Pollan uses this narrative to make a personal connection with the reader by hinting to the reader that they too have a moral obligation to question whether eating meat is right. I think this narrative made his introduction powerful enough for the reader to be interested enough to read on. The narrative is also set a conversational tone to the article which also helps Pollan’s thesis since it fortifies the personal connection between the reader and the article by making the reader understand his point in the most coherent terms instead of terms a scientific expert would use. Pollan’s narratives show that the support for his thesis doesn’t only consist of secondary sources but also personal experience. In order to argue against Singer and the animal rights activists, Pollan has to research where their argument comes from.
Lot of people has that the factory faming spread diseases to other animals and it is unhealthy. Nonetheless, modern farming stops bad diseases by making the animals healthy. Furthermore, they use clean pesticides, antibiotics, vitamins and fertilizers to produce more and better quality animals. Therefore, costumers could buy meat into lower prices on supermarkets. In addition, promoters of factory farming say that the factory farming helps the economy of a country, creates more jobs, and lower borne illness.
“The Secret in the Marrow” by Daniel C. Weaver was interesting and captivating for a medical article. The curious portrayal of this article is in debt to the author’s skillful use of devices such as imagery, narration, tone, structure, and dialogue. The imagery helped readers not only understand, but also to visualize the meaning of the author’s words. For instances, when the author explains how the abnormal cells in the bone marrow biopsy appeared beneath a microscope, he wrote “…they looked like soldiers linked arm in arm, marching to the horizon. And as they went, they were pushing aside the normal members of the marrow community.” The author also used similes throughout the story to keep the reader’s mind stimulated and support the images he wanted to convey.
As an experienced writer, Reilly has done his research on the topic that he is trying to convince his readers to support. The facts that he uses are placed perfectly making any reader gasp about the amount of fatalities because of malaria. He uses credible sources such as the World Health Organization (Glau, Maid, Roen 465) to back up his facts and makes the reader trust that he knows what he is talking about. Reilly also integrates quotes in his article to show that he is not the only person that is aware of the problem occurring. By using outside sources, Reilly increases his credibility as a writer because it is not just his opinion or facts that he could be making up.
I think the writer provided the facts of both reading and gaming to make a realistic approach towards the reader. When I read “Why Games Are Good for You,” I looked for the argument and the information that was provided to support that thesis. Because I am a little impatience, I tend to read things and miss important information, so I had to read the article a couple of times to understand it. For example, while I was reading the article for the first time, I missed the line “video games were invented and popularized before the book.” Although, it’s just a small part of the article, but the statement supported the thesis. I feel pretty confidence towards writing the essay.
Jennifer Watkins Susan Mitchell College Writing II December 12, 2012 Argumentative Research Factory Farming and Animal Welfare Factory farming is a concept that describes the practice of raising animals in confined space for meat, eggs or milk in the most efficient way for human consumption. Factory farming produces a larger quantity of food at a less time than before. Factory farming include holding of large animals in a small area, use of growth enhancers and other hormones, and use huge amounts of antibiotics to fight diseases (Webster 97). These farming practices employed have raised questions of animal welfare and cruelty issues among the animal welfare advocacy groups and the public. The methods and conditions present in factory farming have been identified as significant stressors and cruel to animals, and should be exposed to bring more public awareness to reduce further animal suffering.
He survived the horror and was liberated by American soldiers, but he has been changed forever. Since then Wiesel’s purpose in life is to create peace and understanding. He has been writing and speaking to people around the world educating them on the cruelty and mistreatment that occurs. Not only does he mention the Holocaust, he addresses other catastrophes such as Uganda, Kosovo, Ireland, Rwanda and many others. Among all of these examples Wiesel notes a common similarity, indifference.
Why take the risk of developing these illnesses or side effects when you could be eating healthy, chemical- free meat, that was naturally raised? The meat industry’s factory farms are absolutely disgusting and are harmful to our environment as well! The added hormones that are injected into the animals have to pass through also just like the food. In the animal’s feces, the chemicals exist. The mass production of animals in the factory farms is obviously going to produce a lot of manure.
Running head: Self Assessment/Reflective Memo Strayer University Gordon McQuaige English 115 Dr. Brandy T. Wilson February 20, 2011 Pre-Writing/ Invention Process I used the brainstorming / listing invention process. I did find this strategy effective but it was hard to focus on one individual subject that I could inform my audience with. I guess my main problem was to focus on one particular subject because I had many thoughts going thru my head. I learned that I should try more prewriting strategies to find the one that will give me what it is that I need instead of staying focused on the one that is not working well for me.
At first it may be hard, sometimes because you might be having a difficult time in your life, so it will make things intense to talk about it. Eventually it will work out, so when you are confronting it intensely there might be arguing and fighting at each other, and other time there might not be. It will get better as life goes on because you will have it figured out. In the third paragraph I’m going to talk about the third stage of the learning cycle, which is finding a solution. Whenever I do this I have to figure out what the problem is and then sit down and start finding the solution.