Going through the book “Curious reader” I have come across very interesting issues I had no or less idea about. Among the articles I come across were:
Hodgman, Ann. “No wonder they call me a bitch“ The Curious Reader. (2009)
This is an informative article on various kinds of dog food. It’s a commentary essay on low nutritional and bad taste in the dog food quality. She describes and compares the bad taste of food with play Doh. She vividly ridiculous all the promotion advertisement slogans and tactics linked with dogs foods. Mainly she opposes all the strategies the companies are using to advertise dog feeds. She condemns are the misleading information used by all the advertising ploys. They give false information to market their products. She closely monitors all the adverts used in marketing the dog food products and points their ridiculousness.
She uses this article satirically to offer a message on the human curiosity. She works a food critic. She mainly works to be satirical about the over exaggeration applied by companies on their advert. Companies apply this exaggeration to boost their turnover and sales. She refers the company’s business as a money game. The better the advertisement, the more the humans will be influenced to buy the food for their dogs. Her research shows that humans are curious in every field. They mainly increase their curiosity mainly in occasions and events which they would not be in a position to try. I agree with Ann Hodgman’s statement on the advertisement issue. She concludes saying that advertisement and promotion are deceptive. In addition, human being curiosity determines what they feed on their pets. She achieves this by using elusive and understatement sarcasm to pass her points across. Sarcasm assists in passing information in a more clever way than making direct and specific statements regarding certain opinions.
Conniff, R.” Why did God make flies?” The Curious Reader. (2006)
Going through the interesting piece of word from Conniff I have found very interesting issues coming up. He seems so into flies and thus took the step to know more about them. His story begins by how the fly landed on his beer bottle and how he found the event to be fascinating. From this Conniff dug down into research about flies. In his research, he applied studies and poems that explained about flies. He drags facts about flies that were so attractive to his audience. The choice of words and scheduling of events made me attracted to read more and more. Conniff can keep and maintain the reader’s eye focused. From the article, he describes the fly as having mosaic eyes, twining forelegs as sybarite arm. He can make his piece of work so nice, easy to read and simulative. In addition, he teaches his readers new facts about the flies. For instance, he says flies are lung less; their feet have taste buds and that flies have ability to adopt to any food. He can change the reader’s altitude and expectation about a given topic. His capacity builds tactics leaves the reader with knowledge and facts that make him maximally attracted to his piece of work.
His explanation and placement of words are great. He catches the full attention of the reader. He explains that the main reason God made flies was for the purpose of punishing human arrogance. He can make writing and reading so lively. He can keep a stable balance between exposition and narrating, telling and showing. In so doing, he wins the reader the interesting essay.
Mori, K.” Yarn”. The Curious Reader. (2009)
When relating real life with an essay, the best choice is Yarn. Mori takes all her life routines and events and accurately places in correlation them into life. She explains her life from an individual perceptive. She shows how she was unsuccessful from the seven grade. How she failed in knitting the yellow mittens. Though, in her struggle she eventually becomes a successful knitter. She gains all the skills and expertise in the knitting field. In this, she tries to show the advantage of looking and achieving the best niche in the lifecycle. Similarly, she explains on the factors of factors of determination and massive exploration for success to result. This calls for hope builds up in once lifetime. In her explanation, she makes the essay so informative and interesting. Clear explanation of the turn of events that Mori achieves makes the reader keep a focus and be captivated.
Mori applies the knitting techniques in her essay that makes it the accounts so reader attractive and relevant. She divides the essay into weaving in personal experience, and numerical sections. In addition, she improves the relevance of the essay by inclusion of an effective imaginary. The accurate placement of events in the article boosts the reader’s attentiveness and focus. Her application of descriptive and straightforward language makes the reader get a clear understanding of the subjects and objects she is talking about. Her writing produced a clear explanation of facts that leaves the reader fully informed. The ability to include the description in her essay makes the reader imagine and get attached with the experience she went through. In addition, the ability to include a picture in her essay makes the reader focused and at the long run makes the easy so effective.
Villard, R.” Did NASA fake the Moon landing? “ The curious reader. (2004)
American pioneering spirit is always remembered by the expression offered by the seven project Apollo. The project was conducted to the moon and clearly explains the Americas technological prowess. About the Apollo seven, a small group known as NASA has tried the elaboration of the program. The group argues and suggests that United States of America should stabilize its leadership worldwide. This was supposed to be achieved during the cold war by partially withdrawing its technological mechanism. The essay explains how the NASA tried faking the moon landing.
Sanders, R.S.” Looking at women”. The curious reader. (2007)
It an inquiry essay is looking to get the answers behind why men look at women. The main reason she focused on this topic is because, in her life time, she has been exposed to different influences and viewpoints. Though the essay is too personal, it very interesting and captivating. He quotes from several theorists and experts in his essay. In his easy, he explains clearly that men look women from different magnitude. He explores the issue from the living angel basing the understanding to the biological makeup of the human being. He then widens his scope of viewing the problem at exploring the social aspect. He explains that men look at women due to the way women carry themselves. His description produces a very effective essay. He gains the affectivity in his essay by applying the opinions of others to build up his essay.
A close look at the essay we notice that it’s arranged into three sections. First we have a personal encounter section, followed by a descriptive part and finally the factual part. This arrangement provides the essay an easy direction for each and every reader to understand and get interested. This helps to clearly align all the viewpoints of the problem to his audience to understand the facts.
Crister. G” Let Them Eat Fat”. The curious reader. (2000)
This is an essay explaining how fast food are taken over the market for the sake of the poor people. The author offers a clear outline on some captivating facts on the issue in support of his allegations. For instance, he indicates that there is in an influx of black men in the middle age looking for such foods in the market. In addition to him claims he indicates that supersizing is the new trick in the marketing arena. He explains how the consumer receives lots of calories due to the supersizing in their meals. He gives his suggestion on the drawbacks of feeding on the fast foods.
According to him, he exclaims that fast foods are leading to massive health problems. Though in him view the only positive thing, about fast foods are the fact that they have a lower price that the actual food. He says that people should never trade their health with money by buying cheap foods. He gives his audience references so that they can understand the dangers of fast foods. He provides a clear account of how junk foods promotes buildup of sugar and fats in the body. He says that the fast food killing the body in silence, slowly by slowly by eating out the inner self. He cautions his readers that the deposition of sugars and fats in the body may lead to heart related diseases. The disease makes the first appearance in old age.
In addition, he does several references with other authors to broaden his scope of work. He says from the articles and books he has come to know that most canned meat comes from sick and genetically modified animals. Having the wide range of reference books gives him the ability to provide his audience with relevant and effective information. He explains that fast foods have been the cause of unbalanced nutrition among the populations. He says that the industrial sector in developing while, on the other side, it killing people with the food it is production. His research shows that the most affected people are the urban poor, young people and teenagers. In his description, he shows that fast foods are destroying the workforce of many countries. This article achieves its effectiveness in describing the details by quoting and getting information from other sources. It analysis the facts and leaves the reader totally attracted to the statements.
Holmquist. J” Student Essay: An Experience in Acronyms”. The curious reader. (2002)
The essay is written in first person. This assists the voice of the author to come out very clear. In a corporation of the outside information from other authors helps drive the point clearly. Transmission of a clear, understandable information is enabled by combination of both personal stories and outside information. He applies the argumentative and analysis approach to help arrive at the main effects of drugs. From the essay, it clear that when doing a research essay it essential to consider certain factors. The most successful approach to this is the application is by formulating a question to your research topic. The next step is trying to answer through the research questions. From the essay paper, it’s clear that it’s not always advisable to try to prove the research hypothesis. Instead use of personal experience based on consultation and observation my help in successfully doing the research. Jay Holmquist applied this method and his article are very effective and informative.
Finally, the essay is driven by the research question. This makes it have a concrete and well said thesis. This assists the essay to have a well said route.
Orlean. S,” American Male at Age Ten”. The curious reader. (2004)
This is an essay about a teen who spends life making fun on females and specifically girls. He also spend much of his time playing street fighter. He had a ten year old syndrome. He would spend time making spider webs on the house backyard. The boy is so intelligent and behaves differently from his peers. He can hold discussion on abortion; he is knowledgeable enough to save money and recycle materials. His world has eventually revolutionized.
Orlean describes how she would be doing with the young boy if they are married. She imaged having sex together, sharing meals and making babies. She thinks that they would together cure Aids, conserve the environment by recycling waste, playing football together and learning to drive altogether. The author tries to show the things young boys are exposed to in their life. She shows that even ten year old kids are affected by adult issues. They hold debate on controversial issues such as Abortion at a tender age. The essay is rhetorical analysis. It applies irony in definition and stating its topics. The author applies imagery in describing the teen’s environment. From the description, the author creates an image of who the boy is to the reader. The author helps the reader to know Colin and understand his life. The information, the author, gives speaks out for him.
Ballenger, Bruce P, and Michelle Payne. The Curious Reader: Exploring Personal and Academic Inquiry. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006. Print.