I felt that I didn’t need any quotes because the essay was an essay about the images of beaches and the effect that they have had in my life.There was no need for me to bring another persons opinion when I am talking about my life This is an excerpt from my third essay called “Gangsters and Thugs” about the way that gangsters and thugs say and do everything we want to but can not, and the effect of the gangster being from another country.
The Economist also argues “Consumers are also harder to reach.
They are busier; more distracted and have more media to choose from”.
I knew that it was a good essay, but I was a bit upset at the fact that the essay didn’t get a grade for what it really was.
I felt that the essay was powerful and it didn’t matter if I hadn’t used any quotes.
I wanted the reader to recognize how good a writer I am, and not how good a writer someone else was.
I always knew that this was going to become a problem for me in college, but I didn’t know it was going to become as important as it did. My essay “Paradise” was a very good essay, but it hardly used any quotes and for that reason I did not receive the grade I was aiming for.And ever since then I can not imagine a paper without a quote.When I look back and compare my essay “Paradise” with my essay “Gangsters and Thugs” it seems as if two completely different persons wrote them.This quote seemed to fit in perfectly with what I was trying to say in my essay.In the end I realized that the gangster topic was one that required a lot of quotations because there are so many perspectives and opinions that my paper would not be complete without them.The essay right after the Midterm portfolio included quotes, and the goes to show that I was willing to try this new technique immediately, and I worked pretty well.When I compare essay 2 to 3, I feel as if different people wrote the essays.I disagreed with the economist in a respectful way and carefully stated how I didn’t necessarily disagree, but mentioned factors that play a big part in proving what he said not so accurate. Showing that I have a fair minded ethos will actually allow the reader to realize that I am a fair minded writer, and that will actually gain me a type of respect from the reader that will allow him/her to feel that they aren’t reading a bias essay.I also learned how I can agree with my opinion without having to put someone else’s opinion down.When I am writing an essay, I am talking to the reader; I want to reach the reader.I used to ask myself, why would I have to use what someone else is saying to show that my point is right? This was my attitude about writing ever since I have begun writing essays.