This article kept me interested because it allowed me to see something that I would have no possibility of seeing other than through this article. The article used beautiful pictures paired with descriptive paragraphs explaining the significance of the beautiful art that could be seen in Europe during an art fair. By picking out what she felt was the most important displays, this author gave readers an opportunity to feel as though they were at the art fair looking at these pieces themselves. I want my writing to be as captivating as this article so that my readers can feel like they are getting a first-hand look at my topic.
This article was interesting because of its in-depth descriptions and use of photos. While teaching the reader how to make an omelet, the author made sure to include pictures along with step by step instructions so that the reader not only understood how to make the omelet, but also knew what it should look like. Although this was not the normal, scholarly article, it still taught me something new and showed me that not all essays have to cover the most important of topics.
This article interested me because it analyzed the novel "The Great Gatsby" while including the author's own opinions on why this novel is truly great. Whenever I analyze any text, I want to be able to include my own opinions, but allow my argument to still seem factual. This article exhibited this characteristic. I also enjoyed the bold headers included for each point being made, portraying the author's claims.
This article touches on a topic that is devastating, yet it needs to be talked about. The Golden State Killer caused so much tragedy and heartbreak, but he is finally getting what he deserves. When looking into the techniques used when writing this article, I really enjoyed how the author included an interview with one of the victims throughout the entire article. I felt as though that aspect gave the piece of writing a more personal feel to it. Adding a personal touch to any piece of writing allows for a connection to be made with the reader, and I hope to be able to provide a way for my readers to feel connected to my essay.
This article kept me interested because it spoke out on such a controversial issue. Although many people allow talk of controversial subjects to irritate them, I find it extremely intriguing to see issues from every perspective. This author also shared her opinion in such a subtle way that I could barely even identify it. I learned that sharing opinions in my writing is very important, but I cannot be overbearing with my beliefs.
Buzzfeed quizzes are one of my favorite things to do. These weirdly detailed quizzes keep people entertained through questions on various subjects that somehow reveal a certain detail about the one answering the questions. In this case, once the quiz was over and my age was guessed based off of pizza toppings I like, I am given a description on why I was given this answer. Although these quizzes do not have meaningful answers, they are fun and interesting, keeping me entertained.
This article interested me because of the definite evidence used to back up the claims being made. Using scientific experiments and data to support what you are saying creates a strong argument. I want to be sure to include strong evidence such as scientific experiments within my essay. This will allow my supporting details to be unquestionable by readers. Although this topic of brain games does not directly correlate with the research I have been doing, it is still similar concepts that have strengthened my knowledge on how our brain processes information.
This article has a clearly-stated thesis statement, yet still contains headers above each topic, creating a more organized article. I've noticed that articles that include headers allow me to remain more focused when reading. I would like to find a way to incorporate headers into my essay in some way. This article addresses the topic of taming your unconscious mind, which relates to my essay in many ways. One sentence that was particularly interesting to me was, "So by imprinting positive, optimistic, “can-do” thoughts over and over until they become habits, you will replace the old habits and create neural pathways based on positive “I can be/do/have…” thinking."
I enjoyed how there was not a single explanation that was said without a picture/visual to help the reader understand exactly what the author was talking about. This article has only further taught me the importance of visuals within an article/essay. The captivating nature that an article can have by just simply having elements other than just words is so important. I will surely have pictures throughout my essay.
This article identifies 13 of the greatest infographics from 2013, opening my eyes to new ways in which I can portray my information through infographics. The article included a wide variety of infographics that all displayed different visuals and concepts. This article also used very few actual words and writings; therefore, the pictures were able to speak for themselves. The infographics were so detailed and intricate that words were not needed to explain anything for them. This article has taught me new ways to design infographics and that my infographics should be able to tell their story just by looking at them.
The topic that was discussed in this article was so interesting and different from other articles, keeping me intrigued from the beginning until the end. The ability to learn things in your sleep is not something that many people are that familiar with, and that is what I believe is the key to this article. I have learned that when I am writing my essay, I have to talk about things that not many people are familiar with so that I can not only teach people something new, but also keep the readers interested. I am interested in looking deeper into this topic and seeing the ways in which it correlates to my topic of subliminal messages. This article also includes scientific experiments as evidence for his claim, which I think is a strong way to support your argument. I am going to try to add scientific experiments as evidence into my own writing.
This article's purpose was to inform and help the readers, which kept me interested while I was reading. The author included 15 different ways and explanations as to how one can improve memory retention. I liked how the author kept each of the 15 descriptions short and to the point so that the reader stayed focused and interested throughout the entire article. After reading this, I learned that when writing my paper, I need to stay specific and focused, rather than drawing out one subject way longer than it needs to be discussed. I also need to have elements within my article that pop and catch the reader's attention, like this author's use of bold headings and number listing.
This article is also written for the sole purpose of giving people answers to the questions that they have been asking. Whenever the author makes an attempt to become personal with their writing, the reader has a better connection and interest in the article. Similar to my desires after reading previous articles, I want to write my essay with the mindset of becoming personal with my writing and speaking directly to an audience. This article also includes images to go along with the 5 signs of being stressed without even knowing it, which allows a reader to connect even more. I have learned that the key to captivating a reader is to be personal and write about something that is relatable and interesting.
This article intrigued me because it felt more personal than most other articles. When reading an article that is talking about something I can relate to, I automatically feel more interested. I also like how the author's sole purpose of writing this article was to inform and help people with issues that they are confused about or need help with. Acne is an issue that most people deal or have dealt with, and this article allows questions that many have to be answered. I want my essay to have answers to questions that people have a desire to know the truth about so that I captivate the readers.
This article was extremely interesting and offered scientific studies to back up every claim that was offered. Bold headings that were included for each of the 10 facts given also helped draw my attention to the information being displayed. One thing mentioned that really stuck out to me was the author's claim that "it is literally impossible for our brains to multitask" (Cooper). I could tie this quote into my essay because of it's relation to the way our brain processes information and functions as a whole. This article was so captivating because the author made it relatable to anyone who reads it. I want to write my essay similar to this one in the fact that anyone who reads it can relate to my subject in some way.
This article was conversational and made a personal connection to the reader. This article included analogies and situations that one put himself in, allowing the reader to truly connect with the message the article was sending. I would like to include analogies in my paper so that an all around better understanding is perceived of my essay. Another reason I really enjoyed reading this essay was because it focused on helping me, the reader. It explained many tips on how to remain positive, along with why it is important to be positive, and what being positive really encases. I want those that are reading my essay to feel as though I am speaking to them and making an effort to inform and interest them.
The conversational, yet informative way the author communicates to the reader is what really interested me in this article. The author educates his audience about subconscious thinking, but at the same time makes the reader feel like he is speaking to them personally. I want my essay to feel conversational to the reader, just like this article. I am encouraged after reading this article to be bold when writing my informative essay because, although it might not seem like the most interesting type of essay, I can still draw people's attention through personal connection. This article includes interesting information that ties in perfectly with my topic; a sentence that stuck out to me and that I am interested in incorporating into my essay is, "Your subconscious mind grows either flowers or weeds in the garden of your life, whichever you plant by the mental equivalents you create." (Tracy).
This article separates the categories in which subliminal messages are often hiding, creating a focused article that is easy for one to read and comprehend. There are three different headers within this article that allow it to stay organized: subliminal messages in music, subliminal messages in advertisement, and subliminal messages in movies. Along with educating people on subliminal messages in all aspects of everyday life, the author gets to include small details for each category, not just one. This article has encouraged me to try to educate those that will be reading my article on not just one small detail, but open their mind to the immensity of subliminal messages in all aspects. A sentence I might like to mimic from this article is, "Our subconscious mind, however, is the one that registers the things going on in the background." (Iyer).
This article gave incredible tips on how to improve the quality and visuals of an infographic, drawing me into it. I really liked the author's tip on putting numbers inside of shapes because of shapes' ability to draw visual focus. The author's use of examples in the form of pictures and graphics also held my attention. The organized listing of each tip paired with a description along with a photo allows the reader to fully understand what the author is saying. This article has reassured me that including infographics in my essay is going to increase the quality of it as a whole.
I really enjoy how informative and helpful this article was because of the fact that I am using infographics in my essay. The article does a great job of organizing different resources in order to give the greatest amount of help to the reader, along with including 13 different tools that can assist someone when creating an infographic. I really enjoyed the section of this article on the website "Vennage", encouraging me to start an account on this site. I will use this article to help me better the infographics that I create for my essay. The author's persuasive tone is something that I would like to mimic in my article.
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.