Fast forward to 8th grade English class, and my teacher told us we had to write a memoir about a moment in our life that scared us. Since I had many of those moments all throughout my life, I didn 't know which one to pick. I didn 't decide what I was doing until the day before it was due when I sat down at my grandmas computer to type and print my assignment. I contemplated writing about all of my near death experiences, but settled on something else.I decided to write about the one thing that changed my life forever and that still haunted me to the very day and every moment. The topic, as you can guess, was my father.
I remember the first day I walked into my kindergarten class, I clenched my mother’s hand with all my might to prevent her from letting go. The kids around me, whom I supposed were my classmates, had long let go of their mother’s had and were playing together, and even as a five year old, at that point I felt like an outsider. I pleaded my mom to not leave but my attempts failed as I found myself alone yet surrounded by complete strangers. As I stood in the center of the room while pushing back my tears and eyeing my mother make her way out the door, I heard the teacher call my name. I timidly walked towards the spot on the yellow carpet she was signaling at for me to sit on. I heard Mrs. Ross’s soothing voice but no matter how much I concentrated
During this course I have learned a lot about audience and purpose. One of the things I have learned about audience is that the work of the author has to grab the audience attention, and I have to use a tone that is appropriate for the audience the work is written for. For example, if I am writing for children, I would not use big educated words. I would use words that they could understand, and if I am writing to the president, I would talk
Flannery O’Connor, a great American novelist, once said that she writes because “I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” Writing is not just a torture device that English teachers bestow on students. We write for the ability to express ourselves and to set memories in stone for the future.
Our teacher, Mrs. Hetrick, provided the answer to our question: “These essays could have easily been generated by a computer program. They tell me nothing about yourselves; why in the world you are telling me all of this? You need to make me care about the message you are conveying, otherwise, your writing is useless.” She then told us that while we were all communicating in the proper format, we had failed to take into consideration whom our audience was. In order to truly persuade and influence our audience, we had to do more than place complicated ideas into a grammatically immaculate sentences; we need to show the audience why they should care about our writing; otherwise, they will just lose interest. I realize now that this experience provided a stable foundation for what I consider to be an example of passionate rhetorical ability, which helps me reflect on what authors Wallace deems as “good” through their rhetorical strategies.
I want my audience to be emotionally drawn towards my writing. I want them to realize that certain things are not as important in life as they believe it to be or that certain things are more important and shouldn't be neglected.
The author's intention is to not only present accurate information for the readers, but also grant them a space to reflect on the emotional truth in order to have the ability to take actions on their own terms.
When writing any document, the author must understand their audience before writing anything (Vandermey, 2012). Making sure my content has the attention of the reader is essential for any writer and understanding the process to write interesting material is the author’s goal (Emery, 2014). While all authors have fear and apprehensions about writing, their passion usually comes out on top when authoring a document or paper. My writing style creates fears, however, my passion to communicate properly with my audience drives my overall writing style.
One of the things I feel very strongly about is writing. I like how you can say whatever you want knowing that it is your opinion. You have freedom over what you say. Some things that are written could be seen as controversial, but in the scheme of things, most of what is said is okay because at the end of the day you have the right to freedom of speech. Personally writing is an escape from life, whether it is full of pain, sadness, chaos, or just plain boredom. A few years ago my imagination was bright. It held quite a bit of good ideas, but somewhere along the way to now I lost most of that ability to think of the most random plot lines or ideas to write about. My creativity slowly burned out, kind of like a candle. Then one morning not too
It helped me understand the things that happen in the world. I know the good and the bad things happens to me so that it can and will make me better as an individual today.
Escaping from the severe reality of life helps a person get through their difficulties within life. Whether they have emotional or physical problems, or a person just needs a good story, reading can help a person explore new worlds through their imagination. I loved reading from a young age, and treasured the moments when my mother read to me. She helped me explore the unique worlds that authors try to portray through their writing.
It may come as a surprise to many, but writing is no longer about the writer and is solely about the reader. When writing anything, whether it be a press release, a newspaper article, or even an informative essay, the only person that should be considered is the one that is going to read and draw conclusions from the writing. The ultimate point of one’s writing is to benefit one’s reader through understanding them, writing clearly and concisely, refusing to use methods that mislead them, and refusing to present information that has no basis of truth.
I Heard footsteps coming while I was working at the dishwasher and it was my dad he said “ I talked to your teacher today and I agree with her to keep you in the A.P. Literature class” I then held my head in disappointment but realized that it was only right for my dad to keep me in there. Because I tried to leave her class but, my memorable experience is about the time my dad and my teacher Ms. Madera tried to stop me from giving up on myself. there hasn’t been a time where I Deondre Williams have given up on myself even when I was down to the last straw about to fail because failure haunts me as if it was a ghost haunting your soul. I really appreciate and love my dad and Ms. Madera because I knew that there is people here for me but I never
Writing is a powerful tool for communication and connection. As an extension and expression of the mind, writing is as much about the mental processes of the author as it is about the final marks laid to paper. As we write, we hold in mind our own thoughts on the work, anticipate the reader’s thoughts, and think both in concrete and abstract ways in order to accomplish the task at hand. Whether an academic research paper, a novel, or text message to friends, writing seeks to engage, persuade, or impress concepts upon an audience. Like language and other art forms in general, the practice of writing is ever-evolving and is subject to cultural and contextual influence, expectations, and conventions. Each writer holds a theory
Nearly all writing exhibits rhetorical elements to convey the writer’s message in a meaningful way. These techniques assist the readers in connecting with the author to fully understand the message and can also be used by the writer to influence the audience to feel a certain way about a topic. As Doug Downs said, “Some people learn to be rhetorical experts who can take those underlying principles shaping human interaction and finesse them in specific activities,” (460,1).Using rhetorical elements to appeal to an audience’s emotions have always been a foolproof way for urging people to pay attention to what you have to say and is almost the most persuasive technique. However, many other rhetorical techniques can also be used to prompt an audience to really adhere to what the writer is trying to convey. Such devices are beautifully displayed in J.K. Rowling’s commencement speech, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination”, to Harvard University’s 2008 graduates and in George Saunders’ speech, “Congratulations, by the Way”, to the Syracuse University 2013 graduates. J.K. Rowling and George Saunders use many rhetorical elements in their speeches, such as identification, motivational aspects, and the use of story-telling to gracefully convey their personal experiences and wisdom to the audience of young adults. Both speeches were influential and powerful; However, I feel as though J.K. Rowling’s speech was more effective in terms of delivery, because of