Sofl 101 Fall 20091

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Sofl 101 is a freshman lesson in Yaşar University in İzmir. It is about basic academic thinking and writing.

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Sofl 101 Fall 20091

  1. 1. Parts of A Paragraph<br />Contains the topicand the controlling idea of the paragraph<br />Topic Sentence<br /> Supporting sentence 1<br /> Supporting sentence 2<br />Ideas (with explanations, examples, and details) which support and develop the controlling idea<br /> Supporting sentence 3<br />Concluding Sentence<br />Contains a restatement of the topic sentence<br />
  2. 2. What is coffee?<br />How many types of coffee are popular in Turkey?<br />COFFEE<br />What are the differences and similarities between Columbian coffee and Turkish coffee? <br />How does drinking coffee affect us?<br />How is Turkish coffee prepared?<br />
  3. 3. Patterns of Organization<br />
  4. 4. Identifying the Pattern of Organization of a Paragraph<br />Read the topic sentence <br /> (topic + controlling idea)<br />Read the concluding sentence<br />Identify idea connectors - signal words<br />
  5. 5. Signal words /Key words<br />(for a complete list see Appendix)<br />
  6. 6. From Pragraph to Essay<br /><ul><li> The topic sentence becomes the thesis statement</li></ul>(the last sentence in the introductory paragraph)<br /><ul><li> Each supporting idea in the paragraph becomes the topic sentence for the body paragraphs in the essay (if there are 2 supporting ideas, there will be two body paragraphs in the essay)</li></li></ul><li>From Pragraph to Essay<br /> Topic sentence with idea 1<br />Support<br />Support<br />Concluding sentence<br /> Topic sentence with idea2<br />Support<br />Support<br />Concluding sentence<br /> Topic sentence with idea3<br />Support <br />Support<br />Concluding sentence<br />Conclusion: Summary of main ideas (1, 2 and 3) or restatement of the thesis; final comment<br />
  7. 7. Opinion Essay vs. Reaction Paper<br />OpSening sentencSS<br />Opening sentence of the summary of the article<br />Topic sentence with idea 1<br />Support<br />Support<br />Concluding sentence<br />Thesis statement: Your opinion about the article your read<br /> Topic sentence with idea2<br />Support<br />Support<br />Concluding sentence<br />Topic sentence: Supporting idea 1<br />Details/explanation/example Details/explanation/example<br /> Topic sentence with idea3<br />Support <br />Support<br />Concluding sentence<br />Topic sentence: Supporting idea 2<br />Details/explanation/example Details/explanation/example<br />Conclusion: Summary of main ideas and restatement of your thesis<br />Conclusion: Summary of main ideas (1, 2 and 3) or restatement of the thesis; final comment<br />
  8. 8. Reaction Paper<br />Summary of the article you read<br />Reaction to the article<br />Opening sentence with the main purpose of the article (includes at least the source of the article, publishing date, name of the author, and title of the article)<br />Main ideas and important details <br /> Your thesis statement: Your opinion about the article you read.<br />Supporting idea 1<br /> Detail/explanation/example<br />Supporting idea 2<br /> Detail/explanation/example<br />Supporting idea 3<br /> Detail/explanation/example<br />Conclusion<br />

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