Critical Argument Analysis Essay

813 Words Jul 27th, 2012 4 Pages
In the process of researching the selected topic regarding “Fear” there were many angles to consider in how ‘in depth’ the writers got into their topic. There were many questions to ask in how well the authors of the writings made their claims concerning the topic. As each author has his or her own way of reaching the audience it would be only right that his or her writing process reflect this. Each author has their own brand of emotion and logic he or she uses to reach their audiences, which in turn can affect each authors writing. Each author brings to the table a unique style of writing, one using technical/formal, one using a bit of technical/formal with a bit of informal thrown in. The third author was very informal toward their …show more content…
Rogers uses very technical terminology to write the essay. This in turn can be a problem for a person who is not familiar with such terminology. The argument that Rogers uses for the essay are lost as the only backup for the essay is claims and evidence. There is nothing in the voice of the essay that seems to belong to Rogers. Structure of the essay was well done and very well written in the sense that the sentences held up in the argument. The writing process of Rogers seemed to be uptight as if everything had to perfect.

The third author chosen is a professor of psychology David G. Myers. In reading Myers essay this author was lost in the words. There was no technical evidence to back Myers writings, nor was there a precise logic to this writing. The purpose of the writing was to convey how fear can affect everyone in different degrees. The argument behind the essay was how each person deals with fear and the reaction to what needs to be done at that moment and time. The audience that Myers was writing for could be for anybody, as the style of the writing was informal. The claim of the essay was broad, not very many specific details. Even though this essay as an argument would not have rated very high, the reading of this essay was a joy.

In closing this author chose different types of argument essay, from the informal to the semiformal and the

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