In this chapter, Lunsford details the planning and drafting process for a writer to organize their ideas with either a formal outline or a rough plan. Lunsford reminds writers to be flexible during the drafting process and not to think twice about changing elements of the essay at this point in the process. Lunsford goes on to explain the qualities academic paragraphs must have these include unity, development and coherence. To obtain unity within a paragraph all sentences should relate to the topic sentence of the paragraph. When developing a paragraph it is important to switch between general and specific ideas in the paragraph, while supporting those ideas with details, evidence and examples as required. Ensuring a paragraph is coherent is crucial when developing an academic paragraph. Because readers need to be able to follow a writers ideas easily, Lunsford gives her readers a method to follow to achieve this goal. This method includes using the general to specific ideas, repetition, parallel structures, and using transition words. The author notes that this method should also be used to link paragraphs
Personally, from the class of English 1101, I have learned on how to use the writing processes effectively, where the first step is to have a pre-write, which focuses on brainstorming ideas form either the group or from individuals’ brain for the required topic. The second phase of the process is the thesis statement, which is the primary idea of the entire essay. I discovered that the thesis statement should be persuasive and truthful. The third step is on developing drafts, where it showed me on how to focus on content, organization, and style. Again, I noted that I must ask myself who is my audience, and what do they want or need to hear.
The art of writing is a complex and difficult process. Proper writing requires careful planning, revision, and proofreading. Throughout the past semester, the quality of my writing has evolved significantly. At first, I struggled with the separation of different types of paragraphs, and I found writing them laborious. Constant practice, however, has eliminated many of my original difficulties, and helped to inspire confidence in my skills. As a collegiate writer, my strength lies in my clear understanding of the fundamentals of writing, while my primary weakness is proofreading my own work.
Some of the principles I learned were to write up my research in a standard form that is recognized by the community, such as writing for the general public, or lawmakers. Wording and use of terms is therefore matched to the audience educational level. Another technique I learned was to summarize my research paper into three main points “1) What you are writing about 2) What you don’t know about it 3) why you want your reader to know and care about it” (p46). Additionally, I found this last technique helpful in creating my thesis statement.
Voice is the key to getting the reader involved in an essay. Without it, the
My, writing strategy utilizing rhetorical knowledge has been significantly improved through concentrated techniques aimed at developing paragraph construction by use of rhetorical modes.
The narrator knew she was depressed because she had awakened everyday for a period of time feeling down, worrying about bills and the man in her life vacationing with his ex. She had consulted with a doctor who wanted to prescribe her medication, which she was not opened to. She knew what would make her “happy” again even if it wasn’t a good idea at the time. She wanted to go winter camping with her dogs in weather that reached almost 40 degrees below zero putting not only herself in harm’s way, but her dogs as well. I feel like she suggests that in order to take the steps to get better or come out of depression you have to work on yourself and do things that make you happy and/or feel good. Everyone does not know how to do this and sometimes medication is needed to avoid any self harm etc. With this being said, I feel her claim does have merit because this method worked for her and possibly thousands of people including myself. I
I had situation involving a car accident. I was not giving the correct directions (being mislead) it caused a accident, which left my car wrecked. I am a great driver I learned hands on which is the way I love to learn now a days. Because of the bad directions I learn to just ask the place I am going and find my way through GPS. I am avoiding any future possible situations by misguidance.
Oil production in the United States satisfies only half of the country's needs; the rest is imported. If imports were cut off, what changes would you expect to occur in your lifestyle?
In Marie Foley’s “Unteaching the Five Paragraph, Mary Kay Mulvaney’s “Difference Between College and High School Writing,” and “Understanding Writing Assignments: Tips and Techniques” by Dan Melzer, the authors all have a different opinion on various topics of writing. The topics includes the five paragraph structure, how to understand a writing assignment and the difference between the writing of college student and high school students. In my opinion everyone have their own opinions. My opinions on the three articles differ in various ways; there are some things that I agree with and few minor things that I disagree with.
Throughout this class I have learn many different writing styles. We used APA form of writing to type our paper and essay. I have also learned that it’s good to take your time and spend more time thinking about what to write, other than just righting a paper right off back. I have learned that it’s not a good idea to write a paper on the day it’s done, that’s more like a ruff daft. My teacher have helped me understand different point of writing. Which all writing deal with an ethos, pathos and logos, either one or all of them will run through anything that tell you anything in writing. From what emotion are there to who have the rights to speak at the moment to what are the facts to agree with this person. As a class we have read articles, bio from many people to understand that it’s more then what the person is writing. Reading between lines and analyzing a part of the story can tell you more then what the writer is saying. Working together to understand something and work better than being alone thinking about a situation you can’t understand.
The first paper of the semester, the exploration paper, encouraged us to explore a piece of writing. This paper ultimately prepared us for the second assignment. To begin this task, I developed an idea about the true meaning and the purpose behind the story. In class, an important lesson taught me how to use active verbs throughout entire passages. This proved to be a struggle in my development of writing skills. I often found myself mixing passive verbs with active verbs, sometimes in the same sentence. Another useful lesson I learned included how to look at my story by Cisneros from an argumentative view instead of a personal view. As a result of these challenges, I learned how to become more aware when mixing these passive
It is best to set out a goal for the day and work out a plan to achieve it,
Repetition and parallelism are two very important techniques to use in writing. A person uses repetition in their writing for many reasons. Repetition is saying the same thing in the same way or repeating the same word or phrase, in the same paragraph or a paper. Repetition goes without saying something that would be useful to help the reader to get your point. Repetition, when is used, can be over used. Parallelism is also a skill.A good example of parallelism, is Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. King uses the same words and phrases while repeating the same rhythm in his sentences. Writers can use famous writers works, as King’s, to learn how to successfully use repetition and parallelism in our own
There are two voices in English : active voice and passive voice. While active is used to focus on the doer, passive voice is used to emphasize on the reciever or the act rather than the performer. Take this sentence as a example: