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  • 1. Week 9 Class 2EWRT 211
  • 2. AgendaCommon Writing Errors: Missing comma withtransitional and parentheticalexpressions, absolute phrases, and contrastedelementsDiscussion: Torture EssaysIn-class writing: Outlining and Thesis statementpractice
  • 3. Common Writing Errors:Missing comma with transitional and parentheticalexpressions, absolute phrases, and contrasted elements Transitional Expressions
CORRECT: Therefore, I could not finish writing my paper.
 Parenthetical Expressions
CORRECT: You, on the other hand, can’t carry a tune.
 Absolute Phrases
CORRECT: Having taken preventative measures, I did not get sick.
 Contrasting Elements
CORRECT: I want English, not Economics, classes.
  • 4. Practice1. Lance where did you leave the car keys?2. We can however just stay home and have a quiet evening.3. Instead Id rather use the money for a vacation.4. That trip to the dentist wasnt so bad in fact.5. However I hope I dont have to go there again for a long time.6. Celine Dion for example achieved success as a singer at an early age.7. How did you catch the criminal Sherlock Holmes?8. I hope you realize moreover that this is your last chance.9. Mr. Van Allen unfortunately is no longer with our organization.
  • 5. Discussion: Torture Essays In groups of three: Using Bagaric’s essay “A Case for Torture” (266): Find (and mark) the thesis statement Identify (and mark) Bagaric’s most compelling reasons for justifying torture in his essay Find (and mark) illustrations (specific details, quotes, statistics, or real-life examples) he uses to support his reasons. Find (and mark) the issues he addresses in his counterargument. Using Johnson’s essay “Inhuman Behavior: A Chaplains View of Torture (268): Find (and mark) the thesis statement Identify (and mark) Johnson’s most compelling reasons for justifying torture in his essay Find (and mark) illustrations (specific details, quotes, statistics, or real-life examples) he uses to support his reasons Find (and mark) the issues he addresses in his counterargument.Are you using any of these as support for your essay? Should you?
  • 6. FREECASHWhich arguments from our FREECASHbrainstorming session do you find mostcompelling?Which side will you argue?Which objections will you address byaccommodating or refuting?
  • 7. The Prompt: Is tortureever morally justified?Plan and write an essay in which youdevelop your point of view on thisissue. Support your position withreasoning and examples taken fromyour reading, studies, experience, orobservations.
  • 8. TORTURE ESSAY OUTLINE FORM Controlling idea of the essay. Which side will you argue? Torture is sometimes morally justifiable? Torture is never morally justifiable?____________________________________________ Three main points of the argument: 1. Torture_______________________________ 2. Torture_______________________________ 3. Torture______________________________
  • 9. INTRODUCTION: The introduction should make the reader want tocontinue reading. The lead in statements could (1) make a strikingassertion, (2) use a split anecdote (a story that is begun inthe introduction and is finished in the conclusion), or (3)use an interesting detail, statistic, or quotation. Choose one and write your idea here:
  • 10. Thesis Transition to thesis: While both sides have passion for their positions; or?_______________________________________________________________________ Thesis (which includes points of argument; You can eliminate these later if you desire, but for now, they must be there):________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • 11. Body ParagraphsEach topic sentence should be a major point ofargument that supports the thesis statement.Explanation sentences are general statementsthat support the topic sentence.The concrete illustrations support theexplanation sentences, provide specificdetails, quotes, statistics, or real-life examples.
  • 12. Body Paragraph 1 (develops first point of argument): Topic sentence: _________________________________________________________ ____ Explanation _________________________________________________________ ______ Concrete Illustration: _____________________________________________________ Explanation: _________________________________________________________ ____ Concrete Illustration: ______________________________________________________ Explanation: _________________________________________________________ ______ Concrete Illustration: ______________________________________________
  • 13. Follow the same format for the next two paragraphs Body paragraph 2 Body paragraph 3 Topic Sentence Topic Sentence Explanation Explanation Illustration Illustration Explanation Explanation Illustration Illustration Explanation Explanation Illustration Illustration Transition Transition
  • 14. Counterargument (anticipates objections by accommodation or refutation):First anticipated objection:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Accommodation or Refutation? Circle your approach.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Second anticipated objection:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Accommodation or Refutation? Circle your approach.______________________________________________________________________________
  • 15. CONCLUSION:The concluding paragraph should include ageneral summary statement that recaps thethesis, a sentence that restates the major pointsof argument, and a wrap-up statement. Theconclusion could also contain the end of a splitanecdote that would finish the story begun in theintroduction. The wrap-up statement couldcontain insights of the essay writer, encouragethe reader to take action, emphasize theimportance of one of the points of argument, orcreate a solid sense of finality.
  • 16. General summary statement that recaps thesis in different words:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Recap major points of argument:1.___________________________________________________________2.___________________________________________________________3.___________________________________________________________End of Anecdote:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Wrap-up statement (consequences and insights; prediction of thefuture if your warnings are not heeded):__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • 17. Homework: EXAM PREPFinish outline and thesis statement.REREAD DEBATE ESSAYS! Bring a copy of your outline (with a thesis) andyour book to class!Bring a computer to class if you want to type yourin-class essay.