example of how to develop MI 1
Cell phone usage
is uncomfortable for others nearby.
APOV about paragraph topic
* Examples: illustration, case
in point, model, representation of the whole
During a movie people trying to talk on a
cell phone, no matter how softly they try, are overheard by those wishing to see
It is distracting and lessens the enjoyment of the feature. In the
news was a story of how a woman who was bothered by this type
of inconsiderate behavior, got up, and threw her popcorn at the
individual on the phone.
narrative example - an actual time, place, event that happened
Last night my cousin took his wife out for an
anniversary dinner at a very expensive restaurant. As soon as the waiter brought
menu, a woman at the next table decided to stared a cell phone
conversation. My poor cousin had to listen to this very dull
conversation between this rude lady and her son over why he didn't
clean his room
* Sensory Details: appealing to the
reader's senses - see, hear, taste, touch, smell
It seems that those who talk on their cell
phone in public like to do it so everyone hears them. It is almost as if they
want to be
noticed, and in so doing subject anybody within ear shot to their
usually pointless conversation. The more dull and boring the
conversation is, the louder the talker talks.
* Statistics: numbers, sizes, amounts,
Yesterday at the gym, 3 of the first 5 people
on the treadmill were talking on their cell phones. The others were making faces
in hopes they would get the message and stop; however, they did
not. This continued for 45 minutes, and when one cell phone user
would finally leave, another one always seemed to be ready as a
replacement. For most of the morning there was no peace and quiet
on the treadmills.
* Quotes: what someone said
The elderly woman on the first treadmill was
so bothered, that after a half an hour of listening to nonsense phone
erupted by yelling. " Don't you people have any manners?" "Grow
* Figurative Language: simile, metaphor,
cell phone users are worse than drug addicts. They can't be without their toy!
They can be seen constantly looking to see if
a call came in. They are like spies in hiding, secretly looking for
hidden messages. During class students are often seen with head
down checking form messages or even worse texting. They look like little
ants busy at work, although the work they do is tedious and
pointless. It really creates an atmosphere where
concentration becomes almost nonexistent.