The first thing I did when I went to go read this essay was look up in the index what it focused on, when I saw that it was Language and Communication I thought to myself “oh my gosh this is going to be so boring”, but once I read it I actually thought it was extremely comical. When I think about punctuation I immediately freeze, but the way Lewis told his story about how to use punctuation was brilliant. In this essay, Lewis talked about how to use parenthesis, commas, semicolons, colons, exclamation points, quotation marks, and the dash; However, my favorite section was when he was talking about comma usage.
Overall, “More Testing, More Learning” was a very good essay. Patrick excelled in using many different writing strategies, using statistics and stories pertaining to his main idea. Not only did he use credibility to better his main point, he also included much background information on his topic. Although he gave background on what other students did or felt, he struggled with telling the audience any of his personal struggles with taking midterms. Also a slight downfall of the paper, O’Malley did not do a very good job at using appropriate language.
Critiquing of “College is a Safe Bet” The essay “College is a Safe Bet” by Julie Margetta Morgan had a couple of problems in which the Author does not cite anything and her message is unclear. One must question how true something is if they do not cite any thing and it the information that they do give it incorrect according to the United States Department of Labor. Since the information it wrong then there is no reason to believe the rest of the essay.
A writing error is a point in a piece of writing where the author unknowingly creates a moment of confusion for the reader in such a way that it detracts from the piece’s meaning. A writing mistake sounds like something that is more of an “oopsie” that the writer created something that wasn’t exactly what they were trying to articulate, but they are able to realize it was a mistake when they evaluate it. I guess what drives the two apart is the fact that errors, even upon further reading, don’t jump out to the writer as being inaccurate. Whether they be mistakes or errors, it’s important for a tutor to understand the root of these inaccuracies in ESL papers. Minett discusses “contrastive rhetoric” and how writing faux pas may actually be
Not all people whose English as a second language speak it in the same way. This argument made by Amy Tan in the story “Mother Tongue”. In the essay, she successfully uses all three of rhetorical styles such as logos, ethos, and pathos. Tan also balances each part of the rhetorical triangle very effective and thoughtful essay. First of all, the author uses logos and reasoning in her essay.
An essay must follow the basic structure introduction, body, and conclusion. By having the correct structure of an essay, the reader is able to read the essay more clearly. Applebaum’s essay follows the basic structure. Applebaum has an introduction that starts with an attention getter and ends with a thesis. After stating the thesis, he begins with the first body paragraph that begins with “Representative Hansen Clark” here the reader knows that what should be next is about student loans.
You can meticulously check for proper grammar, formatting, topographical errors, and the specified requirements for the essay. If your work is peppered with grammatical mistakes and typos, your readers are going to have a hard time understanding your intention resulting in an unexciting reading experience. Especially when you type your essay on the computer, you might type too fast and cause many unnecessary grammatical errors. Additionally, having the proper format or layout, which includes indented paragraphs, headings, and bibliographical references, makes your essay look professional rather than looking like a letter or note. Lastly, your essay should follow the guidelines that your instructor in order to receive the “A” that you work arduously
One of the things that the peer feedback discussed was the amount of well written support was present for each of my examples. However, some said they would have liked to see more examples for each point. Because my outline was less of an sentence by sentence layout of what I wanted to write, and just covered the points I wanted to hit my word choice was a bit difficult. Along with misspelled words, some words seemed to have no presuppose in the essay, and made no sense in the sentence. These unneeded words made the essay sound more vacant and underdeveloped.
My two essays I chose to compare and contrast are the Literary Analysis of When I Was Puerto Rican and Analyzing Foreshadowing in Desiree ’s Baby essays both done by analyzing others work which are similar in the way that I broke down the two essays apart and examined them to their truest meaning. In When I Was Puerto Rican I noticed that my work reflected how unadvanced of a writer I was during the beginning of the year and displayed how I clearly lacked greatly in depth and clarification of what I was trying to state. At times during the essay I would stray away from the main topic and lose concentration of my focal point or thesis statement.
In Essay One, my thoughts are more organized and less sloppy. My writing ability is nowhere near where I would like it to be, but it is a step closer. In the First-Week Essay, I had incomplete thoughts and I did not know how to properly set up an essay. For example, I did not write a conclusion because I did not think of it as a necessary component.
In “Ethos and Error: How Business People React to Errors”, Larry Beason (2016) demonstrates how academic mistakes affect both students and teachers, especially business people. Beason’s main argument is that errors influence seriously on nonacademic audiences, not only in common reading but also in normal life. To prove his point of view, Beason does his experiment on fourteen business people reading articles about business and everyday handwriting and see how they react. Beason divides his examination into two phases: a survey with twenty mistakes and an interview with everyone. In the questionnaire, the author introduces five common academic errors and each of them consists four examples.
So, by the end of the essay, I was able to understand the author in some way. When reading future essays for this course, I imagine I will do the same. Continue to read the essay, re-read when necessary, and maybe even take breaks and go back to the reading with fresh
In my essay analyzing “All Summer in a Day” I did not receive the grade I had expected for the following reasons. First of all, I lacked awareness in my grammar while writing. This led to my ideas being somewhat confusing to read such as my last paragraph which contained a very unnecessarily long run-on that did not serve a necessary purpose. On top of that, my ideas seemed very jumbled and sporadic. This is due to me not reading it aloud to myself in order to take out unnecessary details which is especially evident in, again, the final paragraph.
In this essay I will review how I have improved as a writer, my greatest challenges, and how has my writing changed from how it was at the start of class to now. Reflection is a powerful thing, I can still remember how it felt being asked to write an essay on my first day of class. I was so scared, would I be able to use correct punctuation and how bad will it affect my grade if I am not? I was so excited when the professor said it was just to see that we can write conformed sentences not to critique our grammar and punctuation.