English Composition: Observation of Actions

Study English Composition in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy

Many of our most interesting experiences arise from observing the actions of others. A written description of what we have observed will gain in interest to the reader, if, in addition to telling what was done, it gives some indication of how was done. A list of tools a carpenter uses, and the operations he performs during the half hour we watch him, may be dull and uninteresting; but our description may have an added value if it shows his manner of working so that the reader can determine whether the carpenter is an orderly, methodical, and rapid worker or … Continue