Reflective Introduction I began the semester with some knowledge of the different types of writing, and I learned why my audience is so important. Knowing my audience helps me make decisions on what information to include in my papers, how I should arrange my information, and what kind of supporting details will be necessary for my reader to understand what I am presenting. I learned that tone in writing can be very powerful, and I liked how I could express my attitude through my papers. I discovered tones can change rapidly or remain the same throughout a piece of text. The class and I have been working on group activities such as Peer Review Forms, Inquizitive, D2L’s every Tuesday, and four paper packets.
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.
In the writing process of this speech I began to research the topic to gather context as well as an understanding of the topic. I pulled sources and read and annotated texts so that I may write an understanding essay. This topic was not an easy one because there was not a lot of information I could find for but I did find helpful articles that aided me in writing the essay. In revision changes that were made that was again expanding on key points and ideas and those changes are evident throughout the essay. When deciding and comparing feedback the most prominent factor to be done was more analysis.
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.
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?
Writing is an important process which allows you to communicate professionally and academically, in an effective manner. Therefore, when writing it can be applied to any situation. It is best described when you are interacting between persons, places, and things. However, when taking ENG 3010, the main focus in the course was to analyze your academic major or future profession. More importantly, you had to learn how to identify different genres and how to develop your writing skills for particular contexts, purposes, and target audiences.
Literary texts are regarded as a very useful authentic material. However, teaching literature... ... middle of paper ... ... make them aware of the link between linguistic analysis and literary criticism. Stylistics gives both teachers and students a chance to know about how language works in a literary text. Being aware of the different grammatical structures and rhetorical expressions literature is rich in can improve students' interpretive abilities and critical thinking skills. Applying a stylistic approach to teaching literature can be the best tool teachers may have recourse to to engage their learners in the classroom discussion and to motivate them to read and to appreciate literary works.
In the reflections, we had to choose two rhetorical terms and discuss how we used the terms in our writing pieces. I learned the meaning application of the terms such as exigence, audience, stance, purpose and genre. In my reflections I mostly used audience and purpose because they were well suited for context of my papers. However, I also used exigence in my literacy narrative reflection because my background and academic experience promoted to me write about the struggles of the immigrant students. Similarly, I learned rhetorical strategies such ethos, logos and pathos and their usages in academic writing.
Paraphrasing is very useful when it comes to writing about a topic because it is saying something in a way that makes sense and is written to a particular audience. Double-Entry Journal: A double entry journal is used to write either summaries, quotes, or paraphrase then it is required to reflect or connect to the text. The text part of the double entry journal is to write things that the reader will later remember or things that the author wants the reader to know. The reflect or connect part of the DEJ are the reader’s thoughts about it or connections to what they have learned or to their life. A DEJ is an important reading strategy to do because it could be used to understand the readings more.
Author E.M. Forster once said, “How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”(Forster). Academic writing has the ability to reveal the students inscribed thoughts and opinions in ways that may surprise even them. The better get at writing analytically, the easier it is for them to apply those skills to other aspects of their life. People who write in journals often find it a useful form of exploring self-awareness (Ribeiro 2015). By writing down student ideas and perspectives in essays, even in non-academic disciplines, they hone their own expression skills, identify patterns, observed events and consider possible solutions.