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Journals #1. They Say I Say (Chapter 1) Upon reading this chapter, it has become clear that the author is trying to inform and educate his audience about how to write. In this chapter, the author talks about how people write but do not make it clear. He says that some people do not have a thesis and he goes into saying that this is ineffective because it does not get the intended point across to the audience. It is then explained that in order to have an effective price of writing, one must have specific things included in the text. One of these things is a thesis. A thesis is required because it shows the whole point of the writing. It should cover what the piece of text is talking about and the body paragraphs should follow that thesis. An author must have a clear point on a topic and has to show where they stand in order to ensure the understanding of the target audience. As I read this chapter, I started realizing that these are the basics of writing. When you want someone to understand something, you make a point and back that point up. It seems very clear and as the book explained it, it is how it should always be. In addition, I found the examples and templates that were provided very helpful. This was overall a very insightful and informative hapteer about the basics of writing that most beginners should find valuable. #2. Email Article This article has one purpose that it is trying to achieve which is teaching college students how to write an email to their professor. The author, who is a former professor, explain the frustration that educators have to go through with emails. The author explains that professors are being disrespected and expected to know what students want in their email. Then, the article proceeds to explain to people simple steps and how to write an article. The author says that the first step is to always put “Dear Professor Last Name” because it shows professionalism. Then the author carries on to explain what is required when writing an efficient email. He also talks about what to do when the professor does not answer the email in which in that case you send another email and politely reiterate. This article is very handy and useful. The explanations of how to write an email and the expectations of the professor help immensely because as a student, it is hard to determine what the professor wants. I think the template that was provided is one of the best things in this article as it provides a guide as to what to write for the students trying to send the email. The article is also helpful in terms of it teaching students professionalism and etiquette when writing emails. Overall, even though it might have been sarcastic and snarky at times, this article provided a lesson on how to send an email making it useful.

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