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Best before week 7: Allison Grace Dr. Karin Mendoza Intermediate English Composition (ENGL-2089) Word Count: 314 After reading Greene's article it leaves me wondering more about framing. I am familiar with the concept but not necessarily on how to use it in writing a research paper. Greene made it sound a little more difficult than what I thought it was. Basically, framing is setting up the paper and figuring out where to start and each step after that. Greene states that "framing highlights the fact that other people's texts can serve as tools for helping you say more about your own Ideas." (Greene, pg 16) This line helped me understand framing slightly better but it still let me wondering more about it. Greene's article represents a conversation with the audience of students. When Greene write it seems as though he trying to engage with the reader by asking questions and by stating facts on the sides of the excerpts. The way that he does this makes it seem as though he is in a conversation. Throughout the whole reading Greene continuously gives his thoughts on what is being stated. The reading being wrote as a conversation made it easier for me to read because it made me stop and think about if I agree or disagree with some of Greene's opinions. When comparing Kantz, Hughes, and Greene there were many different points that help make a research paper better. The person I liked reading the best was Hughes because he had more experiences to share. Kantz stressed the importance of facts and how they should be incorporated in research papers. Greene's idea of framing and how arguments work was hard for me to follow. The way he wrote confused me and made it difficult for me to follow. I enjoyed

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the last excerpt from the "Learning 'American' in Spanish" because it was interesting to read but the other excerpts he incorporating in the reading were hard to follow. New Vocabulary: Fragmented: break or cause to break into fragments. The groups fragmented. Inquiry: a request for information. The criminal refused to answer inquiries from the police.

Work Cited: "Merriam-Webster." Merriam-Webster. An Encyclopedia Britannica Company, n.d. Web. 12 Feb 2014. <>.

Hughes, Deidre. "Writing Outside the Box: Critical Action and the Composition Classroom." . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb 2014.

Greene, Stuart. Argument as Conversation: The Role of Inquiry in Writing a Researched Argument. The Subject is Research. Ed. Wendy Bishop and Pavel Zemliansky. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2001. 145-64. Print. Kantz, Margaret. Helping Students Use Textual Sources Persuasively. College English 52.1 (1990): 74-91. Print

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Best after week 7: Allison Grace Dr. Karin Mendoza English Composition (ENGL-2089) 3 April 2014

Word count: 512 This past semester has required me to learn how to be a better researcher. I have learned some of the differences between a scholarly-research based article and a theoretical-based article. Using both of these types of sources have been very helpful for me when writing this research article. A scholarly-research based article usually has been reviewed multiple times. Some examples include; peer reviewed articles, history articles, science based research articles, and government documents. Examples of theoretical based articles are magazines (People), newspapers (Plain dealer), or some type of news website. When choosing what type of article you should use depends on if you are looking for factual information or not. Haas and Flower's research questions were "How does this constructive process play itself out in the actual, thinking process of reading?" and "Are all readers really aware of or in control of the discourse act which current theories describe?" I believe that the research methods they used mostly came from personal experiences. Their experiences help create a way to go about answering these questions and help the reader figure out a way to better their writing. I feel as though their technique could have been done differently because all researchers are different. For some people researching so many different ways may help but it may also cause more confusion to the reader/writer.

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I believe that the way Haas and Flower go about their readings is helpful especially for a college student. After reading their paper it gave me a better understanding on how to go about finding the right things to research and how to put them into words. I believe that reading level has a lot to do with the type of research you conduct but will be a lot easier once you figure out the correct way to go about it. After reading Haas and Flower's strategy to reading it really helped me gain a better grasp on what I am reading. One of the hardest parts of researching for me is putting it all into words. I have a hard time understanding research and putting it in my own words. A rhetorical strategy they use is logos. They use logos by presenting the facts and how they found them. They also use pathos because they connect what they are writing about to everyone and how they can benefit from the strategies. Finally, they use ethos because they are trying to make it easier for everyone to understand how to go about researching. They are trying to connect to the reader. All of these strategies will be incorporated in my research paper. I will include ethos by sharing why I am credible source for the information I am writing about. I will tell the reader my experience with autistic children and how that makes me knowledgeable. I will use pathos by telling the reader what exactly autism is and some of the difficulties families who are affected by autism have to overcome. Finally, I will incorporate logos by persuading my readers that centerbased therapy is more beneficial for autistic children. Definitions: convention: a way in which something is usually done, within a particular area or activity. The new hire will have to learn all of the conventional ways of the center. Protocol: the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions.

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The new hire has to follow the fire protocol when the fire alarm goes off. Devoted: very loving or loyal The dog is very loyal to his owner.

Work Cited Haas, Christina, and Linda Flower. Rhetorical Reading Strategies and the Construction of Meaning. College Composition and Communication 39.2 (1988): 167-83. Print.

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Allison Grace Dr. Karin Mendoza Intermediate English Composition (ENGL-2089-085) 29 January 2014 Word count: 369 The online dictionary states that rhetoric means the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, esp. the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. Whenever I am Rhetoric it is usually am trying to persuade someone. To me, rhetoric questions are trying to get a point across even though you already have an idea in your head of what it means to you. When speaking or reading "rhetorically" the tone of your voice should be persuasive. To be persuasive ethos, pathos, and logos are commonly used to help draw in the listener and/or reader.

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I really enjoyed reading Kelly Shahans research proposal and question. She brings up an interesting and tough topic to write about. The issue is that for animals its humane; for humans its a capital offense. We refuse to allow animals to suffer yet we are committed to making sure people die from natural causes no matter how much misery they must endure. (Shahan) That quote is a valid point and the way she stated it was on-point with what she was trying to get across to the reader. Her topic sounds very interesting but the way Kelly stated it made me as the reader truly want to keep reading and learning more. As I stated above that the topic Kelly chose sounds difficult to me. Kelly should have the goal to go about explaining as much as she can about this topic and find credible sources to help prove her point and I believe she will have a great research paper. Kelly seems to understand where she wants to take her research and already made some valid points that will help her incorporate ethos, pathos, and logos into her writing. Kelly's research made me want to follow her progress throughout the semester and understand more and more about her topic. Recognize that deep down you love your inner critic (Goodman) page 310 Goodmans Calming the Inner Critic and Getting to Work was a reading worth my while. It really made me think about some of my writings and truly understanding that negative attitudes about my writing wont get me anywhere in life. If every published writer in world thought that his or her work wasnt good enough then there wouldnt be anything to read. Goodman man some valid points that as a writer we need to put ourselves out there and accept the failure because in the end that makes us a better writer. This reading helped me grasp the concept that when I am writing to only worry about what I am writing about not what outside critics think about it. The feedback given by others and myself will only make me a stronger writer.

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Goodman really opened up my eyes to accepting my own critiques and helped me understand that I am truly my own worst critic.

Definitions: Antithetical: connected with, containing, or using the rhetorical device of antithesis. Dark is antithetical to light. Militant: combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause and typically favoring extreme violent, or confrontational.

The lawyer took a militant stance against the judge. Work Cited: Goodman, Allegra. Calling the Inner Critic and Getting to Work. New York Times, 12 Marc. 2001. Web. 30 Nov. 2009 Hughes, Diedre M. Writing Outside the Box: Critical Action and the Composition Classroom. 1998. Print.