This helps you organize your information and will aid you in your persuasive essay. Make a brief outline (written or mental) for the reasons you prefer one of the two. Organize the reasons from least important (or least persuasive) to most important (or most persuasive). Write one paragraph for each of your main points. Use connecting words at the end or beginning of each paragraph.
Everything that came up under “Challenges” was true for me. The challenges that related to me most were having difficulty managing time and losing interest in long, complex projects. However, the suggested strategies for these challenges are actually very helpful and I will definitely be using these suggestions from now on in both my short and long-term career goals. I learned that I am a Thinker rather than a Feeler – meaning I base my decisions on logic versus values. I have always thought I was more likely to use my feelings to make decisions rather than what my head tells me – but this assessment says otherwise.
We continue to learn and strengthen our skills as we grow. B) I learned that I may not always be good at expressing my thoughts. I have learned that I am better at writing out what I feel. I guess I can get more out that way. I have the opportunity to reread what I have written and then make corrections so that the point that I am getting at is full understood by the reader.
I did not realize how easy it is to unintentionally use bias language. Specifically, careless use of pronouns, subject-verb agreement, using open-ended age definitions, or how the order of presentation of groups can show superiority over others is all examples of errors I commit in my writing. Chapter 3 of the APA Manual will serve as a useful resource not only throughout my career, and for future writing I undertake. It provides a clear explanation of the essential components of sound expository writing and I walk away with more attention, and to pay careful attention to in my future
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.
2. What two pieces of advice from the essay will you work to apply to your own writing? Remember, your goal is to say something! I think good advice was using colorful words when you are writing. I usually have trouble with this because I like to be strait forward and to the point.
Chapter 1. “They Say” “They Say I Say” by Generald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst, tell us how to write a reasonable argument by using certain templates. To make an argument sound professional you need support, words that are professional with meaning, and make sure your readers know what you’re talking about. “They Say I Say” isn’t just the title of this book, but think of it as a template with blanks you need to feel in. In most literature nowadays authors like to argue or set controversy so it receives the readers attention.
In a sense, I am this marble, writing my paper according to outside factors and doing what I am told to do. However, where I and other humans differ from the marble is that I can choose the topic I want to write about. I also am doing this because I want to succeed and the decision is mine: I can work hard or I can do nothing with my life and regret it later
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.
Weaknesses: a. My eyes were stuck to my notes more than I’d like, thus I made few eye contact. b. I do not practice enough. c. I need to increase my use of personal pronouns, like we, us and you to make a stronger audience connection. Don’t lose my audience.