Bunn has set up the main points for the basis of learning to read like a writer: intended purpose, intended audience, genre, published or student writing, and identifying the writing assignments to be assigned so that the person writing can begin the process. The author’s conclusions are how reading like a writer
The second story is about the journey we take to identifying the appropriate type of writing for a specific situation. It includes the process of writing content, without consideration of filtering that content through grammatical rules. This enables a meaningful message for the intended reader. For example, when we write text messages, the content we intend to provide transcends the format in which we provide it.
This semester was filled with many bumpy roads. I struggled in the beginning of the semester with my writings , as I didn 't feel confident enough to write a well developed writing. I seemed to find myself struggling whereas writing was not my favorable subject. The major errors I had in my writings this semester would be , grammatical errors,work citations, transition words, formatting ,paragraph development, sentence structure , and sentence level issue. Therefore I have set goals to improve my writing in the future.
They also might just focus on their audience in general and only write about things that relate to “the reader’s knowledge about the topic; his or her attitude toward it, and his or her personal or professional needs.” (Flower, pp. 91-92). In this essay, the main points that I will go over the comparison and
When starting to write a paper and throughout the writing process it is important to keep your audience in mind. Your audience will most likely be the ones reading your paper so it is important to tailor your paper to best fit what will appeal to your audience. Different topics will have various audiences but my topic is focusing on prescription drugs. I would presume my audience knows about the topic of prescription drugs or they would like to know more about this topic. Babies to elderlies use these drugs on a daily basis making there be a big range of ages in my audience.
My Writing Struggles After taking AP English III, I became better at organizing my papers, but realizing I need to improve my grammar skills and staying focused on my supporting points. All throughout my writing career, I was always thought to be an outstanding writer, especially using vocabulary above my grade range. Naturally, I would see myself as an excellent writer as well until I took Mrs. Bingham’s AP English II course. Mrs. Bingham always gave pointers, tips, and work to improve my class’s writing skills as a whole.
Peter Elbow claims in “Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience”, audience is important but sometimes should be placed on the backburner during the writing process. He says that thinking about the audience while writing can sometimes affect our style of how we write. I agree with Elbow that this is true. I believe that thinking about the audience during the writing process can influence how the finished product will look. I also think that we as the writer have a choice as to who are audience can be.
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I did not worry about preparing for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not enough for college courses. Writing is not just a skill that I will need for English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate with professors.
Academic Writing Reflection Finding the right writing styles to use for assignments was a difficult task throughout my academic career. My writing has evolved since starting at Walden University. I’ve gained awareness of areas the areas my writing need improving; Walden’s resources provided the basic techniques to enhance one’s writing and use of scholarly voice. I will describe the techniques used that enhanced my writing skills as a doctoral student.
Knowing the audience is vital for effective business writing because it rules the content that will appear in the writing. By knowing who your audience is, means that you can revise the content of your writing to focus on the main concerns, needs, and interests of your audience. If you do not decide words and concepts that your readers need to understand your document, then your writing will be disastrous. Moreover, understanding the audience will also help you to decide on the
According to McKay, if one was writing for a specific purpose, then the audience should determine if it is good or not because the main goal is to “appease the audience.” But, he added, “if [the writer is] writing for the sake of writing, the writer tends to determine [its] quality.” DeCiero spoke of writing as “an art form”, and emphasized its quality as a tool of expression important to the writer. However, she also saw how good writing could be decided by how the audience “receive[s] the author’s purpose and if [the writing] changes the way [the reader] looks at something.” At first, I believed the final product had to satisfy the writer’s goals to be classified as good writing, but now I realize a good writing process can help with self-discovery and expressing oneself without needing to achieve the intended result or even having a goal.
The audience in my critical analysis essay is my college peers. The audience is a variety of students, ranging in age and gender. My audience could benefit from my analysis, because of my point of view. By reading my points about the essay, I could change or open the perspective of my readers and their opinions on gender neutral language. Analysis is so important in my selected reading because the article can be interpreted a couple of different ways.
My sentences still read very choppy although they are much better than when I started this class. This can be ironed out of my writing by spending more time proofreading my papers. The sentence fluency I think will come the more I write, even by my last paper I feel it has improved drastically compared to my first paper. I think I could have been even more successful in this class if I had spent more time out of class proofreading and using my time better while I was in class. I feel that I have grown more than I originally planned on because this class involved us more in the first quarter.
The type of writing I produce depends on the assignments, topics and audience. The four major topics are the writing experience, expressing opinions, argument research and revision. All these themes will tell me the content and audience I need in my essay. The first theme that we’re almost done is the writing experience and the assignment was to write a short essay on my experience with writing.
The audience and purpose are the most important things a writer must consider. Audience is the person or people to whom we are writing. For example, in this forum as a writer, my audience is the instructor and my classmates. Meanwhile, purpose is the reason why we are writing. For example, as students, our purpose in this forum is share ideas and put together a presentation at the end of the course.