AGENDA• Due: Essay #2• Discussion: Ngo and Toufexis Ngo: focused concept: definitions; classifications Toufexis: Hooking the reader. Toufexis: A focused concept, logical plan 145-48• Presentation: Essay #3: The Concept Essay• In-Class Writing: Consider topics for your essay from The Hunger Games. Make a list of four different possibilities. Write paragraphs for two of them, sketching out what you already know about the concept. Think of at least one example for each from HG.
Ngo: “Cannibalism: It Still Exists”Get into groups ofthree or four todiscuss this essayand answerquestions.
Take 10 minutes to discuss the following among yourselves.• First, briefly summarize the story• What is the concept about which Ngo writes?• Which extended anecdote does Ngo use to help explain the concept to his readers?• What is his thesis?• How does he classify his concept? • Categories? • Types?• How does he define his concept?• Find examples of each his classified concepts.
Exemplification Endocannibalism Exocannibalism• Survival: Vietnamese • Survival: Japanese troops’ boat refugees supply lines cut o Ate people as they died on the o Sacrificed Arapesh people to feed boat troops• Dietary: Miyanmin (both • Dietary: Leopard people; types really) Alligator people o Eats their own dead and catches o Hunt victims outsiders • Religious/Ritual:• Religious/Ritual: African Bangalas and South tribe of the Bimin- American Tribes Kuskusmin o To honor those held in high- o Eat parts of genitalia to enhance esteem, they sacrifice slaves and reproductivity captives
Toufexis “ Love: The Right Chemistry • Get back into your groups to discuss this essay and answer questions.
Take 10 Minutes to Answer These Questions• First, summarize the story.• How does Toufexis “Hook the Reader”?• How does Toufexis focus her plan?• How does she create a logical plan?
Hooking the Reader• What does Toufexis do to catch Readers’ attention? 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
Focusing the Plan What She Does What She Does Not• 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 she does NOT include and neurochemistry of love same-sex love, or between adult human nonsexual love between heterosexual mates. friends and family• By keeping to her focus, she members 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
A Logical Plan She provides clues for the reader o Introduction of topic o Transitions o ThesisIntroductionForecast o 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 in factpart of nature’s master strategy—a vital force that has helped humans survive, thrive, andmultiply 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 and goingto another: here is the transition from biology to neurochemistry:
• Topic: Write an essay about a concept from The The Concept Hunger Games that Essay interests you and that you Essay #3 want to study further. 750-1200 words When you have a good 150 points possible understanding of the MLA-style formatting and concept you have chosen, citations explain it to your readers, Works Cited page must include three entries: The considering carefully Hunger Games, A what they might already Dictionary or other know about it and how defining source, and a your essay might add to book or article from a what they know. credible source.
In-Class Writing:• Consider topics for your essay from The Hunger Games. o Make a list of four different possibilities. o Write paragraphs for two of them, sketching out what you already know about the concept..
Homework• Read: HG through chapter 19; SMG 148-163• Write: o Finish and post your in-class writing o find two different definitions for your concept. One can be from a dictionary.• Journal #8: Name the two concepts about which you wrote paragraphs. Find a few lines from The Hunger Games that illustrates each concept. Copy it into your post, and then explain how the example demonstrates, defines, or embodies the concept.• Study: Vocab (10-18)• Bring: SMG to Class