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Personal Philosophy Essay Level 12 World Literature Ms. Gronholz Possible Worlds: Philosophy and Dystopian Literature
Why Does It Matter?• Something old: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/damon_h orowitz_philosophy_in_prison.html• Something new: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/michael_s andel_what_s_the_right_thing_to_do.html
The Writing Process Choose a prompt Generate your ideas Plan your writing Write your draft Edit, using the Revise, using youronline paper grader group to help you • Type or write by hand • Focus on ideas and tool complete a 3-2-1 organizationType your final draft Reflect on your and submit it to teacher’s feedback EdModo by 3/16!
Choose a prompt• The nature of morality (How do we know the difference between right and wrong?)• The role of the government• Euthanasia• Animal rights• Racial profiling• Capital punishment
Generate your ideas• Review articles• Consider novel’s themes• Discuss ideas with group• Look at guest lecturer notes
Plan your writing• Write a thesis (your opinion on the prompt topic you chose)• Use PEAL for body paragraphs • Point = main idea • Evidence = reasons and examples • Analysis = arguments • Link = connection to thesis
Write your draft Revise, using your Edit, using the• Type or write by hand group to help you online paper grader• Focus on ideas and organization complete a 3-2-1 tool• Get as much feedback as you can • Family members • Teachers • Paper copy • Draft on EdModo • Lit circle group • Writers workshop / 3-2-1 • Paper Rater (link through EdModo library)
Type your finaldraft and submit it to EdModo by 3/16! Turn in!