While I was waiting for the writing series event to begin, and for the author to speak, I realized I had never attended such an event as this before. As an adamant lover of writing, and reading, I have never heard an author read his or her own work aloud in person. I have seen videos online of the such, but I never witnessed it in person. I had enjoyed the experience of hearing the author Yarrott Benz share something so important to him and something which he worked hard on. I have never heard an author talk about his process or the difficulties of writing his or work either.
However, I never completed the book. Rarely, do I not finish a book; I was intrigued to try it again. Consequently, emotionally I was not able to handle Janis’s journey nor did I trust in beyond knowing. I was not ready to look with in and trust my own experiences. After more growth and discovery in myself and a new maturity level, her book has brought me hope and guidance to trust my own intuition.
First of all, I had no idea where to start with my paper since I have never had to write a paper like this before. While watching the documentary I felt like there was way too much information for me to pick out what was important and what to leave out. I knew that I needed at least one or two film elements and the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. After watching the film a few times, I started to categorize everything that was going on in the film into those categories and it really helped organize my paper. Starting my paper became a challenge.
Turn of The Screw The supernatural elements in Turn of The Screw are important because they bring an element of ambiguity to the story. Given the very inconclusive evidence, it could be argued that there are ghosts. Alternatively, it is equally possible that they are completely a figment of the governess’ imagination. The governess wholeheartedly claims she sees the ghosts, but no other characters ever claim the same thing. But since the reader only gets insight from the point of view of the governess, we can’t see what the others are thinking and whether or not they are being completely truthful.
I had neglected to include any similes, metaphors, allusions, or alliteration. Looking back at the paper, I could’ve alluded to Letters from an American Farmer—a book we talked about in class—and taken a little more time to add some adjectives and alliteration. Although, I see where I could’ve added these elements, I still struggle with adding similes and metaphors. I can never find suitable places to put them or even come up with decent ones to begin with. Finally, I would say that one of my main weaknesses as a writer is my titles.
I started this journey about a month before coming to college. The main reason that I was attracted to it was because my anxiety. I have been dealing with anxiety for quite some time but within the last year it has gotten worse. The simplest things would trigger it, like trying to find something to wear. I had a ton of clothes but felt like I had nothing to wear.
Even though I knew what my story was and how I felt about the situation, I could not come up with a way to properly structure the narrative. To accomplish my personal narrative paper, I started to just scribble down all my ideas and then started to weed out the ones that I could live without. It turned into an outline that took me from start to finish on this assignment. After I had an outline I still did not know where everything should go, in my first draft I structured it more like an argumentative essay. The best advice for that was to not have an introduction paragraph, but that advice was a little too vague.
I will be revising my Rhetorical Analysis Essay for the reflective essay. This is because I never wrote a rhetorical analysis essay before doing so in this course. As a result, I believe that this essay will provide great amounts of content to discuss about how I revised my essay. Also, I made substantial changes from my rough draft to my final draft when writing this essay. Therefore, I will use the AP rhetorical analysis essays, peer editing comments, my rough draft, my final draft, my post-write, and writing center comments as evidence to help support my claims about my revision claims.
O’Connor’s timing was feasible. A Good Man is Hard to Find had an original plot. I never read about anything like this short story. It wasn’t easy to just guess what would happen next. The problem wasn’t solved how I thought it would be and the ending didn’t go how I pictured.
During the interactive oral discussion my group and I addressed key points of the novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. The reflective statement helped me reach conclusions about the texts cultural and contextual elements in the novel. One of the questions that I think impacted the group as a whole was “In what way does time and place matter to this work.” A fellow classmate answered this question by stating “the time and place has everything to do with the story because during the time, 1979, the Iranian Revolution started and shortly after the Iran-Iraq war begun. Marjane Satrapi was only a child when she wrote her novel, therefore, she writes it in first person point of view to tell her experiences during the revolution and the war. Without
I then spent weeks and months working on these ideas on the side and at night. Most of the time I would get bored and give up on the project or if I finished it, no one would sign up when it was launched. I did this for so many years it 's kind of embarrassing. AppFog was the first time I did something different, and this change in my usual game plan occurred because I was too tired to jump right into the programming right away.
What was difficult for me was that after my dismissal I immediately began applying for jobs and handing out my resume. Went on many interviews and made top 5 and then top two. I could not find a job, I would make first, second, and third process interviews but could never get a position. I had assumed it was because of my education, I did finish high school but just a few semesters of college. I focused on my family that started really young, before I graduated high school, I had my first child and in my early twenties had two more.
In “Five Myths About Writing”, the section discussed beliefs that caused issues when students were learning how to write. Four out of the five, I already knew they were false. For example, you have to know your topic before you write. It doesn’t matter what genre it is, as long as you are continuing to write, you can figure out your point throughout time. Many bestselling authors would not know what the ending of their novel was at first.
Henry emphases how past failures in life are the reason for future success. Like the author, when I was a little kid, I didn’t know the meaning of things and their purpose. My parent used to read me a lot of stories, even though I didn’t understand their meaning. As a kid you are so innocent to understand the purpose of things in your life. My parents have taught me things that I didn’t understand to prepare