Monday, October 31, 2011

persuasive letter

I have found a persuasive letter by students requesting to change their seats in their class. These students are writing a letter to their teacher requesting to be able to sit next to their friends, instead of sitting next to the boys that they are currently next to. It seems as if the girls are trying to use a type of approach where the teacher would feel bad that they aren't happy with their seats. The audience this letter targets is the girls' teacher, it is trying to communicate the fact that these girls aren't happy with their seating arrangement, and I do not believe it does an effective job. The students seem as if they aren't educated enough to be writing a correct persuasive letter. I myself am not persuaded by this letter, and to write it better, I would change the entire letter completely. I would correct the grammer, as well as the format. This overall was not a well structured or well-formatted persuasion letter.

Monday, October 3, 2011

negativity

Responding to messages that cause you to have a negative emotional response can something be tough. However, for me personally, I try my best to handle negative emotional responses in a mature manner where I try not to show too much emotion. Although negative responses cause me to become emotional about something, I try not to let it affect my responses. For example, before this year at Coastal, I had attended a community college back at home in New Jersey. At my community college, there wasn't a huge amount of parking. Therefore, I was late to class one day when we had a test. My teacher told me that since I was a few minutes late, I wasn't allowed to take the test. So I went home and Emailed her to try and reschedule it. She emailed back and told me that since I came in late, I couldn't retake the test and I had to get a 0% on the test. Of course, since this was my education, I was very upset that I had earned a 0% on a test. I responded to her Email with maturity and accepted the fact that I was late on my own and I had earned the grade I was given.