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Class 20 1 a

  1. 1. Class 20 EWRT 1A
  2. 2. AGENDA• Due: Essay #2• Discussion: Toufexis Toufexis: Hooking the reader. Toufexis: A focused concept, logical plan 145-48• Writing: Consider topics for your essay from The Hunger Games.
  3. 3. Toufexis “ Love: The Right Chemistry
  4. 4. First, answer these questions about Toufexis’s essay• First, summarize the story.• How does Toufexis “Hook the Reader”?• How does Toufexis focus her plan?• How does she create a logical plan?
  5. 5. Is this how you summarized it? Hooking the reader
  6. 6. Here is how Toufexis hooks the reader: did you identify these strategies? o The title—”Love: The Right Chemistry” o The epigraph quoting Greta Garbo’s line from the film Ninotchka. o The conversational tone of the essay • Using “O.K.” and “Let’s” rather than the more formal “let us.” Focusing the Plan
  7. 7. Focusing the Plan What She Does What She Does Not Do• She focuses on certain • Because she wants to scientific aspects of emphasize love as a tool romantic love, specifically to promote reproduction, the evolutionary biology and she does NOT include neurochemistry of love same-sex love, or between adult human nonsexual love between heterosexual mates. friends and family• By keeping to her focus, members she is able to present information that is • She does NOT discuss unfamiliar, and therefore views on love by various interesting, to her readers. religions or cultures. A logical plan
  8. 8. Here is her logical plan: She provides clues for the reader o Introduction of topic o Transitions o Thesis o ForecastIntroduction of Concept: Paragraph 1: She announces that she is writing about “romanticlove,” a concept that she will address with “scientific precision.”Thesis: Paragraph 2: What seems on the surface to be irrational, intoxicated behavior is infact part of nature’s master strategy—a vital force that has helped humans survive, thrive,and multiply through thousands of years”Forecast: In paragraph two: “Love rests firmly on the foundations of evolution, biology, andchemistry.”Toufexis also uses transitions to let the readers know when she is leaving one topic andgoing to another: here is the transition from biology to neurochemistry:
  9. 9. Remember your Goal! You will write a concept essay much like one of these we read in class
  10. 10. Remember the assignment! The Concept Essay Essay #3 • Topic: Write an essay about 750-1200 words a concept from The Hunger Games that interests you 125 points possible and that you want to study MLA-style formatting and further. When you have a citations good understanding of the Works Cited page must concept you have chosen, include three entries: The Hunger Games, A explain it to your readers, Dictionary or other defining considering carefully what source, and a book or they might already know article from a credible about it and how your essay source. might add to what they know.
  11. 11. Hunger, Cold, Friendship, Safety,Justice, Fair play, Class, Game, Play, Power, Identity, Strength, Competition, Sacrifice, Spectacle, Schadenfreude (happiness derived from others’ misfortunes), Fear, Privilege, Equality, Legal, Skill, Remember the Topics to Consider:
  12. 12. Try this brainstorming drill again• Consider topics for your essay from The Hunger Games. o Consider two different possibilities. o Write a paragraph for one of them, sketching out what you already know about the concept.
  13. 13. Homework• Read: HG through chapter 19; SMG 148-163• Post #22: o Finish and post your concept paragraph. o Find two different definitions for your concept. One can be from a dictionary.• Post #23: Name the two concepts about which you wrote paragraphs (one from today and one from yesterday). Find a few lines from The Hunger Games that illustrate each concept. Copy them into your post, and then explain how the example demonstrates, defines, or embodies the concept.• Study: Vocab (10-18)• Bring: SMG to Class