By showing the thoughts of what Chomsky and Adler said, I will show how many others have a different idea about language. Words have been given a belief to have a true meaning to them, but in reality not so many words have a true meaning. In order to find their true meaning we have to look at how they are used and then come up with the true meaning. But what sometimes ends up happening is that the word can mean a so many things in many situations, which gets confusing. Rather they have many different meanings, which can only be found through text has to found through knowledge.
Writing is one of most difficult subjects to master due to the writing tactics many writers use and the different tips followed for the various writing topics. A writer will elaborate strongly when pressure is not included during the time they are writing. If a writer feels pressure while writing a paper it will become visible to readers that the writer was not comfortable causing them confusion. Another important factor to take under consideration is the time that the author spends when writing because it will reflect on their critic’s opinions. When writers feel freedom to include all their ideas their writing becomes a jargon of ideas however, if given a prompt writing is more clear and straightforward.
Risk is something to considered. Same happens in our writing, sometimes words don’t come to our mind. What we should do is explore in other topics related to the main idea of the writing. This happens by asking questions, brainstorming, and coming up with irrelevant ideas which at the end aren’t at all. Risk is something that helps to put ideas and stupid things together.
No doubt, I agree with him. It is important to know how to start writing what may be an unknown language. I think it is important to emphasize both matters when first learning to write. Learning punctuation/grammar anybody can learn, but developing ones own voice can be turned into something unique. Writing is a dark spot for many, because of the issues both Elbow and Pondiscio are trying to address.
It tells us how we need to change the misconception we have of writing. “How to write” compared to “what is writing” is a big difference. One is simply saying how to set up a paper and use proper grammar while the other is actually knowing what you are writing and how it ties into a text you may have to read or having your main point be understood. People may say writing is natural but how can they if all they do is mostly summarize. They need to understand the bigger picture of writing.
This misconception often occurs because people do not understand the styles of writing to avoid it. Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided though. “Plagiarism can vary in its extent based on the amount of plagiarism” (Kumar 1). The different styles of writing are very helpful to avoiding plagiarism. The certain style of writing techniques a person uses to avoid plagiarism reveals the writer’s own voice.
An example of this would be : “Carefully read what you have written,” which can simply be replaced with the word, “edit” (Williams, 123). This is one of the most tricky concepts of redundancy because there are no general rules to help you compress several words into one word or two. A writer can only be alert to the opportunity to do so, or try. One must remember that writing style is not something that just happens, but rather something that is developed. With the help of guides like Elements of Style, or books like Style Toward Clarity and Grace, one can begin to develop one.
This then needs to be applied to groups of sentences together to make the whole sample of writing clear. Strunk and White had a lot of good advice about how to make writing clear and concise. One good point made in the book was about dialogue. When there is dialogue in writing, it is extremely annoying not to know who is speaking. "In long dialogue passages containing no attributes, the reader may become lost and be compelled to go back and reread in order to puzzle the thing out," (Strunk and White, 76).
I seem to be able to know which words the author has intended to stress and leave unstressed, like an internal pentameter. My main weakness, as a reader is my focus. I tend to oscillate in and out of focus. One moment I feel as if I am a part of the story, and the next I feel as if the print is not speaking to me, which can cause me to lose interest in the piece. To eliminate this weakness, I need to start taking my reading, not just as an experience, but as a life in my hands.
In particular in Toni Morrison’s novel Tar Baby the notion of race and ethnicity is explored through the blackness which presents to the readers that as a nation we are all implicated in the construction of blackness and to present and show ways that the black art can promote and transform the constructions. Zadie Smith’s novel ‘White Teeth’ explores the interaction between a set of different ethnicities which make up different British life. Smith’s purpose in ‘White Teeth’ is to find an attempt in which to construct a new model of Englishness that’s suited for the country’s multicultural make – up at the beginning of the twenty first century. Although the novel presents that it challenges the notion of race and ethnicity as it reveals through its form and its subject matter of the cultural anxieties that are attached to the construction of the Englishness in the contemporary imagination. (Victoria University Library data base - American Studies in Review.