End of Quarter Plan
Make up Vocabulary Exam
In-class writing: Self Assessment
Drafting Essay #5
Dates to Remember
Thursday, Dec 5: No Class
Meetings by appointment
in my office.
Friday, Dec 6
Revised Essay due (noon)
Thursday, Dec 12
Essay #5 due before
Final date: 25 participation
Game of Thrones
8:30 class meets Wed.
Dec 11 7-9am
11:00 class meets Fri Dec.
When I come by, get the one
exam you would like to make up.
You have 20 minutes to complete
In A Game of Thrones, you win or
you die! Play Hard!
• The website post points (150) require self-
assessment. Consider three aspects of your
• First, how many of the posts did you make?
• Second, what was the quality of your
• Third, how timely were your submissions?
• Write a brief justification of your grade. You
may send this as an email.
• This is due Friday, December 6, before noon.
Look for key words:
Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Exemplify, Compare
Explain what Thoreau meant by “Under a government which imprisons
any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in a prison.”
Using one or two characters from A Game of Thrones, Explain how this
idea shows itself.
Argue for or against the character’s or characters’ moral and ethical
Argue for the wisdom of adhering to moral and ethical strength in
Use Examples from both the novel and society to support your
For this prompt, your thesis would be focused on this part:
“Argue for or against the character’s or characters’
moral and ethical strength.
Then follow with the “So what” part:
Then argue for the wisdom of adhering to moral and
ethical strength in contemporary America.”
Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe, Analyze, Compare
Argue that Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” could be used as an accurate
description of mankind’s relationship to the Truth in A Game of Thrones.
Explain who or what represents the following people: people in chairs,
images, the fire, figures tending the fire, the sun, the truth-bringer.
Argue for how you could extend your application of the “Allegory” to
For this one, you would focus here:
Argue that Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” could be used as an
accurate description of mankind’s relationship to the Truth in A
Game of Thrones.
Then add the so what part:
Argue for how you could extend your application of the
“Allegory” to contemporary society.
Look for key words: Argue, Explain, Discuss, Describe,
Compare: Make sure you do compare each of the siblings
to Judith and William Shakespeare. You might want to set up
on paragraph that outlines the Shakespeare’s situation and
follow with the other sets of siblings.
Argue that their lives would be different w/o gender bias
Discuss: Extend your theories about A Game of Thrones to
Argue that the limitations and opportunities still hold true for
Argue that (and how) their lives would be different
had gender not played a role in their fates.
Argue that these limitation and opportunities still hold
(or don’t hold) true for women today
Essay #5: The Thesis
Please copy your question onto
a piece of paper.
Directly below it, write a one
sentence answer that addresses
the argument portion of the
prompt. This will be your thesis.
Introduction: Do I need to respond to a part of the prompt here?
Should I include a directed summary here
Thesis: One sentence directly answering the question
Body paragraphs: Do I need to respond to particular aspects of the
What topic sentences can I use that directly support my thesis?
Which textual evidence will I use to both establish my
theoretical framework (A World of Ideas) and to support my
argument (A Game of Thrones).
Conclusion: Can I extend my analysis of A Game of Thrones to
contemporary society? Do I need a different type of conclusion?
When you have a clear
thesis, you may work on your
I will be around to ask and
The Last Post #37: Outline and Thesis for Essay 5
Finish your revision: Due Friday, Dec. 6 before noon
Work on essay #5: Due Thursday, Dec. 12 before noon.
Remember, we will not have a formal meeting on
Thursday. I will be available for conferences in my office
during class hours. I do suggest making an appointment
by email if you want to see me.
See you in class for the final!