Rose and Op-ed #1

Posted: February 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

As the Denver Post writes to appeal to all people, educated or not, they concentrate on using diction that is much less formal than that of an academic paper. When writing about Obama’s free community college proposal, although it would be nearly impossible to do without including financial jargon like Pell Grants, the author successfully describes what a Pell Grant is for those that have no prior knowledge. Similarly, the explanation of the topic, including potential successes and failures, is done in such a way that the common person can understand easily.

Of the ten paragraphs in the article, only one has more than two sentences, which contains five short, concise sentences. This allows readers to continue to be engaged as well as understand the emphasis being put on specific points that the reader is trying to convey. As already stated, the article contains many short sentences that get right to the point to make the reading much easier as well.

The first statement of the article gives a clear idea of what is to be read in the following paragraphs as well as the obvious implication that it is unbiased, in which the obvious successes and failures will be pointed out. This is backed up by financial statistics as well as analysis of the potential outcomes of these actions.

As stated in the previous paragraph, the hook is given in the first statement, which attracts the reader. The article then summarizes the status quo, and indicates the author’s idea of the importance of Pell Grants.


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