Ewrt 1 c class 32

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Ewrt 1 c class 32

  1. 1. EWRT 1C CLASS 31: ESSAY #2
  2. 2. AGENDA • Discussion: How to respond to literature • “Araby” Essays • Crane • Ratinov
  3. 3. GROUP DISCUSSION: RESPONSES TO “ARABY”
  4. 4. FOR DISCUSSION 1. Examine the way Crane’s thesis includes a forecasting statement and how the forecast is fulfilled. Then identify her topic sentences and key terms. Do they effectively link her supporting paragraphs to her thesis statement? 2. Examine Crane’s paragraph five in her essay. Explain her strategy in the organization of the paragraph. Is it effective? 3. Look at Crane’s paragraphs 6-8. What is her goal? Is she successful? How and why? 4. Compare essays to argue which is stronger. Consider introductions, theses statements, support, analysis, and the conclusion.
  5. 5. Based on this criteria, is Crane’s thesis successful and, if so, why? The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing: Chapter 10 “Interpreting Stories” https://archive.org/stream/stmartinsguideto00axel#page/483/mode/1up
  6. 6. IS THERE AN ARGUABLE THESIS?
  7. 7. IS IT INTERESTING? jjljljljljl k
  8. 8. IS IT CLEAR AND APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED?
  9. 9. FORECASTING REASONS AND SUPPORT
  10. 10. What is Ratinov’s thesis statement? What key terms does he introduce?  Does the thesis meet the standards of a well- written interpretive thesis statement? Is it interesting, arguable, clear, and appropriately qualified? What reasons does Ratinov offer for his interpretation of the story’s ending?
  11. 11. His thesis is in the first sentence. In the last sentence, Ratinov gives a summary of his reasons for asserting his thesis. Here, Ratinov previews his argument .
  12. 12. HOMEWORK Read Night Read Basic Features and Invention Document Post #23: Tentative Thesis Statement

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