English Essay

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Journal #1 I found this week’s readings particularly helpful, especially chapter eight in Revising Prose and chapter two in Everything’s An Argument. These specific readings answered questions that I have been asking for a long time and never really seamed to get a straight answer to. Chapter two in Everything’s An Argument really helped me to see how emotion can be used in writing and how effective it can be. Before reading this I was not sure how to use or display emotion in my writing. I used to think that emotional appeal could only be used in speeches where you could lower or rase your voice and change your body language to convey your emotions to the audience. Another way that chapter two in Everything’s An Argument really helped me was that I never really placed a high importance on emotional appeal in writing before. But after reading this chapter I can see how effective it can be in reaching the reader and giving them a deeper more personal feel for the message you are trying to convey, all while holding there attention at the same time. What I liked about chapter eight in Revising Prose was that it answered my favorite question about everything “Why Bother.” Revising my work has always been a weak point for me because I assume that since I am the one that wrote it I am not going to find anything wrong with it when I go to revise it. This is somewhat true because i tend to revise as I write, often times rewriting a sentence four or more times before I move on to the next; but after reading this chapter I now see how that little bit of revision time can bring the contents of the paper together and make it even

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