When I criticize and attack myself, it is because knowing I failed makes me think about if i had tried harder then it would have made a difference. Negative self concept is often hidden from the world because we are suppose to perceive ourself with positivity in order to be accepted but that can change. Self concept is basically the beliefs and attitudes we role play in our lives. In How to Improve Your Self Concept, it mentions “your attitudes about yourself may be positive for some roles, and not so positive for others”. There will always be negative views because we do not live even near a Utopia society and we cannot please everybody.
They convey profundity of thought, richness of emotion, and insight into character. They take us beyond or limited experience of life to show us the lives of other people at other times. They stir us intellectually and emotionally, and deepen our understanding of our history, our society, and our own individual lives. We do not have to read far before we find that a writer has portrayed a character that is in some way like us, confronting life-experiences in some way like our own. And when we find ourselves caught up with the struggles of a character perhaps we are rehearsing the struggles to come in our own lives.
“We and them” are words that people use in everyday life and they have no clue that they are so insidious. So I am now going to elucidate my reasons for feeling the way that I feel about these two words. The words “we and them” can separate people from others without them even knowing it. And they can also put people into their own categories. An example of how these words separate people from others is, at times, racism.
By performing rhetoric in literary texts the only disadvantage can be the lack, or too much of persuading. For example if the writer lacks persuasion in his text, readers will not feel his story, they will be not impressed and it will be hard and not interesting to read. So it is really important to master art of rhetoric with every character of your story. Even if you are describing environment it should be very easy to imagine the picture of the surroundings. Readers have to visualize the scent, view, feelings, flavor and every detail that helps to personalize characters.
When it comes to writing I have two primary strengths; creativity and spelling. Beyond that I believe that there are several negatives that require more attention. Although I am creative speed is not a friend when it comes to putting thoughts to paper. Punctuation, proper paragraphs, and the transitions within them are all concerns of mine. Additionally, the thought of committing plagiarism inadvertently scares me to death.
In writing there are some distinct differences between the use of first person point of view and third person point of view, however they have some similarities as well. Both first person and third person point of view have an access to the main character told in the story. Both of them try to convey different sensation on how the author makes the reader understand the story. And both point of views create different understandings and feelings to the reader. However, they have some different ways to access to the main character and they have their own differences and similarities on how those point of views effect readers through the style, character development and content of “It Wasn’t Me”.
It is looking at and reading how others write, and at the same time comparing it to the way you write. It is also working with their ideas and seeing how you can, in a way make them your own. Active reading is holding others writing up to a light as if to see the good and the bad and figure out how their writing works. It can also mean criticizing them, not always negatively but in a way that you can learn more form their writings. “To write well - to express your idea efficiently and clearly - you need to observe how others do it.
(4) The downfall of responding defensively all of the time though may discourage others from being so honest with their remarks. It can also prevent the listener from concentrating upon the message. Not only do defensive communicators send off multiple value, motive and affect cues, but also defensive recipients distort what they receive. As a person becomes more and more defensive, he or she becomes less and less able to perceive accurately the motives, the values and the emotions of the sender. (5) In conclusion I know I have to work on both of these ineffective listening skills to better my communication between fiends, co-workers, and society in
The author is trying to get people to put their character ethics into perspective by introducing, in laymen’s terms, the foundations and skills which will help to build these characters but without the religious interventions. The overview of the book tries to prepare you so that when you get to the first habit, you will have a better understanding of how the habits came about. It explains the differences of the personality ethics most people possess today instead of the character ethics we were born with. It starts with some common problems that most people can relate to. Then it goes through the history of character ethics and how society seemed to have lost these ethics to personality ethics.
Unit one also taught me to reevaluate how important certain priorities when it came to writing. I learned from the other unit one authors, Joseph M. Williams and James E. Porter, that when an essay is read by someone who is looking for grammatical error or plagiarism instead of content, they will often find the error and ignore the content. Although I do still know the importance of grammar and originality, this class and the grading style has let me put those constructs in the back seat until the editing process, instead of making them something I had to constantly worry about. I don’t believe that good writing revolves around grammar, but rather how well your words can convey a message to the intended audiences.