In the essay, Directions: Write, Read, Rewrite. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 as Needed, Susan Sontag emphasizes that reading can be used as motivation for writing. Granted she has talked to people that don't feel the same. That the act of reading and the writing must be separate, that it's best to do one or the other. Sontag believes this view is brought about by either fear of influencing one's unique voice or simply lack of time.
In her text, “Cognition, Convention and Certainty,” Patricia Bizzell describes the writing process through both inner-directed and outer-directed theories in order to illustrate that the writing process is infirmed by both student’s natural thought processes and their discourse community She uses her text to explain both theories, and to argue for the implementation of a new pedagogy focused on discourse analysis. First, Bizzell introduces the inner –directed theory, which seeks to discover the writing processes through the universal and fundamental structure of language. Conversely, she explains that the outer-directed theory instead argues that the individual’s discourse community does not teach a generalized form of language but rather the
Have you ever noticed that the voices of others build up your own response? Gaining a perspective on this question is not an easy task to reflect on especially when people’s arguments determines your own. Gerald Graff’s and Cathy Birkenstein’s book, “THEY SAY, I SAY”, abridges their perspective on difficulties students face with persuasive writing. By deliberately including academic templates, the book assists students to overcome their inability of constructing their own arguments, based on what others have said. Covering the first four chapters; “they say”, “I say”, “trying is all together”, and “In specific academic context” I will showcase how Graff and Birkenstein’s book aid students to better express their personal thoughts.
In focusing on the importance of culture as its defined entity, Benedict faced criticisms by scholars on her inaccuracies within the research similar to the discussion’s arguments (McGee and Warms, 2012: 200). Her research faltered with rebounding to the theory instead of exploring what other qualities the situation
Politics and the English Language 1) Orwell’s thesis is not directly stated but is implied in paragraph two that English is not really precise and many words are used to confuse, brain wash or have a negative view on people. He uses numerous negative connotations. He gives valid examples about how it can influence people 's thinking though it can be ended if some time is focused on improving it. 7)
In “Does Texting Affect Writing,” essay student Michaela Cullington outlines the concerns about textspeak, and whether it hinders students formal writing abilities; she reviews her own personal research and observations, as well as expert research. Cullington is clearly preparing her readers for the topic of text messaging and textspeak in relation to formal writing by addressing the three main topics she will inquire about, “Some people believe that using… abbreviations is hindering the writing abilities of students, and others argue that texting is actually having a positive effect on writing. In fact, it seems that texting has no significant effect on student writing” (130). As Cullington reviews the conflicting stances, she analyzes each
I need to enhance my confidence on improving my writing abilities because I believe confidence plays an important role with being able to completeany important tas. +o with me not being confident with my writing abilities I tend to hesitate when it comes to me having to illustrate my thoughts and feelings. ! s I write this paper I do feel accomplished by finishing this assignment, but I have not reached the level of confidence I feel I need. I (ust tend to have an issue with overthining, instead of (ust taing action and putting a paper together as if I have been writing my entire life.
Pompeii During the process of recording my thought process while reading this story did not help me understand what was going on, the reason or moral of the story. Although i wrote questions down as i read the story, they still were not answered. One thing i liked about the process while taking notes, was the fact that it made me wanna find the answer in the text by reading it over until i got close. I would only recommend this process of reading if reading and understanding does not come easy for you because it helps break things down in a way to make sense of what is going on.
Nia could have tethered her confluence and technical reasoning. It seems as though she has the opinions about the quotes, but does not know how to use them properly. She did not want to hear the directions and re-read her stuff which is something I can relate to, and it 's horrible. She needs more accountability for herself. Her overconfidence just needs to slow down and grasp what is actually being asked of her to do.
How she relayed the message to the readers were very smart in the fact that she was unbiased. This was an article that anyone could read and it wasn’t just pointed to a particular group of people. Her personal experiences throughout the story made us sympathize for her, which is another great tactic that she used. Her tone throughout the story are both defensive and sympathetic which, again, pull you into the story even further. Ultimately, I do think that the message that Balsamo was trying to make came across to the readers.
Doing this weakens an argument as it makes a writer seem as though they need the crutch of someone else’s words in order to express their own opinions. The audience is not going to have faith in the writer’s plan if most of their body, space they should be using to connect with the audience and prove their own point, is overstuffed with quotes. Quotes should be used to support an argument, not create it. In addition, Eliane used the ad hominem fallacy when she referred to anyone who agrees with Kuznicki’s anti-immigration stance as “ people [who] happen to be a little on the close minded and paranoid side and see all immigrants to be bad people.” When making an argument, the writer should not alienate any potential readers, because these are people who could have been on board with their ideas, until they are verbally slandered.
A Deeper Perspective Information found on the web is not always reliable and this forces the reader to make a judgement as to whether the material she is reading is, in fact, scholarly. Anyone, anywhere can write biased data or twist the truth to benefit himself. To rebut this, readers have come to understand that analyzing the reading material is a necessity and examining the rhetorical devices in the text can prove whether it is beneficial or not. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a perfect example of a topic that ought to be wisely evaluated as medical issues are a serious matter unlike a favorite football team. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote the skillful and trustworthy article “Facts About ADHD” by establishing a concrete purpose, utilizing visual rhetoric and word choice, and successfully involving all three rhetorical devices.
The useage of language in the book also contributes to its overall quality. Baumol 's language is both descriptive and easily comprehensible, allowing the reader to grasp the subject matter regardless of the extent of their prior exposure to his field. Although the book is seemingly esoteric it manages to be relatable and easily understood. Baumol also manages to tie the themes of the book into the lives of the reader, succeeding in making it even more relatable. The book tackles subjects across multiple fields, however Baumol manages to integrate them, seemingly without effort, while maintaining his apparently casual writing style.