His essay does indeed support his this, because he goes on to describe how a writer can turn into subject into an interesting one. He also includes how to keep the reader drawn in and also what not to say. Basically he tells the reader to immediately get down to the point of things and to not beat around the bush. Out of all the nine guidelines, the one that I’d say is most relatable to me is the one that says “avoid obvious content”. I say this because I have a very bad tendency to do this a lot.
Graff suggests that being able to to discuss literature is a primary factor in being able to read well. He goes further on to point out that teachers that can relate to students that are intimidated by reading have a great advantage over teachers that may have forgotten what it's like to learn how to think analytically about writing, reading and intellectual
Learning to read by Malcolm X is an autobiographical piece describing his self-education. Malcom describes being “Increasingly frustrated. At not being able to express what I(He) wanted to convey in letters.” This gave him the drive to learn to read and write during his time in Charlestown Prison, and Norfolk Prison. He started his self-education by reading books, piecing together the bits that he could understand using context to complete sentences he could not comprehend. The absence of words in his vocabulary struck him as his biggest setback and this led him to the conclusion that “the best thing I could do was get hold of a dictionary – to study, to learn some words.” Through the Norfolk Prison school Malcolm acquired a dictionary, along with some tablets and pencils.
In Lamott’s writing, she animates her ideas of writing raft drafts to the readers. Lamott delivers her message very creatively by using various descriptive and poetic phrases, making her piece entertaining and impressing. She frankly talks about her struggles as a writer in order to encourage the readers to feel comfortable making their first attempts. However, because of her language style in the article, her argument becomes vague. From the reader’s point of view, the intention of this article seems to be a ‘writing guide for beginners’ rather than an argumentative essay because her writing lacks evidence and credibility.
I agree with and have found insight in Manguel’s statement of “We all read ourselves and the world around is in order to glimpse what and where we are.” We read symbols, gestures, words, others to form our perspective and acquire knowledge. Although we shape our view on the world through reading, I do not know if I can personally say that it is our essential
Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
My process is a far cry from normal. While writing essays, I get as much information down on paper then organize the information into paragraphs. Once that is done, I tend to write the story over in a few different forms then keep my favorite one. Although this process may sound strange, it works for me especially when I am in my writing environment. Adjusting my writing environment would be quite troublesome due to the fact that I dislike writing in front of people or in busy, crowded places because I am easily distracted.
• The Rhetorical Tool that I choose on page 229 on my textbook is “Appeal to Value”; however, “Appeal to Need” would work to on my persuasive essay too. The results is that “Appeal to Value” I can express with my own support with sympathy, mercy, etc… in another words I can have the power or the ability to attract, interest, amuse, or stimulate the mind or emotions or the readers, because my persuasive essay will talk about precise meanings or important topics that the reader will like to know what is going on; in the other hand, I understand that we need to choose one rhetorical tool, but I think that “Appeal to Need” is another way to persuasive the readers on the need and the urgent of this matter; for example, the urgent and the obligation
It does play the alphabet on a different proportional level by repetitive scenes of people going over the letters which is imperative to show the persistence use of the sequence as his primary and sole mode of communication. But the frustration that Bauby encounters and highlights in the book turns into effortless convenience in the
In the introduction of “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” , Thomas C. Foster focuses on the grammar of literature and the qualities of a professorial reader. He asserts that practise is crucial to learn how to read literature in a more rewarding way. In addition, he defines main elements of the context such as pattern , symbols, and conventions. The purpose of Foster appears to be informing students who is beginning to be introduced to literature. Although Foster’s style is slightly condescending, he utilizes the conventions of literature quite well, and mentions the arbitrariness of these conventions in a sensible way.
Going back to the previous point the next message in the book is the importance of communication, or to be more precise, the lack of communication. In this book, the letters start as lengthy and full of life, and as the book goes on and the communication decreases the letters are shorter and people become unhappy. Dunn’s use of letters as a form of writing shows effectively what the lack of communication does to people. When one shortens their communication with people, it can lead to loneliness and avoidance of actual human interaction. In the book, when the tiles were falling and letters were being discarded, it caused a communication gap.