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  1. 1. Focus and Organization Karen Cheeseman
  2. 2. Focus <ul><li>Have a strong clear thesis statement in your introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide evidence, proof or support for your thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Start with a draft </li></ul><ul><li>Refine your thesis statement during the writing process. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Audience <ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are they? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What level of information do they need? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What context? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Opening <ul><li>Introduces the papers focus </li></ul><ul><li>Captures readers attention </li></ul><ul><li>Forecasts organization </li></ul>
  5. 5. Paragraphs <ul><li>Focus each paragraph on on aspect of the thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><li>Each paragraph must have a topic sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Coherent </li></ul><ul><li>Well developed </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid clichés and wordiness. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using Rhetoric <ul><li>Assists with organization and focus of speech or essay. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to see what is possibly persuasive in every situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetoric by Aristotle gives us many of the terms still used in classrooms today. </li></ul><ul><li>People use rhetoric everyday. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rhetoric + Organization <ul><li>Ethos </li></ul><ul><li>Pathos </li></ul><ul><li>Logos </li></ul>
  8. 8. Closing <ul><li>Give reader a sense of closure </li></ul><ul><li>Summerize </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summary <ul><li>Writing an essay is a methodical process. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not mean creativity is stifled. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus and Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Using the tips supplied </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Adapting to your audience (2001). Retrieved December 1, 2008, from Colorado State University Web site: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/processes/audmod/pop2g.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Aristotle's Rhetoric. (2002). In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Web]. California: Retrieved November 30, 2008, from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-rhetoric/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cathanne (2008). How to write a focused essay. Retrieved December 1, 2008, from Hub Pages Web site: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Write-A-Focused-Essay </li></ul><ul><li>First Year Composition Assessment Rubric. (2008). University of South Florida. Retrieved November 30, 2008, from https://usfweb3. usf .edu/FYC_admin/Assess/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Neshama Gelman, Bird (2008). How to focus an essay. Retrieved December 1, 2008, from eHow Web site: http://www.ehow.com/how_2305616_focus-essay.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art </li></ul><ul><li>Sigalas, Joseph The Rhetorical Triangle. In Writing Resources [Web]. Retrieved November, 30, 2008, from http://www.nd.edu/~writing/resources/RhetoricalTriangle.htm </li></ul>

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