CLASS 25
EWRT 1A
AGENDA
Presentation:
Outside
sources/research
In-text citations
Works Cited page
Review
The outline/Thesis
Writing ...
Your Thesis is a Map to Your Essay
Once you have your working thesis
written, you can make a tentative outline.
Introduct...
Writing Strategies
Classification
Extended
Anecdote
Definitions
Examples
 Illustrations
Examples: Ngo
Another case of survival cannibalism occurred
in 1945, when General Douglas MacArthur’s
forces cut supply li...
 The most famous example of
survival cannibalism in
American history comes
from the diaries, letters, and
interviews of s...
Illustration: Toufexis
Does this chart help
readers understand
what Toufexis is saying
about her concept?
Illustration: Holmes
Do graphs
help Holmes
make his
point? Will
graphs help
you make
your point?
Do pictures
support his
effort to
explain his
concept?
Should you use
pictures in your
essay?
Writing Opportunity:
What will you use?
Examples?
Which?
How many?
Illustrations?
Your own?
Someone else’s?
Doing Research on your Topic
 Having chosen a concept and a focus for your
explanation of it, begin your research to use ...
MLA System of
Documentation
In-Text Citations
Example: In-text citations: The
Hunger Games
Example: In-text Citations: online
(credible) sources
Works Cited
How to make your page
A Review
Homework
Post #28: Find four examples of
your concept in HG (or in a
different source if you are not using
HG). Endeavor ...
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  1. 1. CLASS 25 EWRT 1A
  2. 2. AGENDA Presentation: Outside sources/research In-text citations Works Cited page Review The outline/Thesis Writing Strategies Discussion: Examples Illustrations
  3. 3. Your Thesis is a Map to Your Essay Once you have your working thesis written, you can make a tentative outline. Introduction Extended Anecdote Thesis  Category 1 Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Category 2 Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Repeat if Necessary Conclusion
  4. 4. Writing Strategies Classification Extended Anecdote Definitions Examples  Illustrations
  5. 5. Examples: Ngo Another case of survival cannibalism occurred in 1945, when General Douglas MacArthur’s forces cut supply lines to Japanese troops stationed in the Pacific Islands. In one incident, Japanese troops were reported to have sacrificed the Arapesh people of northeastern New Guinea for food in order to avoid death by starvation (Tuzin 63). The most famous example of survival cannibalism in American history comes from the diaries, letters, and interviews of survivors of the California- bound Donner Party, who in the winter of 1846 were snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for five months. Thirty-five of eighty-seven adults and children died, and some of them were eaten (Hart 116–117; Johnson).
  6. 6.  The most famous example of survival cannibalism in American history comes from the diaries, letters, and interviews of survivors of the California-bound Donner Party, who in the winter of 1846 were snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for five months. Thirty-five of eighty-seven adults and children died, and some of them were eaten (Hart 116– 117; Johnson). http://www.howstuffworks.com/don ner-party.htm
  7. 7. Illustration: Toufexis Does this chart help readers understand what Toufexis is saying about her concept?
  8. 8. Illustration: Holmes Do graphs help Holmes make his point? Will graphs help you make your point?
  9. 9. Do pictures support his effort to explain his concept? Should you use pictures in your essay?
  10. 10. Writing Opportunity: What will you use? Examples? Which? How many? Illustrations? Your own? Someone else’s?
  11. 11. Doing Research on your Topic  Having chosen a concept and a focus for your explanation of it, begin your research to use at least two more credible sources for information on your concept.  This essay does not require a tedious search for multiple sources, but it does require you use and document at least three sources.  One of those sources will likely be The Hunger Games. If you use examples of your concept from the book, you must cite them.  A second source will be a dictionary or encyclopedia—the place you found a definition or two for your concept.  The final source is up to you. It could be a magazine (anecdote), a journal (statistics and graphs), or another credible source, hopefully one you found in the library. You must make sure that it is a credible source if you are offering it as factual evidence (Joe's blog, Wikipedia, yahoo answers are all unacceptable).
  12. 12. MLA System of Documentation In-Text Citations
  13. 13. Example: In-text citations: The Hunger Games
  14. 14. Example: In-text Citations: online (credible) sources
  15. 15. Works Cited How to make your page A Review
  16. 16. Homework Post #28: Find four examples of your concept in HG (or in a different source if you are not using HG). Endeavor to find examples to represent your classifications or categories. Post #29: Finish your research. Post a list of three texts you plan to use. Follow MLA formatting guidelines.

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