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Old 02-24-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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any writers here that like to critique?

if so i have a speech i've worked on for speech class and if anyone wants to help a brother out and critique it that'd be awesome haha. if not i just won't post it. Oh and it's demonstration speech on how to fold a flag, don't hate i'm just trying to get a good grade.

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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Post it up. I don't remember really liking speech class, but it wasn't too bad.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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We all see them on almost a daily basis, but have you paid any attention to them since elementary school when you said the pledge to it every morning? By now you have probably figured out that it’s the American flag I am talking about. We may not salute it and say the pledge to it like we did in our youth but for the most part, we still give our flag the honor and recognition it deserves. After all it is our flag that tells people from all across the world who we are and what we stand for. Also most Americans know the story about the flag and how it has evolved over the years to the modern day 50 stars and 13 bars that fly in front of all public buildings. Do these same people however know how this flag should be treated? As an American interested in history and having studied about the flag for history tests and researched about it for English papers I have learned how to properly fold a flag. Since it would’ve taken two people to correctly fold it I have already folded a flag for you as an example and have these illustrations for reference.
1. First you must fold the flag with the blue edge slightly higher by an inch or so and fold it in half with that side being slightly longer
2. This is followed with a second fold leaving the flag broken into a blue half striped half
3. After this you are ready to begin folding the flag long ways. Starting on the striped in take one corner and fold it over giving this end a triangle point.
4. This process must then be repeated about eleven times before it has made it all the way to the other end of the flag.
5. With whatever excess flag remaining you much tuck into the fold giving the flag a right isosceles triangle shape with no red showing
6. After checking and confirming that no red is showing and only blue and white stars are visible you are done


This is the primary way of storing and displaying the American flag and is also the procedure the military uses when performing funerals for soldiers. Also when the flag is taken off the pole for ceremonies and such there is a speech given and it that speech it gives us insight into the meaning of the folded flag by saying: That when the flag is folded it resembles a cocked had and reminds us of the men who served under our countries first president George Washington.
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More , or ; and should make paragraphs. Not an expert, just some suggestions on what I would do, hope that helps.
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More , or ; and should make paragraphs. Not an expert, just some suggestions on what I would do, hope that helps.
i don't know if i mentioned it but it's a speech so i wasn't too worried about that. thanks though
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We all see them on almost a daily basis, but have you paid any attention to them since elementary school when you said the pledge to it daily?
I would try to avoid using words redundantly in the same sentence. Here you use the word "daily" twice in the same sentence.


I like the way it starts, though, so maybe cut out the last part.
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i don't know if i mentioned it but it's a speech so i wasn't too worried about that. thanks though
Oh sorry, I just thought of that too after I posted my post, my bad.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #10
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Demonstration speech? Im doing one too for my speech class next week.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:26 PM   #11
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I would try to avoid using words redundantly in the same sentence. Here you use the word "daily" twice in the same sentence.


I like the way it starts, though, so maybe cut out the last part.
changed the second daily to "said the pledge every morning" i'll edit it in the main post. thanks
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I would try to avoid using words redundantly in the same sentence. Here you use the word "daily" twice in the same sentence.


I like the way it starts, though, so maybe cut out the last part.
That's about all I can come up with as well. Damn it, I wanted to get some serious critiquing on.
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Demonstration speech? Im doing one too for my speech class next week.
yes indeed. mine is supposed to be 2-3 minutes but no more than 5. b/c the teacher wants to do it all in one day
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That's about all I can come up with as well. Damn it, I wanted to get some serious critiquing on.
i'll try to finish the conclusion before you sign off haha. and too bad i'm not in any Compostion classes this semester i've already gotten them out the way haha
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Oh sorry, I just thought of that too after I posted my post, my bad.
no man it's cool. thanks for the help
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yes indeed. mine is supposed to be 2-3 minutes but no more than 5. b/c the teacher wants to do it all in one day
Yea my teacher is doing 4 to 6 min, i timed mine the other day and im at 3min 30sec, i got to do some bsing. good luck on the speech.
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We may not salute it and say the pledge to it like we did in our youth but for the most parts all Americans still give their countries flag the honor and recognition it deserves.
perhaps delete "their countries" and add "our"

You could also clean up some extra words, such as "all" before "all Americans"

Lets see how it reads now...

We may not salute it, and say the pledge to it like we did in our youth, but for the most part, Americans still give our flag the honor and recognition it deserves.
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Yea my teacher is doing 4 to 6 min, i timed mine the other day and im at 3min 30sec, i got to do some bsing. good luck on the speech.
thanks man you too
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We may not salute it, and say the pledge to it like we did in our youth, but for the most part, we still give our flag the honor and recognition it deserves.



I deleted "Americans" also cause you use, "we" everywhere else in the sentence
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perhaps delete "their countries" and add "our"

You could also clean up some extra words, such as "all" before "all Americans"

Lets see how it reads now...

We may not salute it, and say the pledge to it like we did in our youth, but for the most part, Americans still give our flag the honor and recognition it deserves.
edited Thanks a lot
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