We tend to not admit lying even though we do admit conning, exaggerating, distorting
the true facts, breaking the promises, preferring using somebody's work to our own work,
using flowery words to gain benefits for ourselves, tricking someone into believi
Show; Dont Tell!
Why should we show?
A few reasons:
- To highlight important events and details.
- To create an emotionally persuasive effect.
- To connect with the audience.
- To ensure that the audience clearly understands the setting and actions.
Cholo (hater, mindset)
Frat mentality (mindset)
Obsessive fans (Trekkie minset, game fandom, twi hards, boy band fandom/fan mindset, sport
nerds, Edward fanatics, team Jacob, hipster culture, classic rock purists, insta
Tips on Annotations
- How to make the most of every reading.
- Helps you understand the reading better.
- Improves critical thinking skills.
- Provides great ideas for topics to discuss in class.
- Great way to brainstorm for ideas for paper
Researchers Discover Beneficial Jumping Gene
Transposons known as Junk DNA was discovered that they benefit their host. Transposons
can multiply and change their location. They do not have any biological purpose other than their
own existence. Tokuji Tsuc
It is 7 am in the morning. I woke up. My mom was preparing the breakfast in the kitchen for
eight people including herself. I wanted to help her. I went to the kitchen. Before I entered the
room, i can smell something very delicious. She was making my fav
How the Steam Engine Changed the World
The steam engine which was invented by Thomas Savery in 1698, opened a whole new world
to everyone. It led to many improvements, the industrial revolution, faster transportation and
In the past, the ma
The Village I was Born in
I do not live in a village, but I was born in a village. I went to my village with my dad and
uncles after fifteen years. It was an amazing and emotional experience for the first time.
It has several houses and is a small
We have been struggling with the classes for a long time. Each semester we have exams, quizzes
and homework. We have to spend a lot of time in order to get these things done. Sometimes, we
forget to sleep, forget to eat and forget to be healthy. I do not
Professor Ginny Komenda
24 October 2012
English 100: Open-Book Midterm
1. What is the difference between a valid and compelling argument and an objectively true
A valid and compelling argument shows your perspective on a
General vs. Specific Language
General terms are usually used to describe tangible objects
Avoiding tangible terminology can benefit you by making things more clear, less difficult for
readers to understand, less boring, and difficult to develop ideas.
Phuong Anh Nguyen
A BIG QUESTION FOR THE BIG SOCIETY
Life imprisonment without parole is a very inhumane punishment and should not be applied
to juveniles, especially those around the ages of 13 and 1
Lars was sitting by the river bank with his destined-to-die girlfriend trying to take
advantage of every minute and moment of being with her. Then he planted a gentle kiss
on her pretty face for the very first time. But when Lars brother and his wife came
When reporting the same news or event, each newspaper usually carries a headline that is
appealing and flashy enough to capture the readers attention, thereby increasing
newspaper subscription. Not long ago, the case of Jared Loughners going on the
Aristotles Rhetorical Appeals
Rhetoric The Art of Persuasion
- The goal of argumentative writing is to persuade your audience that your ideas are valid,
or more valid than someone elses.
Logos (Logical Appeal)
o History/factual accounts
The Writing Process
Setting the scene
What is the purpose of each part of the essay?
Introducing the topic, supporting your thoughts, and pr
Point of View
- I/We (1st)
- You (2nd)
- They (3rd)
Been there /done that
Using excessive data
1. Evaluating versus analyzing (critiquing) (Analysis: who, what, when, where, why, how,
Terms to look out for and define
- Works Cited Entry
- In-Text Citation (also known as parenthetical documentation).
Why do we cite?
- Readers can verify your credibility or learn more about the subject.
Context, Subject, Claim
2 ways to make a thesis more specific
- Shifting left
- Narrowing Context
- Helps explain the who, what, when, where, why, and how
- Helps focus the subject.
- The subject of y
John Oakhurst is a gamble who is a citizen of Pocket Flat and trying to flee away from
the purge of lynched in his own country. Hes seen this situation as experiencing a spasm of
virtuous reaction, quite as lawless a