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I already had a concussion, you know? LOL Prepare for major... CAPSLOCK

Chapter 12 of Roberts had nothing new for me, but I still have to pick a quote so...

"Your major purpose is to convince your reader that your solution is a good one" (175).

I've heard this SO MANY TIMES. I know it's good to remember, but I think I get the point. Show evidence, make a thesis, blah blah blah.

The example essay was well thought out, something better than I would've done, since I'm not a big fan of poems (OH CRAP, THAT'S PRETTY MUCH ALL WE'VE READ, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WRITE 6-8 PAGES ON THAT?!). I really don't remember how my teachers in high school went about essays and that, I just remember the stuff from college.


Melissa Schwenk said:

You make a good point about not remembering anything from high school. Usually it's drilled into everyone that you shouldn't necessarily follow what you did in high school at a college level for an essay. The high school essay will only get you so far in college, which isn't very far at all. Still the fact that "your major purpose is to convince your reader that your solution is a good one" (175) then I guess high school teachers did something right because that’s about all I really remember from high school on writing essays at least.

Brooke Kuehn said:

I agree that a lot of the chapters in Roberts have been repeats of what we have been taught over and over again in english classes. But, surprisingly i found this chapter really helpful eventhough i thought i knew it already. I think we have to sculpt what we have been taught already in each new class we have. It is always the same basic principles, but we can learn to aplly them differently. Hopefully, you will find at least one of the chapters helpful like i have:)

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