Today in class we discussed strategies for structure and transitions in closed form prose. We then peer reviewed the next draft of our WTE essays.
Week 10 Day 3
- WTE – 3rd Draft
- 750+ words
- Should evaluate the podcast of your choice with 3-6 criteria you establish
- Focused on evidence with quotes
- Clear thesis, transitions, and structure
- Semi-formal writing style
Today in class we discussed strategies for synthesis essay theses and structure. We then began brainstorming plans for the final class debate.
Week 10 Day 3
- Synthesis essay – 1st draft
- 350+ words
- Printed and brought to class on Monday 7-25
- Should include your introduction, thesis, forecasting, the beginning of your body paragraphs, and your Works Cited page
Today in class we discussed strategies for secondary research processes and synthesis writing, practiced using summary writing and quote banks, and conducted the second round of the class debate.
Week 5 Day 2 PowerPoint
- Read A&B p. 217-237 (very important!), 521-533,
- It is highly recommended that over the weekend you read through two or more sources for your Synthesis essay and create a quote bank and working bibliography for these sources
- Synthesis Essay-First Draft
- Due Monday 7/27 (or by your conference appointment)
- Must have an original thesis
- Should include 2+ sources
- 500+ words
- Submit to Turnitin.com and bring a hard copy to class as well
Today in class we continued working on thesis strategies and began discussing strategies for making counterarguments.
Week 11 Day 2 PowerPoint
- Read A&B 351-361
- Sign up for a unit 4 and class progress conference before Friday’s class
- Journal Entry 28
- Focus: CA Source Evaluation 1
- Find the first source you will use for your classical argument essay
- Read and analyze the source.
- Sum up the argument it makes or find its thesis statement and write it here
- Identify the source as supporting your view, supporting an opposing view, or providing neutral background information
- Finally, play the Believing and Doubting Game to find the strongest and weakest elements of the source.