An Analysis Of Shitty First Drafts

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Every day, all day we subconsciously breakdown our thoughts and process information to make a uniform decision in any given situation. Each person is different, so naturally the thought process will vary depending on the individual. The components that build an essay, create the “feel” of the essay so to speak. Those components are the thesis statement, transition sentences, and the structures or tone of the essay. In the essays, “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott and “How Not to Say the Wrong Thing” by Berry Goldman and Susan Silk, the authors describes effective ways to process and analyze a situation in the most compelling way possible.
Regardless of the fact that the essays “Shitty First Drafts” and “How Not to Say the Wrong Thing”
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Although this is an effective way to explain the process, “Shitty First Drafts” uses a different styles of transition. When the first few words of each paragraph are singled out and analyzed, the reader can compare those words to the essay “How Not to Say the Wrong Thing” and see a distinct differences. For example, “draw a circle”, “here are the rules”, and “when you are…” are phrases that concede in the idea of the diagram drawn in the essay (Lamott, 337-40).
There are a few obvious differences between analytical essays, but when they are examined side by side the correlations can be obvious. Both of the essays “Shitty First Drafts” and “How Not to Say the Wrong Thing”, start their essays by giving the readers background information about the subject at hand. The thesis statement of both of the essays may be hard for the reader to pin point. Although in “Shitty First Drafts” the thesis is a little easier to identity, the thesis still does not jump out (Lamott, 337-40). The difference between the two essays also varies in the conclusion. While “How Not to Say the Wrong Thing” has a short, almost nonexistent conclusion, “Shitty First Drafts” had a more thorough summarization of its main points. The reader knows that the end of the essay is near and it refreshes their mind of what the entirety of the essay is about.
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