read: chapter 1 of designs for disciplines
example 2 p4
Advertisement. Trying to get someone to purchase the item. There’s a price and
an item number, overly descriptive, measurements. “the passionate proof, this dainty pair
of dangles of the truest blue turquoise…”. In a short space of time it tries to capture your
attention and who you are and convince you to purchase the item. Alliteration – creates
sweetness of tone.
A limited comparison of a personal essay and a research paper. (Baxter’s, pp 20ff)
(Harper’s, pp 52ff)
(1) Compare the titles of the two essays
a. Pete: Short, it’s a name of someone/thing,
b. Clumsy: longer title, more informative, shows purpose
(2) Compare the use of “I” in the two essays
a. Pete: telling a story, expressing emotion
b. Clumsy: connected to an arugment, explaining purpose of essay
Abstractions: are things we cannot touch. They have only mental existence.
▯come up with three or four of them
(1) Come up with abstractions that could arise out of the situations or circumstances
a. Every lunch hour, thousands of children across North America line up in
their school cafeteria, awaiting free lunches.
i. We have a great school system. School system cares about kids
because providing them with food. Health issues with children.
b. Teenagers in both small towns and large cities tend to be very aware of
i. It shows the materialism of society. That they want to be apart of
something bigger than themselves. Popularity contest. Social class,
social standing, media/advertising.
c. Last summer, a record number of bear attacks occurred throughout