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Throughout high school, writing had always seemed to be my strong point. I always worried, however, that my writing would be mediocre when I got to college. Fortunately through this class though, I’ve realized that writing in college is not per say, “harder”, but more thoughtful and structured. In high school, we are just discovering ourselves as a writer, such as our style, voice, and tone, and when to manipulate these to our advantage. COMP 105 has taught me that in order to have a strong paper, you don’t just need logos, pathos, and ethos, but you also need to think critically about your topic of interest. Going into the first paper of the semester, I was extremely nervous with what the expectations would be; however, I found it to be…show more content…
While I was already familiar with the three rhetorical tools, I had no prior knowledge of stasis forms or exigence. I think these two tools add a lot to a paper, helping to explain its importance and audience. Learning about exigence really helped me to focus my paper on who I was talking directly to and adhere to that audience. In the Rough Draft of Project 1, it was unclear to me what exigence was as I stated, “The exigence in this trailer may be as to how this family is going to beat or fight this monster that is effecting their well-being.” But as it was explained further, I realized that the exigence or problem here is for the producers not the story itself. Therefore, I changed my paper to say, “The exigence of this trailer is how the producers of this trailer will make themselves stand out from other films to its audience.” I found the stasis form to be helpful in creating the way I wanted my argument to be structured. For example, the article I used for Project 2 resembled the cause and consequence stasis best, so in my paper I explained what problems these laws on abortion were causing women. I believe this helped me to make my argument in this article clearer, keeping it from derailing off topic. These tools should help me further in other composition…show more content…
I think that the skills that I have learned in Comp 105 will help me to create mindful and formal pieces in other classes prior to this course. I will be taking SOC 201 next semester which I assume will require me to write works about the roles of different groups in society. As I plan to major in Biology, I am hoping to go into the medical field. As I apply to grad school, it’s important that I not only make myself credible, but also mindful and formal while writing. Not only this, but I believe that this class has given me the tools to stand out from the rest of the applicants applying, by being innovative and fresh. It has taught me to form my own ideas, but use the information I’ve collected to my advantage. Furthermore, doctors, biologists, and researchers, are all required to form written works about their studies and their work, helping build their credibility and help circulate their ideas around to other professionals for feedback. Comp 105 has definitely prepared me for this type of writing, as I will be expected to think critically and speak formally. Additionally, when it comes to Medical School, I will need to request letters of recommendation. This will need me to be persuasive in why I should be selected as a good candidate. However, with the advice and feedback this
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