In an article called Doctors Brace for Zika Babies written by Perri Klass in The New York Times, the author states that doctors in the United States are preparing for the births of children possibly infected the zika virus or any zika related health concerns. Perri Klass states her point very effectively using elements of unity and writing techniques to support and illustrate her point.
One writing technique Klass uses very well is having credible sources to back up her content in the article. Throughout her piece she hyperlinks eight sources, all of which I checked are credible. When she is mentioning facts and states some statistics of the number of zika virus cases in the united states, that were published not to long ago she hyperlinks the words latest statistics to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention page.
” as of Sept. 15, list 1,348 pregnant women with “any laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection” in United States territories and 749 in United States.”
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The quote above is from Klass’s article which is credible because it came from a credible source, the statistics above are all mentioned on the webpage hyperlinked to this information, a government ran website.
She also organizes her piece adequately using elements of unity making her article flow flawlessly. Klass uses repetition throughout this article she says zika 14 times, pediatric 13 times,and children 13 times.she uses repetition as a element of unity to keep the organization and so the readers can comprehend the material said. Using repetition helps to build up organization as well as categorizing, since she says of a lot of medical lingo such as “pediatric, neonatology, neurology, ophthalmology, and orthopedics”. These informative health lingo can give information and build into the categories of words that help shape the organization, as it correctly builds off the paragraph previous to it.
Another effective tactic she uses is making her piece media friendly. Being media friendly is a must on all websites and media pages. People as lazy as Americans come do not want to read one big hunk looking article. Readers want to read something that looks like less reading anyway it could still be all the same information, but sense the piece is so broken up it looks like less reading as well as less intimidating to readers.
I counted that her article is broke up into eighteen paragraphs having a substantial amount of white space. She has broken up each paragraph so that each paragraph has a new type information or stat in it, making it eye catching for readers to continue reading on. Another thing she does being media friendly is singling out important information into their own paragraphs/ sentences from the paragraph above it. Klass touching on the zika virus a fresh and new problem to the researchers in the United States. This is a situation I have a problem with but I am trying to adjust to it, since being media friendly is all new to me.
Klass is touching on the zika virus, a fresh and new problem to the researchers in the United States . Klass touches on just the right amount of information to inform their reader and is great at organizing her work effectively. She is a writer on The New York Times for all the reasons mentioned above along with many others. Experienced writers use multiple types of writing strategies to help shape up their pieces and Klass is an experienced writer that demonstrates these qualities so well, making her a credible source to retain information from.