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How Do I Write This Thing? The Walker Percy Edition

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A walkthrough of the Percy Academic Paper assignment

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How Do I Write This Thing? The Walker Percy Edition

  1. 1. How
Do
I
Write
This
Thing? The
Walker
Percy
Edi:on
  2. 2. The
Percy
Paper: 2
  3. 3. The
Percy
Paper: 3
  4. 4. The
Percy
Paper: 4
  5. 5. The
Percy
Paper: 5
  6. 6. Requirements: 6
  7. 7. But
how
do
I
write
it?• Brainstorm
topics:

“original
experiences,”
 experiences
with
educa:on,
your
own
 examples
of
a
symbolic
complex 7
  8. 8. But
how
do
I
write
it?• Brainstorm
topics:

“original
experiences,”
 experiences
with
educa:on,
your
own
 examples
of
a
symbolic
complex• Compare
Percy
to
another
source:
Shorris,
 Murray,
Alisa
Miller,
Ken
Robinson 8
  9. 9. But
how
do
I
write
it?• Brainstorm
topics:

“original
experiences,”
 experiences
with
educa:on,
your
own
 examples
of
a
symbolic
complex• Compare
Percy
to
another
source:
Shorris,
 Murray,
Alisa
Miller,
Ken
Robinson• Gather
important
quotes
from
“Loss
of
the
 Creature” 9
  10. 10. Classical
Ora:on:• Intro:
Hook,
Ethos,
Claim• Background:
Necessary
context
and
facts• Argument:
Logos/pathos
to
support
the
claim• Alterna:ves:
Counterarguments
stated
and/or
 refuted• Conclusion:
Summary,
elaborate
implica:ons,
 closing
  11. 11. The
Toulmin
Model: Underlying
 Assump:ons•Debatable Facts,
Reasoning,
•Controversial Appeals
to
Authority
  12. 12. The
Quote
Sandwich:
  13. 13. So
how
do
I
use
these
sandwich
things
to
 write
a
paper?1. Don’t
write
the
introduc:on
first.
2. Collect
quotes
and
evidence
you
like,
and
 type
(or
paste)
it
into
a
blank
document.3. Slowly
flesh
these
quotes
out
into
quote
 sandwiches.4. Rearrange
them,
tweak
them.
You
just
wrote
 a
paper!5. NOW:
Write
the
conclusion
and
the
intro.
  14. 14. 14

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