Here is a picture of the words used most often in your document. Words used more often are bigger, and ones used less often are smaller. This picture, called a "word cloud", is helpful to get a sense of the most used words in a document.

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Top Words

Word Frequency
writing 124
baldwin 52
essay 49
would 39
project 38
learned 36
write 34
ideas 31
journals 29
paper 28
school 26
time 26
college 26
many 24
high 23
understand 22
think 22
make 21
different 21
really 21


bigram Frequency
i learned 26
i was 25
of the 24
i had 24
writing project 24
that i 24
high school 23
i would 22
to be 19
to write 19
my essay 18
a lot 18
what i 18
i have 17
to the 16
college writing 16
project i 16
me to 15
this writing 15
in the 15


trigram Frequency
this writing project 15
writing project i 11
a lot of 10
in high school 9
college writing is 8
i think i 8
high school writing 7
and college writing 7
i was able 7
was able to 7
i had a 7
i learned that 6
i had to 6
that i have 6
moving forward i 6
for me to 6
and composing this 6
composing this writing 6
my own words 5
writing the essay 5

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Examining text data in this quantitative way can help you find stories to tell in your data. The fact that "writing" is a popular word is good to know, but combine that with the 4 uses in the top 40 bigrams, and the 10 uses in the top 40 trigrams, to understand the context of how it is used. With that richer understanding of the context, you can sketch out a picture of why "writing" is so important in your text.

So grab some paper and some crayons and start drawing what you see! Check out our activity guide for more help on sketching out a story. Want to dig into the data more? Download all the word counts, bigrams, or trigrams and investigate why "understand" is used 22 times!

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