Introduction They say that history is written by winners, whereas World War II is the best example of how history is shaped to favor its winners. Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse-Five unfolded the other side of war that history usually neglects. Most of us had a chance to learn about WWII in our history classes, from John Wayne movies or from historical books. Whereas what distinguishes Slaughterhouse-Five from what we used to read about war its Vonnegut’s representation of real experiences that he had actually lived while he was a soldier, prisoner and survivor of WWII. Vonnegut achieved to write a book about consequences of the war, especially how the war can effect in the human psychic ability and the way how these people cope with reality long after the war
In high school, I hated writing essays for my English classes. At first, I did not have a reliable writing process. I would free write a rough draft and turn it in as a final draft. I would also write last minute instead of using the time to create a well-thought essay. I focused more on passing a class rather than boosting my writing skills.
I was not sure how to add in a transition word to make my writing flow together and where I did decide to add transitions in my paper, they would be the same one, which made my paper sound repetitive. In the first essay I wrote called, “Helping Others While Helping Yourself” I struggled with my transitions greatly. In the first and second paragraph I used
In Unredeemed Captive, he made it clear that he wrote this historical novel based on research, also, journals and diaries left by the Williams family. Moreover, the evidence that he had in hand was incomplete, leaving him stuck in times. Yet, he managed to turn it into a novel based on history by drawing hypothesis from the incomplete evidence. He significantly drew hypothesis from two distinct sources, one from common senses and one from references. When he provided a piece of history that limited his path to continue his novel, he started to question the evidence and answered the question himself from his own common sense.
I did not fully understand how to write conclusions with fluency until junior year. To this day, I still have issues with producing effective conclusions for any piece of writing that I need to
Some of the changes I have made on a paper that I wrote for Enc. 1102 that Dr. Dorbad has recommended that I make to improve my writing. In one of our first assignments that Dr. Dorbad had given us was to write, was a letter to an author about his essay that he had wrote. The author was Mr. Lars Eighner and his essay is My Daily Dives in the Dumpster. Some of the suggestions that I was given were to properly cite the author when I am quoting him/her, I had wrote “I prefer the term scavenging and use the word scourging when I mean to be obscure”.
Even though Markus Zusak and Anthony Doerr’s inspirations differ, their background and personal experiences influence their motivations for writing. Markus Zusak got to put himself in the shoes of his parents while listening to their childhood stories that influenced him to write some of the parts that took place in his novel. Zusak’s story was very much inspired by the stories he grew up hearing from his parents. The Book Thief was written at an angle that people rarely see, that of ordinary German people living under the Nazi regime (Interview with Markus Zusak, Author of The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger). Having a mother that was German and a father that was Austrian, those stories played a big role in his writing.
I hate writing because I lose my strain of thought when it comes to writing a paper. I start off well with the introduction then by the third paragraph my mind is blank. Funny thing is I have a lot of ideas that I could type but just can’t express them when it’s time to write.
Although I was not expecting a good grade, I still wondered what I had done wrong. The paper had one mark on it that was it, but I was too shy to ask what I did wrong. The same thing happened again on the next essay we wrote weeks later. I was just about ready to give up on the class, not like I actually could quit it but I was not very motivated about it. After that essay I did ask
This is because Levi wanted the audience to fully understand what it feels like to be in a concentration camp and through reading the novel, experience themselves the struggles that the prisoners went through. Levi’s description of the concentration camp is so vivid and thus is jolting to the reader since Auschwitz is a real place you can visit today “The stories he will tell of the Lager challenge this claim of freedom. He labels the camp differently writing, “This is hell. Today, in our times, hell must be like this.” (22) “ Extremely Loud Foer created a fictional account to showcase the aftermath of a tragedy while Levi used
There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers. It is about different strategies students can use to revise their paper. She stated in her paper that for many students the idea of revision makes them uncomfortable and can lead to them not spending very much time working on it. She found that the students were never taught how to truly revise their essays (Sommers 380-382). After reading and