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Personal Philosophy Essay    Level 12 World Literature          Ms. Gronholz Possible Worlds: Philosophy and       Dystopi...
Why Does It Matter?• Something old:  http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/damon_h  orowitz_philosophy_in_prison.html• Somethin...
The Writing Process Choose a prompt        Generate your ideas    Plan your writing                                       ...
Choose a                prompt• The nature of morality (How do we  know the difference between right and  wrong?)• The rol...
Generate your                ideas• Review articles• Consider novel’s themes• Discuss ideas with group• Look at guest lect...
Plan your                writing• Write a thesis (your opinion on the  prompt topic you chose)• Use PEAL for body paragrap...
Write your draft                          Revise, using your     Edit, using the• Type or write by hand                   ...
Type your finaldraft and submit it  to EdModo by       3/16!      Turn in!
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Personal philosophy essay instructions

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Personal philosophy essay instructions

  1. 1. Personal Philosophy Essay Level 12 World Literature Ms. Gronholz Possible Worlds: Philosophy and Dystopian Literature
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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!
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Generate your ideas• Review articles• Consider novel’s themes• Discuss ideas with group• Look at guest lecturer notes
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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)
  8. 8. Type your finaldraft and submit it to EdModo by 3/16! Turn in!

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