postby Ant » 30 Nov 2011, 16:23

It's been a loooonnng time since I was a student, but I like to keep my mind open to new ideas :D
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