Reading allows me to approach the situations from any viewpoint I want. In writing, I learn through different forms. Whether it be personal narratives, descriptive, explanatory, or even persuasive essays I can learn by writing them. I learn through writing as I develop and create something of my own. I write knowing that someone else will be reading my work most often and I want them to be able understand what they read.
Self-Reflection: What I Learned. In this English class I have learned many things that made a positive impact on my writing. I learned how to properly use quotes in my essays, how to use templates to make a point while agreeing, disagreeing, or both. On my response paper I learned to express my opinion, adding examples and adding more to the conversation. Peer review had a good impact on my writing.
Ethos persuades readers of an author’s credibility, using sources from authors who are experts in their respective field. Pathos persuades by appealing to a reader’s emotions, such as mentioning the conditions children work in. Organization refers to the way a paper is structured; it allows the information to flow smoothly from sentence to sentence and from paragraph to paragraph. Tone is the attitude the writer uses towards the subject and is conveyed through word choice. Tone helps the reader understand the writer’s feelings towards a particular topic and can portray a variety of emotions such as humorous, witty, and heartbroken.
When a certain character behaves a certain way, it can reveal the character’s personality or true intentions to the reader. Analysis also gives insight on how a certain author likes to write by taking into account of the way sentences are worded, or how thoughts in the book are laid out Analyzing is very important in literature. Without analysis, literature would be bland and hidden meaning or messages wouldn’t be discovered. Without having the readers come to their own
When I take my time I can elaborate and connect with my audience. I need to work on not being choppy when I type and use better transition words. Know how to use punctuation correctly, and understand the basics of writing a little bit better. What I will carry out this class is to demonstrate understanding of rhetorical situation and elements of published essays, nonfiction, and fiction by way of active and critical reading. This course improved some of my vocabulary.
One strategy I really like to use when I read is highlight or underline any key points that I think are important to the reading. Another reading strategy I use is, if there is a sentence I don’t understand I reread it several times until I understand the meaning of it, and then I make a brief note to the side explaining what I think the sentence means. I also like to reword any sentence I don’t un... ... middle of paper ... ...t our writing sounds perfect, but others might see it differently. It is extremely important to receive feedback from others because the peer reviewers will find mistakes and give suggestions to help improves ones writing. The workshops we did in class help me because every single time I received feedback on my writing I made changes in order to improve it.
I found it intriguing that some of the essays conveyed the same lesson, an example, ?Writing With Style,? Mr. Vonnegut stresses that language is very important within an essay, Ms Flower concurs with this advice in ?Writing for an Audience.? The essays written by Flower, Lamott, O?Conner and Vonnegut have supplied me with a multitude of lessons and advice so that I may improve my writing skills and engage my reader better. In conclusion, I would like to say with Patricia O?Conner that, ? [a] good writer can express an extremely complicated idea clearly and make the job look effortless?
I usually get distracted very easily. After my first semester I believe I have many strengths, but also a few weaknesses. Throughout my papers I feel as I improved, because my grades have gone up. I believe my response paper grades could’ve been a lot better this semester, but it’s a learning experience and I’ll make sure to improve them during the Spring. With the feedback from fellow classmates and Dr. Eldred I have continued to better my writing skills.
But with focusing on my writing skills within my discourse community, I was able to take my writing to a different level. The challenges that I faced became knowledge. It has helped me to ensure that all of my papers have balance and are well organized. As a result, I have developed strong skills with identifying modes of writing and communicating in my discourse community, research skills such as: writing a research proposal, literature review, annotated bibliography and proposing a working thesis. With these skills that I have developed from this course, I will be able to achieve the goals that are needed in my future classes and in the workplace after college.
Unlike Elbow, Murry slowly transitions into the subject he is going to talk about. Murry begins with writing something that relates to people, so therefore, it catches the reader’s attention. The way Elbow and Murry approach their topic is different because one author gets the attention of the reader and then transitions into what he is going to talk about and the other author starts off by just throwing facts at you and telling you what he is going to be talking about. Even though both Elbow and Murray get their point across, the way they give their information is different. Both authors use similes and metaphors in their writing, and I believe it is to keep the reader interested by comparing something to something else that they know.