Use of Language Homework

Use of Language Homework - understand and relate too. Also...

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Michael Knutson Enhancing Language Homework Example 1 Passage: Because news outlets are independently owned, they are in the game first and foremost to make a profit. Change: I can use more concrete and figurative language in this sentence to help the audience relate. New: Because FOX News is not a government entity, its main priority is bringing home the bacon. Passage 2 Passage: I am not affiliated with a political party. Change: By using more colorful language, including hyperbole and personification, I can really draw the attention of the audience to the severity of the point I’m making. New: I am not tied down by the blind loyalty that plagues so many Americans. Passage 3 Passage: It is impossible to remain completely uninfluenced by biases. Change: I can use a real life, humorous simile that 99% of my audience will
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Unformatted text preview: understand and relate too. Also using our mascot in a sentence will draw the attention of the audience to what I am saying. New: Like the Cougars playing 5 straight games without a drug charge, it is impossible to remain completely uninfluenced by biases. Passage 4 Passage: The selection of sources bias occurs when media outlets choose sources and stories that represent a particular point of view. Change: I can use a more concrete example to get away from generic definitions offered in the other types of media bias. New: The selection of sources bias occurs when the positive stories covered by MSNBC are purely centered on efforts of the Democratic Party....
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