My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books.
In my previous English 101 class that I took last semester I had to write a rhetorical analysis on a topic I am very passionate about. My paper was titled “Why Everyone Should Be Feminist.” The assignment was that we had to read an article, and analyze the components the author used. After analyzing the work, we had to write our own rhetorical analysis using what we learned from the article. The purpose was to get us used to picking out writing tools, so we could learn how to put them in our own work. This assignment taught me a lot about rhetorical techniques that can be found in a lot of authors works.
I have learned a lot about how to improve my writing and make it more engaging over this past semester. When writing the first paper I learned a lot about how I write and how to improve my writing. At the beginning of this paper I learned how to plan a paper, by writing down ideas and notes down on a separate sheet of paper. This really helps to narrow down the ideas that I was passionate about. While writing this paper I learned how to self-correct mistakes that I would make a lot throughout my paper.
They would first just comment on the various writing I did in class, pointing out the flaws in my writing. This helped me a largely because I could directly see where I messed up, then quickly change it. Another large help was actually paying attention in class. I began to incorporate many of the rhetorical devices which we learned about. Using imagery to bring a new life to my writing.
The first thing that came to mind was definitely you’re class, where I grew to be a confident writer. In my class we read about the importance of “shitty first drafts” which I think helped take the pressure off writing an amazing paper from the get go. I learned how to write for the genre and tried to hone in on my audience for the paper. Once I had my first draft finished there was a peer review in class, which is helpful because not only do you get feedback from them, but you also get to read their papers, which can give you ideas on what you could do better. After that, I took their feedback, revised, and then turned it into my professor to get more feedback.
Continuing with his speech, he provided a clear preview statement as “realism, science would be magic and how we look for answers, and the way women were stereotyped” (Marschke). This gave me as a listener a road map to follow through the remainder of his talk. However, there was a major flaw when presenting the introduction, he took a very long time to express his preview statement and left me wondering what exactly is he mumbling about within the first ten minutes. Marschke presented a few aspects of the intro that seemed as though he obtained it form a scholarly source, not mentioning where you obtain your supporting material can discredit your credibility, otherwise known as plagiarizing. Transitioning towards the body of his speech, he explicitly mentioned a certain point that stood out to me.
The first event was a consistent thing which was teachers correcting my essays . Every time I would receive an essay or an assignment I would always have an error with using the words " their and there" and using the right conjunction words. The problem that I had was when I was younger I wasn 't taught how to use those words. For an example instead of using the word your correctly I would use it "You 're a pretty cool person." When in reality you 're supposed to use it with the word "you 're."
First of all, my first lesson is how to developing content. This is an extremely important part in the process of writing a well-developed essay where it helps the readers to understand what the writers trying to prove in the essay. In order to do that, all these supporting points and ideas are needed to be clear and understandable and support the thesis. Throughout the process of writing in ESL 273, I learn the method PIE method where using Point out, Illustrate, and Explain. I didn’t learn this directly in the class but I learn it through peer review with my fellow classmates.
In this portfolio, I have included my collection of assignments to showcase my writing abilities and how my writing skills have grown over the course of this semester. My best assignment is the Discipline Investigation and my second best is the Rhetorical Analysis. Although the RA was my second best assignment, I was able to learn valuable skills by deconstructing an article and identifying rhetorical appeals and strategies to find the author’s main purpose.