Most people become discouraged when they find themselves following a path that is not what they have dreamed of. Gordon Marino, the author of A Life Beyond ‘Do What you Love’, a college professor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, finds that many people follow a path that is not what they have dreamed of. Marino is a seasoned author and has his writing, A Life Beyond ‘Do What You Love’, published in the New York Times Magazine. Marino uses rhetorical devices such as anecdotes, distinctio, hypophora and rhetorical questions to help his overall effectiveness. The most effective rhetorical device he uses are anecdotes.
The intended audience appears to be the educated general public. Upon close examination there does not seem to be anyone specific the essay points its finger at either directly or indirectly except for the use of complicated vocabulary and phrases. Eighner does not address anyone but his diction shows he expects his audience to contain a mind capable of understanding rich vocabulary such as bohemian, dilettanti, and disparage. The author could have an argumentative essay if it was not for the great deal of drawbacks placed into the essay and left uncontradicted such as “No matter how careful I am I still get dysentery at least once a month…” (“On Dumpster Diving” from The Norton Reader page 24, paragraph 30).
The digital age has skyrocketed in the last couple of years, some were born into it and most witnessed it. These people had to adapt and use it to their advantage in the evolving workforce. After time went on, they integrated their methods into their systems and kept old habits. Years later, the kids born into this age started to join in and bring their new habits that were unfamiliar to the current workforce. The article written by Lee Rainie on his Pew-Research webpage in 2006, "Digital Natives Invade the Workspace" analyzes the changes they brought it.
Dr. Sack's article initially appears as an argument against the use of prescription drugs in academics, however, his real message is a warning to parents about the ramifications of pushing their children to win and achieve. Throughout the piece, he poses questions challenging the benefits of being competitive and notes the long-term dangers of relying on medications to maintain a competitive edge. I found though that his most powerful statement was this: "The humiliation of losing can leave lasting scars, while the euphoria of victory fades quickly because it is based on a shaky sense of self-worth" (Sack). Not only did I find the word choice powerful and strangely poetic, but I also felt that the statement itself could stand as a thesis to his argument against the focus on winning.
The article “Gun Control Laws” (2016) emphasizes the point that the United States views on gun control vary from person to person. For example, supporters of the stricter gun control laws believe that by enforcing stronger gun control laws throughout the nation it will decrease the amount of gun violence. In addition to stricter gun laws, supporters believe that the United States needs to make it more difficult to obtain a gun. However, opponents of the gun control laws, that believe the federal government is abusing their power, think that guns are the only way to stop other guns. Furthermore, opponents believe that limiting Americans ability to purchase a firearm is taking away their second amendment.
In the article, The Liberal Arts are Dead: Long Live the Liberal Arts The author David M. Whalen gears this argumentative article towards the liberal art supporters, and towards those who oppose against it and believe that liberal arts are not important. This article is argumentative because the author goes back and forth explaining the thoughts about liberal arts from both points of view. The benefits of allowing both perspective and thoughts in the article is to show that there is contrast dealing with liberal arts and a person can choose for themselves on which side to agree with. Giving the reader a choice to understand both sides of a debate leads to a person becoming more interesting in knowing more about the argument.
Why Some Sports Teams May Have to Change Their Name Have you ever been offended by a name that someone has called you? More likely than not, the answer to this question is yes. This is the stand that some Indian tribes and the government are taking on the use of Indian names and mascots in sports. This controversial topic has been discussed and argued over for at least the last decade, if not longer.
Patrick Holt English 802 Joshua Lukin Temple University 1/25/16 The debate about how to help young boys perform better in school is anything but simple. There are many different views and opinions on the matter. Some believe that it is very feminine environment that boys are introduced to in the classroom and making the classroom more appealing to boys is the best solution. This view is championed by the article How Boys Learn, written by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens.
Brief Summary In this selection by author John Taylor Gatto, he explains his experiences while he was a school teacher. He says that he did little actual teaching in his classroom. Instead, he asserts that he spent much of his time teaching the eponymous seven lessons of the title to his students.
A parent with a college education is more beneficial to a child’s learning than a parent without a college education. That is what the professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; Margaret A. Miller seems to believe. Miller was also the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Change (Margaret A. Miller). An essay she wrote, “The Privileges of Parents,” was published in the January-February 2008 issue of her magazine. Before Miller expresses her beliefs, she quotes a famous folk saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”