Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why did I choose to read "Tuesdays with Morrie"?

First of all, I am a big fan of Mitch Albom's novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I have heard of Tuesdays with Morrie before, but never had any time to read it. After reading Michele's summary on her blog though, I realized that I'm very interested in it. I always assumed it was a fiction novel because of his other book that I read. I was excited when I saw that Michele read it for this project because I didn't know it was a nonfiction story.

The story itself is inviting too because I am a big fan of stories that teach you life lessons and how to live with no regrets. I find them very inspirational, and according to Michele's post this book is filled with inspiration. I am definitely looking forward to reading it!

Tuesdays with Morrie

Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. New York, NY.

The Best Thing I Learned Last Semester was...

Last semester, I learned how to properly analyze a nonfictional writing. Starting with Aristotle's triangle, we were taught how to read a paper and see more than just what the author wrote. I learned that almost all writings have ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos is credibility, pathos is emotion, and logos is logic. I can now read any piece of fiction, nonfiction, or essay and look for these three elements, along with all other rhetorical strategies, in order to analyze the writing.