Monday, November 12, 2007

TWM and The Pact Disc 8

What are the author’s purpose, tone, and point of view? What tools does the author use to “prove” her point? What is your opinion and why?

8 comments:

EAZE said...

The author's purpose for this article is to show people how much the statstics say they we love are initials. The tone comes off to me as alittle humerous/informative and from the author's point of view the article was written to tell us facts and proof that we indeed really like our intials. She uses tools like the game thats ususaly played in long car rides and everyone has to say their name and what they can sell that rhymes with it. The game becomes so easy when doing your own name because the author states that we really like our intials and really like seeing them. She also states that a person with a C or D first name might have lower grades than a person with a A or B first name due to the relationship that that person might have with their intials. She tries to back everything that she states up by facts. It might not be apropriate but my opinion is that this is crazy and people dont get low grades cuz they like the letters?!? WHAT!!

Kyle said...

The author’s purpose is to inform the public about how an organ donor infected four patients with HIV. The tone is very serious and grabs your attention. Her point of view is that more tests should be done to check if the donor has any serious diseases. The lack of testing infected four patients with HIV. The tools the author uses to prove her point is statements from doctors and people involved in the incident. My opinion is that if I was in the need of an organ, I would like to not become infected with a disease that will kill me later in life. I would like the organ donor to be tested a few times to make sure that they are not infected. If I found out that I was infected with HIV because of this incident, I would be very upset and make this into a big deal.

NiCk said...

The author of this article is tring to stress to the reader that how important that organ donning is to people today. It could save the lives or people who are in need. The tone that the author comes off with is a tone that catches you attention very much and makes you want to keep reading on. Also it almost makes you want to become an organ Donner. This is trying to prove that out there today there are not enough people who are willing to be an organ Donner. Information is not given all of it at times since people who are organ Donners are not always healthy people. My opinion is that everyone should be a organ donner and that it is a great thing to do with your self once you die.

Perk said...

In the article “A, My Name is Alice: Moniker Madness” the author is trying to get across to her audience that names that begin with A or B perform better; get into better schools, and receive better academic grades. The author also mentions that names that start with C or D are more likely to do poorer than the children With A’s or B’s in their name. The author’s tone comes off very strongly in the first two paragraphs which I think is sarcastic and irrelevant. People wouldn’t see these facts as credible because letters cannot determine how a person will perform in their life. The author point of view is the letters that are in your name can help or aid you to be a success in life. The author used many statistics to get the point across. She organized the article by using comparison and contrast so the reader can see the difference between student that have names that start with A or B vs. students that have their name start with C, D or letters that follow after. I believe that this article isn’t factual because I don’t think letters in the alphabet can determine the way you perform in life.

Nikki said...

In this article the author is trying to show the reader how dangerous and risky it could be if you were to rely on an organ donor. She is not quite blaming the organ donors or the lab technicians but it seems as if we should have test that can be done closer to the transmitting date. Her tone that she uses in the article is very informative for the reader. She comes across as a concerned individual trying to protect our society by relaying this information. In the article the author uses quotes from doctors and also statistics from around 1986 i do believe. she tries to convince her believer and gain their trust. I think this essay was good and it actually did inform me that us and doctors need to be more careful when it comes down to transplanting organs etc.

Garry said...

the Purpose of this article is to tell audiences about how a simple organ donor was able to transmitt HIV to other people. I feel their is a tone of concern. Organ donors give up body parts after death, and now we are seeing that they can posiibly cause an illness. i think tests need to be done in order for the person recieving the organ to know if there are problems with the organ. If there is a problem with the organ i dont think anybody should be using it. the article says that they would give the patient a choice if he wants it. i feel that the patient should not lose his place on the list if a donor has HIV.

amanda said...

i think the authors point while reading the pact was to show that no matter what even during the hard times when you try and even put yourself through something you have to strive to make it. everyone will have their ups and downs and its hard to try to succeed when everyone around you is failing becasue you dont know what is going to happen to you. sometimes you have do just take a risk and even though everyone around you is failing you have to be the bigger person and try to succeed and get further ahead in life

Marlyn said...

The author's purpose for this article is to inform the readers how an organ donor infected four patients with HIV. Her tone is serious and concern. The author has a few points. One, there should be more testing done. Two, the patients should have the right to know everything about the donors, and lastly they should have the right to decide. The tools the author uses to prove her points are the feedback she got from various sources. These sources include the University of Pennsylvania medical ethicist Art Caplan, University of Minnesota Jeffrey Kahn, and From a man who had received a transplant before. I agree with the author's point of view. There definitely should be more testing done, and the patients should have the right to know if the donor are high-risk. My concern is if the patient was consider high-risk why they did not do more testing? Yes, sometimes patients are very sick and need transplants right away. But now four patients are infected with HIV and with no chance of getting cured.