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