Analysing Essay Deconstruction
The quality, format, and use of communication conventions determines the effectiveness of a formal literary essay. In the essay Studying Literature in Grade 12, by Mrs. Phillips, the text demonstrates an example of a improper persuasive essay. This is shown through the content, incorrect language conventions, MLA citation and plagiarism, as well as the essay structure. Without these details one cannot achieve an effective essay.
Mrs. Phillips does not provide proper content when she states “the need to promote and establish our own writers, and the need to encourage younger Canadian authors” (Phillips 1). This is significant because Mrs. Phillips does not justify this point in the body paragraphs. This affects the thesis and content which inferefers with the reader 's understanding. In addition, the author does not provide a supporting statement in the essay. This leads one to not fully understand the information that the author states in the text. This is evident in the text as it says “Canada is an attic in which we have stored American and British literature without considering our own” (Phillips 1). This demonstrates poor content as the author does not provide an explanation after the statement as it also minimizes the effectiveness of the essay.
Moreover, Mrs. Phillips fails to properly apply language conventions throughout the essay. Mrs. Phillips shows this when she says “Because we need to become…
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Yes, the author attempt to capture readers’ interest in the introductory paragraphs.
Yes, the author clearly state in any introductory paragraphs what she is going to argue in the Unit 4 Research Paper.
The argumentative claim is that Americans view Muslim as a treat because of the 9/11 terrorist attack many citizens are concern with there safety. Congress then passed laws to protect it 's citizen.
Yes, I personally think the argumentative claim is interesting and different from…
in his teens. His parents were poor farmers.
Acceptable Paraphrase: Claude McKay began writing poetry in his teens around the time he moved with his family from Sunny Ville, a small town in which his parents were farmers, to Kingston, Jamaica’s capital. However, in spite of his Jamaican upbringing and his international travels, McKay thought of Harlem as his “spiritual home.” (Rozakis 312)
Please note that the “unacceptable paraphrase” would be a plagiarism “doublewhammy” because not only were…
Okay, so introduce yourself, name and age.
My name's William Vacious Vafakos. My real name is Vacious. And how old are you?
90 years old.
Okay. And where are you born?
I was going in Brooklyn, New York, on Columbus Day 1927 or October 12.
So what was it like growing up in Brooklyn?
It was fun. It was really fun because young people don't know how hard their parents are working for them.
So did you face any difficulties growing up there?
No, the only difficulty I had was when I started…