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Rhetorical Analysis

Posted in Major Assignments on April 25, 2013 by jlineb10

Rhetorical Analysis


Adaptation Draft 2

Posted in Major Assignments on April 18, 2013 by jlineb10




I am very far into my adaptation. It is a 12 page murder mystery short story that I wrote, and I added in many references that I explain on the last page. There is not much else to say, I don’t want to spoil any of it something.

Adaptation Draft 1

Posted in Major Assignments on April 11, 2013 by jlineb10



Adaptation Draft 1

My current plan for this adaptation is to write something (mode). The genre of the paper will be a short story to tie in with my argumentative essay. My purpose is to show how much thought and critical thinking goes into creative writing compared to the current standard essay. My audience for this would be the school system, mostly the state board of education. I have written out a two page outline in my notebook of how the story might go but I hate it. My current story is of a person in high school who is beginning to start the onslaught on 5 paragraph essays that his/her school throws at them in preparation for the 10th grade writing test. It would go on to how they resented it and they send a letter to the school board that for some reason gets noticed. That is not my writing style nor my genre at all. Everything I have ever written has been far more fictional and fast paced. I thought about just writing something new that came to my mind and then using it as an example of how much more thought is put into short stories than the 5 paragraph crapsay.

Reading Response 7

Posted in Reading Response on April 2, 2013 by jlineb10




In my past experiences with peer review, it probably was not worth doing to begin with. I usually get the response, “I don’t see anything that should be changed.” I would also often only get positive comments and nothing negative to work with. At the same time it felt like no one really cared to actually do the peer reviews in the first place. I think that was mostly due to the fact that we all knew that the papers didn’t mean anything to us, it was just some assigned prompt. I have been asked to make sure they stay on topic, watch for typos, tell them if the paper makes sense, if it’s ranty, boring, etc… I once received a comment that I only spaced down the page 7 times to write my title when the rubric required 8 spaces. I still don’t know how they counted my number of spaces on a white page with a title in the dead center. Most of my comments are something to improve. I try and throw in positives but I don’t think I have ever peer reviewed a paper in which the writer wanted or cared for revision. I never suggest too much as it is their paper and not mine, so I may seem apathetic. I’ve never been uncomfortable reviewing someone’s paper before. What are they going to do, chew me out for correcting them? I and they will get over it. The most memorable comment I got that was helpful was when I had my friend review a little bit of something I wrote for fun, I think it was the same chapter I uploaded to WP in an earlier post for an example. the one about Aven. His suggestions helped me fix the very end of the chapter because I didn’t like their getaway.