“When you read like a writer,you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to “build” one for yourself” (Bunn 87). Starting to read this article I read it as if I was “a historian” I was looking out for the ideas and topics and what I was supposed to learn from the article. But going more in depth author Mike Bunn wants us to learn how to read like a writer. That meant to read it like an architect, looking at the structure of a building which is looking at the strategies and structure of writings in essays. When I finished reading this article I read it again even though we went through part of it at the end. Reading the first page was completely different, I was learning the authors intent of trying to be relatable and make himself seem like a normal ordinary guy. He used strategies to make the passage readable then giving us an important idea to keep in our heads. He said “I came to realize that all writing consists of a series of choices” (Bunn 72).
This was a great article to prepare us all for our finals. Reading this article will make me adapt to implement structures and strategies I discovered from reading other articles. Also, I think I’ll be more confident on completing my final.
Key terms and Main Idea
- Liberal- one who is open to new behavior and opinions; most of the time democrats
- Conservative- One who upholds traditional attitudes and values; mostly republicans
- Divisive- tending to create controversy and / or cause disagreement
- Context- parameters of comments, statements, ideas and etc.
- Genre- Indicates the type of writing
- Antiquated- old fashioned
Main Idea- The main idea of this article is to develop the skill of how to read like a writer by looking at the structure of the reading and using that to your advantage by understanding the author better and to be able to implement those structures and strategies into my own writing.
In the reading “How to Read like a Writer” , author Mike Bunn teaches us how to become better readers and writers. Using the read like a writer strategy teaches us how to read a reading by looking at the structures and strategies. By doing this we will get a better in-depth learning experience from the passage. It gives us a more of an author point of view. On top of that it gives us skills and strategies for our own writings. Bunn also teaches us that we should ask ourselves questions when reading a passage such as “What is the author’s purpose for this piece of writing?” (Bunn 79) and other questions. Also he tells us to highlight and annotate to get better understanding of readings.