The paper "On English and Writing: Critical Thinking" is a worthy example of an essay on English. In his 1996 essay on “attitude” Sheridan Baker, a scholar, a and critical thinker asserts that writer's attitude toward their target group and the writers themselves determines the quality of the prose produced. He supports this argument by giving examples of bad attitude can make writing boring. He farther states that a good writer should have respect towards his audience and the readers. His main purpose is to make his reader aware of the consequences of a negative attitude in order to make them become good writers. His main audience was college students who were interested in writing in the future (Woodworth 7).
Charles Peirce’s article, “The Fixation of Belief” (1877), argued that humans have a psychological and social mechanism to protect and strengthen our beliefs. Peirce backs up this claim by a thorough description of the four methods of fixing belief highlighting the advantages and weaknesses of each. His main purpose is to point out the ways people can establish their beliefs in order to get the awareness of the reader considering how the beliefs may be the product of the methods. He is writing to the educated audience with the knowledge of philosophy and histories this depends on the language used (Hendricks 28).
Toni Morrison, in her essay “Disturbing Nurses and the kindness of Shark” implies that ethnic and racism in the United States influences crafting American novelists. He supports this implication by describing how other writers like Ernest Hemingway write about black characters. his purpose is to make her reader feel the sense of the cruel reality of racism underlying Americans to enable them to examine the effects of racism not only affect those discriminates but also those that discriminate (Michael 1). The targets the audience of racial mixed and critical reader of literature using a very high analytical tone
In the year 1997 Larisa Macfarqhuhar in her article “Who cares if Johnny can’t read” asserts that Americans are reading more than ever despite the aims o the contrary. She supports this claim about American reading habits with facts that compare the past and the present reading practices (Lanzbom 1). She challenges common assumptions by raising questions about reading intrinsic values. Her purpose is to dispel some myths about reading in order to raise new and more important questions about the value reading and other media culture. She targets a young audience with a sarcastic tone.