EGL 121 Respond Discussion 1

Respond to two classmates. In each response •Note any similarities and differences in your description of the genre types (e.g., persuasive, expository, personal) and your peer’s description of those genres. •Answer your classmates’ questions to the best of your knowledge.  Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length.

I have download 2 different discussion from 2 different classmates i need a responds to there discussion written 125 to 200 words in length(So i will need a lengthy paragraph for donn reid and Jonathan Beckwith please make sure when responding that you are talking to them). I have also download my discussion that i have written that you can note in your responds any similarities or differences.

· Jonathan Beckwith

Monday Jan 1 at 9:38pm

Part 1: Point of View: In personal writing, the point of view is usually in the form of the first person, which means you will use pronouns like “I, Me, and My” (Connell & Sole, 2013). For the persuasive and argumentative writing style, multiple points of view could be used. Second person could be used effectively to speak directly to your audience in persuasive papers. A third person point of view would be most common in expository and argumentative writing because each style is focused on facts, not personal experiences. Structure: The best structure for a personal paper is to tell the story from beginning to end, in chronological order. All the other writing styles will have more structure than a personal essay, which would include an introduction, a strong thesis statement, body, and conclusion. Persuasive, argumentative, and expository papers will contain several cited supporting details in the body of the paper, as well as a reference page. The text states that the information in an expository paper should be arranged in chronological order, especially when writing about procedures or directions (Connell & Sole, 2013). Tone: As described in the text, the tone of personal writing will be less formal, can be more conversational, and may also allow the use of contractions (Connell & Sole, 2013). The persuasive writing style tone will primarily focus on logic and reasoning. You should attract attention by using emotional appeal in persuasive papers, but should be cautious on not overusing emotion or using it in the wrong way, such as attacking others. The tone and language of the argumentative and expository writing style should be primarily based on evidence and data, not necessarily based on your feelings or beliefs. Part 2 The week two journal entry most closely resembles a combination paper of expository and personal writing. It is primarily an expository paper because of key phrases like, “State the purpose, explain, and describe”. In the assignment, you are also required to include a quote while citing the source. The only reason it would have a personal writing style component is that one of the instructions states, “Explain why you think.” The term “think”� in that sentence is asking for an opinion about the specific topic. Part 3 Do any of you struggle with not using the first-person point of view when you are required to use a different writing style? Do you have any best practices to share that have helped you? References: Connell, C.M., & Sole, K. (2013) Essentials of college writing (2ed) Available from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec6.2 https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec8.1

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Point of View: In personal writing, the point of view is usually in the form of the first person, which means you will use pronouns like “I, Me, and My” (Connell & Sole, 2013). For the persuasive and argumentative writing style, multiple points of view could be used. Second person could be used effectively to speak directly to your audience in persuasive papers. A third person point of view would be most common in expository and argumentative writing because each style is focused on facts, not personal experiences.

Structure: The best structure for a personal paper is to tell the story from beginning to end, in chronological order. All the other writing styles will have more structure than a personal essay, which would include an introduction, a strong thesis statement, body, and conclusion. Persuasive, argumentative, and expository papers will contain several cited supporting details in the body of the paper, as well as a reference page. The text states that the information in an expository paper should be arranged in chronological order, especially when writing about procedures or directions (Connell & Sole, 2013).

Tone: As described in the text, the tone of personal writing will be less formal, can be more conversational, and may also allow the use of contractions (Connell & Sole, 2013). The persuasive writing style tone will primarily focus on logic and reasoning. You should attract attention by using emotional appeal in persuasive papers, but should be cautious on not overusing emotion or using it in the wrong way, such as attacking others. The tone and language of the argumentative and expository writing style should be primarily based on evidence and data, not necessarily based on your feelings or beliefs.

Part 2

The week two journal entry most closely resembles a combination paper of expository and personal writing. It is primarily an expository paper because of key phrases like, “State the purpose, explain, and describe”. In the assignment, you are also required to include a quote while citing the source. The only reason it would have a personal writing style component is that one of the instructions states, “Explain why you think.” The term “think”� in that sentence is asking for an opinion about the specific topic.

Part 3

Do any of you struggle with not using the first-person point of view when you are required to use a different writing style? Do you have any best practices to share that have helped you?

References:

Connell, C.M., & Sole, K. (2013) Essentials of college writing (2ed) Available from

https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec6.2 (Links to an external site.)

https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec8.1 (Links

· Donn Reid

Tuesday Jan 2 at 9:31pm

The reading assignment this week explored three different genres of writing, and they are personal, persuasive, and expository. Each technique has its purpose, and while some of the styles carry over into each other, there are noticeable differences. College writing can employ all the methods. However, the majority of the writing will be expository. I will be using expository writing as my baseline for comparisons between the three techniques. Tone and Language Expository writing focuses more on severe subjects and does not use emotion to persuade its readers but instead sticks to facts and uses formal language. However, persuasive writing will stimulate strong passion in its readers and mixed with logic and reasoning. Personal writing is less formal than the two others and may include dialogue to engage the readers in the text. Point of View The point of view for expository is considered unbiased and focuses on the subject matter. The information is presented fairly and accurately and should not disclose the writer’s personal opinion. However, personal and persuasive will rely on the individual’s opinion and there own personal biases. While writing persuasive papers consideration is taken understand the audience and build upon common understandings. Personal writings are based on the writer’s viewpoint. Structure and Supporting Ideas Structure has a lot of common elements between the three methods. Arranging thoughts in sequence and presenting in a manner that unfolds ideas and thoughts in a logical order is an example. Personal papers may not necessarily have a thesis statement, but it will have an opening paragraph identifying what will unfold in the story. Persuasive and expository will contain an introduction, body and a conclusion. Headings may or may not be present in persuasive and expository depending on the length of the writing. Personal writings do not have headings to divide thoughts but rather the thoughts are spread out over multiple paragraphs.   Journal Writing I wrote the week two journal in the personal genre of writing. I relayed my point of view of what I was reading based on my opinion. If it were to be persuasive, I would have declared more definitively the reasoning behind my thoughts.   Question for my colleagues What form of reading do you prefer, Personal, Expository or Persuasive?     References: Connell, C.M., & Sole, K. (2013) Essentials of college writing (2ed) Retrieved from: https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec6.2 https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec8.1 https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec7.3              

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The reading assignment this week explored three different genres of writing, and they are personal, persuasive, and expository. Each technique has its purpose, and while some of the styles carry over into each other, there are noticeable differences. College writing can employ all the methods. However, the majority of the writing will be expository. I will be using expository writing as my baseline for comparisons between the three techniques.

Tone and Language

Expository writing focuses more on severe subjects and does not use emotion to persuade its readers but instead sticks to facts and uses formal language. However, persuasive writing will stimulate strong passion in its readers and mixed with logic and reasoning. Personal writing is less formal than the two others and may include dialogue to engage the readers in the text.

Point of View

The point of view for expository is considered unbiased and focuses on the subject matter. The information is presented fairly and accurately and should not disclose the writer’s personal opinion. However, personal and persuasive will rely on the individual’s opinion and there own personal biases. While writing persuasive papers consideration is taken understand the audience and build upon common understandings. Personal writings are based on the writer’s viewpoint.

Structure and Supporting Ideas

Structure has a lot of common elements between the three methods. Arranging thoughts in sequence and presenting in a manner that unfolds ideas and thoughts in a logical order is an example. Personal papers may not necessarily have a thesis statement, but it will have an opening paragraph identifying what will unfold in the story. Persuasive and expository will contain an introduction, body and a conclusion. Headings may or may not be present in persuasive and expository depending on the length of the writing. Personal writings do not have headings to divide thoughts but rather the thoughts are spread out over multiple paragraphs.

Journal Writing

I wrote the week two journal in the personal genre of writing. I relayed my point of view of what I was reading based on my opinion. If it were to be persuasive, I would have declared more definitively the reasoning behind my thoughts.

Question for my colleagues

What form of reading do you prefer, Personal, Expository or Persuasive?

References:

Connell, C.M., & Sole, K. (2013) Essentials of college writing (2ed) Retrieved from:

https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec6.2

https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec8.1 (Links to an external site.)

https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG121.13.2/sections/sec7.3 (Links