1.2 – The writer is able to demonstrate the ability to write for different audiences and contexts, both within and outside the university classroom.
This paper, being an annotated bibliography, is meant to serve two people. One of them is me, because it helps me to organize my ideas about texts without having to incorporate them into a claim immediately. Both the summary and analysis portions of the bibliography were to organize my ideas for MA2. The other is the inquisitive reader who wants to gain more knowledge about my insights into the texts. The writing therefore takes on a semi-academic stature, as I try to appeal to the scholarly researchers who might read it on a whim, but the paper is focused more on me. I wanted to organize my ideas into a more coherent manner, so I wrote in a style that I can best understand my reasons through. This allows my paper to be understood by a larger portion of people because it is written in a style to help a regular person understand his own ideas. MA 2 is written also to be very general, even for me because at the time it was written, I was not sure what my claim would be, or how some of the secondary sources might apply to that claim. This allowed me to see what may and may not work as I started the process of writing MA2. Understanding how to appeal to an audience in terms of the ability to write the material is important because it allows writers and people with ideas to communicate them to the readers in the most effective way. If most people want to get their ideas in the form of teen romance novels, that might be an important fact to consider when a writer is writing a novel. If people wan their ideas addressed in the for of a play, once again, writers should consider that when writing their pieces. It means that people have to be mindful of how others best receive information.
1.3 – The writing has a clear understanding of its audience, and various aspects of the writing (mode of inquiry, content, structure, appeals, tone, sentences, and word choice) address are strategically pitched to that audience.
I knew that because I was not writing for an academic audience or a group of Star Trek enthusiasts, that I could be more casual with the structure and word choice of my short summaries and analyses. Although I knew I was writing for myself, I kept certain essay quality to each citation. I believe I used this not only to practice using the tone and style of an analytical paper, but also to make sure my ideas were clearly organized. Had I used very short sentences with simple words and grammar, I might not have been able to understand what I meant at a later time, thus affecting my ability to write the next paper. By understanding how I receive and understand information, I am able to write more effectively to maintain the strength and clarity of my original ideas. This is important because by understanding how the audience is able to comprehend what I am saying, I can more effectively communicate my ideas and development to them by employing the various tools. For little children, I might use short sentences with simple structure so that they can absorb the basic level of my claim. For a more developed audience I might address how I star developing my claim out of these ideas or use a more academic tone. Understanding the audience is important because it lets people read and understand what they are comfortable with, while at the same time, developing their ability to understand others' ideas.
2.5 – The writing demonstrates responsible use of the MLA (or other appropriate) system of documenting sources.
This being an annotated bibliography, the purpose was to gather resources and analyze how they could be helpful to my essay. I don't want to cite one of the citations here, but they are easy to see in the link below. MLA is a citation method specifically used in the writing of literary analysis and subjects. It has a very specific form because the people who are going to look at that citation will want to get a specific set of information from that citation. MLA provides first the author, the the title of the book. After that there is assorted info about the publishers and publishing. MLA is structured this way so that the likely audience of a literary paper will be able to easily find the most relevant information out about the source. Other styles place different things in different orders, according to the requirements of the field and the importance of that factor within the field. For instance, in science, the date of a paper may be important because ideas change so frequently, so this might be featured first. MLA and citation for that matter are both very important because it demonstrates how ideas spread. Very little are ideas totally developed on their own, they are almost always based or grounded in someone else's works. Thus by giving credit to the source of ideas, we lend credit to this notion that no idea is original. Although it is then interesting that books can be copyrighted, stating that a specific idea is essentially unique.
4.3 – Errors of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics are proofread and edited so as not to interfere with reading and understanding the writing.
The basics of technical grammar were simple for the citations, the formats have been defined by the institutions that put them into place. In the writing portion of this piece, however, grammar is a choice that I develop with several things in mind.From my grammar presentation and the others that followed, I learned that grammar is not just a technical tidbit, but has a style that can affect the way that the reader comprehends the writing. By studying active an passive voice, I learned the importance of the organization of the verbs and subjects in my sentences. I tended to use strictly active voice in this essay because I am actively suggesting ways that I can apply my ideas to a concept. Technical bits as well as rhetorical grammar are both incredibly important because they are the glue that holds the very words in writing together. Periods separate smaller lines of thought, quotation marks show a direct re-use of other words. Rhetorical grammar takings this one step further to the organization of words; and much like syntax and diction, is an important element towards getting an idea across the audience.