The topic I had chosen for was Medicare for all and while I didn’t ever fully research into the topic beforehand, it was something that I have heard in passing and talked about in classes. Researching this paper was similar to researching for other papers, however it was the rhetorical analysis that gave me the most trouble. Taking away the emotions from my writing to give an analysis of my sources was the most difficult thing I had to do. I’m not sure if I can write rhetorical analysis’ in the future unless it’s mandatory because I am very emotional writer; it’s difficult for me to keep my opinions to myself. However this is a skill I should develop as it can be helpful, especially for work. I’ve notice that managers respond better to feedback better if you can give them a rhetorical analysis of the issue; if you give them feedback that is emotional they won’t listen and just assume that you are the problem. Going forward I know I would have to go through multiple drafts to get this skill down.
ENG 1101 is about you getting more comfortable with your own process. You’ll look at tools and ideas about how language is used to communicate and persuade and even exclude. And you’ll be introduced to concepts like transfer, genre, and metacognition.
I’m Jackie Blain, and you can find me on our Slack workspace or via email DBlain@citytech.cuny.edu.