"Deadlines were sometimes kilometers long. This one was just a bit longer than a wall of the bathroom" (Ender's 203).
I thought the text did a good job of showing images. I know for myslef that I had no idea what a deadline was. Especially since this plot dealt with the military I was going to be lost with terms, but the text did a good job of using discriptive words and imagery for me to get the jist of it.
"The initial models for free verse poems were psalms and the Song of Solomon in the King James Version of the Bible" (Hamilton 239).
Wow! I feel like everything I have learned thus far in college comes from the bible. I took the 2 and a half hour course Bible as Literature and lets just say I have never new that so many concepts and words came from the Bible. Coming into this year I did not know what to expect but I never learned about the Bible so closely growing up as I do now. Then again this is a Catholic school. I guess I should have expected it.
"MLA style encourages you to expend fewer words introducing your sources, and more words developing your own ideas."
When I used to write I would always spend so much time writing out quotes and then expanding upon them. But that was highschool. When I came to Seton Hill I learned how to incorporate the important words or ideas in my sentences. So instead of having a sentence put aside for a quote, I only use a few words of that quote in my sentence to help prove my point.