He encourages those reading his essay to think about how to evolve as better writers, and whether or not this technique can help you learn more about literature itself. Bunn mentions that readers should have highlighters nearby whenever they are reading, in order to mark up personal notes. Mike
It is unclear whether the author is speaking to the average reader or literary scholars. In an essay of this nature it is important to distinguish who the author is speaking to, and what he or she assumes the reader already knows about the topic. In the beginning of the essay, Eichel explains a few things to the reader as if he was assuming they knew little about the topic: “an academic commonplace holds that a translator’s choices ultimately affect an audience’s interpretation of a text,” (Eichel 1). In the author’s introductory statement he is explaining to the reader not only how a translation affects a text, but also that it even does. Eichel explains to the reader something that a scholar would already know.
In the Rhetorical Analysis Essay Draft I stated, “Having two sides of an argument might make the reader unsure what the claim is in Jaffe and Mufson’s article,” my professor guided me to consider the level of language and the academic tone of the sentence. Using an academic tone for sentences or words will help make the essay sound more formal. In the Rhetorical Analysis Essay Draft I had written many sentences with “there is” and “there was” and my professor said to avoid the use of expletives, when possible. Expletive constructions create unnecessary wording and they create a “dummy” subject. I have learned through English 102 that a strong academic sentence needs to flow well and include a large vocabulary.
Writing in the Social Sciences vs. the Humanities - A Comparative Rhetorical Analysis In writing, there are several disciplinary conventions that categorize a piece of writing. Writing is most often split into three disciplines; the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The conventions structure, language, and reference found in a piece of writing help further organize the writing into a discipline. At first glance, John Streamas’s “Narrative Politics in Historical Fictions for Children” and Lora E. Vess’s “Examining Race & Racism in the University: A Class Project” do not appear to be difficult to categorize; Streamas’s article is for the humanities, while Vess’s article is for the social sciences. However, the line between the two article’s
In the introduction of “How to Read Literature Like a Professor” , Thomas C. Foster focuses on the grammar of literature and the qualities of a professorial reader. He asserts that practise is crucial to learn how to read literature in a more rewarding way. In addition, he defines main elements of the context such as pattern , symbols, and conventions. The purpose of Foster appears to be informing students who is beginning to be introduced to literature. Although Foster’s style is slightly condescending, he utilizes the conventions of literature quite well, and mentions the arbitrariness of these conventions in a sensible way.
The beginning of this semester, I decided one goal for my English class, and I tried to accomplish it. My problem was grammar of writing essays. So, I was trying to improve it as much as possible, even by studying outside of class time. In particular, I think that I have improved in three different areas from the class: writing process, using quotes, and MLA citation. The writing process is a very big problem for me, but Dr. Wenzell has the step-by-step teaching style of these which I took heed to.
Odlin reconsiders a question fundamental to many language teachers and educational researchers: How much influence can a learner's native language have in making the acquisition of a new language easy or difficult? Odlin analyses and interprets research showing many ways in which similarities and differences between languages can influence the acquisition of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. While these subjects are beyond the scope of my research, the section on phonetics, phonology and writing systems provides the necessary evidence to understand the effect of the transference of writing patterns from Japanese Romaji to English. This is a suspected cause of many problems. While the age of the book suggests that some of the research could be obsolete, it serves as a reference and a foundational background on the subject of transference in writing patters, even between Asian and English scripts.
If I take more time to edit my essay and make it well thought out and clear to others, I should be able to have a better structure and correct grammar. For my word choice, I should look up easy words and find synonyms to them to expand my knowledge and vocabulary. My overall writing process for this was incubation, reading the speech multiple times and marking it up, writing my thoughts on paper and researching the rhetorical appeals to better understand them, and then writing my paper and editing. It effected my end process by helping me understand and convey clearly to others what the speech meant and what appeals were used, however, if I spent more time prewriting, my essay could have been
In this ways, my mind get trained that I will use the better sentence structure in my future writings. I learned how to think critically and logically in my class discussions and how to write with better grammar and sentence structure in help
It unlike some less formal types of writing, academic writing focuses on technique and how it should be used to best communicate ideas. If students learn about style and how to write essays early on in their academic careers, they find it much easier to write essays in college and university. Lecturers in the college and university have preferred styles or formatting requirements, so academic writing forces students to take these into consideration and create a paper that will impressed (eWritingService 2017). Academic English is often a good idea for students to ask for essay writing help if they are having issues with their skills, as this is something that can be solved with a little
Review of Vershawn Young Discussion After reading “Vershawn Ashanti Young: Should Writers Use They Own English?” against Rebecca Wheeler’s “Code-Switch to Teach Standard English (Young 111. Wheeler 108)”. Each paper expresses a different opinion regarding the teaching of English in the classrooms. Each author writes with different agendas, different tones, and different purposes. Each acts upon their beliefs as they perceive them, and as a result are poles apart.
I moved a few paragraphs to help strengthen the meaning of the essay. Next, the lower order concerns in my synthesis paper were word choices and run-ons. I tried using "fancy" words when in reality, simple words create the same power when used properly. Reading my paper aloud helped catch run-ons which made some areas hard to understand. A strength in the revision process was understanding that revision is not simply fixing commas and periods, but reconsidering arguments, and reorganizing the purpose.