Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maura Weir Homework #7

     One of the hot spots i found while reading The Pearson text chapters 3 and 5 was “Keep a problem alive through consideration of multiple solutions or points of view” (Reader 107).  One of the important things while writing an exploratory essay is asking questions instead of writing a thesis. By asking questions you can keep the essay more interesting and intriguing the the reader. The audience can decide how they want to interpret the paper instead of you telling them what is going on in the paper.           
     Another hot spot i found was "The essential move for exploratory thinking and writing is to keep a problem alive through consideration of multiple solutions or points of view"(Ramage, Bean, Johnson 107). I think this is one of the smartest things you can keep in mind while writing an essay. Multiple solutions keeps the audience guessing. If i know the end to something before i read it i don't find the essay interesting and i immediately tune out. When reading an essay i find it more intriguing when there are multiple points of view. I enjoy hearing from different people and points of view  in the essay. 
     The last hot spot i found was  "Instead of doing your research then beginning to write, “Your exploratory essay records the history of your researching and thinking process” (Reader 113). In high school i was taught to do the opposite, that is why this quote stuck out to me. Before i would start a paper i would have to write an outline and bring in the books i found my research in and show them to my teacher. I did not enjoy this because i found it more helpful to do research while writing my paper.

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