ENG 1101 Fall 2020 OL20 (26956)

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    BrandonP
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    Writing is a great way of expressing feelings at times since you may freeze up speaking about it aloud. I enjoy writing sometimes because it allows you to share your voice on topics that aren’t always easy to speak about in front of people. Occasionally I find myself writing notes to myself or small texts to stay focused and positive. However I do tend to write more in class rather than individually because mental notes to myself occur more than written ones.

    I am not the biggest fan of reading because I have trouble finding articles, novels, poetry that interests me. I tend to always read texts that I have no interest in which causes me to steer away from reading often. However I am subscribed to magazines that write about music because I find lots of joy in reading about how musicians create their albums and their craft. Additionally to the magazines I read the New York Times when there is a big headline to stay up to date with the current events in the world.

    I tend to speak better than I write whenever I am speaking to people I know. When speaking to individuals I am unfamiliar with I tend to stutter and get nervous. It is an obstacle I have yet to overcome however getting past that feeling is one of my main goals.

    When I speak the use of body language, hand motions, and emotions play a role in getting my message across. If you have anything important to share, you must show emotion. People become more engaged due to the passion they see you have. Speaking with a strong loud voice also helps emphasize the feelings behind your statements which causes people to listen closely.

    Good writers have effective and enjoyable writing due to the composure behind their work. Many writers like to write so the readers can make connections with the characters in fictional pieces. This allows many readers to relate to these characters and find enjoyment due to the similarities they share. Non-fiction writers keep their audience entertained by sharing amazing facts about certain events.

    Writers can add suspenseful scenarios in their writing to get the readers on the edge of their seats and truly be interested. They also tend to have readers have a connection to the reading.

    List of punctuation: . , ? ! ( ) “” ‘ : ; / – { }

    Punctuation I am unsure about: { } ;

    #66950

    Jakia W
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    I love to write. Writing is a way to express yourself. Writing is a way to open your thoughts and use the mind. The kinds of writing I do aside from class work is creative writing and I write in journals from time to time. I love to read. I like to read mystery, novels, nonfiction, and fiction. I don’t subscribe to any magazines. I do read news article online. I don’t have a favorite author. I feel that I write better than I speak because my generation mostly speaks in slang and I don’t write the way I talk. The parts of my face and body I use when I speak is the larynx(voicebox),vocal cords, mouth, and jaw. I can change the tone and volume of my voice to help convey my message. I think good writers use their creativity, figurative language, transition words, and cliffhangers to make their writing effective and enjoyable. Writers like me can add the emphasis and emotion that speakers use in their voices and body language by using appeal to emotion fallacy, being very descriptive, using the 5 senses, and use first person.

    Punctuation mark used: , . :
    Punctuation mark no sure about using: ;

    #66959

    Prof. Masiello
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    Makia,

    I am replying to your various posts in one.

    I will explain the various punctuation marks for Thursday’s class.

    Most of the class probably does not write stories, as you imply about Jill’s raspy voice. So what do essay writing students do to be more effective, to make their words count? (This is a question not just for Makai.)

    #66964

    Prof. Masiello
    Participant

    Well, Ashley, we all use hand gestures, especially when we are emotionally involved. Many TV commentators (“talking heads” on the news) and so many others who are using Zoom, realize that their hands don’t show–or would get in the way of the screen.

    There is a way that writers can show emotion, tone of voice, and emotion. We will be seeing that next class.

    #66965

    Prof. Masiello
    Participant

    Those curly looking marks { } are for editors, not for everyday writers.

    #67008

    Prof. Masiello
    Participant

    Jaida,

    Notice that what you do with your voice and hands seems effective. It is instinctive. You never needed a class to learn how.

    Writing, though, is different. We need to learn it. What writers learn to do is, as you mentioned, to add details, but also to use punctuation in a sophisticated way. Eventually, we learn to punctuate to reflect how we wish to sound. You will see…

    PS I always preferred DC over Marvel and both companies do interesting films.

    #67009

    Prof. Masiello
    Participant

    Alhasen,

    Your list of punctuation marks is pretty good. We will discuss those and others very soon.

    You will be surprised about how we can actually change the way our writing sounds by using those many marks wisely.

    #67010

    Prof. Masiello
    Participant

    Dawood,

    At first, I thought you used to read to others, as if your reading skills were more advanced than theirs. But I think your word order, called syntax, was off and you meant stories intended FOR children.

    If you download the app Grammarly, which is free, it will help when you write on pages like this.

    You will know it is there. Unfortunately, Grammarly doesn’t kick in when we use Word.

    #67012

    Prof. Masiello
    Participant

    Hello, Saba,

    Your answers were very thorough and detailed!

    We will cover the punctuation you listed soo,

    By the way, you said writers can use foreshadowing. That is true when one writes a story or narrative. When writes expository work, like essays, that device doesn’t work. But the term “literary devices” does include items all writers can use, like metaphors, parallelism, alliteration. We will eventually cover those.

    #67020

    Eduard Khanukayev
    Participant

    If i’m going, to be honest writing isn’t my favorite thing to do, however, when I am not restrained by anything it’s my favorite thing to do. Sometimes when i’m bored I would just sit down, and write a poem consisting of a style like Greek tragedies. Something that I don’t like mentioning but is true is that my grammar sometimes is not the best.
    I both do and don’t like reading. I thoroughly enjoy a great greek tragedy, however, I can’t stand a romance novel. When it comes to subscriptions I am not subscribed to anything. I do read newspapers to inform myself of current world events. An author that writes books I like to read is Stephen King.
    For me I speak better then I write, and the reason for this is when I am talking to somebody, they see me and I can use my hands and face to better explain an event or express an emotion. People, in my opinion, understand a situation better when they see it, and with my hands and face, I can show people what was going on.
    Some things that I think good writers do, is explain situations in different ways, and the way that they portray the setting, time, and overall atmosphere of the page makes it very enjoyable.
    We can add special types of punctuation and different phrases that would rattle someone, in the aspect of horror or excite someone, in the aspect of fantasy.

    Punctuation used: ! ? “ ” , () : ; .
    Punctuation i’m not sure how to use: () ; :

    #67021

    Eduard Khanukayev
    Participant

    If i’m going, to be honest writing isn’t my favorite thing to do, however, when I am not restrained by anything it’s my favorite thing to do. Sometimes when i’m bored I would just sit down, and write a poem consisting of a style like Greek tragedies. Something that I don’t like mentioning but is true is that my grammar sometimes is not the best.
    I both do and don’t like reading. I thoroughly enjoy a great greek tragedy, however, I can’t stand a romance novel. When it comes to subscriptions I am not subscribed to anything. I do read newspapers to inform myself of current world events. An author that writes books I like to read is Stephen King.
    For me I speak better then I write, and the reason for this is when I am talking to somebody, they see me and I can use my hands and face to better explain an event or express an emotion. People, in my opinion, understand a situation better when they see it, and with my hands and face, I can show people what was going on.
    Some things that I think good writers do, is explain situations in different ways, and the way that they portray the setting, time, and overall atmosphere of the page makes it very enjoyable.
    We can add special types of punctuation and different phrases that would rattle someone, in the aspect of horror or excite someone, in the aspect of fantasy.

    Punctuation used: ! ? “ ” , () : ; .
    Punctuation i’m not sure how to use: () ; :

    #67057

    Valentina
    Participant

    A) I like to write because I enjoy putting things on paper. I write script, and I think it looks very nice, but whether it’s a drawing or writing words down, I just find it enjoyable. Aside from classwork, I like to write down lyrics when I feel strongly about a certain topic, or an event that happened to me or a friend. It’s almost like a poem, but it has a different feeling from a poem. I also used to do journal writing a lot, but I stopped.

    C) I absolutely love to read. I used to get in trouble in middle and high school for reading books while a class was going on. When I read, it plays out like an actual movie in my head. I get so caught up in books sometimes, I just feel like I can’t put it down. I think I read a little bit of everything, including comics and manga, but I do think that I have a preference over realistic fiction. I don’t think I have a favorite author, but one of my favorite books is called “Everything I Never Told you” by Celeste Ng.

    D) I believe that for me, this depends on the topic I would be talking or writing about. Most times I am able to explain myself without any difficulty, but there are certain times when me verbally talking about it is easier than writing it, or me writing it down is easier that me verbally saying it.

    E) Sometimes if I am explaining something to someone, I like to do a quick sketch with words for the person to understand it better. Or sometimes I make a lot of hand movements.

    F) For me, some things writers do that make my reading experience more enjoyable is going into a lot of detail. Using imagery or simile is good too. I also find it nice when they use metaphors and such.

    G) What I could do to add more emphasis and emotion speakers use in their body language is definitely going into a lot of details. At least for me, most of the time that’s how I feel more emotion in writing.

    H) Punctuation marks used in writing are: : , () ‘ ” . ? ! ; – * ~
    Punctuation marks I am not sure about using: ` {} [] |

    #67074

    Leilani Dickinson
    Participant

    Although, I am not the biggest fan of writing I do enjoy journal writing. I have a better relationship with journal writing because it’s only for me, so it will always make sense. The reason I am not the overall best writer is simply because I communicate better by talking, I am more comfortable talking because talking gives me, personally, a better chance of explaining myself rather than having to find a way of getting my thoughts on paper.
    I say I’m not a fan of reading, but I learned it’s only when I have a deadline. Other than having a deadline I do enjoy reading because it’s so much more detailed than a movie can EVER be. Reading also allows me to make up a characters face, or scenery. I am currently reading “The Green Mile” to help me ease through the report and I am in love! Stephan King is my favorite author (as you can see) because his writing is so unique his movies are also amazing even though he didn’t direct them. He finds a way to combine horror, romance and comedy, HE’S GENIUS.
    When talking to people I always consider the audience because once you’re familiar with them that’s half the battle of talking to them. Now, you know how, and to what depth you will have to explain the topic you’re talking about.

    #67192

    Melina Tlatelpa
    Participant

    I like to write at times. But I don’t do it often. I keep a journal but I write in it at least once a week. I kind of like to read. Once in a while, I borrow a book at the library. Every day I usually read news articles online. At times I also read things that are trending on Twitter. I do not have a favorite author. I feel like I write better than I speak because when I speak sometimes I end up running out of words and then don’t know what to say anymore. When I write I feel like I do a good job and get my message through. When I speak I usually use hand gestures. I think that writers have to write a lot of drafts and also edit their work so their writing can be perfect. I think that writers could add more details.
    A list of punctuation marks using in writing : .!?,:”;’(){][]

    A list of punctuation marks I dont know how to use : (){][]

    #67202

    Nay
    Participant

    A- I’ve enjoyed writing ever since I was a kid. I looked at writing as a way for me to express myself and a chance to show my creative side. Aside from class work, I like writing in my journal because it help me express emotions that I am not able to form in words.
    C- I also enjoy enjoy reading and always have growing up. I like reading multiple genres such as drama, mystery, and romance but i am not subscribed to any magazines. Aside from books, I mostly read news articles rather than newspapers since they are easily more accessible. I do not have a favorite author due to being exposed enjoying various types of writing styles from different authors.
    D- I feel as if I speak and write very well. Due to being a very social individual and having a huge liking for writing, it is very easy for me to have a conversation with others and easy for me to write.
    E- To help get my message across, I tend to mostly use my hands to show a visual representation of what I am trying to say.
    The tone of your voice can help you convey your message. Having a specific tone helps your audience understand what you’re trying to say without you directly saying it. For example, speaking in an aggressive tone shows your audience that you are angry without you directly saying that you are.
    F- I think good writers do multiple things to make their writing effective and enjoyable. Some use a specific type of modern writing style depending on the type of readers they are trying to attract. For example authors that attract older readers use profanity or sexual language while authors that attract younger readers use slang words. They also use different point of views such as first, second, and third person to help readers better understand the characters emotions and actions.
    G- Writers like me can write more personal experiences, use more body language , and expressing the characters thoughts to help add more emphasis and emotion that speakers use in their voices and body language.
    H- Punctuation marks that are used in writing is quotation marks (“), colon (:), semi colon (;), exclamation mark (!), question mark (?), slash (/), hyphen (-), comma (,) and apostrophe (‘)
    I- Punctuation marks i am not sure about using
    {}, :, ;

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