Monday, October 17, 2011

Example of Persuasive Writing

In this letter that was well written it talks about how people choose not to clean up beaches which leads to harmful consequences in our environment and for the marine life.  After reading this letter I was persuaded myself because I also witness this every summer when I go on vacation and I strongly agree with her in making this a law if isn't already one.  The format of this writing would be a persuasive internal request because she uses logical and character based appeals to state her reasoning.  Even though she is writing this request to the governor of California her audience can also be the public or anyone who has viewed her writing because it does have a purpose and can make a difference in the community.  Her voice in this request isn't demanding one bit but it she does show a little urgency by stating all of her reasons in why not to leave trash on the beach.  She uses real life scenarios and situations, for example turtles and seagulls eating the trash which harms these animals because they have no clue what their eating.  As a reader or viewer of this message I was persuaded and now every-time I go to the beach this message will pop into my head and will remind me to pick up any trash that is laying around.  In this message Lizzie who was the author could have done a little better in using the you-viewpoint and not be focusing on so much what she thought of everything and giving her opinion throughout the message.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Negative News

Whenever I receive negative news or responses I tend to get very upset and even frustrated depending on the circumstance of the news.  Within these emotions I usually will think about the news for a while but in order to forget about the news for a little and take my mind off it I will go and do an activity that I enjoy.  Most of the time I will go to the gym to release my stress and anger about the news and then once I do that I feel a lot better.  Obviously I will still be thinking about the news but by going to the gym it takes some pressure of my mind and allows myself to calm down and believe that everything is going to be alright in the end.  An example of some negative news that occurred recently was when I received a phone call from my dad telling me that my mom was in the hospital because of her diabetes and sugar levels were very low which leads her not able to function.  It has happened before in the past where I have witnessed it and it is a very scary moment.  Since I am about 13 hours away I couldn't do anything about it but think about it and just pray that she was going to be fine.  In the end she was fine but anytime it could happen again so I always have to be on my toes for negative news and be able to cope with it.  Negative news affects your response because your already feeling down and in your response you will be showing your emotions to your readers.