Rhetorical Analysis Reflection

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Looking back at my rhetorical analysis in writing 150, to sum it up, it was horrendous. It became exceedingly obvious that I had skipped the prewriting step. Forgoing this step caused choppy sentences, multiple grammatical errors, and horrendous flow. The rough draft ended up looking like a collection of jumbled up words. The first attempted felt so bad, I started over entirely. After the review in class, I used the examples to focus my ideas and build off what other people had done. For example, the review helped me to clarify my knowledge and use of Kairos. Once done, it was peer reviewed by my group again. All the other group members commented that I had good ideas, but bad flow and grammatical errors. After revising their respective points and …show more content…

Many of the mistakes I would have deemed inconsequential in the past resembles glaring flaws now. The introduction and conclusion paragraphs were where the most work was done. In the introduction, I inserted a hook and blended the paragraph together. I accomplished this by adding transition words and changing the tense to fit the rest of the essay. In the conclusion, I completely started over. The original was bland, boring, and just plain repetitive. In the revised version, I outlined the essay, restated the thesis, and ended by suggestion other applications. The audience of a paper effects the entire tone and feel of it. When I first wrote the rhetorical analysis essay I considered my audience as the professor. I assumed this because she would be the one reading the essay. My assumption caused me to omit details and kept my writing too formal. By revising my audience, it allows for a larger scope of focus for the essay. Once I figured out that my audience was my peers the essay flowed much better. For example, I explained the idea of logos and other types of appeals. After I had revised my audience the essay began to sound and flow

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  • Explains that they skipped the prewriting step, which caused choppy sentences, multiple grammatical errors, and horrendous flow. after the review in class, they used examples to focus their ideas and build off what other people had done.
  • Explains that they revised the essay by focusing on grammatical errors and overall flow. they also corrected a plethora of mistakes.
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