Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray, Ph.D.
*His sentence: Martians have a win/lose philosophy- I want to win, and I don't care if you lose.
*My thoughts: I recognized that the author used a dash to further explain the information previously presented which strikes a reader and makes them want to know more and get deeper into the text. The following part of the sentence after the dash almost uses redundant meaning in sort of a balancing but opposing way. This reinforces the power backed behind the Martians philosophy to include both points of view.
*My sentence: Davis made no effort to help anyone else in the class- it was his grade, and his alone.