Class 20EWRT 2
AGENDA Dates to Remember Make up Exam In-class writing: Self Assessment Drafting Essay #5
Dates to Remember Tuesday, Dec. 4:             Friday, Dec 7   Make-up Exam                 Revised Essay due   Self ...
Make-up ExamWhen I come by, get the one exam you would like to make up.You have 20 minutes to complete the exam.In A Ga...
Self-Assessment Essay (150-300 words)• The blogging post points (200) require self-  assessment. Consider three aspects of...
Reading the PromptWriting the Thesis
Look for key words:Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Exemplify, CompareExplain what Thoreau meant by “Under a go...
For this prompt, your thesis would be focused on this part:   “Argue for or against the character’s or characters’    mo...
Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, CompareArgue that Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” could be ...
For this one, you would focus here: Argue that Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” could be used as an  accurate description o...
Look for key words:Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, CompareCompare: Make sure you do compare each of the siblin...
ThesisArgue that (and how) their lives would be different  had gender not played a role in their fates.So What?Argue tha...
Drafting Essay #5: The ThesisPlease copy your question onto a piece of paper.Directly below it, write a one sentence ans...
OutlineIntroduction: Do I need to respond to a part of the prompt here?Should I include a directed summary hereThesis: One...
Essay #5When you have a clear thesis, you may work on your essay.I will be around to ask and answer questions
Homework Essay #5 Finish your revision (due Friday night at midnight) Remember, we will not have a formal meeting  on T...
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  1. 1. Class 20EWRT 2
  2. 2. AGENDA Dates to Remember Make up Exam In-class writing: Self Assessment Drafting Essay #5
  3. 3. Dates to Remember Tuesday, Dec. 4:  Friday, Dec 7  Make-up Exam  Revised Essay due  Self Assessment (midnight)  Thursday, Dec 13: 9:15- Thursday, Dec 6: 11:15  Meetings by appointment  Essay #5 due (paper or in my office. electronic)  Self-Assessment due  Game of Thrones (midnight) Episode
  4. 4. Make-up ExamWhen I come by, get the one exam you would like to make up.You have 20 minutes to complete the exam.In A Game of Thrones, you win or you die! Play Hard!
  5. 5. Self-Assessment Essay (150-300 words)• The blogging post points (200) require self- assessment. Consider three aspects of your responses: • First, how many of the posts did you make? • Second, what was the quality of your response? • Third, how timely were your submissions?• Write a short essay justifying your grade. This is an essay like any other, so make sure you have an intro, a thesis, body paragraphs, a counterargument if appropriate, and a conclusion. You must include a grade!This is due midnight, Thursday, December 6.
  6. 6. Reading the PromptWriting the Thesis
  7. 7. Look for key words:Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Exemplify, CompareExplain what Thoreau meant by “Under a government which imprisonsany unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in a prison.”Using one or two characters from A Game of Thrones, Explain how thisidea shows itself.Argue for or against the character’s or characters’ moral and ethicalstrength.Argue for the wisdom of adhering to moral and ethical strength incontemporary America.”Use Examples from both the novel and society to support yourassertions.
  8. 8. For this prompt, your thesis would be focused on this part: “Argue for or against the character’s or characters’ moral and ethical strength.Then follow with the “So what” part: Then argue for the wisdom of adhering to moral and ethical strength in contemporary America.”
  9. 9. Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, CompareArgue that Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” could be used as an accuratedescription of mankind’s relationship to the Truth in A Game of Thrones.Explain who or what represents the following people: people inchairs, images, the fire, figures tending the fire, the sun, the truth-bringer.Argue for how you could extend your application of the “Allegory” tocontemporary society.
  10. 10. For this one, you would focus here: Argue that Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” could be used as an accurate description of mankind’s relationship to the Truth in A Game of Thrones.Then add the so what part: Argue for how you could extend your application of the “Allegory” to contemporary society.
  11. 11. Look for key words:Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, CompareCompare: Make sure you do compare each of the siblingsto Judith and William Shakespeare. You might want to set upon paragraph that outlines the Shakespeare’s situation andfollow with the other sets of siblings.Argue that their lives would be different w/o gender biasDiscuss: Extend your theories about A Game of Thrones tomodern society.Argue that the limitations and opportunities still hold true forwomen today.
  12. 12. ThesisArgue that (and how) their lives would be different had gender not played a role in their fates.So What?Argue that these limitation and opportunities still hold (or don’t hold) true for women today
  13. 13. Drafting Essay #5: The ThesisPlease copy your question onto a piece of paper.Directly below it, write a one sentence answer that addresses the argument portion of the prompt. This will be your thesis.
  14. 14. OutlineIntroduction: Do I need to respond to a part of the prompt here?Should I include a directed summary hereThesis: One sentence directly answering the questionBody paragraphs: Do I need to respond to particular aspects of the prompt?Which?What topic sentences can I use that directly support my thesis?Which textual evidence will I use to both establish my theoretical framework(A World of Ideas) and to support my argument (A Game of Thrones).Conclusion: Can I extend my analysis of A Game of Thrones to contemporarysociety? Do I need a different type of conclusion? Which?
  15. 15. Essay #5When you have a clear thesis, you may work on your essay.I will be around to ask and answer questions
  16. 16. Homework Essay #5 Finish your revision (due Friday night at midnight) Remember, we will not have a formal meeting on Thursday. I will be available for conferences in my office during class hours. I do suggest making an appointment if you want to see me. See you in class on Thursday, December 13th at 9:15!

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