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Complete journal entry #1


Think about your own experience as a writer.  To what extent do you think you’ve cultivated a distinct style?  What are some things that have helped, or impeded this process?

Looking back through the “Style in Argument” chapter, which stylistic elements do you feel fit you best, the way you naturally think and express yourself?  For example, my cognitive process like 90% analogy-reliant, and I find myself frequently interrupting my thoughts to clarify my thoughts.  As a result, my writing tends to be analogy-heavy, and I tend to use a lot of appositive phrases – you know non-essential, clarifying interruptions set off by dashes, my favorite form of punctuation.

Set some goals for yourself this semester: which stylistic elements do you want to become more competent with as you develop a more authentic voice in your writing?