A Summary of Unit One A Summary of Unit One As writers sometimes you will need to summarize someone else’s thoughts or ideas. In order to do this properly you must, briefly restate, someone else’s content, in your own word’s (Behrens & Rosen, 2013, p. 3). When writing requires paraphrasing instead of quotations the writer needs to understand the work then put it to his/her own words. Quotation are only used when you need to use the exact language of someone else, these should be used scarcely. When writing, knowing how to write a summary, paraphrase, and quote a source is key conveying your ideas without plagiarizing someone else’s.
Genre is a kind of writing such as a proposal, a report, a letter, a profile, a poem, ECT. In this section Bullock and Goggins emphasize how “Genres have particular conventions for presenting information that help the writers write and the readers read” (9). A stance is your attitude towards your topic, how others perceive you. Bullock and Goggins point out “The way you express that stance affects the way you come across as a writer and a person” (12). The design should be determined by what circumstances your writing is
Use best evidence first then save the worst for last. Always begins with topic sentence. Make sure you use a good choice of vocabulary to keep the readers interested in what you are trying to say. Description Making sure you keep the readers interested using details that involve our senses. Using spatial order, which the writer may go left, right, up or down.
In most literature nowadays authors like to argue or set controversy so it receives the readers attention. When writing you don’t have to have the reader always agree with you 100%, but you want them to think about your point of view which may cause controversy between you and the reader. When having an argument within your writing make sure to have support behind it. Some writers make their arguments even harder to follow when agreeing with something and
The opening sentences can be descriptive, begin with an interesting statistic or a quotation. The introductory sentences will lead the reader to the point of your paper and to a clear thesis statement. This statement clearly tells the reader what your paper is going to cover. Thesis statement An example of a thesis statement: Although people frequently react to stress in harmful ways, there are four positve methods one may use to manage stress effectively. ((2 main ideas: problem/solutions) A writer begins with a broad topic and narrows it down to a manageable size.
Writing a controlled assessment of a set text requires planning. You need to think about themes, ideas and characters as well as identifying language techniques and presentation features - then structure your assessment before you start writing. Making a plan for your controlled assessment You should focus on the following main areas: What your text is about (its themes or ideas) Who your text is about (the characters and how they speak) How the ideas or characters are expressed For this you will need to identify language techniques and presentational features (just as you would in your reading and writing non-fiction exam). Finally, you will end with a conclusion, summarising your main point and how you have proved it. Before you write
When a writer writes analytically, they go into more depth of the original text. They tell us the reaction of the writer, and even begin to explain the writer’s thoughts. It’s simply a way of exploring what certain piece of writing means. This form of writing was introduced to simply get the reader to look at the material from a different perspective; to get the writer to thinking a little more in depth. When a writer reads text, they begin to make claims of their readings.
A common problem is not answering the question – you need to spend some time understanding each word in the question and make sure what you write is answering the question and just something you would like to say. Focus of Assignment and Structure Introductions These require a lot of care – the function of an introduction is to tell the reader what you are going to do – a very short summary of your answer, points you consider important, maybe some definitions – but it must give the reader some idea of where you are going. It provides criteria that the reader uses to judge whether you have achieved your goal – that is answer the question. Some writers launch straight into answering the question – leaving readers wondering where this roller coaster was going. To fix this 1. read other peoples introductions (and Abstracts), 2. identify what the argument is going to follow then read and see if you are correct.
When the topic of writing is discussed, there are many different thoughts and feelings that arise within a discussion. Some of the thoughts that may arise include the following: what is writing, should writing be used as punishment, do we all construct horrible first drafts, and is writing really that difficult? These various topics are talked about in the following essays entitled, “Writing Is Not a Skill” by Stanley Aronowitz, “I Won’t Use Writing as Punishment” by Roy Peter Clark, “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott, and “Bonehead Writing” by Craig Vetter. Within each essay the author displays to readers his or her beliefs of how writing should be. Writing can be considered both an art form, as well as a skill.
Garrett McCloud Writing and Composition II Professor Dilkes Me as a Reader and writer My experience as a reader and a writer is very interesting. A lot of the times when I write I usually have a very good understanding of what I read and write but sometimes I rush and do not go over what I write. As a reader I would take the insight of the author writings and then try to incorporate or compare it to my life to see how I can relate to it. Try to put it in my on perspective in order to have an idea of what theme should be for that paper. Learning about how the theme of your paper should be related back to in every paragraph is important to the flow of the paper.