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  • 1. Class 20 EWRT 2
  • 2. AGENDA End of Quarter Plan Make up Vocabulary Exam  In-class writing: Self Assessment  Drafting Essay #5
  • 3. End of Quarter Plan Class 20: Today  Make-up Exam  Self Assessment  Class 21  Meetings by appointment in my office.  Friday, Week 11  Self-Assessment due before noon  Revised Essay due before noon  Final: Class 22: 25 participation points  Final due before class begins.  Game of Thrones Episode  Final discussion
  • 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. • The website post points (150) 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 brief justification of your grade. You may send this as an email. • Due Friday, Week 11 Self-Assessment Essay (150-300 words)
  • 6. Reading the Prompt Writing A Thesis
  • 7. Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Exemplify, Compare Explain what Thoreau meant by “Under a government which imprisons any 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 this idea shows itself. Argue for or against the character’s or characters’ moral and ethical strength. Argue for the wisdom of adhering to moral and ethical strength in contemporary America.” Use Examples from both the novel and society to support your assertions.
  • 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 argue for the wisdom of adhering to moral and ethical strength in contemporary America.”
  • 9. Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Compare 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. Explain who or what represents the following people: people in chairs, images, the fire, figures tending the fire, the sun, the truth- bringer. Argue for how you could extend your application of the “Allegory” to contemporary society.
  • 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.  Argue for how you could extend your application of the “Allegory” to contemporary society.
  • 11. Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Compare Compare: Make sure you do compare each of the siblings to Judith and William Shakespeare. You might want to set up on paragraph that outlines the Shakespeare’s situation and follow with the other sets of siblings. Argue that their lives would be different w/o gender bias Discuss: Extend your theories about A Game of Thrones to modern society. Argue that the limitations and opportunities still hold true for women today.
  • 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. 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. Outline  Introduction: Do I need to respond to a part of the prompt here?  Should I include a directed summary here?  Thesis: One sentence directly answering the question  Body 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 contemporary society? Do I need a different type of conclusion? Which?
  • 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. Homework  The Last Post #37: Outline and Thesis for Essay 5  Finish your revision: Due Friday, Week 11 before noon.  Work on essay #5: Due before the final class begins.  Remember, we will not have a formal meeting on Thursday. I will be available for conferences in my office during class hours. I suggest making an appointment.  See you in class for the final!

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