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1. Amy Tan starts her essay with "I am not a scholar of English or literature" and follows it in the
next paragraph with, "I am a writer" to clarify the reason she is writing the text. The difference
between the two sentences is to show that she does not believe she is an expert on English or
literature; she is simply a woman who writes about both. She uses her own opinions to share with us
her knowledge on both topics, but she would not consider herself a "scholar" who would have an
array of knowledge full of facts. Tan is simply stating that she is a writer with her own opinions on
topics and that the text, Mother Tongue, is simply full of what she has learned and of her own
opinions so far in her life on English and literature. When she says these two sentences she appeals
to both ethos and pathos. Tan appeals to ethos because as readers we question her ... Show more
content on Helpwriting.net ...
She goes into a personal feeling that she gets with it, and when a person reads through this they also
feel an understanding for her and the way she thinks.
2. Tan includes multiple anecdotes throughout the essay to further her argument in many ways. Tan's
argument is that the use of English can be interpreted in many ways and also change the way people
think of a person. When she includes them it allows for readers to relate to her in different ways and
it shows that she has many facts to support her claims with real–life experience. Tan references to a
time she gave a speech and realized that she uses many different types of English depending on who
she is with. She remembered that her mother was listening to the speech she was giving and
probably did not understand any of it due
... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
Amy Tan Ethos Pathos Logos
Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism Summary
Goodman 6
Richard Goodman
English Comp II
Mrs. Cravens
21 February 2018
Audience in Mind What makes a good writer? Many people have differing opinions on what makes
a person a good writer, or the standard in which one can write. One of the main things to remember
about writing is to always keep your audience in mind, and adjust you writing style and language
accordingly. Also remember that writing is process which takes time to perfect. English has never
been one of my favorite subjects, mainly just because I never really consider myself to be a good
writer and by the normal standard I may not be. In a sense though, I found contrary to my belief that
my writing wasn't all that bad. Now it took time for me to see that for myself, because ... Show more
content on Helpwriting.net ...
There some people that are incredibly "street smart" but do not fair so well in school but in Gerald
Graff's "Hidden Intellectualism" Graff argues that street smarts are just as important as book smarts.
Graff says that "It is a matter of finding points of convergence and translation, moments when
student discourse can be translated into academic discourse and vice versa, producing a kind of
"bilingualism" on both sides of the student–teacher divide" (Graff, Hidden Intellectualism). In other
words, for a student with street smarts to learn to read academically, students need to read things
that interest them, encouraging them to dive into their reading, forming an opinion and arguing their
point. When you think about it this does makes sense, you can't get that student to read more
intellectual readings without first starting with something that interest them and then let them
naturally move toward more intellectual reading. I myself was this way in high school, I was always
uninterested in the required readings. Many times, failed to even read them and when I did it was
just to get a grade. I never really formed my own opinion of the reading, except for the fact that I
just didn't like it. However, when we could pick our own reading material, something that interested
me, I was more drawn in and able to form my own opinion, caring about what I was reading. By
doing so this allows students with street smarts, to not only become drawn toward the more
intellectual reading, it will get to a point where they want to argue their points and form their own
opinions. The question though is being street smart better than book smart, and in my opinion, this
can be situational, depending on what you are doing would determine which one is better but when
coupled they work well together. In writing which would you rather have, someone who can express
their opinion, and
... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
Amy Tan Ethos Pathos Logos
Mr. Trenthem: My English Writer
My English teacher inspired me to take risks, read closely, and spend time developing my craft as a
writer. I left 8th grade English trained up in grammar, speaking and old–fashioned American
Literature. The teacher who propelled me forward and made my high school successes possible is
Mr. Phillip Jeffrey Trenthem. Not only did Mr. Trenthem work to broaden my worldview, he
changed the way I think about adults, the world of work, and myself. Furthermore, he gave me the
tools and confidence to share my voice through writing and speaking. That year, I made a huge leap
forward in my grammar development. Before Mr. Trenthem came along, grammar was at best a
puzzle I didn't understand and at worst a beast I (occasionally) poked with a stick. However, that
mindset changed once I started using new and old grammar concepts to correct other students'
essays. We even got to play a ball game that helped us master grammar skills by critiquing grammar
used in each others' sentences. It didn't matter when I tossed the foam ball toward the hoop ... Show
more content on Helpwriting.net ...
We composed journal entries, poems, summaries, jokes, analyses, epitaphs, and arguments. This
allowed us to receive quick feedback, which proved to be invaluable. Mr. Trenthem's praise,
corrections, rants, and endless stream of humorous stories inspired and motivated me to write more
and think more about what I wrote. In fact, our class' study of American poets from Robert Haydn to
Langston Hughes drew out some of the best writing I have ever crafted. I am very fortunate to have
had such a fastidious and authentic person to challenge me every week to improve my writing and
myself. Mr. Trenthem is the best teacher I've had the pleasure of learning from because he did the
unthinkable. He instilled in his students an eagerness to learn and question more. I am thankful each
day for the most hilarious, intense, and rewarding class that I was lucky enough to be a part
... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...

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Amy Tan Ethos Pathos Logos

  • 1. Amy Tan Ethos Pathos Logos 1. Amy Tan starts her essay with "I am not a scholar of English or literature" and follows it in the next paragraph with, "I am a writer" to clarify the reason she is writing the text. The difference between the two sentences is to show that she does not believe she is an expert on English or literature; she is simply a woman who writes about both. She uses her own opinions to share with us her knowledge on both topics, but she would not consider herself a "scholar" who would have an array of knowledge full of facts. Tan is simply stating that she is a writer with her own opinions on topics and that the text, Mother Tongue, is simply full of what she has learned and of her own opinions so far in her life on English and literature. When she says these two sentences she appeals to both ethos and pathos. Tan appeals to ethos because as readers we question her ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... She goes into a personal feeling that she gets with it, and when a person reads through this they also feel an understanding for her and the way she thinks. 2. Tan includes multiple anecdotes throughout the essay to further her argument in many ways. Tan's argument is that the use of English can be interpreted in many ways and also change the way people think of a person. When she includes them it allows for readers to relate to her in different ways and it shows that she has many facts to support her claims with real–life experience. Tan references to a time she gave a speech and realized that she uses many different types of English depending on who she is with. She remembered that her mother was listening to the speech she was giving and probably did not understand any of it due ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 3. Gerald Graff Hidden Intellectualism Summary Goodman 6 Richard Goodman English Comp II Mrs. Cravens 21 February 2018 Audience in Mind What makes a good writer? Many people have differing opinions on what makes a person a good writer, or the standard in which one can write. One of the main things to remember about writing is to always keep your audience in mind, and adjust you writing style and language accordingly. Also remember that writing is process which takes time to perfect. English has never been one of my favorite subjects, mainly just because I never really consider myself to be a good writer and by the normal standard I may not be. In a sense though, I found contrary to my belief that my writing wasn't all that bad. Now it took time for me to see that for myself, because ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... There some people that are incredibly "street smart" but do not fair so well in school but in Gerald Graff's "Hidden Intellectualism" Graff argues that street smarts are just as important as book smarts. Graff says that "It is a matter of finding points of convergence and translation, moments when student discourse can be translated into academic discourse and vice versa, producing a kind of "bilingualism" on both sides of the student–teacher divide" (Graff, Hidden Intellectualism). In other words, for a student with street smarts to learn to read academically, students need to read things that interest them, encouraging them to dive into their reading, forming an opinion and arguing their point. When you think about it this does makes sense, you can't get that student to read more intellectual readings without first starting with something that interest them and then let them naturally move toward more intellectual reading. I myself was this way in high school, I was always uninterested in the required readings. Many times, failed to even read them and when I did it was just to get a grade. I never really formed my own opinion of the reading, except for the fact that I just didn't like it. However, when we could pick our own reading material, something that interested me, I was more drawn in and able to form my own opinion, caring about what I was reading. By doing so this allows students with street smarts, to not only become drawn toward the more intellectual reading, it will get to a point where they want to argue their points and form their own opinions. The question though is being street smart better than book smart, and in my opinion, this can be situational, depending on what you are doing would determine which one is better but when coupled they work well together. In writing which would you rather have, someone who can express their opinion, and
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  • 6. Mr. Trenthem: My English Writer My English teacher inspired me to take risks, read closely, and spend time developing my craft as a writer. I left 8th grade English trained up in grammar, speaking and old–fashioned American Literature. The teacher who propelled me forward and made my high school successes possible is Mr. Phillip Jeffrey Trenthem. Not only did Mr. Trenthem work to broaden my worldview, he changed the way I think about adults, the world of work, and myself. Furthermore, he gave me the tools and confidence to share my voice through writing and speaking. That year, I made a huge leap forward in my grammar development. Before Mr. Trenthem came along, grammar was at best a puzzle I didn't understand and at worst a beast I (occasionally) poked with a stick. However, that mindset changed once I started using new and old grammar concepts to correct other students' essays. We even got to play a ball game that helped us master grammar skills by critiquing grammar used in each others' sentences. It didn't matter when I tossed the foam ball toward the hoop ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... We composed journal entries, poems, summaries, jokes, analyses, epitaphs, and arguments. This allowed us to receive quick feedback, which proved to be invaluable. Mr. Trenthem's praise, corrections, rants, and endless stream of humorous stories inspired and motivated me to write more and think more about what I wrote. In fact, our class' study of American poets from Robert Haydn to Langston Hughes drew out some of the best writing I have ever crafted. I am very fortunate to have had such a fastidious and authentic person to challenge me every week to improve my writing and myself. Mr. Trenthem is the best teacher I've had the pleasure of learning from because he did the unthinkable. He instilled in his students an eagerness to learn and question more. I am thankful each day for the most hilarious, intense, and rewarding class that I was lucky enough to be a part ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 8. English 101 Made Me a Better Writer Everyone on the planet has a goal set in life, but only a handful attempt to improve to obtain their goal by studying the subject their goal is in. In my English class, English 101 this quarter I was astonished by how much I had progressed as a writer sharpening my writing skills and also learned a lot about writing that I hadn't learned before. In my writing portfolio for this quarter I had to write an autobiography essay, a research essay, and this reflection essay to develop my writing skills better. The writing assignments were fun to do because it challenged me to work on essays of different styles that were new to me. The essay assignments helped me grow as a better writer that gave me the self–confidence and skills to take on the world on my own. During the beginning of the English 101 when we began the writing process: I thought at first that we spent too much time on our essays but I soon realized how important it was spending time on the essays to improve them . The revisions that my teacher and classmates made on my essays were truly helpful for me because it allowed me to better my writing. For every week in the entire course we went over the MLA formatting process, annotating, citing within the essay, and how to make the paper flow better. I had the most troubles in this quarter when I started writing some of my essays for my portfolio because I didn't have a clue how to start them at first. After a while of brainstorming ideas and seeing examples the teacher ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 10. [Writer Name] [Supervisor Name] [Subject] [Date] History... [Writer Name] [Supervisor Name] [Subject] [Date] History of the English Language and some of the many Factors that have influenced its Evolution Language is surely the most influential form of communication. It is the most powerful instrument an individual can have. By definition, language is the use voice sounds by human beings, organized in order to express and communicate thoughts and feelings. It is what has shaped our society into what it has become today, what has allowed our civilization to excel and progress into what is now modern day. Language has allowed the individual to communicate within a group as well as within him in order to accomplish many goals. Language gives us a means by which we can organize our ideas and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... And semantic indeterminacy is the ether of attitude of language. It fills the interstices of our intentions and pervades accounts of presupposition, tense, fiction, translation, and especially, elusiveness. Language is primarily formed through the interaction of people. This interaction could be of any nature, but in today's world when English is undoubtedly the universal language, external factors play a pivotal role in English language's evolution. Therefore, it would be imperative to look at the influences of these factors on the English language. The English language of today reflects many centuries of development (Naomi 24). The political and social events that have in the course of English history so profoundly affected the English people in their national life have generally had a recognizable effect on their language. The Christianizing of Britain brought England into contact with Latin civilization and made significant additions to our vocabulary. The Scandinavian invasions resulted in a considerable mixture of the two races and their languages. The Norman Conquest made English for two centuries the language mainly of the lower classes, while the nobles and those associated with them used French on almost all occasions (Baugh 2). And when English once more regained supremacy as the language of all elements of the population, it greatly changed in both form and vocabulary from what it had been in the 11th century. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 12. College Admissions Essay: A Career As A Writer My career goal is to be a successful fiction author and to publish over two full series. I've chosen this career because I've already started writing and I love it. I think that I'd be good at writing because I'm really creative and I love to read, then scribble down whatever pops into my head. I'm always in the middle of writing something and my finger hitting the computer keys is not an uncommon sound. This makes me assume that I'd be good at writing as a career. Being a writer is exactly how it sounds– you just write, all the time. It's a eat, sleep, and write career. Authors usually earn as much as their talent and creativity are worth to the public. So to be successful, one has to have a head full of crazy, but good, ideas. Fortunately, there's not much else required. An author doesn't have to be a super extroverted person to write; in fact, most writers are introverts and sometimes even live vicariously through their characters. However, personality–wise, one has to be extremely persistent and willing to work on the book and ideas at hand. An ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The advantages of being a published writer include choosing your hours, your workplace, and what you write about in the first place. Some of the biggest disadvantages are that you don't get any employer benefits, and even though you might have a popular book, it's not guaranteed that you'll be a popular author with a high salary. Even so, I still plan on being a writer, even if it's just a side job. I plan on publishing at least one book before I leave high school, and hopefully, an entire trilogy before I'm out of college. After that, if I'm a successful author I will continue to write full time but if not I will work it on the side like J. K. Rowling did. So for my post–secondary education, I'm planning on taking a course and majoring in architecture or neurosurgery. All in all, I think that I will be a successful author and that I will really enjoy doing it full ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 14. Edmund Spenser, An English Writer Best Known For The... INTRODUCTION EDMUND SPENCER Edmund Spenser was an English writer best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic ballad and fantastical moral story commending the Tudor tradition and Elizabeth I. He is perceived as one of the head experts of Modern English verse in its earliest stages, and one of the best artists in the English dialect. Edmund Spenser was conceived in East Smithfield, London around the year 1552 however there is some vagueness as to the careful date of his introduction to the world. As a young person, he was taught in London at the Merchant Taylors ' School and registered as a sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he turned into a companion of Gabriel Harvey, and later counseled him, in spite of their varying perspectives on verse. In July 1580 Spenser went to Ireland, in the administration of the recently selected Lord Deputy, Arthur Gray, fourteenth Baron Gray de Wilton. At that point he presented with the English strengths amid the Second Desmond Rebellion. After the annihilation of the local Irish he took arrives in County Cork that had been reallocated in the Munster Plantation amid the Elizabethan victory of Ireland. Among his acquaintances in the region was Walter Raleigh, a kindred pioneer. Through his verse Spenser would have liked to secure a spot at court, which he went by in Raleigh 's organization to convey his most popular work, The Faerie Queene. On the other hand, he strikingly alienated the monarch 's central secretary, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 16. Essay about Women´s Language: A History of Indian-English... Women's Language: A history of Indian–English Women Writers. "Women have burnt like beacons in all the works of all the poets from the beginning of time. Indeed if woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man, some would say greater. But this is woman in fiction. In fact, as Professor Trevelyan points out, she was locked up, beaten and flung about the room. A very queer, composite being thus emerges. Imaginatively she is of the highest importance; practically she is completely insignificant. She pervades poetry from cover to cover; she is all but absent from ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The most prominent example that we can see is in the work Samskara of U.R.Ananthamurthy. His portrayal of Chandri, Belli or Padmavati as silently accepting of men's sexual advances without protest underlines the systematic erasure of a woman's subjectivity; there is no space for the articulation of either her protest or her consent. Her being a woman, the existence of her body is consent enough, his writing expounds. It is this lacuna in the language whether English, Tamil or any other that Cixious and Irigaray says is symptomatic of the fact that the "masculine, rational" language can not be the vehicle of expression for women. A new language needs to be created to portray this new, liberated woman. In the book 'The New Woman in Indian English Writers Since the 1970's' Vijaylakshmi Sheshadri charts out the history of women's writing and how it was compared to standard (patriarchal) ideals of the Pativrata image of women influenced by Classical Indian literature. Those that deviated from the established code were either marginalised or severely criticised. Sheshadri talks about a new image of the woman or a new woman needing a new writing which is not part of the dominant hegemony; a writing that is for women and portrays this new women in all her possibilities and unforeseen new identity. However she equates the new image of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 18. Process Essay: How To Be A Good Writer The process to be a good writer can be different for each person but it for sure requires experience and practice. My writing experience in English doesn't really go too far back; I only started learning English about three years ago. Coming to UC Santa Cruz, my only knowledge on preparing a proper paper was based on my spread out information from high school English. However, Core in fall quarter and Writing 20 this quarter started to prepare me step by step. Writing might not be my favorite subject, but Writing 20 has helped me realize how crucial can writing be no matter what major and career I would end up in future. Throughout this quarter I got to know who I am as a writer and identified my relationship with language with different exercises ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 20. Anita Desai, A Modern Indo English Writer Essay INTRODUCTION Anita Desai, a noteworthy woman novelist, is a modern Indo–English writer, widely acclaimed not only in India but also in the world of fiction writing. She emerged after independence, deliberating on the highly debatable contemporary issues. Anita Desai is a keen observer of the society and the position of the women in the contemporary society draws her special attention. The novels of Anita Desai are noted for the profound probing into the inner life and feelings of the women, bounded by the shackles of the middle class. They are the explorations of the family problems, which perhaps is the chief cause behind the estrangement of the women from their family. Literature for her is not a means of escaping reality but an exploration and an inquiry. She prefers the private to the public world and avoids the traditional grooves of external reality and physical world. In fact, her real concern is the thorough investigation of human psyche, inner climate, and she unravels the mystery of the inner life of her characters. Her main engagement is to study human existence and human predicament, her exploration being a quest for self. Anita's main focus, in this way, is to depict the psychic states of her protagonists at some crucial juncture of their lives. The uniqueness of Anita Desai's fiction, however, lies in her exploration of feminine sensibility. In Desai's novels, the love encounters explode into marital disputes as the result of devastating post– marriage ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 22. My Writing Essay My Writing In the past four years, I have written many papers for various classes, enjoying some and others having to choke out words to write down. In this memo I will describe my writing projects and how they made me become a better writer, and how they will continue to help develop me into a becoming a more prosperous writer. What I Really Learned in English 100 Well as a recent pupil of the Great McFadden I want to do all that I can to be on his good side, for he said that if I go one mile to meet him, he will go two miles to meet me, which seems more that fair. As an assignment I am told that I have to write what I learned in English 100 and how that it prepared me for English 200. Well since honesty is the best way of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Having taken many writing classes I have learned many things about writing. I enjoy writing and can often write many pages about things that I am interested in. I know that I have more learning to do about writing, and hopefully in the next couple weeks my knowledge of writing will have expanded and my writing will have improved. My Experience With Writing Arguments I am unaware of any writing arguments. The only thing I can really think of is writing a research paper with the intent to change people's minds on a certain subject. I remember researching for weeks in the library, looking through magazine after magazine. I had searched for enough information to write a ten–page paper. The writing process of the paper took several weeks but when I had finished, all the hard work was worth the effort. I learned many things from that course such as that you need to search for all the information you can because it is better to have too much information than not enough. Also that course taught me many things about making references to the authors of the articles I used for my paper. I remember writing out note card after note card and keeping all the necessary information about each book or magazine. That course taught me to become a better writer and to respect how much detail really goes into a research paper like I had written. Other than that, I have not really had much experience in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 24. The Moves That Matter In Academic Writing In the introduction to "They say, I say": The moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst use some sample templates to state their idea, which is it useful in academic writing to transmute the simple expression of personal view into a response to third– party view by your personal view. Meanwhile, they argue against the ideas that using templates will stifle creative and indulge plagiarizing. Thus, Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst in chapter one provide some templates to help readers to use the third–party ideas, which are "they say," in the own essay by more effective ways. Then, the authors state that a quick and clear expression to the idea which the writer is going to response ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 26. Writing Can Be A Struggle Essay Introduction Writing can be a struggle. Even for myself, I am struggling right now to compose this last paper for my degree. Nevertheless, I have the necessary tools and the mindset to complete this paper with perfection. My working environment is peaceful. Soft classical music playing, soy candle burning, and a cup of water next to my computer. (I am not a coffee person). My outline is fully filled out with the research I want to incorporate into my paper. I know what my end goal is and the expectations that I must achieve. I am ready to write! Students need this same type of determination when they are writing. This is especially true for EL students. Based on research there are three main principles for effectively teaching EL students: "(1) generally, effective practices are likely to be effective with ELs. (2) ELs require additional instructional supports. (3) The home language can be used to promote academic development" (Goldenberg, 2013, p. 5). In this paper, I am going to highlight a few writing best practices that are research based to use within a classroom setting that are particular successful for EL students. Environment The first practice I am going to discuss is creating a classroom community of writers. Writing is often ignored, and when it is brought up in the classroom the students view it as a daunting task. Therefore, it is up to the teacher to change this environment into a positive experience. In the article, Writing in the ESL Classroom: ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 28. English 10: Student Analysis Upon reading the syllabus for English 10, my excitement grew for the enduring commitment of this advanced literary class. Personally, I enjoy struggling in my academic career; if assignments and reading material were always easy to comprehend, how would we learn? I am a firm believer that true learning comes from periods of struggle and critical thinking, fueling my desire to enter English 10. Throughout my educational career, I have learned that being an avid reader and writer goes hand–in–hand. It is merely impossible to be a successful writer and lack the ability to be a proficient reader. That being said, there are certainly specific skills to ensure excellence in both reading and writing. While I am fairly confident that I have adapted ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Good readers are said to deeply understand the texts they read, and often utilize practices that will not only allow them to comprehend the text, but have the ability to make connections to their readings. These practices may include (but are not limited to): annotating texts, highlighting the main ideas, summarizing bulky paragraphs, defining unknown vocabulary, and re–reading the text multiple times. Good writers often have the ability to compel their messages to their readers, regardless of what genre they are writing. The goal of writing is to share information to readers, whether that be tell a short story, write an academic essay, offer comedic relief, etc. It is difficult to categorize a writer as "good," as there are many genres and styles of writing. Good writers often utilize the following practices (but are not limited to): outlining an essay, creating strong structure throughout their works, creating works that are free of grammatical and literary errors, and have the capability of self–critiquing their work for further drafts. I am ecstatic to be enrolled in English 10. I understand that English 10 requires a major time and effort commitment, however, I can assure you that I feel ready for this challenge. While I have always been a decent reader and writer, I cannot wait strengthen my writing abilities, and mature into an excelling English ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 30. Ap English Writer Strength There comes a time in life where we see an impossible obstacle, and do the best that we can to overcome it. For me, this was my AP English Language class in high school during senior year. The time was now, summer is nearly over. I analyzed my strengths and weaknesses, giving a full re– evaluation of myself. In the end, I consider myself an average writer. There have been times in the past when I've written letters or personal stories. However, those have never been my strongest set of skills. While I have been serious with my writing, I never recognized the unbelievable advantages that good writing has. Therefore, I've made it my goal to improve my literal skills and become a great writer. Maybe this new class will assist me in becoming that ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Little did I know that it was a trip to a tutoring hall? I looked at her "surprise" as an offense. I was not so unfortified that I needed someone to help me, I thought. Although I was a bit naïve and put up an impressive show to shrug off going to the tutoring hall. In the long run, I came around and decided to give this aid a try. Later that day, it came to be that I was introduced to the most extraordinary people that I have ever met. Not only were they friendly, they assisted and heard my struggles, and provided actual useful techniques that I can easily get accustomed to. Within weeks, I was reading far better than I have ever been. I was writing and reading more than I usually did. The confused and jealous looks of my peers powered my desire to keep practicing my literal skills. Things carried on like this for a while throughout the year, we were given assignments, essays, book reviews, things of that sort; nothing I couldn't handle. Around the end is where things got really interesting. Coming into the end of my senior year, I was petrified. As I skulked into my classroom, I took a momentary glance around, trying to get a quick view of the people I would struggle with. After all I went through in high school; this is how I began to see my English class, a journey. I took my seat, across from a guy I knew from grade school. I knew I greatly improve at the subject, and everyone else ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 32. English Writer And Poet Gilbert K. Chesterton English writer and poet Gilbert K. Chesterton once stated that," You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it." Because true love, the passion that binds two people, is something that renews itself and is never diminished. It neither deteriorates nor does it die. Rather both bliss and hardship, distance and nearness, pleasure and pain, form the foundation for which love sits upon. Love, like steel, is tempered by the flames of adversity and as a result it is made stronger by its heat. Love is so deeply rooted and critical to humanity because in love there is stability, compassion, and comfort. In love people give a part of their heart, their soul, their own passion, to another. In a world of loneliness, uncertainty and danger, love is a constant worth fighting for. Moreover, love that one choses to not fight for does not deserve to be called true love. It can be lust, passion, or endearment but never love because the gift of love is sacred. It is selfless, mutual, and permanent. It is true. The Mu`allaqat of 'Antara is one such example of love that is true. This story mirrors that of the classical Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet, where love blossoms amidst two warring houses. The hero of this ode quite literally fights on the battlefield for his lover. The devotion of the man's love can be seen by how eloquently he describes his feelings for her. He states, "She takes your heart with the flash edge of her ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 34. Vershawn Young's Essay Should Writers Use They Own English Should Writer's Use They Own English What is English? Or better yet, what is "General English"? English, is a universal form of communication and seen as the Academic language of the world. But, why? Why, can we not use any other "dialect" or version of this "English". We as humans tend to follow a strategic way of speaking through our writing, "the norm". Author Vershawn Young's article "Should Writers Use They Own English?", challenges the ideals of what we believe standard english and why we view it as the only universal way of speaking.Within society english that spoken, by non–caucasian speakers are seen as illiterate and go under a great amount of scrutiny. The implement of english in "Academic Writing" calls as a platform of communication ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Who's to say what is academically standard English? The use of vernaculars do not and should not determine, and should not make us infer a person's' intellect or ignorance. Personally, too much of "slang" in an article may confuse the reader, for me, article"Should Writers Use They Own English?", was a difficult reading even though, i may identify with its text its seemed almost too much and overly stressed. In the sense, a text in vernaculars should prove enticing as well as comprehensible so that the text is understood .The implement of english in "Academic Writing" calls as a platform of communication for a multitude of people, but limit the creative, spiritual, emotional aspect of an author's piece ultimately discriminating one's artistic vision. Authors, Writers, Poets are entitled to our own creative intuitions with a motive to be understood by a variety of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 36. Personal Narrative: My English Composition Writing makes possible to us expressing in a paper what we cannot communicate by talking. For this reason, the writer must make his composition readable and understandable in order to get the idea by the reader of what he is attempting to communicate. This requires a whole writing process that I have experienced thus far this semester in my English Composition I Honors Course. I have recognized what my strengths and weaknesses in writing are. So that, focusing more on my weaknesses than my strengths will help me to improve much more my writing skills by the end of the semester. One of my strengths in writing is that I plan what I am going to express in my written work. As a brainstorm, I begin by putting all the ideas that come to my mind on my paper. Nevertheless, in this process, I usually lose the meaning of what I try to communicate. My sentences become incomprehensible and confusing to the readers because I am not being clear and concise. Besides that, I am not a very detailed writer. This negative aspect is caused not because I do not want to seek information thoroughly, but because I believe that including a lot of details might be overloaded to the readers. Hence, I am planning to avoid this wrong thought of mine by ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... If the writer wants to draw interest on the readers about his paper, he will have to write an interesting introduction. During the semester, I have recognized that this is another of my weaknesses. It seems hard for me to find a hook to engage the reader's attention. I usually spend a lot of time thinking about how to write a good introduction. As a solution, I have begun reading the work from professional writers to analyze what they use to start their written works. I realized that a common way to start a composition is by writing an anecdote or a startling fact related to the topic. I found this useful because it gives a general idea of how to write better ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 38. English Homework Eng99 Essay Stephanie Nalini Heraman Tuesday, March 12,2013 Spring 1 2013 ENG099–0722 7:00AM–9:00AM Building E Room 147 Prof.Lamone–King Homework #2 Models For Writers Textbook Pages 172–180 Questions For Study and Discussion 1. What exactly does Zinsser mean by "clutter" (1)? How does he believe we can free ourselves of clutter? 2. Identify the main idea in each of the thirteen paragraphs. How is each paragraph related to Zinsser's topic and purpose ? 3. In what ways do paragraphs 4–6 serve to illustrate the main idea of paragraph 3? (Glossary: Illustration) 4. In paragraph 11, Zinsser says that writers must constantly ask themselves some questions. What are these questions, and why are they important? 5. How do ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... 2A) Each paragraph is related to Zinsser's topic and purpose because in each paragraph he talks about how Americans write and what a lot of faults is and also he is telling us how to write better paragraphs. 3) Paragraphs 4–6 illustrates that the president of his university wrote a letter to mollify the alumni after a spell of campus unrest. In paragraph 3 it says the secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components. The president did not do that . 4) What am I trying to say ? Have I said it ? Is it clear to someone encountering the subject for the first time? These questions are important to ask yourself when you are writing your paragraph so your reader will know what you are talking about and your paragraphs will make sense and it will be correct. 5) Zinsser's first and lasts paragraphs serve to introduce and conclude his essay very good because he says in the beginning that Clutter is a disease of American writing and in the ending he says that if you find writing is hard , it is because you make it hard for yourself. It is up to the individual if you want to write your paragraph in proper English. 6) The relationship between thinking and writing for Zinsser is that when you are thinking you are just writing your thoughts but when you are writing for him you have to write in proper English because he does not like improper ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 40. Essay On Becoming A Writer I would like to become an author because I am passionate about the validity of books. Novels are educational tools disguised as entertaining stories. Stories provide a template for people to divulge into a world unfamiliar to their own and learn from them. Moral, emotional, and interactive lessons can be learned from novels, not to mention the good it does to tear eyes away from screens. People learn from worlds created by another while also finding an escape from the harsh reality they live. I would be lucky to help someone learn and escape at the same time. Most who wish to become authors cannot simply write on a piece of paper and become successful. Education is needed for most writers to become authors. To obtain a Bachelor's Degree in writing at SCAD, "a student must have 180 credit hours" ("Writing"). At Georgia College, to get "an English Bachelor's in Creative Writing Concentration students must" have approximately 96 to 105 credit hours and "maintain at least a 2.0 GPA" ("English B.A., Creative Writing Concentration"). "Three of the required credit hours must be of a selected foreign language" ("English B.A., Creative Writing Concentration"). English majors at Reinhardt "must have an intermediate–level proficiency in a foreign language or pass an intermediate–level translation test" ("English StudiesCreative Writing"). Those who want a "Bachelor's in Common English Core" must have a total of 120 credits" consisting of "9 to 15 credit hours on one major author, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 42. Hypothetical English Class Analysis While creating the course syllabus for the hypothetical English class of twenty–five tenth graders, my main focus was centered on trying to emphasis the importance of implementing critical thinking skills. My high school English teacher, Mrs. Neiswonger, whom I had for both Honors English 10 and AP Literature 12 class taught me how to think critically. Before having her, my essays received the same generic grade and comments. While these comments were typically positive, they weren't teaching me anything. I remember pretty vividly getting a grade of a "C" on my first essay from Honors English 10. The comments written all over each page offered suggestions and asked questions that prompted me to dig deeper beyond the generic surface in order ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The purpose of the wide range of genres and authors mentioned is to expose students to different writing styles in a variety of settings. After exploring various poems from different authors, there will be a class discussion to compare and contrast the various styles of each author. In a short writing assignment that would only be a few paragraphs, the students would select an author to compare and contrast to their own writing style. In my personal belief, the objective of this assignment is to provide students with the opportunity to "read and study other writers" (13). This objective is outlined under the "Pillars of Writing Success" as one of the six main needs for students. Furthermore, this assignment challenges the students to think critically and establish an idea of their own writing style. While comparing and contrasting their writing style to an author of their choice, the student will be implementing critical thinking skills to establish personal ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 44. The Importance Of Writing Class In Averroes High School Writing is very important for many things. Whether one works in an office or as a teacher, writing is needed. However, the writing skills must be strong. If they are not strong, one should get writing help.This comes back to the question of is the writhing class in Averroes High School beneficial? The writing class offered helps one on tests, to get better grades and builds vocabulary for speaking. First, the writing class helps one on tests. From SATs to finals, writing is needed. If one is not strong in writing, they miss a huge part of their tests. Even though the student may know the right answers, if they can't write well, there is no point. It's like listening to two same age high school students speak against each other. However, they both are speaking about the same topic. Whoevers voice, explanation and stance is better would win more approval. The same thing applies when it comes to tests. The better written, the more likely a teacher ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... It does this in two ways. First, it offers writing help and second it is an easy way to bring up your grade in English. Firstly, the writing class offers help. If the student has biology paragraphs due tomorrow the writing class could help the writing not only be efficient but clear as well. It will teach the student everything needed to write successfully. This means that they will write better and turn in better work for that. This all leads to get better grades in that subject. Secondly, this class is an easy boost for english. All there is to do in this class is to correct work from the english class taught by the same teacher. If the student takes constructive criticism and corrects the work, they can easily get good grades. If this class is 25% of the english grade that means even a failing student can get a 100% in english. However, they must be passing the writing class with an A at least. The writing class boosts academic ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 46. How Did George Gordon Lord Byron Influence A Writer? A writer's life and environment often have an effect on an author's writings. An endless array of subjects influence an author's writing, such as events in his or her personal life, his or her character, the society during his or her life, and ideas by philosophers, proceeding authors, or his or her contemporaries. As a result, writings can be remarkable literary and historical depictions of the time in which they were written. They can deliver the message of prominent issues during the time, to more simple subjects such as everyday life. The influence that the contemporary world can have on a writer is infinite. This is the case for the English poet, George Gordon Lord Byron, who established his name in British literature through his extensive ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The Byronic hero was one of the key elements to Byron's writings that would eventually influence characters in novels such as Brante's Wuthering Heights and Melvilles's Moby Dick. Byron's character and other literature profoundly influenced the Byronic hero. Byron's quote itself demonstrates how the Byronic hero could be considered similar to Byron, as it refers to "his own dark mind", and Byron is known to be a pessimist, therefore having a dark mind. A feature that marks the Byron hero is his opposition to tyranny, which can be seen in Byron's life through his support of the liberation of Greece and the French Revolution. The Byronic hero, like Byron himself, rebels against conventional morality (Drabble 86). The pilgrim in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, is an early example of the Byronic hero (Drabble 108). The poem is parallel to Byron's own travels, proving that the Byronic hero is biographical. Other literature also influenced the Byronic hero. The Byronic hero was influenced by works of Mrs. Radcliffe, MG Lewis, and John Moore. (Bloom George Gordon, Lord Byron). As demonstrated, the Byronic hero emerged as a figure of Byron's personal life and previous ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 48. 6 + 1 Traits Of Writing Analysis Education Northwest created "6+1 Traits of Writing" as a method for teaching and assessing writing. This model consists of six "writing" qualities, ideas, voice, organization, conventions, word choice, and fluency, and one "appearance" quality, presentation. The main theme and the details of the writing are presented in the "ideas" of the piece. The "ideas" describe how clearly the writer shows his thoughts. The internal structure of the writing is presented through the "organization", which lays out the sequence of the story, its strength and logic, and the connections in the written material. The writer expresses his feelings trough the "voice". The "voice" distinguishes the writer as who he is. Through the "word choice", the writer articulates ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Too often students think that they cannot write and that is because they do not know what is expected of them. With proper modeling and guiding, the 6+1 traits of writing helps students develop their skills. The rubrics aid students in evaluating their own writing and make improvements. These traits, which should be taught in English classes, can and should be applied in other classes, such as math, science, and history. For example, in math class students demonstrate "sentence fluency" when they explain their reasoning while solving problems. In science class, students practice and use the "convention" trait when applying formulas and assigning units of measurements, the same way they use grammar and punctuation in English classes. Although "6+1 Traits of Writing" has seven essential traits, which should be taught and assessed by English teachers, in my opinion, content area teachers, included myself, do not have to use all of them concurrently. In Math or Science classes, I can focus on one or two traits, depending on the information which is being taught during a certain lesson. A great way to implement and use this model would be writing a research paper with a theme from history or science in collaboration with the English teachers, whose focus would be teaching the sentence fluency and conventions. "Six plus one traits of writing" can be applied in core classes, but only if it is taught in English Language Arts ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 50. My Tissue As A Writer In this memo, I introduced the path I have taken as a writer. The things I have learned about writing during high school and at Purdue. The biggest change after I came to Purdue as a writer is that I realized that the purpose of writing is not just about exams or joy, but also about future career and research. History of my writing As a writer, I like writing stories. I started to write my own novel at 12. At that time, I have read a lot of novels and interesting stories. When I finished each chapter of my story, I would let my sister to read it and observe her reaction. Every time I saw her smiling face while reading my own story, I was proud and satisfied, as a writer. Today, as a college student, I still like reading and writing stories. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 52. Ethos Pathos Logos This article shows great details of how bad writing can be fixed. The article begins by showing logos of what high school and college students are struggling with the most. The reason is that it states key examples of what the students at New Dorp high school aren't good at. The article shows a lot of opinion from teachers by telling their ways of fixing the students. It is also repetitive by saying that the main reason the kids are not good writers is because they are lazy. In certain ways, this article is using pathos by the teachers. I do think the writer could have used more proven facts. I do believe that the title is a little boring. I think if the title was changed to, "Easy secrets to Become a Good Writer: Using Objects, Not Ideas." ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... It also can help teach teachers with how they can quiz their students to see what the students are lacking. This analysis is still striving for parents and teachers to be aware that a main factor with kids being lazy and not caring is due to all the new technologies. The writer does a great job emphasizing the important factors that can finally rise and change the slacking students. I do think that this article is kind of boring in ways because it falls off into a story. I think that the article is almost like a small lesson with all the examples it gives. The writer is using ethos by stating that he is a college writing instructor. The teacher is getting rejected from others while she is trying to solve the student's problems. It also uses pathos when the writer talks about the kids struggling of wanting to give up. In a reader's opinion, I believe that this article varies in its range of effectiveness. New Dorp or any students should read this because you might notice what are struggling with by just reading all the examples. This article is also pretty easy to understand. I also believe that this article is great because of how the writer explains just about everything he talks about therefore it can help some students understand exactly what he is talking about. This article strives in a way to let students know how simple it really is to understand the basic concrete elements in writing. The writer catches the writer's attention ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 54. Reflection Essay : My Journey As An English Writer When I started college, I was quite nervous about taking college level english since english is my second language. I have been in the United States for five years and even though I am a hundred percent proficient, it is still challenging for me to jot down my thoughts in English. My journey as an English writer has not been easy and there have been many times were frustration got the best of me. Despite this, with hard work and dedication I have been able to excel in Composition Arguments. This class helped me become a critical writer; I am now able to discuss about an important topic without being biased. In addition, in this class I learned about the Rhetorical Appeals that have made my essays very persuasive and well rounded. More importantly though, this class taught me the importance of receiving feedback from my readers and peers in order to convey my message effectively. I am now very confident in my writing and I am going to talk about my journey through English 1010. Throughout my high school career, I was always taught to only include my opinion without providing counter arguments. This fall semester however, I had to learn to write essays without being biased. At first it was very difficult because I always thought that I only needed to include my opinion in order to backup my claim. When I was asked to write an unbiased argumentative essay on the health care dilemma, I struggle to find the counter arguments side of the story. I many information about how there ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 56. The Composition and Rhetoric Field Essay Composition and Rhetoric (a.k.a. Writing Studies): A Flexible Field In his essay, "Teach Writing as a Process not a Product," Donald Murray outlines the major difference between the traditional pedagogy that directed the teaching of writing in the past and his newly hailed model. Traditionally, Murray explains, English teachers were taught to teach and evaluate students' writing as if it was a finished product of literature when, as he has discovered, students learn better if they're taught that writing is a process. For Murray, once teachers regard writing as a process, a student–centered, or writer–centered, curriculum falls into place. Rules for writing fall by the way side as writers work at their own pace to see what works best for ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The prohibition of any methods of inquiry is not productive when examining an all–encompassing topic such as discourse in culture. In Susan Miller's historical analysis of Composition and Rhetoric, she explains how English studies––emphasizing the study of great works of literature––became the pedagogy of choice within the academy, and how this choice marginalized the teaching of writing, rhetoric, to the mere teaching of style. "In a traditional version of textual history," Miller explains, "people characterized as 'authors' are almost always imagined in control of language." Miller argues that in order to maintain their status as culture makers, the partriarchical power mongers who designed the first writing programs, defined writers as those who wrote great works of literature. Miller is also critical of those scholars of rhetoric who continue to lament and/or deny that classical rhetoric lost its influence over writing instruction during its initial establishment in America. Although it's theoretically unfortunate that rhetoric lost its status for several centuries within the pedagogical practices of writing instruction, Miller argues that classical rhetoric no longer fit with the needs of a democratic society. Its demise was inevitable. This historical framework mapped out by Miller fits with Murray's complaint about English teachers who were taught to regard a student's writing as a product. If a writer is defined merely as a creator of great ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 58. Studying English 101 Composition This semester has been really exciting for me as well as it has been more challenging than I had expected. Before this semester I used to think that I am a good writer but I knew there is something lacking in my writing ability which I realize during in this semester. I had discovered so many drawbacks of writing and provide me opportunities to improve my weaknesses. When I started Studying English 101 composition in this semester at USM, I thought I was going to spend my hours of study in reading some classics story, discussing them and then writing about them which I used to do in High School English course in Nepal, so I didn't think that it would be much different here. English is not my first language and in most of my English class I ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 60. Thomas Paine : An English American Politician Activist,... Thomas Paine was an English–American political activist, philosopher and writer. He was born on the twenty–ninth of January 1737 at Thetford, Norfolk in England, to a Quaker father and Anglican mother. Paine received basic education, but learned to read, write and perform arithmetic. At the age of thirteen he began working, at first with his father, as a stay maker. He then later worked as an officer of the excise, hunting smugglers, and collecting liquor and tobacco taxes. Around 1760, Paine's wife and child both died in childbirth, and his business, that of making stay ropes, went under. In the summer of 1772, Paine published "The Case of the Officers of Excise." A twenty–one paged article in defense of higher pay for excise officers. It was his first political work, and he spent that winter in London, handing out the 4,000 copies of the article to members of Parliament and other citizens. In spring of 1774, Paine was fired from the excise office. He soon met Benjamin Franklin, who advised him to move to America and provided him with letters of prologue to the recently framed country. Paine arrived in Philadelphia on November 30, 1774, taking up his first normal occupation–serving to alter the Pennsylvania Magazine–in January 1775. As of now, Paine started writing decisively, distributed a few articles, secretly or under aliases. One of his initial articles was a blistering judgment of the African slave exchange, called "African Slavery in America," which he marked under ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 62. My Writing Experience In the modern age, many people live in the United States, a culturally diverse country. Most people that I have come across here, especially students, believe that writing is a gift of God received at birth. "I am not a good writer!" they say. It is not uncommon for me or my friends to often find themselves struggling with writing a paper, or even a simple email. However, I feel, that we all forget to acknowledge the fact that writing is a challenging task and requires practice. Even a good writer can have a hard time in expressing himself. No one is a qualified writer from birth. It is an individual's dedication and hard work that makes him better in his skills of writing. It is very important to be a sound writer since it plays a vital ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... I feel less hesitant to talk to someone in English and write. Other than taking the class, I now also spend more time on reading and writing. Reading quality blogs and newspapers is helping me to get better knowledge about the language and writing style, as well as general information. I have also started to spend time on reading articles and newspapers. I cut out the main headlines of the LA Times and paste them on a notebook. I later learn the difficult words that I don't understand along with their meanings. I refer to Merriam–Webster Dictionary which helps me a lot in knowing new words and used in my writings. I revise and write those words again and again. I have started to show my work to other people to get their feedback. In the course of my classes, I have realized the importance of overcoming my challenges in writing. When one is confident about his skills he finds the way so that people have to pay for his skills. For example like editors and writers in media industry are hired by the news channels for making their news more effective. They get high pay and they doesn't have to do any work without being paid because of their control over the skills where others lack. I hope to gain such skills with my English writing class. It ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 64. My Writing Quality The idea of being a technical writer has caught my attention since early childhood. Writers are diligent workers that write to inform, entertain, or persuade people about their business. These workers must work even harder to achieve master's degrees and writing experience even before they become a writer. They must experience both difficult and wondrous points during this career. Often, salaries and workplaces vary, as do job opportunities and disadvantages. This career fits me because I am extremely creative and enjoy being assigned different topics. I also love writing and directing others. There are many interesting and specific features writing carries. Writers often write manuals. They usually work for large news companies, newspapers, and websites, such as The Daily Herald. According to the Mental Floss Magazine company, a writer must suit the following qualities: descriptive, creative, experienced with English, and able to use a positive writing voice. If I were to ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Besides writing certain composition and bearing certain character traits, there are also necessities in education that are crucial for many news companies. Many companies will require a master's degree in English or at least 3 years of writing experience in order to be able to write for them. Other than that, other courses in English Language Arts and Writing are not required, but they are highly recommended to improve my writing skills. What's more, writers also have specific work environments and dress codes, too. Most all writers work inside the building of their company, if not, than they work in a quiet place, like a library. Usually, writers working for larger businesses tend to more often have editors by their side, suggesting changes and revising their mistakes. And writers don't wear pajamas to work, they dress either in formal clothes or casual clothes, such as a dress or ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 66. My Strengths And Weaknesses Of My Writing Have you ever cleaned out your closet and found many items you never knew you owned? That is the way English 101 felt to me. I learned important skills and techniques that I will maintain even though the course is over. I will be constantly improving what I have learned–meaning I will work to carry about my strengths and eliminate my remaining weaknesses. English 101 has helped me grow as a reader, a writer, and most importantly a person. My writing has progressed during the term by becoming more specific and sophisticated on an analytic level. I have learned to closely observe what I am reading or researching; this helping to improve the credibility in my writing. When the grades were passed back for the first minor writing, I was highly dissatisfied with the grade I received. In high school, I always got excellent grades on my papers; making it hard for me to accept the challenge that was now presented in front of me. After sitting down and figuring out my mistakes, I realized I was an extremely general writer. I forgot to include multiple details that were necessary for the readers understanding–as it was difficult for me to analyze writing from another perspective. My first minor writing paper was titled "A healthy Friendship" and it explained a paradigm shift that involved one of my current best friends. This was my weakest writing by far. After I revised the paper and still did not receive my ideal grade, I knew I would have to work incredibly hard in this college ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 68. I Had Always Considered Myself A Writer Essay I had always considered myself a writer. I had always found comfort in identifying with the title of writer. I had the cliché I was born a writer stories to back up this self–given idealistic position. I was drawing full–length picture books at the age of three, before I even knew how to string together a coherent sentence in the written word. By five, I had no trouble whipping out a thrilling (maybe for a kindergartener) story that I begged my grandma to type up for me, considering I was not yet equipped with the skills that I needed to pen a novel by hand. Throughout, the rest of my schooling, I excelled in anything that required using the English language, particularly when it came to essays or reading comprehension assessments. It was these experiences that I used to internally quell the uneasy feelings that arose when people asked me what my hobbies were and I told them I'm a writer. I was uneasy, undoubtedly due to the fact that I had not actually written anything of actual significance outside of the classroom since I was very (very) young. Once I reached college, it became clear that how I defined myself as a writer would play a central part in shaping who I was. My first notable foray into authorship was in the first grade, during what I will reluctantly admit was a strong My Little Pony phase. Like most budding artists, it was manic obsession that drove me to create an entire, vivid world where rainbow pastel ponies were the characters and the setting was a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 70. Greater Writer of the English Language: William... Shakespeare arguably had some of the most bewildering language in all of literacy. His creativity and English ingenuity granted him to be considered the greatest writer of the English Language. Unfortunately, Pete Langman feels Shakespeare is far too difficult for the majority of schoolchildren. He feels that making them struggle through it just because Shakespeare is this great, shinning cultural icon simply alienates them, makes them hate the man, hate the plays, while giving them the sneaking suspicion that high culture excludes them. Langman feels that everyone might do better if they embrace the fact that Shakespeare is tough and accept the fact that it's too difficult for some people and should be taught until they reach the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Hamlet in this soliloquy is conveying, who would put up with all life's humiliations, the abuse from superiors, and the insults of arrogant men. This correlates to what these young students are going to learn later on in life and something they need to prepare for. They need to understand how society is and Shakespeare does a good job in introducing this in his play. To some students this may be a bit early for them, but it's better for students to be introduced to death early then later. In this excerpt from Hamlets Soliloquy, "The undiscovered country form whose bourn no traveler returns, puzzles the will and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all..." Act 3 Scene 1 Lines 85–90. In this quote from Hamlet, Shakespeare is describing how we really don't understand what's waiting for us after death and how people are scared of death. This is a question that even amongst mature adults still can't answer and it's something students should spend some time on and ponder. In sum, Pete Langman had some interesting points and pointed out things that people have wondered for years. Maybe it is too difficult for school children and maybe it isn't, but it's good to have a different perspective on things in order to point out what others might have overlooked. If something gets tough pushing it till later on won't make it easier, it might make you understand it a little ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 72. Reflective Essay: My Failures In English Two English 2 As a writer in eleventh grade I have had many more failures than I have successes. I have only had one other class prior to comp that has focused somewhat on writing. While taking English two I had a difficulty I did not overcome, a difficulty that I did overcome, and a weakness I discovered I had. A difficulty I did not overcome in English two is punctuation. Now, I do know how to use a period and when to use a question mark, but when it comes to using commas, I tend to add a few too many. For me it is not about when I should use them, it is about when I should not. I didn't know I had this problem with commas until my teacher called me to her desk and asked why there were so many commas. After that I worked countless worksheets in English two but I somehow was never able to decide where to put specific commas. Although I feel that I improve every day, I feel like I will continue to struggle with punctuation until it clicks. Although I did not overcome using commas, I did tackle another problem I had. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... I am the type of person that covers my paper when someone walks by because I am afraid they might read it. I do not like sharing my thoughts or ideas with others because I do not want what I write to be wrong. Whenever my teacher would tell us to peer edit, I would edit my own paper. This was hurting me as a writer instead of helping me and, after many bad grades for careless mistakes, I gave in. To become a better writer, I eventually had to get over the fear of other people reading what I write and not liking it. I had to realize that other people are going to critique my papers, and that not every paper I write will be good. Not only did peer editing help me become a better writer, discovering one of my weaknesses made me a more efficient ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 74. Becoming A Writer In My English Class Looking back on this English class, I have realized that how much my writing has improved since the beginning of the class. I went from being a writer that was not so confident in writing paragraphs to the writer who can do the fair job in paragraph writing. The fact that I am feeling so accomplished about, I was able to write all my thoughts in the paragraph. The first learning outcome is to watch out for my grammar mistakes in paragraphs. For example, the use of an article like 'a,' 'an' and 'the' in the sentence formation. The other example is how to use proper tense in the sentence. The new skills I developed that, I will always proofread my work so I can catch my grammar mistakes. The second learning outcome is how to structure my paragraph ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 76. Reflective Essay: I Am As A Writer When I was a child, my mother always taught me how to work my abilities at school such as read effectively, write accurately, and practice my handwriting so that people would understand what I wrote. Despite the fact that she is a teacher, she is always pushing me to read and write every day in order to be a good reader and writer. I was born in a country in Africa whose English is not the primary language so, my education was not in English until I finish the high school. I have never experienced academic writing before neither in elementary nor in high school. However, I was blessed with a scholarship and the country chosen was United States of America. Just after arrived in United States of America, I just knew a few basic words and write ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Learning how to write an essay every week, it was challenging for me. In fact, I improved a lot my writing skills; I am neither the best writer nor the worst writer but, I am an average because there is a lot of work to do on my writing skills. As Stephen King, said" If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." During my writing process, I try to be more specific in order to transmit my thoughts throughout the words depending of the people or my audience. For that reason, I could say that as a writer my strengths are the capacity to share my ideas with others by being very clear in a way that the audience would recognize or understand all the points made by me without difficulty. Subsequently, I still have some complication (poor vocabulary) as a writer. Vocabulary and lose track easily are my Achilles' heel and I might not answer what I am being asked. Eventually, my goals for this class are to be a good writer and become a better communicator over the words that I transmit to the audience also, it will make my essays more pleasing to read. One more goal for this class is to be always ahead of time by submitting all my assignments before the due ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 78. Threshold Concept Essay Threshold Concept is defined as "some ideas change the way you experience, think about, and understand a subject." In every subject, whether it is mathematics, biology, or writing, there is some sort of threshold concept. The ones that are in our book are related to writing, which are trying to help the student(s) to become a stronger writer. It gives the students a deeper thought on writing, while explaining the reasoning of writing. It takes time to learn and apply these concepts to their writing. In the English 111, we were asked to read about "Sponsors of Literacy" written by Deborah Brandt, it engages the threshold concept that our level of skill in writing shapes the way we read and write. Literacy sponsors are not necessarily empowering type of people, but they can also prevent people from having a set mindset on literacy. Literacy ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Just like when someone has a certain type of virus, the doctors can find a way to heal it. That goes the same for writing. While I have a weak spot in writing and having a literacy sponsor to guide them through it results in becoming a stronger writer. In eighth grade, my English teachers main focused seemed to be more on expanding our vocabulary. Every week the class learned a new word and studied the definition, using it in sentences, and some of the synonyms. While in ninth grade the teacher focused more on stories, like Romeo and Juliet or To Kill a Mockingbird and having the student summarized what we have read. As I reached tenth grade my English teacher spent a lot of our class time learning the grammar rules. We learned things like the semi–colon, colon, and commas. If I would have a different teacher for any of these classes than I could be lacking a skill that I have learned in these class or repeating the skills that I already ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...