To Write Well or to Not Write Well In the article The Writing Revolution by Peg Tyre, the far too common unfortunate example of a school system failing to equip its students with the proper writing skills necessary to be successful students is examined. While this failure is a phenomenon that ails students worldwide, I was fortunate enough to receive a high school education that excelled in this area and helped prepare me for college and beyond. The first method my school used was to assign mandatory writing assignments every week, which forced me to practice repeatedly and prefect the skill. Additionally, on each assignment my teachers provided me one-on-one meetings to discuss the paper content, which allowed me to receive personal feedback
The article does not have a specific target market, and this means that its audience cuts across different ages. The article is appealing both for the old and the young. It appeals to those engulfed in the youth culture and those who are adults. The use of examples and background information on the development of the culture is one of the ways that the author uses to try to deliver his arguments to the audience. The examples provided are very specific and the author goes a step ahead to identify the impact of each one in the growth of the youth culture.
Self Assessment: Jacob Thomas As a writer, I have grown in many ways, First I took English Comp 150 last semester. This class taught me a lot about my life due to a book we read The Last Lecture. However, I did not like to read so I showed much resentment towards it. As the deadline approached I finally opened the book that would make me love to read again. In school there is many classes where I can express creativity just like Dr Seuss did in his imaginative books.
Zinczenko had a good method to capture the audience 's attention. The idea of asking questions along his article keeps the audience engaged into reading more. Apart from capturing the audience to keep reading he also misleads his point from the shifting of two different concepts and agreement to one. From the begging of his article he says, "Whatever happened to personal responsibility?". Referring to kids suing McDonalds for making them fat.
Continuing with relevant themes, Dana Gioias essay “Why Literature Matters” also provides college readers with a relevant topic that revolves around the theme of how important literature is in society.In the essay poet Gioia goes on to state that literature is beneficial to society because it “encourages the flow of ideas within that society and also implores a more communal approach to education”(“Dana Gioia”). Gioia also states “Literature now competes with an enormous array of electronic media. While no single activity is responsible for the decline in reading, the cumulative presence and availability of electronic alternatives increasingly have drawn Americans away from reading.”(“Dana Gioia”).Gioia’s essay on “Why Literature Matters”
Mark Edmundson’s article at first glance the reader may believe that it’s directed towards a younger audience, since he first mentions the “fragmented mind of the younger” (Edmundson 1), but as the article progresses it shows how it’s actually directed toward adults. Moreover, Edmundson’s articles are published in The Hedgehog Review which mostly appeals to scholars. The author wants to appeal a group of readers in the same academic environment as himself. Subsequently, Edmundson’s main purpose is to illustrate how our culture is filled with absorption not distraction. He wants to show that people are not distracted, but actually “immersed yourself in doing something you love” (Edmundson, 2).
With the need of it in daily life due to the fact that 21st century children were born with it, and it wasn't something they adapted to in their lifetime, the knowledge, information, communication websites, and creative outlets on the internet all over the world, or up in the cloud, would be lost forever. The government may obliterate the internet in order to gain more control over material that is spread from one person to another. If something is posted on the Internet, even if you attempt to get rid of it it's never really gone. With social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and more, the spread of news is quick and wide. With the world population being 7,259,902,243 people, a grossly huge amount of people use the Internet, the number being 3,366,261,156 people worldwide.
Many teengers in high school had already taken the ACTs or plan to take it in the near future. However, I haven’t taken the ACTs. I am currently trying to extend my vocabulary, and figure out what other standards that I should focus on and improve to get the best score I can possibly get before taking the ACT. The best way that I can think of to figure out what I need for improvements is by taking an Advanced Writing class. The Advanced Writing class will help me with anything necessary that I need help with and it’ll keep me on the right track to shoot my best score on the ACTs.
Due to the invention of modern technology, America has become the melting pot of different cultures and it shows most people are open to becoming cosmopolitan. The invention of technology have given society the ability to communicate with each other from all over the world. Americans have not fully embraced the idea of mutually agreeing about a topic through conversation alone because not every generation of people can see eye to eye. For example, the millennials and the Baby Boomers have two different perspectives on life because of their upbringing and many other factors. There is no peaceful mutual agreement between topics such as abortion, gay marriage or police brutality between the generations.
I think without the knowledge from this class I would not have done as well as I did on that paper. That is why I am grateful for this class because it helps me write papers for others classes and do well. In the end, Dual English Comp has caused me a lot of stress but it has also opened my mind up to writing a successful college paper. I learned new things from writing a thesis to the correct apostrophe positions, to how to cite things correctly. My high school English class never taught me any of the things I have learned in here, so now I can proudly say when I go off to college that I know how to write a college academic essay because of Dual English