This article is written based on the ideas that come from psychology and support subliminal messages, which I find so interesting and different than other articles that I have read. A sentence that I would like to mimic from this article is "Subliminal messages are only subliminal if people don't realize what they've seen." I found this fascinating because it opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at the topic that I have chosen. This author supports his claims with the experiments that have proven subliminal messages can definitely affect people's thinking. I have seen this technique of using experiments to support claims in many articles dealing with subliminal messages and I have found it very effective. I am interested in using this technique in my own writing.
This article interested me because it did not take the same positive approach on subliminal messages like many other articles I read tried to do, but rather looked at them as the manipulative tool that many people view them as. It also tried to address the evolution of these messages, giving the reader a greater understanding of what exactly the author is talking about. My absolute favorite part of this article was its excessive, yet much appreciated, use of infographics. The majority of the information given by the author was supported by an infographic. This allows the reader to really visualize and understand the information they are reading. I would love to use infographics in my writings in the future. This article also raised the question, "How can I, scientifically, back up the facts I display within my essay?"
This article is so moving because it addresses the little issues that no one really wants, nor feels comfortable speaking about. This article captivated me because the passion of the author was evident in every single sentence that I read. This article, much like others that I have read, has illuminated the importance of writing about something you are truly passionate about because it makes all the difference in your writing. Although speaking about sexual assault is extremely difficult, it is necessary, and this article did an excellent job of that. This article has raised the question, "What am I really passionate about?" and "How can I make a difference with my writing?"
This article is interesting in the fact that it is an opinionated essay that is presented as more of an informative piece of writing. The author of this essay did an amazing job of stating her opinion without being too pushy on the reader. I also enjoyed the passion of the author which was evident through her writing. From this article, I learned that the best essays encase passion from the author. I will be sure to show my dedication and passion in my piece of writing so that the reader is more captivated by my essay.
I was drawn to this article not only for the interesting futuristic vibe it has, but because it is written in the first person. I feel like first person narratives are much more personal and I enjoy reading an article written in first person more than most other types. Tying into that, I also like how the author started the article by telling a little bit of information about himself and then quickly relates it to the point of the article and the evolution of cities all around the world. After reading this article, I have realized that I want to make my essay personal, and it will most likely be written in the first person. This article makes me wonder how I will be able to incorporate a more personal touch into my informative and analysis type of essay.
I was drawn to this article because the message is presented through pictures rather than words. Instead of verbally explaining the beauty that is within China, the author of this article gives you pictures so that you can see the beauty for yourself. I feel that this article is more powerful than one that would have simply tried to compact the beauty of these sites in China into a few sentences. I also like how the author gives a brief explanation of where these pictures are taken so that it can be used as a guide for someone wanting to visit China. After looking at this article, I realized that I can use a similar concept and include pictures and videos that support my claims, and these pictures and videos will allow the reader to better understand my claim and the message I am sending.
This article interested me because it highlights the positive effects of something that is usually shown in a negative way. Because I am researching subliminal messages for my research essay, I enjoyed seeing the author's different perspective of these hidden messages. This article, like others I have read lately, includes headings which separate the authors thoughts. I really enjoy articles separated like this because it keeps everything organized and explains exactly what I'm about to read about. The use of scientific studies on subliminal messages also kept me interested in this essay. All of the author's claims were backed up with evidence of actual experiments.
What really interested me in this article was the role the music videos played within it. I liked how every song's music video or song audio was directly under the paragraph explaining why their songs were the best of this week. This allowed me to hear and visualize exactly what the article was talking about. I also liked how there are headers for every song, keeping the article organized and allowing the reader to be fully focused on what the author is trying to say at that moment. Based on this article, I am more interested in adding headers into my writing and really drawing attention to exactly what I want the reader to pay attention to.
The author of this article interviews a woman who has researched and written about advice columns, and this article is simply the conversation between the two writers. I really enjoyed this article because I felt as if I was a part of the conversation as well. While reading this article, I was thinking about my own topic and a few questions were raised, such as "How have subliminal messages changed in their approach over time?" This question came to me because I really liked the way the article included the evolution of advice columns over time and thought it would work well with my topic. I also thought it was interesting how the conversation identified the moral of honesty behind advice columns and how important it is. This urges me to research any positive aspects that might relate to subliminal messages.
I like how the author introduces the article with actual studies of elderly people and their perceptions of life, but then quickly dives into the positive effects subliminal messages can have on this group of people. This article raises the question, "How else can subliminal messages be used to produce a positive effect?" The author does an excellent job of showing the perspectives of the older people being studied, never failing to include the positive feelings some have and the negative feelings shared by others. When explaining how subliminal messages have helped make some elderly have a more positive outlook on life, the author illuminates subliminal messages in a favorable light. This was interesting to me because these messages are usually spoken about with a negative connotation. This encourages me to research other ways in which subliminal messages have been used for better causes.