Professor Joshua Belknap | Co Req ML | Spring 2022

2/7 Questions for “How to Read Like a Writer”

Please read “How to Read Like a Writer” by Mike Bunn and write a response to the questions below. I prefer it if you respond to this post directly, but if you choose you may create a new post.How to Read Like a Writer -BunnDownload

  1. What did you think of the piece? Did you like it? Or not? Why. Explain! (Don’t worry my feelings won’t be hurt! Be honest!)
  2. What tips or ideas did you learn about how to Read Like a Writer? How might you apply it (use it) when you read?
  3. Can you explain what you think the author means when he says, “When you read like a writer, you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to ‘build’ one for yourself” (74). Be specific. Share a personal example, if possible.
  4. Let’s think about the “context” of this text. What is the author (Mike Bunn’s) purpose in writing this piece? Who is his intended audience?
  5. What is the genre of this text? Its okay if you don’t know! Just give it a shot! (essay, article, poem, etc.)
  6. What did you notice about HOW this text was written? Choose one observation!

12 Comments

  1. Emely Almonte

    1- Well! To be honest, I really loved this essay, the techniques, advice, tips, etc…, along with all the context provided. I personally think that it’s very helpful for students that are trying to get better at writing and which steps to follow in order to get there.

    2- The ones that I liked the most were how to ask yourself questions while you’re reading, as well as marking up the important choices or techniques you wish to try on your own.

    3- I consider that when you see a sentence that you wish you could make one on your own, first you see how it was made and constructed. Then, you get yourself to try to put together a text with a similar structure. For instance, I personally love to write, whenever I’m sad, whenever I’m happy, I just let my thoughts fly. I’ve noticed that my sister loves to see my writing at some point and before she submits an assignment she comes up to me for checking and suggestions. She sees carefully how my examples are constructed and applies them to her own writing.

    4- Mike’s purpose in writing this piece is to allow students to realize the importance and advantages of reading like a writer. He took a huge effort on designing this essay for student’s personal growth and tips. His intended audience will be college students.

    5- It’s an essay gender.

    6- I noticed that this was well constructed in terms of the author’s background, important information, besides, how this particular event led the author to find out important information about reading like a writer.

    • Joshua Belknap

      Emely,

      I received your comment/work on these questions. Thank you! I will review and we can discuss soon. Thank you.

  2. Laziza Naimova

    1. I believe that this piece has a huge amount of benefits because I found good advice that it gives us to increase our writing skills and I really like this piece because I enjoyed it while reading it.
    2. I learned that before I start reading the article, I have to think about these questions such as “Do you know the author’s purpose for this piece of writing?” “Do you know who the intended audience is for this piece of writing?” And also, another important thing to consider before reading is the genre of the text.
    3. I think the author means that when we, students, try to understand the order of the text, essay, or article and how it was put together, we learn to write our text in order.
    4.I believe the author’s purpose in writing this piece is to give students good ideas of how to become better readers to write like a writer. His intended audience is students, professors, and everyone who wants to read like a writer.
    5.I think the genre of this text is a long article.)
    6. It was written by telling his own story and then giving some tips and ideas to read like a writer.

  3. Sabina Akhi

    1)Ans: Anzaldua and all Chicano students are required to take two speech classes at them with the purpose to get rid of our accents.
    2)Ans: This language was looked down on by others and was referred to as a “poor language”.
    3)Ans: Anzaldua is trying to tell us that language is a homeland closer than the southwest and that it brings people together. Language connects people are similar and makes them feel more at home because they are surrounded by the same kind of people.
    4)Ans: pachuco “was a common epithet that they heard.
    Pachuco subculture declined in the 1960 s, evolving into the Chicano style.
    Pachuco boldly chose not to follow this regulation, demonstrating rebellious attitudes and pride in their culture.
    5)Ans: Anzaldua was differences between Chicano Spanish and Standard Spanish Anzaldua a Chicano native of Texas explores in prose and poetry the murky, precarious existence of those living on the frontier between cultures and languages.
    6)Ans: Anzaldua Chicanos and Chicanas grew up speaking the language feel Chicano Spanish have internalized the belief that spoke poorly Spanish.
    7)Ans: Anzaldua says “so, if you want to hurt me, talk badly about my language”.
    8)
    Ans: Anzaldua discussed the border, the language is getting forgotten. Living in the lands between America and Mexico seems to be a place of separation of not knowing to which sides you belong. nostos’s Los Chicanos straddle the borderlands.

  4. Geovany Flores

    1- I think this is a good essay to improve our writing skills and get better in the future. I could use this information in my future projects and share these ideas with my friend who are taking English classes.

    2- some question i might ask myself is on how the author is developing the essays what’s connected to the introduction with the conclusion and start thinking what the real meaning behind the whole essay is.

    3- I think thew author meant by that was that when you are writing an essay don’t just think about yourself if not how your narrative will affect other people and what’s the meaning if your narrative and what others will learn from it.

    4- I think that Mike’s purpose on write this essay is to let us understand and give ideas or strategies on how to write a pretty strong essay.

    5- I think the genre it can be an article or essay.

    6- it was probably written based on true story he might’ve have faced in the past and also could be to share ideas on how to write an essay properly.

  5. Aleksandra Patyra

    1. What did you think of the piece? Did you like it? Or not? Why. Explain! (Don’t worry my feelings won’t be hurt! Be honest!)

    In my opinion this text was very helpful. I really enjoyed reading it because the author used not formal language which is always helpful when I want to learn something new. I liked when he included other college student’s opinions to help understand the topic.

    2. What tips or ideas did you learn about how to Read Like a Writer? How might you apply it (use it) when you read?

    I definitely learned a lot! I will use the idea of asking questions when reading. I am sure it will be very useful, especially in the begging of my journey to improve my writing. Another useful tip that I’ve learned was to always keep a notebook and a pen near you when reading. It sounds like a good idea to keep track of any new thoughts on the text.

    3. Can you explain what you think the author means when he says, “When you read like a writer, you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to ‘build’ one for yourself” (74). Be specific. Share a personal example, if possible.

    When a dentist wants to learn how to make a crown he first need to look at a crown that somebody already made. He needs to learn about all the steps that are needed to make a crown by himself. The same is with the writers. If you want to know how to write you have to first read another writer’s work to find out about all the steps that are needed to create your own work.

    4. Let’s think about the “context” of this text. What is the author (Mike Bunn’s) purpose in writing this piece? Who is his intended audience?

    The author’s purpose of writing this piece was to explain the readers how to read like a writer. The intended audience would be a college students who are learning how to write.

    5. What is the genre of this text? Its okay if you don’t know! Just give it a shot! (essay, article, poem, etc.)

    I think this text’s genre is essay.

    6. What did you notice about HOW this text was written? Choose one observation!

    The one main observation that I notices was the language that the author used. He wants his intended audience (college students) to easily understand him and not to get bored by the second page. Author uses informal language which is easy to understand

  6. Alina Thapa

    1 ans I think this essay is very helpful. It will help me to improve my writing skills. I will utilize advice provided in this essay .

    2 ans I learn lots of tips and idea . Among them i will apply some of them like knowing genre of text, purpose of the piece , intended audience for the piece of writing before reading the text and i will always underline the main point .

    3 ans When we want to cook some food we should know detail about it what goes on it Cooking temperature, amount of different items , total time for cooking , taste , presentation of food . The same is with the writer. If you want to know how to write you have to know how other writes what they includes and how steps goes .
    4 ans The author’s purpose of writing this piece was to explain the reader to read as the writer . The intended audience would be a students who are learning to write.
    5 ans. I think it is essay .

    6ans It was written by giving some tips and idea which will be helpful for many students .

  7. Adam Bajwa

    1. What did you think of the piece? Did you like it? Or not? Why. Explain! (Don’t worry my feelings won’t be hurt! Be honest!)
    To be honest I think its a really nice essay. It has huge amount of benefits because in the essay I found nice advices that increases our reading skills

    2. What tips or ideas did you learn about how to Read Like a Writer? How might you apply it (use it) when you read?
    I learned that before reading I have to question my self such as “the author’s purpose for this piece of writing?” “who the intended audience is for this piece of writing?”

    3. Can you explain what you think the author means when he says, “When you read like a writer, you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to ‘build’ one for yourself” (74). Be specific. Share a personal example, if possible.
    If you want to know how to write you have to first read another writer’s work to find out about all the steps that are needed to create your own work.

    4. Let’s think about the “context” of this text. What is the author (Mike Bunn’s) purpose in writing this piece? Who is his intended audience?
    The purpose of the writer is to tell that how to read or examine the passage while reading and the intended audience is the students.

    5. What is the genre of this text? Its okay if you don’t know! Just give it a shot! (essay, article, poem, etc.)
    The genre of the text is an essay

    6. What did you notice about HOW this text was written? Choose one observation!
    The text was written by giving some tips and ideas and was in a sequence

  8. Tayef Rahaman

    To be honest I think it’s a really nice essay. It has a huge amount of benefits because in the essay I found nice advice that increases our reading skills.

    I learn lots of tips and ideas . Among them I will apply some of them like knowing the genre of text, purpose of the piece , intended audience for the piece of writing before reading the text and I will always underline the main point .

    Can you explain what you think the author means when he says, “When you read like a writer, you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to ‘build’ one for yourself” (74). Be specific. Share a personal example, if possible.

    The author’s purpose of writing this piece was to explain the reader to read as the writer . The intended audience would be students who are learning to write.

    It’s an Essay. That’s what I think.

    I noticed that this was well constructed in terms of the author’s background, important information, besides, how this particular event led the author to find out important information about reading like a writer.

  9. Tayef Rahaman

    To be honest I think it’s a really nice essay. It has a huge amount of benefits because in the essay I found nice advice that increases our reading skills.

    I learn lots of tips and ideas . Among them I will apply some of them like knowing the genre of text, purpose of the piece , intended audience for the piece of writing before reading the text and I will always underline the main point .

    Can you explain what you think the author means when he says, “When you read like a writer, you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to ‘build’ one for yourself” (74). Be specific. Share a personal example, if possible.

    The author’s purpose of writing this piece was to explain the reader to read as the writer . The intended audience would be students who are learning to write.

    It’s an Essay. That’s what I think.

    I noticed that this was well constructed in terms of the author’s background, important information, besides, how this particular event led the author to find out important information about reading like a writer.

  10. Joseph Junior Jean Paul

    1- I really like the piece because it has enough details, which is really helpful for me to have a better understanding. In my opinion, I think I would have been a better reader if I knew these little details before. Now I have the opportunity to be a better reader. Love it!

    2- I learned to really pay attention about what the author said and which audience the author tried to attend. Now I know I have to figure out if the author’s article is appropriating to the audience or is it inappropriate?

    By saying that the author wanted us to have the ability and the capacity to build our own text. For instance, being an architect means that you can just look at other architects’s work and make a similar one. In this case the author tried to tell us that the best way to RLW is by reading other authors’s article and try to understand the feelings not what the text means but the atmosphere of it.

    4- The author’s purpose is to let people or specifically college students know that there are different type of reading and the very best way to understand and feel what the author is sharing is by RLW.

    5- In my opinion I think it’s an essay l!

    6- I notice that the this text is definitely well constructed because there are so many details. I also think about the language that the author used are mostly appropriate to college students.

  11. Sabina Akhi

    1. To be honest, I loved this essay, I think that it’s very helpful for students that are trying to get better at writing and which steps to follow to get there.
    2. I must have learned a lot! While reading I will use the idea of asking questions. Another useful tip I have learned is to always keep a notebook and a pen with you while reading. It sounds like a good idea to keep track of any new thoughts in the text. In it I will apply something like the type of text, the purpose of the part, knowing the intended audience for the part written before reading the text and I will always underline the main point.
    3. can you explain what you think the author means when he says? I think the author means that when we, students, try to understand the order of the text, essay, or article and how it was put together, we learn to write our text in order.
    4. the author’s purpose in writing this piece was to explain to the reader to read as the writer. The intended audience would be students who are learning to write.
    5. . I think it is an essay.
    6. It was written by giving some tips and ideas which will be helpful for many students.

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