Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 19

1. Attendance
2. APA Review

3. Outlining a Rhetorical Essay
The purpose of this task is to get you aware of how a rhetorical essay is structured

  • Warm up: Talk about how you have used outlines in the past. Write your experiences on the board
    • Talk about your experiences writing outlines in this class or other classes.
    • What is important in a good outline?
    • How has writing an outline help you in the writing process?
    • Is an outline always the same? How do you think an outline 
  • Main points to consider
    • 1) students are encouraged to make a brief outline with a thesis statement and main points before they start writing so that they have a clear sense of direction and purpose.
    •  2) a typical outline should have an introduction with a list of important background info and thesis statement and a body with main ideas (points) to support/elaborate the thesis
    •  3) students should always check the writing prompts to figure out what kinds of essential information should be included in the outline and that 
    • 4) reverse-engineering can be helpful when you are trying to imitate a structure of a good writing model but one should be careful not to follow it too closely or copy it blindly.  
    • Basically, thesis statement, main points, and conclusion are the core of any outline 
  • First, let's review the thesis statement. What does a thesis statement need?
      • Now, let's work on this worksheet in groups of three.
    • Now, in the same group, reverse outline this essay I will hand to you.

    Homework: Decide which essay you want to analyze for your rhetorical analysis. Write a thesis statement for your essay. Please either hand write it on a piece of paper or print out a word document.

    Writer's Help Exercises:
    Subject/Verb Agreement 1
    Subject/Verb Agreement 2
    Subject/Verb Agreement 3

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