A weak one? 2. After identifying your thesis, try to arrange the rhetorical strategies you’ve identified in a logical way. For example, you could start by identifying the purpose of the intended audience and why the author chose to write about their topic. Next, you could identify specific stylistic choices, such as word choice, formal/informal language, etc.
• What is your personal interest in investigating this topic? • What benefits will readers gain from reading your essay? • What is your preliminary, working thesis statement? When you write your proposal, do not simply list and answer the questions above one after the other. Rather, write the proposal in developed paragraph format.
Use the “Explaining Relationships Essay Thesis & Outline Template” to complete the assignment. 3. Review “The Writing Process” media piece for instruction on how to develop a thesis statement and outline. 4. Your outline should be a paragraph-by-paragraph breakdown of your paper to help you clarify its structure. 5.
3, 4, 7, or 8 of A Writer’s Workshop. Or, you may cluster, ask and answer questions, brainstorm, list, or engage in a focused free-write. Focus your prewriting exercises on developing the Comparison and Contrast OR Classification Essay due in Week Three. You have two goals for these prewriting exercises: First, you must practice these individual techniques so you will have mastery of them for future essays. Second, you must generate material for the specific Comparison and Contrast OR Classification essay you are developing.
Use this assignment as a tool to develop your philosophical ideas. It will be graded on the depth and structure of your ideas. An A essay shows a clear understanding of the ideas presented on the readings as well as original thinking. An essay with clear understanding of the arguments but without original input is a B. A C essay shows only that you read but still need to work more on the ideas.
You may elect to print out your article and do a first reading that uses strategies such as underlining, annotation, summarizing, and exploratory writing to make sure you understand the basic arguments. Go back to any sections that need clarification. On a second reading, start to pay attention to what Gawande is doing. You may want to outline the writing and describe the writer’s strategy. Notice how Gawande uses facts and personal experience (in most texts) to support claims, as well as other types of evidence.
See the rubric on the following page. It must be submitted with your essay. • Your introductory paragraph must contain a strong thesis statement on your topic; make clear what the reader should expect/anticipate in your three body paragraphs. • Your essay must contain 2 quotes. Be sure to introduce your quote, and explain why it helps support your ideas, your statements about the characters.
You should have an introductory paragraph that introduces the novels, the theme that will be discussed, and the historical connection. The last sentence of this paragraph should be your thesis that ties together the three concepts. Each of the three body paragraphs should discuss ONE of the novels OR the historical event. Each body paragraph that discusses one of the novels should include at least two quotes. The conclusion should bring the paper to a close and make your final arguments about how these three concepts work together.
Self-Assessment Chapter 9 : Reflecting on You Goals Rhetorical Knowledge 1) Audience: What have you learned about addressing an audience in evaluative writing? That you have to write in the third person, to allow the audience to get a better view on the facts, and not what you think about the topic. 2) Purpose: What have you learned about the purposes for constructing an evaluation? To make sure you are using the correct facts and things that will draw the audience in. 3) Rhetorical situation: How did the writing context affect your evaluative text?