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4A Summary, Tips, and Reactions:  


  • Even in acedmic essays you can have voice which makes it intriguing, proffesional, smart and sophisoticated
  • Writing without voice makes the writing booring, with a monotone which results in a loss of intrest.
  • Writing with voice makes a paper colorful while without voice it is as plain as black and white
  • Writing with voice paints a picture for the reader.
  • Writing with voice allows you to connect more personally with the reader


  • Write expressivly
  • Write as if you were telling the story to someone face to face


  • Very useful information on writing with good voice

4B Summary, Tips, and Reactions:


  •  describes voice and how to use voice well.
  • how to use descriptive words to take your writing from formal to writing with a voice.
  • gives examples of ways to have voice.
  • voice makes a picture for the reader rather than just black and white.


  • dont over analize your words
  • write like you speak


  • gave helpful information


Comments (11)

msward said

at 1:34 pm on Sep 11, 2008

“Voice, in writing, implies words that capture the sound of an individual on the page.” Elbow

alyssa said

at 1:35 pm on Sep 11, 2008

i like how you guys said not to over analize your words. i always have trouble with that. nice job.

ces98@... said

at 1:35 pm on Sep 11, 2008

i have a phobea of elbows..
i like the tip "write like you speak"

(: ~Sheanah C~ :) said

at 1:36 pm on Sep 11, 2008

i like how he says voince makes a picture for the reader... its sooo true!

tgongol said

at 1:36 pm on Sep 11, 2008


Andrea Jacobs said

at 1:37 pm on Sep 12, 2008

I liked all the points in the summary..

pretty colors?

Deena Silver said

at 1:37 pm on Sep 12, 2008

writing always has to have voice and i like ho you said that voice is painting a picture for the reader

Jeremy Smith said

at 1:37 pm on Sep 12, 2008

i agree you should have a voice even in an essay, it's also nice thtat your reactions have voice

Laura said

at 1:38 pm on Sep 12, 2008

voice does paint pictures..oh those lucky readers

Mark Watter said

at 1:39 pm on Sep 12, 2008

Just for future reference I think that the multicolored text makes it difficult to read and hurts my eyes. ha ha. It might be easier to refer back to the responses if they were easier to read.

About the actual information presented, I usually don't think about voice in academic writing. I think that is a good idea that you pointed out.

Sarah Palin (..Cassidy ) said

at 1:39 pm on Sep 12, 2008

ouch., I think i just went blind due to a colored font overload on this page. sweet jesus..

anyway, I totally agree with when you said you should write it as if you're talking face to face. it's more enjoyable to read something that's written like that

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