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Tanisha Saini English 106.36 Week 2 Homework A. In writing, what's telling? What's showing? Telling is informing someone on a subject and presenting facts and critical information in order to persuade the reader that the argument or story is valid. Telling is very plain and almost completely informative and to-the-point. The reader has almost no say with this type of presentation method. Showing someone a subject without actually being visual is more descriptive and intensifies emotions. Showing is an illustration of the actual event; showing elaborates on the details that matter and are necessary for the reader to remember. The point of showing is to get the reader involved and let them make the final decision about whether what you presented is in fact legitimate. B. Which do you personally think is better and why? Which does the author of this essay think is better? I personally believe that neither is better but that each have a purpose. Telling, I believe, is better for presentations and stories such as lectures, instructions and directions, and journalism articles. These
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course ENGLISH 106 taught by Professor Hibble during the Fall '10 term at S.F. State.

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