Angel Alvarez Professor Tarkan-Blanco ENC 1102 13 May 2012 Reading Response One In “College Pressures”, William Zinsser shares his personal experiences as a dean in Bradford College, in hopes of breaking the pressures induced to college students, and stopping the erroneous idea in Zinsser’s view, “How one appears on paper is more important than how one appears in person.” (452) Zinsser believes that college years should be a joyful, enriching, and cultural experience to college students instead of an agonizing mapped road towards a monotonous career. Zinsser reminds his students “... The road ahead is a long one and that it will have more unexpected turns that they think. there will be plenty time to change jobs, change careers, change whole attitudes and approaches.” (451) Thus, Zinsser advices the student body to take chances and explore
505-508. Be able to discuss the Questions on Meaning, Writing Strategy and Language which follow the essay 10/29 MON FIRST draft of Documented Essay due. Bring 4 copies 11/1 THURS MIDTERM - Persuasive essay Annotated Bibliography due 11/5-11/8 MON-THURS Student conferences – assessment and discussion of the documented essay– details to follow 11/12 MON 1ST draft of Essay #2 –Analysis.. Your choices are “Too Much Pressure,” “Safety through Immigration Control,” “Not Your Homeland,””Supporting Family Values,” and “Bassackwards: Construction Spanish and Other Signs of the Times.”You will analyze one essay, including a discussion of the author’s evidence, emotional appeal and ethical appeal.. 11/15 THURS . Workshopping of Analysis Essay 11/19 MON Discussion of Outlining, Summarizing and Paraphrasing.
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