This piece of writing helped me learn how to cite my quotations, I never usually did before we did this project. Also, it helped me learn how to construct a good essay. In the past I was not very good at it, but I have improved on essays because of all of our work this year. I’m proud of this because we spent a long time working on this project, we filled out different types worksheets for this. What we wrote down was if we were convinced or unconvinced that Boggle is better than Scrabble.
I was convinced that Boggle is better than Scrabble, I’m convinced because of the way Julia Turner makes her article “Boggle is Better than Scrabble” so that her readers can understand her, she explains and compares Boggle and Scrabble. She informs her readers about Boggle, she notes that it’s “Three minutes to race by…” (pg. 2, paragraph 1) She also proposes that the “Best word wins.” (pg. 2, paragraph 4) Julia Turner presents that fact that Boggle “…prizes long words rather than short ones.” (pg. 2 paragraph 3) That’s describing the game so readers can understand it. She’s stating different facts about Boggle which is helping me understand what Boggle is. She states an example about her argument. She argues something about Scrabble; which is “…[it’s] the vanilla ice cream of the rec room, it’s McDonald’s, it’s Coke.” (pg. 1, paragraph 1) That lets me get a general idea of what she’s saying, she’s telling her readers that Scrabble is popular and common, but not necessarily the greatest thing the world has seen. Julia Turner knows how to make her writing so that her readers can understand.
There was one claim that I found that was most convincing in the story “Boggle is Better than Scrabble” by Julia Turner. This claim states “[Boggle is] a game where luck plays no part.” (pg. 2, paragraph 2) This caught my attention because usually when playing games, luck is what you need to win and if you don’t have any luck you have no chance of winning. Julia Turner notes that in Scrabble luck does matter. I like when luck doesn’t play a part in games and this really shifted my opinion. This one claim Julia Turner’s article really caught me.
Julia Turner has many ideas that I would like to use and Julia Turner taught me more information I can use in writing projects. I now know that you need to make your article non-boring and relatable for your readers and I now know that you can use your counterargument to help your argument. Julia Turner focuses on some Scrabble lovers in her article and she uses the negative words they say as an opportunity to make her article better. I want to try and use these new skills next time I am writing argument.