In Project #1, I chose to make a rhetorical analysis of a chapter from Jason Fagone 's book Ingenious: A True Story Of Invention, Automotive Daring, And The Race To Revive America, "How to spend your entire income building a car to travel 100 miles on a gallon of gas." The first chapter mainly focuses on two main characters: Kevin and Jen. Mr. Fagone introduces us to them by telling us how they both met, grew up, where they went to school and what for, where they worked, and how they started working together on building the car for X Prize. Now, since my goal for this blog is to see my progress and journey to becoming a better science writer, I started reading the chapter over and over. In the beginning, I thought that "Writing for Science" …show more content…
I have used a few resources when I made the rhetorical analysis. I have used information from the book, called A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers. Also, from a very well-known article by Richard Preston "Crisis in the Hot Zone." In addition, I have included information from Chapter 5 "Rhetorical Analysis" by Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz. I liked how Jason Fagone uses mystery throughout the chapter, and leaves us with questions. Furthermore, he introduces us to several characters one by one. He does not bombard us with several names without explanation and their characters in the chapter. If I were to revise this piece, I would probably use more car/mechanics related terminology because of the title of the chapter. In addition, I would not jump in time, as Jason does throughout the piece. I would revise it in chronological order. That way it will be easier to follow through. After reading this piece and analyzing it, I have come to conclusion that there is no such a thing as limit to creativity. Science writers like to get creative and use different methods, which Mr. Fagone did in this chapter. I accept that everything you learn will help you in the future assignments; whether it is from learning from mistakes, or applying learned material to future
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The rest of chapter 6 continues with the themes of fear and loss of youth and hope. The soldiers experiences a loss of innocence more extreme than anyone back at home. It was extreme, abrupt, and forever changed the lives of the men. They will never again be able to fit in back home because of the horrific events they went through. Paul believes that, “even if these scenes of our youth were given back to us we would hardly know what to do.”
I have chosen this article because the tittle seems very enticing. I want to know deeper information on how we can read people’s thoughts just by looking at them. I am also interested with the psychological issue so I decided to read and learn through this article. 4. Explain briefly in four or five sentences what the article is about.
In Act Two, Dr. Patricia Deegan described her experience with hearing voices as a profoundly auditory experience. As a child, she normalized the experience believing everyone else heard voices as well. I found this perspective to be reasonable because it is common for individuals to compare their experiences to those around themselves. For example, in our mood disorder lecture we talked about how those diagnosed with major depressive disorder have thoughts similar to “Everyone around me seems to have it together, and I still have no idea what is going on." Overall, the podcast influenced me to reflect on how I interpret my own thoughts and emotions.
Through Thoreau’s entire essay, “Reading”, revolves around the idea of reading being the way to immortality. He calls for a new society, one that does not focus on the materialistic things in life, but instead on creating an intellectual human culture. Thoreau believes that neither property nor money are true inheritances, but that “books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” (82). This passage demonstrates Thoreau’s idea of society’s way of aiming too low, instead of striving to read well.
Bryce‘s responses in the reading comprehension unit demonstrate his ability to read and understand both fiction and non-fiction material at grade level. He was able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to make sense of unfamiliar text. Bryce‘s narrative piece entitled Blackout, demonstrates his ability to write grade level text for a variety of purposes and audiences. He is able to organize his writing effectively by including details to support his main idea. Bryce used language intentionally and edited his work for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
The main point of this article, in my opinion, is summed up on page ninety four. “A foundation and critical challenge for the Emerging church will be teaching people that they are the church and that they do not simply attend or go to one.” When the focus is brought to the Church as a building there seems to be a bigger issue. WE become more worried about the structure of the church and the materialistic things that come with the make-up of a church instead of what is truly important. To help further understand this Kimball provides the reader with valuable information, “However, the word Church was used (in scriptures) primarily to describe the followers of Jesus.”
1) I could not find a Thesis. Throughout the essay, he talks about how college-level writers can most times be boring and repetitive when it comes to their essays. 2) He says the first step is to write down the argument that comes to mind, but to not use it, because that’s probably what everyone else is going to write about. 3) He recommends avoiding obvious content, taking the less usual side and to always write everything as vigorously as possible.
In the article, “Some Teens Start College Work Early Via Dual Enrollment” written by Joanne Jacobs,from the U.S. News and World Report Education, discussed a current path that most high schoolers are taking that will lead them to college success. Jacobs uses ethos and logos to prove the successfulness of the Dual Enrollment Program. The program offers students the opportunity to experience college life, to gain both high school and college credit, and to gain confidence. In most states, high school students who want to take a college class need to attend the class in a community college with regular undergraduates.
I have chosen to create an online article about the issue of women in advertising for the “Health and Beauty” section of The Guardian. Having watched Jean Kilbourne’s documentary “Killing Us Softly 4,” I realized there is intense gender bias in our society, specifically discrimination towards women in the advertisements I would see throughout the day. Also, reading Joyce Carol Oate’s short sotry, “Where are you going, Where have you been?” helped me formulate a better understanding of how popular culture creates a singular identity. In my article, I tried to use all three of Aristotle’s rhetorical appeal techniques.
Many share the misconception that racism is a problem of the past. To them, prejudice has entirely ceased to exist, and today, humanity bears witness to a nondiscriminatory world. The flippant citing of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” perhaps even validates this new, egalitarian society emerging; however, such a society is merely an illusion. In fact, a minor offense as simple as citing “I Have a Dream” may not seem a big deal; however, many anthropologists contend that the telltale signs of institutionalized racism are present in these seemingly innocent actions. Furthermore, scholars Elizabeth Barnert and Terry Jones examine the state of institutionalized racism in their respective articles.
In the essay, Mark Twain is saying that humans are the lowest of animals. Instead of evolving from lower species, human have descended from higher ones. “In order to determine the difference between an anaconda and an earl (if any) I caused seven young calves to be turned into the anaconda’s cage. The grateful reptile immediately crushed one of them and swallowed it, then lay back satisfied.
Russel argues that the high accessibility smartphones contribute is a positive attribute for the advancement of communication, deep attachments and large amounts of time spent on smartphones argues otherwise . The author argues smartphones are so readily available to people, that gives them the freedom to communicate at any time, initiating more conversations. Although that may be true smartphone users are now constant dependency on their phones to connect them with their wide-ranging social network prohibiting them from focusing tasks in the moment Written in 2005 smartphones were a very recent phenomenon . Do to this fact Russel failed to see the future implications of a device with such broad functionality. Bill Thornton, author of “The
This article is talking about human trafficking in Cambodia and Myanmar centered in south East Asia off the boarder of Thailand. It broadens the horizon for human trafficking in the aspects that it is not only sex trafficking that is occurring, but also labor trafficking and trafficking of human beings for body parts. I plan to use this article in my essay to broaden the horizon of human trafficking and to link human trafficking back to slavery. Quoting from the author he/she states “Captives from Myanmar and Cambodia are sold to captains on Thai fishing boats to work for months or even years on the boats with little or no payment, with long working days up to 20 hours a day under grave conditions.” The author of this article uses diction such
Persuasion makes it’s way into almost every communication event I can think of. Either I’m trying to persuade someone or they are trying to persuade me. My dad was a connoisseur in the art of rhetoric. I observed him manipulate the english language to his benefit on many occasions.
The newsletter 'Getting our future back on the rails – slowly', published by the leader of the Grow Slow Garden Group, asserts the need and beneficial factors of transforming the abandoned railway yards that is a "shockingly neglected wasteland" into a "fresh, natural land". In a firm and eloquent tone, the writer conveys that they are not a "radical group of environmentalists" but just a group who is "proud to be contributing to a greener Australia". The emphasis on this positions the readers to believe that anybody can promote to a greener and better Australia. Throughout the newsletter the writer's main contention is clear.