Blog Post #3

  1. Briefly answer these questions from Chapter 2 Prewriting in English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate:
  • Is the purpose of the essay to educate, announce, entertain, or persuade? – It is important to identify the purpose of the essay. Thus essay can educate, announce, persuade or entertain.
  • Who might be interested in the topic of the essay? – The essay could be interesting to the students, peers, mentors or professor.
  • Who would be impacted by the essay or the information within it? – When the writer identifies the audience, based on that essay might impact on the campus, neighbourhood or wider world.
  • What does the reader know about this topic? – Writer share with own points of view regards the discussed topic.
  • What does the reader need to know in order to understand the essay’s points? – The reader needs to know how to identify the thesis of the essay.
  • What kind of hook is necessary to engage the readers and their interest? – In order to hook the reader, the writer should use unusual imaginary and hide a piece of information. For instance, It might be a philosophical statement.
  • What level of language is required? Words that are too subject-specific may make the writing difficult to grasp for readers unfamiliar with the topic. – The required level of language depends on the audience of the essay, the purpose of the essay and topic of the essay.
  • What is an appropriate tone for the topic? A humorous tone that is suitable for an autobiographical, narrative essay may not work for a more serious, persuasive essay. – The tone in the essay is determined by the attitude of the writer to the topic. For example, a formal tone is used in a business letter, but a narrative essay allows the writer to relax and can make a little joke with the reader.


  1. Write a draft of your opening paragraph based on Chapter 2 Opening Paragraphs from English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate

For a true author, writing is a way to avoid oblivion. The ability to express our thoughts beautifully and competently is a useful skill for a modern person. In addition, this skill can help in career growth and business relationships. However, when creating verbal works, we need to understand what we are writing about, what tools to use, how important and relevant they are, and most importantly, the goal is why we do this. Thus, the ability to write is a complex skill, consisting of various knowledge and skills using which we strive to create a masterpiece.