Reflection I changed a lot of things from the rough draft to this. In the beginning, I only had about two pages. Most of this was because I didn’t have all my main points organized. I had to go back into the Language Arts book to develop more ideas and analyze why different parts of his letter were rhetorically effective. I had to change this because it clearly wasn’t five pages. Past length of the essay, I had to look deeper into how his viewpoints and strategies were linked between the clergymen and all people. I had to change this because my rhetorical analysis was more of a rhetorical summary. Another thing I changed between drafts was the organization of the paragraphs I had. In high school when I would write rhetorical analysis essays it …show more content…
What I still think I need to work on is finding more examples and analyzing text faster and more effectively. As far as time management goes, I am pretty good. Completely kidding. Well, I suppose if you count the essay being pretty well polished off and on time a success then that happened. However, I didn’t spend enough time on the rough draft and it made the second draft a stretch to complete. I have very bad procrastination habits and with more lengthy essays, I believe I would fall into a bad trap of not having enough time with current habits. To improve on this more I think I need to improve this essay by having more variety in the topics of each paragraph. Not only ethos or pathos, but each quote was derived and explained in pretty much the same fashion. I’m not sure if this is bad, but it almost seems like I took a more step by step approach at this essay because I had a layout from high school that I followed over onto this essay. I believe this essay went quite well because I went a lot deeper into examining the audience and what they would feel from each strategy used. When examining the prompt it felt easy to examine the text because of what I had done in high school and I am hoping that this is not
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Thinking back to the mind set I held when writing the paper, it is hard to recreate the idea and emotions I was feeling. Though a rhetorical analysis is the closest thing that I can do to recreate the writing conditions I was under those couple of years ago. The idea of rhetoric has changed since the first day of this class, I feel that it can truly help the idea that my writing, no matter when it
Palmer, William. "Rhetorical Analysis." Discovering Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, Writing, and Style. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012. 268-69. Print.
Dr. Shook’s critiques directed me to revise for the lack of transitional phrases between main ideas within my essay, as well as my tendency to compose run-on sentences. Accordingly, I inserted transitions that connected the major points that my essay touched upon. In order to do so, I used phrases such as “furthermore” in order to create a better flow without compromising the important ideas that were essential in regards to properly communicating the context to my audience. By commencing the process of revising my first essay, I developed the understanding that one of my shortcomings as a writer at the beginning of the semester included compiling numerous ideas into one sentence, consequently making it too “heavy.” By taking corrective action, I separated sentences that surpassed three lines into two entities. I found that Informal Assignment 10: Writing with Clear Style, assisted in improving my understanding of how my style of writing assists in communicating to my audience. Initially, I failed to realize that clear communication is of the utmost importance in regards to becoming an astute college writer. I entered English 101 focusing on incorporating words with over three syllables to intelligently convey my argument instead of focusing on how clearly my argument will be received by my
In high school, writing essays was my weakest link. When I began my first semester of college, I still had that trouble in my first writing composition class. I improved significantly from gaining organization and length. When I started my second writing composition class, my grades for my paper sky rocketed! The essays I have written though out this semester have shown improvements in context and organizations, however, I still have some room for improvement on reasoning’s and thesis statement.
Rhetorical study is the art of describing reality through language. The study of rhetoric becomes an effort to understand how humans, in various capacities and in a variety of situations, can describe reality through language. The importance of rhetoric study is that, it is a good writing tool to have in academic study that can be used to persuade others. Using rhetoric has an impact on writing for composing essays. In the use of rhetoric writers and speakers should know how to use the three modes of appeal, and know the importance of certain issues when using rhetoric in their essays or speeches. Rhetoric is commonly used when arguing rhetorical topics to persuade or to inform others about certain issues.
“This Course prepares students for reading, research, and writing in college classes by teaching students to consider the rhetorical situation of any piece of writing while integrating reading, research, and writing in the academic genres of analysis and argument. This course is said to teach students to develop analyses and arguments using research-based content with effective organization, and appropriate expression and mechanics”. (1)
When I went through my essay, I first noticed that the sentence structure I used was strange and confusing. With limited writing practice, I was unable to put clauses and prepositional phrases in the right place in a sentence. Sometimes I put too much information in one sentence but did not arrange it in an order that was easy to understand. When I was reading sentences with unusual structure, my thoughts jumped between phrases. Thus, I believe readers will have to put extra effort into understanding the sentence, which interrupted their understandings of the essay as a whole. If I were going to revise it further, I would rewrite long and complex sentences into short but clear ones. For example, sentence...
Longaker, Mark Garrett, and Jeffrey Walker. Rhetorical Analysis: A Brief Guide for Writers. Glenview: Longman, 2011. Print.
When I first entered high school, I never had any indication that all my expectations would be shortly dissipated. When I thought of high school it had been the whole 90’s point of view where there were the cool kids and the cliques and the bullying and the jocks and so on. To my surprise however, people were more than their supposed position in the system, they were human, they were all free and all- like me, experiencing a brand new start to their lives.
Rhetorical Analysis Writers always write in different styles in order to attract readers. Every piece of writing has different types of rhetorical methods. For example, “If Technology Is Making Us Stupid, It’s Not Technology’s Fault,” there are different types of techniques used to appeal to writers. In parts of the essay it has logic which is known for using logos. The writer uses very strong emotions which is known as pathos.
Rhetorical Analysis Purpose and Setup: The purpose of a rhetorical analysis is to analyze how an author writes, by examining their use of strategies such as ethos, pathos, and logos. The setup often includes an introduction paragraph that touches on the speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, and subject. The introduction paragraph is then followed by three body paragraphs analyzing the strategies present in the writing. Next, it is important to wrap up your ideas in a conclusion paragraph. Finally, cite your sources in a bibliography. For guidance on constructing your bibliography, visit a website such as easybib.com or citationmachine.com. It is important to learn about rhetorical analyses in high school because you will often need to examine
The impact and effectiveness of using proper rhetoric was a strategy of “good” writing that I was not aware of until my senior year of high school. While taking AP Language and Composition my junior year, my fellow students and I believed that we had survived countless essay workshop activities and writing assignments with emphasis on word choices, grammatical structure, syntax, punctuation and spelling. By the time we had entered AP Literature our senior year, we felt we could achieve success; we already knew how to write in the correct format and structur...
In both my English 101 and 102 classes I built off of so many knew writing techniques since high school. Knowing how much you love English, I wanted to update you on all the new techniques I learned, since high school English. One of them being rhetorical analysis. I know we kind of went over it in English, but I did not use it as much, as I did for my college papers. With this technique, I believe that in the future this will be assist me in my upcoming college papers. For a reminder, rhetorical analysis is analyzing what rhetorical strategies are being used in a paper. In the paper, one would search for the message, the purpose, and ethos. I used this technique to analyze professional documents and to aid me in writing my Unit 2 and 3 college
I was never a person that liked to write essays. This semester I really enjoyed writing those essays and specially because I was learning new things while writing them. Some things I could do to improve my essay writing are not to wait till the last three or four days before I turn my essay in to start doing it. Another thing I will do is if I forget how to do something or about some rule in the common errors I made I will just go back to all the lessons I printed out to have as reference. I think those will help me allot. And one last thing I will do to improve my writing is to try my best not to confuse all those words I got confused. I will do my best to learn each word and its rule of where it goes so I won’t have the same mistakes I had this semester.