Dwight Mcdonald's Reading And Thought By Dwight Macdonald

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Writing essays to some it 's a simple assignment of writing down ideas to others it could be A long process of analyzing, organizing, and writing which could be overwhelming. Readers who spend more time reading and analyzing an article will make it easier to reframe their thoughts and draw better ideas of the text. In the article “ Reading and Thought” by Dwight Macdonald sends the message that most people now don 't spend enough time reading. People aren 't taking the time to stop and think about what they 're reading before expressing their opinions. As most people miss out on the opportunity to be well informed and make tight decisions based on the information they could retrieve. Macdonald contradicts what Peter Elbow had to say in “ …show more content…
The class was to pick a class president who will take leadership of the class. As the president would continue everyday operations and make the students complete assignments of reporting the day 's news. As the project was to pool the thoughts of each student to see how they would react the the situation. Turns out the students learned many how to be able to draw their own ideas as they were given the freedom to write their thoughts. As the students don 't just have to pick specific news from the newspaper but can get it from magazines, books, sports illustrators anything that draws the students attention. This article closely relates to Mcdonalds “Reading and Thought” as they both gather and pool thoughts of the reader. They analyze their thoughts so they could have a more clear understanding before making drastic decisions that confuse the kids more. Just like the teacher was able to see what her students were capable off by carefully analyzing them to see what teaching strategies are more useful. Which is exactly what Macdonald states in his essay that people should take that extra time to review and reflect what they do so they make sure that they do things correctly and organized rather and falsey and out of …show more content…
As Peter Elbow explains how when writing it is always best to keep your mind clear of all distractions and write down all the thoughts that come to mind. Once you have your ideas written down on paper and organize your ideas the best you can based on the essay structure. Then Macdonald come into play and say no you can 't just begin writing right after you read an article you need to go back and analyze the detail, and get the main ideas of the story. That way when you begin the writing process you have the text figured out and you have all the important information that could influence your thought about writing.By usung Macdonald methode that allows you to more efficiently write an essay because it gets your brain going with usefull thoughts and ideas before you statr writing the real thing. Which is a great impact that reading plays when it involves analyzing thoughts

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