What I'Ve Learned In English Essay

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What is reading rhetorically? When you read rhetorically “you engage in this kind of reading, you look for the rhetorical strategies of the writer -- the patterns, structures, figures, & methods that a writer uses in order to make her/his point. This kind of reading can, in turn, help you to strategize your own approach to creating effective texts for particular audiences and purposes” (Malea Powell 1) Thorough out this semester we have reviewed several rhetorical readings. Although in the beginning, I never quite understood what the author was truly trying to say, but now I do. Understanding this form of reading can be very helpful in my future education. As a student now majoring in Physician Assistant, there will be numerous moral and ethical classes we must complete to be licensed. These reading strategies will be very important to help me complete these classes; not only pass, but obtain a high grade point average as well. In Ethics, we will have to determine and understand several authors’ philosophy. Reading rhetorically will play a vital part when it is time to write a summary of the authors’ thoughts. Understanding the difference between writing a summary, writing analyses, and making supporting claims can be very difficult if you do not truly understand the difference. As we grew up in middle school and high school, we were often taught to write summaries of our reading. Writing a summary is simply taking the authors original text and condensing it. Both the original text and the summary share the same meaning and thoughts, simply in to different forms. Writing analyses can be interpreted in a different ways. 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

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