A Reflection of English 101
After going back and reading my essays I would say that I built a relationship with my audience in many ways. In order to build these relationships in your writing you have to talk about the original essay and give main points. You want to assume that your audience hasn’t read what you are talking about. You also have to use quotes to point out where you are getting your ideas from and say why it is related to what you are discussing. You need to make it clear as to why it matters to you and why it matters to your reader.
The first thing I focused on when I started revising my essays was to include the background information from the original essay. To build any type of relationship with your readers you have to give them a summary of the essay you’re giving your opinions on. When writing my essays I tried to keep in mind that the reader has never read what interpreting so when I began my writing I was sure to add as much background information as necessary in order for the reader to be able to comprehend the thoughts I gave on the essays. I choose to begin each essay with a summary.
When I rote my first interpretive essay I think I combined the things I learned from my previous essays to make a much better paper. With “The Falling Man” essay I started with the background to the original essay to give the reader a little summary. I went into discussing my thoughts on the essay using summaries and quotes within each paragraph and relating them to a theme. When I went back to edit this essay I chose to add in a few sentences to the introductory paragraph so that the beginning and the end would tie into one another. “…I found that in the end we know the answer to the question; that the Falling Man is a symbol of everyone and the name of that one single person is not what is important, what is important is that we remember everyone who lost their lives on 9/11.” This is the quote I used to end the introduction which...