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Writing - How to write an Essay

Writing developed approximately 5,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, China, and Egypt. Writing originally consisted of symbols used to represent objects. By 3,000 years ago, writing had evolved to include phonetic elements. The word "alphabet" comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, Alpha and Beta, which were adapted from the Phoenician writing system. Aleph corresponds to "ox", and Bet means "house" in various Semitic languages.

Cursive script
Cursive script examples

Cursive writing is a writing style that allows a person to write most letters without lifting the pen from the paper. Thus, cursive script is very efficient for writing quick notes. Lower case cursive script requires lifting the pen from the paper only for the letters i, j, t, and x to dot or cross the letters. For upper case cursive, only F, H, K, T, and X require lifting the pen from the paper.

How to Write a Paper or Essay
Keep in mind that the purpose of your essay is to inform or entertain the reader. If you cannot keep a reader's attention, all the effort that you spend writing is wasted. Here are some important things to keep in mind:

To write an autobiography or memoir, you need to list the major events in your life and then expand the topics to include detailed descriptions. Check the dates in photographs, letters, journals, and official papers to make sure that the times of the events you describe are accurate. Discuss your recollections with people who were with you at various times to get their perspective and to make your description more objective.

Here is an example of a memoir written by a survivor of World War II who later immigrated to America.

Click here to read A Memoir by Jeff R. Noordermeer 

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Synonyms of "Write" and related words:
Synonyms: author, pen, pencil in.
Words Related to "write": cast, compose, correspond, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, frame, prepare, recast, redraft, revise, rewrite, letter, print, type, typewrite, record, take down, transcribe, autograph, register, sign, couch, express, phrase, put, word.

Examples of the word "write"
write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")
publish, write -- (have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career")
write -- (communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week")
communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")
write, drop a line -- (communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!")
correspond -- (exchange messages; "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years")
write -- (communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon")
communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")
(write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")
(mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper")
trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")
record data on a computer
write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter")

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