The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

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The first time I ever kept a journal occurred during my senior year of college when I was taking a course in Art Appreciation. The professor forced us to write in our notebooks every day because he wanted us to notice the beauty that surrounded us, and he wanted us to think about beauty and write about it. At the time, of course, I thought the journal was a stupid idea, but, gradually, I came to realize the benefits of free…

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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.