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Fall 1 a 21

  1. 1. Class 21 EWRT 1A http://teaching-direction.blogspot.com2012_05_01_archive.html
  2. 2. Agenda Review: Ngo, Toufexis, and the Concept Essay Discussion: Friedman: Anecdotes; Compare and Contrast Holmes: Illustrations and Examples Writing: Beginning your concept essay.
  3. 3. Cannibalism: “It Still Exists”  Extended anecdotes  Thesis  Classification  Categories  Types  Definition
  4. 4. Toufexis “ Love: The Right Chemistry  Hooking the Reader  Focusing the concept  Creating a logical plan
  5. 5. The Concept Essay Topic: Write an essay about a concept from The Hunger Games that interests you and that you want to study further. When you have a good understanding of the concept you have chosen, explain it to your readers, considering carefully what they might already know about it and how your essay might add to what they know. Essay #3 Three to five pages 125 points possible MLA-style formatting and citations Works Cited page must include three entries: The Hunger Games, A Dictionary or other defining source, and a book or article from a credible source.
  6. 6. Friedman: “Born to Be Happy, Through a Twist of Human Hard Wire” In groups, discuss this essay and answer the following questions.
  7. 7. Take 6-7 minutes to discuss the following among yourselves. • First, briefly summarize the story • What is the concept about which Friedman writes? • Which anecdotes does Friedman use to help explain the concept to his readers? • What other concepts does Friedman compare and contrast to his concept? Why does he do this? • How does he focus his concept? • Which terms does he define?
  8. 8. “In The Blink of an Eye” Bob Holmes In groups, discuss this essay and answer the following questions.
  9. 9. Take 5-6 Minutes to Answer These Questions First, summarize the story. How does Holmes focus his concept? Which terms does he define and why? How do the pictures and graphs work to enhance his explanation of his concept?
  10. 10. Writing the Concept Essay: Applying these Ideas to Your Own Essay Which concept will you write about  Which anecdotes might you use to help explain the concept to your readers?  What other concepts might you compare and contrast to your concept?  How might you focus your concept?  Which terms might you need to define?  Will pictures and graphs work to enhance your explanation of your concept?
  11. 11.  Read: SMG “Basic Features: Explaining a Concept” pages 164-65  When you finish, consider each feature, noting how you will integrate it your own essay. Homework  Post #25: Finish your in-class writing “Applying these Ideas to Your Own Essay”  Study for Vocabulary test tomorrow: Chapters 10-18  Crossword puzzle—no word bank

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