In my first assignment” Summary and Response of the essay The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society” I learned how to effectively analyze and assimilate the key points of a text. I also learned about the concept of “economy of writing” which helped me to better express myself on paper by eliminating anything that was not necessary to the argument. The second paper I worked on was the rhetorical analysis of “Richer and poorer accounting for inequality” written by Jill Lepore. Throughout this assignment, I learned to identify the strategies logos, ethos and pathos. Learning to identify the rhetorical strategies helped me to better understand the tools available to the author that allow him to convey his message and better capture the audience.
Talent can be ruined by forcing someone to conform to the stereotypes of a job, thereby putting a metaphorical hat on them. The hat symbolizes the role a job plays in society and how a person of that occupation is supposed to act. By expecting someone to conform to the standards set by the hat, expectations and boundaries are created that can possibly limit someone’s potential. As an experienced writer, Annie Dillard has given first-hand advice on how to discard the metaphorical hat in her essay Push It. Throughout her essay, Dillard informs her readers that the hardships they encounter may seem like Goliath before David, but that persistence is better than perfection.
October 14, 2015 Dr. Jennifer Retherford 315 John D. Tickle Building Knoxville, TN 37996 Dr. Retherford: First and foremost, thank you for your comments on my draft of Written Assignment 02 before I officially submitted the document. I found your commentary to be very beneficial because it demonstrated skills of specifically what to look for when reviewing a technical document. I took your remarks into consideration when submitting WA02, but more so during this written assignment as they taught me how to practically break down my paragraphs and sentence structure in order to fortify my paper in addition to what my sources taught. In my WA02 the two principles I was to demonstrate through my writing were “Making Transitions” and “Designing
As I was reading Melissa Duffy’s “Inspiration, and Craig Vetter’s “Bonehead Writing,” I found myself connecting with Vetter’s paper more than Duffy’s. I found that the presentation in “Bonehead Writing” to capture my attention, and that Vetter’s feelings about writing was similar to my opinion on writing. Through his wording and humor, I think Craig Vetter wrote the best essay. I find that the wording and presentation of an article or essay influences my opinion of the writer, and it affects how I receive the idea they are trying to present to me. Craig Vetter uses a blunt approach to convey his idea that writing is nearly impossible to teach, and describes writing as “A blood sport, a walk in the garden of agony every time out.” He presents writing as an arduous task that no one can ever perfect, and he presents this view in a harsh light that makes you realize that what he says is a cold hard truth, that you suck at writing, and that there is next to nothing that you can do to change that.
The essays I have chosen to revise are the Causal Argument and the Proposal Essay. I have chosen the Causal Argument and the Proposal Essay to show the improvements I made from one essay to the other. I will also use the comments and suggestions given to me by my professor on the original essays to help guide the two essays that I have chosen to revise. The reason I have chosen the Causal Argument and the Proposal Essay was to show the weaknesses and the strengths at the point of turning in these essays. For example, the weaknesses I had on the Causal Argument was following the guidelines of what the essay was supposed to be written on, clearly communicate my ideas and logically organize my supporting details.
I started revising this essay by rephrasing my thesis statement. I changed my ideas about Virgil’s opinion of the Underworld, and incorporated the justice he sees in the afterlife. I then went through the paper and fixed the minor grammar and spelling errors. After those revisions I went through and I looked at the specific comments made throughout the essay. I changed some of the wording and added in extra details.
Students should learn about the value the novel provides from that time-period in which Mark Twain wrote, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain put the N word in the novel for a reason, to describe the time-period in which these events had occurred. Phillip Rawls writes, “‘It’s such a shame that one word should be a barrier between a marvelous reading experience and a lot of readers,’ Gribben said. Yet Twain was particular about his words.” The use of the N word has brought many situations upon readers when coming across it, Rawls describes the idea that there was reasoning behind Twain’s writing. Peter Salwen says, “The great black novelist Ralph Ellison noted how Twain
You can also see it through their writing. The biggest clues are in what words they use to describe certain things. For my peers and I we tend to switch up how we write depending on the situation we are in. If the writing is for communicating a message to a friend. It is usually filled with words and phrases we improperly use.
So I practiced, a lot, and I believe that helped me. I remember coming home and I would practice writing words together and try my hardest to stay between the lines and make sure my letters were straight. Within time my handwriting did get better, but like I said it took time. I believe what the authors Graham has to say; the way you write affects the type of writer you are. I absolutely hated writing, why?
I changed around the paragraphs, gave vague details about what exactly happened, and added some vocabulary. I gave the copy of my second draft to my therapist and my mom to read over to receive feedback; both of them said it needed more personal details. The