Jason Morales

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler



1). This article (though somewhat old) mentions Facebook posts as a kind of genre. Can you briefly describe how comfortable you feel composing a piece of writing in this genre? Do you feel more comfortable than someone much older than you — your Grandmother, for instance? Why do you think this older person might not write as well in Facebook as you do? What are some of the mistakes they might make?

I post to Facebook almost every day and I am very comfortable doing so. I also write blogs, comments very regularly and also post photos. I wouldn’t say that I feel more comfortable than someone older than me, as I encounter many people much older than me on FB all the time. The older they are the wiser and mature they are. I think more older people should join Facebook and start sharing their wisdom.

2) Dirk gives a few examples of titles in The Onion (a newspaper that was founded in 1988 at a college, btw). What was your favorite title?

My favorite title from the examples that Dirk gave from the list of titles from The Onion is: “Don’t Run Away; I’m Not the Flesh-Eating Kind of Zombie”.

3) On page 258, Dirk describes the rules we carry around in our head before we start writing in a particular genre. What are some of the rules you carry around in your head? Is there a particular genre in which you struggle to write? I would struggle a lot with commas and periods. I try not to make the sentences too long as well. Commas are meant to be used to fragment run-on sentences and/or to give readers a chance to think about the paragraph..

I find that I am having a tough time starting my essays on my law papers. I tend to write and state all facts and opinions of the courts and the papers are meant to be written by stating the facts straight to the point.