The objectives of Writing 100 at the University of Michigan is to provide students with the opportunity to practice academic writing skills. The course will focus intensively on strategies for reading, analyzing, and responding in writing to texts—tasks you will be asked to do often as a college student. This blog is the collection of essays that I have done throughout the semester, and they are organized in chronological order, so the reader can see the progress I have made as a writer. The three links above this introduction are great sites for people to get a different perspectives on various topics, and good un-bias news.