Francine Prose Interesting Examples (Reading Like A Writer, pg 15) Even though there is a lot of reading to do for this class or any other thing, it is best to slow down and read each word for what it is worth. (pg 19) Skimming won’t give you all the details that the offer has intended. Each word provides a view into the writers language. (pg 28) It is difficult to understand certain writers if you aren 't paying close attention. Different jargon may be used, or it could have been written in a different time period which would make it harder.
Ray Bradbury’s 1950 dystopian novel, The Rocket is a short science fiction classic based on a man who fantasizes of travelling to space. This futuristic tale communicates, how anyone is authorized to travel to space without any prior experience and preparation on how to operate and navigate a rocket. The story of the The Rocket, is based during a more advanced time in the future as anyone at that time is able to fly to space as long as they have money to support their trip, the protagonist is a father, named Fiorello who wants to bring his family to space, but to do that he must save a lot of money as the trips are far too expensive, nobody believes that he will be able to accomplish this task and even when people are that it’s impossible
Insteadhumanity moves on to something new and better. However, upon making contact with the alien species, Bowman gets a simulated return home in a fabricated room in space made to resemble earth and a rush of memories from his life. The author does this to both give Bowman a last look at what he has left behind and to show him how it pales in comparison to what is to
This is what makes Shakespeare so challenging for readers as they must translate between one era of the language to another. The problem with translating is that some words, phrases, or devices are often lost from one language to another, which causes us to interpret the text to our individual opinions and perspectives. However, this is not necessarily a disadvantage, as so many have come to believe. Because the text is not perfectly modified to modern speech, the reader is able to analyze it from their perspective based on what is most applicable to their life. In this sense, Shakespeare teaches students not what to think, but how to think.
She states “we all often feel like we are pulling teeth” when it comes to constructing and composing a piece of work (Lamott 468). This simile makes Lamott feel more relatable to the reader because this is a feeling that most inexperienced and discouraged writers go through. Saying things like “feel despair and worry settle on my chest like an x-ray apron” only connects the reader to Lamott even more (Lamott 469). Once the reader becomes engaged and forms a connection with what the writer is saying and feeling, continuing to read the essay is easy. At this point the reader wants to know what can be done to shake the feelings of “despair and worry” when it comes to
“Don 't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It 's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can 't try to do things. You simply must do things.”- Ray Bradbury Everyone in life over thinks things at times especially when writing, but writers need to get their heads down and get their pens to paper.
This is the danger with obsession of goals that most people face. Using tone and revealing actions, Valenzuela illustrates how people can become lost trying to achieve important goals in “The Censors.” Juan’s single action of writing a supposedly harmless letter changed him, and not for the better. People need to be very careful while working towards what they want or else everything can become blurred to
Attending this course made me realized I prefer writing articles than writing academic essays. I discovered my weaknesses that although I am good at writing, I often use too complex sentences by adding too many clauses, thus confusing readers. I lack knowledge on academic words, leading to improper use of vocabulary, and grammatical mistakes. My essay structure was very poor, as I failed to develop a coherent thesis, body, and conclusion. However, this course has also helped me to realize my strength as a writer.
Prime examples of this, would be high tension scenes. Inside of an average novel, the tension is based on the language of the writer, making the scene simple will not do justice on the scene. This creates a sort of big skill gap where only really skilled warriors or intelligent readers can take advantage of their imagination. Graphic novels don’t have this problem because they can create images of the tension either using drastic lighting on the characters as they speak, eerie text, varied facial expressions (especially those that look more realistic). Something to be an example of this would be within page 52 of the original Persepolis novel, there is a picture created about Ahdami a character in prison, who was dismembered.
I like to make the readers see what I write and feel my words. I know that most people pay more attention on how a word is written or use in a sentence but I think that at the end of the day, a writer expects the reader to feel something after the reading is done. I am a kind of writer that likes to put on paper the first things that come up to my mind because I believe they are the things that I actually mean but, I know that sometimes the mind can be tricky and only one can understand what is happening therefore, writers have different approaches to help them form their art for example: the attitude, the practice, voice, and impact. In the book, “Essays on Writing”, chapter one is dedicated to attitudes towards writing it states, “Many writing specialist believe that one’s attitude toward writing influences one’s ability to write.” (Page1) I understand that attitude towards anything can be a real difference in someone’s performance but when it comes to writing my attitude is not the best. Since I wasn’t a very expressive girl, I was exited to know that there was a way to put all my thoughts and concerns in a piece of paper and be able to
Your perspective is reality, true or not it is. However, when something happens and you your perspective is lost is it true that you lose your sense of reality? Or perhaps you don 't lose reality but rather gain perspective, which can be confusing in a whole other light. Author Tim O’Brien, through his narrative, The Things They Carried, emphasises the idea the perhaps there is no way to lose perspective; instead you are constantly gaining it causes more confusion while you 're still writing your story. But perhaps when you take a step back after you’ve made it through the mess the pieces (the memorable moments good and bad) seem to fall into place creating a glance “across the surface of my [your] history” (233).
Yemisrach Reta ENG 121-340 Professor Ashley Waterman 11 pril 2017 Rhetorical Analysis of the Essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid” In “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Nicholas Carr uses some evidences in his argument in order to convince the idea of the other people . I believe Carr’s argument is effective because he starts explaining how he feels when he is reading a book and immersing himself in a book. However now, because he uses Internet a lot, he loses his focus of attention after reading some pages. He compares about the past reading ability with the present like “The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle” (Carr 57). Carr also tells that he is not the only one who is getting a trouble with reading.
I met some of the course objectives, but also struggled with some. Writing something for yourself is easy, but when you write something for outside readers to enjoy, it can be more of a challenge to write something that makes sense to the reader with the thoughts that you have. I struggled with this concept while writing the unit 2 paper. This objective was especially
According to him, the most common characteristic in political writing is staleness. 4) Various examples are given on how we can be vague, but that this should be avoided at all costs seeing that, it often lacks meaning and avoiding this will result in thinking clearly. 1) To improve your skills you should decide a purpose, practice all the fundamentals, and look for a meaning while writing down new words. 2) State your topic as a question, be specific about what your claim is and try to answer that question. 3) All writing must have a purpose and a goal, what you write and how you write it will be influenced by what you envision, and there should always be a clear
This paper was probably one of the hardest paper I had to write just because I felt like I was on my own. I was scared at first but i felt like this helped me learn how to properly look and analyze a speech or a writing in general. One way this helped was I highlighted what I thought was a rhetorical device and I had to properly analyze it and see what he/she is trying to accomplish through his or her writing. One thing that I still need practice on is explaining how the techniques the author uses workes for what they are trying to accomplish. The only way I can get better at this is by re-reading previous papers we worked with or just asking for help or clarification.