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    In my own writings for assignments, my preferred way of working is to read all of the assigned materials, sit back and think for a while, and then sit down to write without any of the originals close to hand.  I could easily write down specific phrases that subconsciously 'stuck' in memory as being particularly apt for speaking on a certain topic without remembering overtly that they were used in any of the texts, since I'm not physically looking at them when I'm writing
    In fact, this is the advice I give to my students when they are writing their papers, particularly their research papers. They still have to write in their own writing style. When they write something dissimilar to their own, that is where the questions come out.

    "Do they call you Rush because you're in a rush to eat?" -"Stutterin' John" Melendez to Rush Limbaugh.

    by Nedsdag on Sun May 12, 2013 at 02:41:47 PM PDT

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