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1 Format Writing and Social Studies Miss Asher English 100 and 116

2 What needs to be considered Audience: Who is your audience? Are you writing for a teacher or is it a larger population?Audience: Who is your audience? Are you writing for a teacher or is it a larger population? Purpose: What do you want to accomplish? There are three purposes for writing- to inform, to entertain, to persuade.Purpose: What do you want to accomplish? There are three purposes for writing- to inform, to entertain, to persuade. You are writing to inform or persuade! That means this is FACT based!You are writing to inform or persuade! That means this is FACT based! Occasion: What are you writing? Is this an essay, test question, or project?Occasion: What are you writing? Is this an essay, test question, or project?

3 Topic Sentence Just like all other format paragraphs your topic sentence should contain your subject and “opinion”.Just like all other format paragraphs your topic sentence should contain your subject and “opinion”. “Opinion” is misleading-this is already provided for you“Opinion” is misleading-this is already provided for you If you are answering a question, simply restate the question as your topic sentence.If you are answering a question, simply restate the question as your topic sentence. Your “opinion” should be a givenYour “opinion” should be a given Example: TS Early scientists advanced knowledge in biology and chemistry.

4 Concrete Detail These are FACT statements or examplesThese are FACT statements or examples When a question asks your to provide examples (generally two) those examples belong in the concrete detailWhen a question asks your to provide examples (generally two) those examples belong in the concrete detail Example: (CD 1) For example, Andreas Vesalius became known for his work in anatomy. (CD 2) In addition, Robert Boyle was the first chemist to define an element.

5 Commentary In these sentences you will explain your concrete details.In these sentences you will explain your concrete details. The explanation is FACT based! No opinions!The explanation is FACT based! No opinions! Remember: our purpose is to inform or persuadeRemember: our purpose is to inform or persuade What does this mean?What does this mean? Facts onlyFacts only No “flowery” languageNo “flowery” language FOCUS on the subjectFOCUS on the subject Examples: (CD 1) In 1539 a judge learned of his work and made bodies of executed criminals available to Vesalius for dissection. Vesalius hired artists to produce accurate drawings of the bodies and then published On the Workings of the Human Body in 1953.

6 Concluding Sentence Restate your topic sentenceRestate your topic sentence Restate means that you need to use different words!Restate means that you need to use different words! Make sure the subject and opinion is very clear!Make sure the subject and opinion is very clear! Use a concluding transitionUse a concluding transition Example: Scientists made great discoveries in the fields of biology and chemistry during the Scientific Revolution.

7 Important Points to remember FACT based writing (purpose to inform or persuade)FACT based writing (purpose to inform or persuade) No “flowery” languageNo “flowery” language Overly complex sentences will distract readersOverly complex sentences will distract readers Keep your writing clear and preciseKeep your writing clear and precise You may only use personal pronouns if your purpose is to persuade! Otherwise leave them out!You may only use personal pronouns if your purpose is to persuade! Otherwise leave them out!

8 Example Early scientists advanced knowledge in biology and chemistry.For example, Andreas Vesalius became known for his work in anatomy. In 1539 a judge learned of his work and made bodies of executed criminals available to Vesalius for dissection. Vesalius hired artists to produce accurate drawings of the bodies and then published On the Workings of the Human Body in In addition, Robert Boyle was the first chemist to define an element. His 1661 work, The Scpetical Chemist, described matter as a cluster of tiny particles. Boyle stated that changes in matter happened when these clusters were rearranged. Scientists, such as Andreas Vesalius and Robert Boyle, made great discoveries in the fields of biology and chemistry during the Scientific Revolution. Early scientists advanced knowledge in biology and chemistry. For example, Andreas Vesalius became known for his work in anatomy. In 1539 a judge learned of his work and made bodies of executed criminals available to Vesalius for dissection. Vesalius hired artists to produce accurate drawings of the bodies and then published On the Workings of the Human Body in In addition, Robert Boyle was the first chemist to define an element. His 1661 work, The Scpetical Chemist, described matter as a cluster of tiny particles. Boyle stated that changes in matter happened when these clusters were rearranged. Scientists, such as Andreas Vesalius and Robert Boyle, made great discoveries in the fields of biology and chemistry during the Scientific Revolution.


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