Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly

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The Most Powerful Weapon


Editor’s Note In “The Most Powerful Weapon,” Emily Goldin examines the difficulty assessing the progress she made as a writer. However, she finds that when the effectiveness of her essay’s message is given attention, nothing is more rewarding than hearing how her own voice is powerful and passionate. While reading, notice how Goldin uses a unique approach by quoting from a work written in high school. Does the quotation from her past work provide a more thorough experience for the reader? Goldin’s concluding paragraph addresses what writing “will always produce”; note how her final message moves the essay’s purpose forward while simultaneously describing an experience attainable for all readers.