'The Paper' Teach: Comin' Atcha with More Writing Tips

Will the warring factions at The Paper ever make a truce? On tonight episode, Mrs. Weiss works hard once again to teach the students some communication skills. This week's wisdom shared below...

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Lesson No. 5: Make a Human Connection

You can make a big, far-reaching story more relatable by telling one person’s experience. Is it hard for disabled students to find their way in high school? Find one disabled student and talk to him. Tell the story from his viewpoint and then expand to others’ views throughout the story. Is it hard balancing schoolwork, a job, and other high school activities? Find someone who is a master schedule juggler and tell her story. We’re all more alike than we realize, and when you give insight into one person’s experience, many of us will be able to see ourselves in the same situation. Now, that’s interesting!

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