If you’ve gotten any feedback on your essays and apps from The ‘Snark, you’ve likely been told you’re not doing it right. No, that’s not what we do; we point to sentences that aren’t helping you, and we try to explain what the issue is. It is likely experienced as “You’re doing it wrong” but we don’t leave it at that; we give lots and lots of commentary around WHY it’s not a great way to write, and even more commentary on what works better. Integrated within all of that, you almost definitely heard us referencing this elusive thing of “show, don’t tell” that you need to be doing.
What in heck is “show, don’t tell”???
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That is the show-don’t-tell advice in a nutshell.
There’s a whole bunch of posts in the category of writing essays > “show, don’t tell” which may be the most important of everything we ever write about here. It’s also one of the hardest things to get the brain wrapped around for most people.
It’s definitely a process to learn this!! That’s why we offer daily posts here and a whole ‘snarchive of topics to explore, because it’s likely to require some mental wrassling before you figure it out.
Once it clicks into place, you’re going to be golden with your future essay writing tasks!!!
If we can help: Lots ‘o services to do that!! We’ll be around to support you on this journey, BSer!!