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Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
Eng092 Oct13 09
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  • 1. Expository Essay Prep October 13, 2009
  • 2. Today <ul><li>Expository Essay Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Quiz: Pronouns and Modifiers (30 minutes) </li></ul>
  • 3. Word-of-the-day <ul><li>Tacit </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone understands without saying it or expressing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Her tacit approval of his lifestyle came at a cost. </li></ul><ul><li>She tacitly acknowledged his temper tantrum. </li></ul>
  • 4. Expository Essay <ul><li>Expository writing: exposing your reader/informing your reader </li></ul>
  • 5. Expository Essay <ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classification and division </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cause and effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison and contrast </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Your Assignment <ul><li>Due: In-class, October 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Expository Essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cause and effect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>600 words </li></ul>
  • 7. Topic Choices <ul><ul><li>Cause OR effect: something causes something else because of 3 things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pollution causes more damage than other environmental problems because of illness, global warming, and depletion of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Success/failure in school, business, relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too much coffee/TV/junk food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage breakdown </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Losing/getting a job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drug/alcohol dependancy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 8. Topic Choices <ul><ul><li>Classification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own choice (different from paragraph, though) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 types of students/teachers/parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 types of friendships/relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 types of jobs (as opposed to careers) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 types of vacations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 types of diets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 types of bad habits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 9. Topic Choices <ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 cities or places to live in or visit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 different types of people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 schools/stores/restaurants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 different ways of doing something (eg formal learning vs learning on the job) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life before and after marriage/divorce/children/new job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cars, bicycles, computer games, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Big screen movies to videos </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 10. Expository Essay <ul><li>Start with an outline </li></ul><ul><li>Five paragraph model </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember in-class practice introductory sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis in last sentence, previewing the three main points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topic sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concluding sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  • 11. Expository Essay: Format <ul><li>MLA top left corner: </li></ul><ul><li>Your Name </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor’s Name </li></ul><ul><li>Course Name </li></ul><ul><li>Date </li></ul><ul><li>Essay Title </li></ul>
  • 12. Outlining
  • 13. Thesis Statement <ul><li>“ one or more sentences that clearly and concisely indicate the subject of your paper, the main points you will discuss, and the order in which you will discuss them.” </li></ul>
  • 14. Thesis Statement <ul><li>Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Link </li></ul><ul><li>Main Points </li></ul><ul><li>The most prolific producers of unnecessary jargon are politicians, sports writers, advertising copy writers, and educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Fad diets are not the quick fix to weight problems that they may appear to be. On the contrary, yhey are often costly, ineffective, and even dangerous. </li></ul>
  • 15. Thesis Statement <ul><li>Subject: no announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: needs an angle (not just a topic) </li></ul><ul><li>Subject: cannot state the obvious </li></ul>
  • 16. Thesis Statement <ul><li>In this essay, I am going to discuss violence in hockey. </li></ul><ul><li>Violence in hockey is misunderstood by the nonplaying public. </li></ul><ul><li>This paper is about Canada’s multiculturalism policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s multiculturalism policy is neither practical nor desirable. </li></ul><ul><li>I am going to examine the influence of Wal-Mart in Canada. </li></ul>
  • 17. Thesis Statement <ul><li>Main points must be parallel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of the many qualities that combine to make a good nurse the three most important are strength, intelligence, and she must be compassionate. </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Thesis Statement Exercises <ul><li>5.1 (62). Just do 1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>5.2 (63). Just do 1-3 </li></ul>
  • 19. Grammar Quiz: Tuesday, October 13 <ul><li>Pronouns </li></ul><ul><li>Dangling Modifiers </li></ul>

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