Overall, I believe that I acquired a conceptual and practical knowledge of argumentation. The rhetorical situation worksheets that we were given in the beginning of the semester was a great refresher on all that I was taught on argumentation. It also helped me to understand the format that the professor would like us to introduce the articles and it’s Kairos before we analyze them. These worksheets definitely helped when it came to writing our first paper. However, although the worksheets made it easy to know what to put in the paper, it was not easy to actually put the paper together and make it flow. Therefore, when I wrote the paper it felt choppy in some places due to the fact
One of my weaknesses in my writing is that I tend to have a “one track mind”. Once I have an idea about how to word something or organize an essay, I tend to only see it from that perspective, even if it’s not the most optimal way to convey my arguments. This class helped me think outside of the box and learn to organize things like I would not normally do, this included how I would analyze texts or synthesize ideas. The in-class activities helped me learn to be creative, the class readings gave me examples on how to organize that creativity and the instructor conferences helped me further organize my thoughts and organization.
I decided to read for my second book Teaching Argument by Jennifer Fletcher. I enjoyed reading this book and the strategies and key points that Fletcher decided to give. Some things that I will take away with me from the book are the idea of teaching ethos, pathos, and logos. When I was in school, teaching writing was completely different then teaching writing today. With FSA, students need to learn how to write an argument essay, and not just one way only. I just in my internship was grading students on making claims and counterclaims, and what they understood from ethos, pathos, and logos. I am finding that this book really helps teachers to teach argument in the best way, giving teachers great strategies to teach students how to fully understand
The process I used when writing previously changed during the first few weeks of this class. Already I have altered the way I write my drafts, and the way I read other people’s work. Lamott’s “Shitty First Draft” made me come to the realization that one draft isn’t always the best approach. Therefore, I took multiple steps in examining my draft and critiquing it accordingly. Additionally, I started brainstorming topics, and this led me to create a roadmap for the list of destinations and topics I wanted to touch on and the message I wanted the reader to take away. This is just the beginning of the year and I already have a sense that as I progress through the semester my work will be continually get better.
Illich is making a bold proposal: he wants to follow the example of the U.S. in abolishing the governing of churches by government by separating school from state. One way to implement this proposal would be to forbid employers from evaluating candidates for jobs according to where they went to school.
To begin, the reading selection was a great piece for me to help recall all the past knowledge I have on writing. Throughout the years I have taken multiple English and writing courses that have exemplified most of what corresponded with the book. However,
Based on what previously cited, it is plain, that reader's annotations is really an expression of his personality traits. Indeed, we show very plainly that the considered annotation features in our study may appear insignificant in themselves, but, they are nevertheless all very significant as indications of the annotator's personality
Based on chapter 9, annotation is summing up the information in my text by briefly writing the key ideas in the margin. I have to annotate because annotation encourages me to process the information and think about it. It helps me to manage the amount of information I need to read. It also helps me to decrease information by 50 percent or more, and it helps me to reorganize the information in a way that make the information easier for me to remember. Annotation helps me to identify topics and support ideas.To annotate, I have to read a chapter and then think about what would be important if I am going to make a presentation, and I also need to read at least three or four paragraphs in order to take note. In addition, I have to write my annotation
A 101 year old woman called Anatolia Vertadella, gave birth to a 9-pound baby after a controversial ovary transplant. Because of her age, this translplant was widely criticized by medical professionals.The procedure drew a lot of heat from medical experts due to Anatolia’s age – it was illegal, but still done in a private clinic in Turkey where the European laws on ovary transplants do not apply.
As we continue through our time at CCU there are a number of writing skills presented in The Bedford Handbook(2014) by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers that I have found helpful regardless of the style of paper we may be assigned to write. I believe that most of the skills go hand in hand with one another, but two I would like to work to improve on is active reading and annotating.
I have improved very much in my writing process over this semester. I have grown as a writer in each writing process step such as prewriting, drafting, revising and editing, and overall. Outlining, writing a good thesis, getting peer reviewed, and giving myself plenty of time to finish a paper are new strengths that I have learned over the semester. I will reflect on all the topics in the writing process and my growth in argumentation essays. In fact, my previous attitude and feelings about writing was that I disliked it, and I knew that it was a weakness of mine. Now, I feel that I can write a strong argumentation essay. I have the sense that I have progressed a considerable amount from my first essay to my last.
I also stated that the ELA teacher passed off the discussion to students merely soliciting their comments on the story’s “situations." The students responded to “situations” and back up their claims with proof within the story, however; there was no real direction or specific question initiated by the teacher. Moreover, when students responded, they seemed as though they were conflicted with story details on whether the story was reliable versus unreliable narration. In addressing these dilemmas, the teacher could have employed the use of the annotating strategy. According to Reading Rockets, “annotating involves the teacher providing information to fill in any gaps in information, reasoning, and assumptions due to the author not
One of the most important things I learned was about rhetoric. I was holding the misconception the rhetoric was similar to rhetorical questions. I though rhetoric was used to stop, change, and shut down the opposition in debates. Ironically according to Losh, Alexander, Cannon, & Cannon, “Actually, the ancients developed the concept of Rhetoric to facilitate discussion,” (2014). This is broken down into the fact the rhetoric is used to help and improve your discussion on the debate. Also, Ede and lock helped to show me an improved way of building my essay in my head. By thinking of the of my essay like a house, I can organize and walk through the parts of my essay. This helps me to see where I need to add stairs or transitions to link the different ideas. Using these tricks, I will be able to improve my
In the eight weeks of my English151B class, I have improved my writing skills to write a well-organized and focused essay by avoiding run-ons, fragments, using proper verb tenses, and punctuation marks.
I enjoyed the Argument Analysis visual graphic organizer the most. My proclivity when writing essays is to jump right into writing instead of organizing my thoughts first. I was able to receive a starting point to my essay through the visual outline. It will be good for me to use as a direction for my essay. I enjoyed reading the examples it gave when they assessed the author's essay. I plan to refer back to the outline so that I can retain the information and suggestions it