• Differences between high school, college and university writing• Fundamentals of postsecondary writing• Rundown of the writing assignment
What is “analysis”?
“Writing provides a method for expanding ourability to notice things, to have ideas about whatwe notice, and to arrive ultimately at someplausible interpretation.”“Writing analytically can make you smarter. It canget you beyond thinking that what things mean issimply a matter of opinion. It can help youunderstand and synthesize other people’s ideas enroute to ideas of your own.”
• Let’s draw this out
What role should the thesis playthroughout the paper?What are the components?
Writing an essay that meets a university level standarddraws on some of what is taught in high schools as the“hamburger” format, but its much more complex.**Exercise: As a group we’re going to draw a deluxe,university level hamburger on the white board :)
Writing Assignments AcrossDisciplines – What’s Similar & What’s Different?
Intro- Information to include to contextualize your thesis- ThesisArguments- Argument #1 - Evidence - Evidence- Argument#2 - Evidence - Evidence - EvidenceConclusion
The evolving thesis…
Because of this, it’s usually necessary to plan cushion timefor when the process gets a little messyHere’s another way the process may look:
1. Write an introduction2. State a working thesis3. Begin querying your thesis4. Muster supporting evidence for your working thesis5. Seek complicating evidence6. Reformulate your thesis” (use the complicating evidence toproduce new wording in your working thesis(additions, qualification, and so forth). This is how a thesis evolves:by assimilating obstacles and refining terms.”7. Repeat steps 3-68. State a conclusion