The author’s goal has changed after conducting an analytical reading because it has become apparent that Sedaris used various elements of writing to communicate his message.
After conducting an active reading of the article, I have identified new key points that can be used to support my claim. There are various instances where the author conveys a serious message but in a humorous manner. For example, he says that after paying school fees, he was given a student ID that he could use to receive discounts at the movie theaters, puppet shows, and other places. In another instance, Sedaris says he was nervous and frightened when he first entered the class. One wonders why a person aged forty-one should get nervous even though it is their first experience. In other several occasions, Sedaris recounts his personal experience a more humorous way.
My intended audience could be foreigners who are eager to learn a new language. These people can either be teenagers or young adults but not children. Although this audience can understand some of the facts and concepts presented in the essay, it can be problematic to convince them to see the humor and sarcasm in the story. It is possible that some of them might have undergone humiliation and problems while learning a new language. Therefore, telling them the story might remind them of their previous negative experience rather than being an informative session.
There are various goals that I wish to accomplish in my essay. One, I agree with the author learning a new experience can be challenging. Humiliations may also hinder a person’s ability to achieve their desires. Secondly, I will demonstrate that even though the author went through a lot in his quest to learn French, he could not afford to miss a humorous narration.
There is proof to support my claim regarding the author’s use of humor in telling his story. I can choose various scenarios where the author uses words or phrases that depict humor. I will show why I consider such instances as evidence of humor in relation to the context of the story. For instance, Sedaris says that he engaged in a conversation with another student, a sort of conversation commonly overheard in a refugee camp. Comparing students to refugees does not only show their suffering in class but also humorous.
Receiving a feedback regard my draft can be an important step in improving my argument. Positive criticism can enhance my ideas and give suggestions on how to make my essay more logical. Any feedback received can pinpoint some weakness associated with my writing, thus, I can correct them. These suggestions can be integrated into my final project as I will keep them in mind while writing the final essay. I believe my arguments can become strong, logical, and well organized.
One of the revision strategies that can be substantial in my writing is peer evaluation. This method of revision is efficient because a classmate can be able to identify mistakes that I could not be able to see. They can give suggestions that could be helpful in improving the essay. Feedbacks are essential in writing since they add value to the general organization of the paper. Therefore, peer evaluation seems to be my most useful revision strategy.