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Published by: Michael Nosal on Aug 16, 2010
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Running head: JOURNAL ONE 1Journal One: Donald M. Murray EssayMichael A. NosalProfessor JacksonEnglish 1January 28, 2010
Running head: JOURNAL ONE 2Journal One: Donald M. MurraySummaryEvery writer needs a good guideline in which to write effectively. In his essay, TheMaker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript, Donald M. Murray sets out and gives helpfuladvice in the art of writing well. He informs us that even the most renowned writers are criticalof their own work. With a mentoring tone, he explains that the approach to writing can be brokendown to eight elements. Once these elements are in place, Murray has given the reader theframework for which good writing can begin.EvaluationIn his essay, The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript, Donald M. Murrayclaims that “Good writing is built on a solid framework of logic, argument, narrative, or motivation which runs through the entire piece and holds it together.” With his explanations of the eight elements, Murray executes them flawlessly in his essay.With quotes from accredited writers in regards to revisions within the writing process,Murray has given the reader the
they require. By not being too wordy andanalytical, he has made the information readable.Murray applies
to his work by being able to give brief summaries to bestinterpret the quoted writers. Each one draws the reader into Murray’s narration and helps themto understand.The
is first and foremost in Murray’s essay. He is very aware of whom he isaddressing. His focus on the reader does not waiver. He doles out the information and meaningin small amounts, never overwhelming the reader.

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