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Identify the effects of metaphors on a non- fiction article. Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, notes, summaries Identify an author’s perspective/point of view on a subject Make reasonable assertions of a text through accurate, supporting citations
Identify several main topics for the selection Go back and take notes on details later An outline is one note-taking strategy, but specific rules are to be followed.
I. Appearance II. Personality III. Legend versus Reality IV. Education V. Humor and beliefs VI. Reputation during presidency VII. Position on slavery Read with purpose! What are 3 details you could include for each main topic?
Roman numerals followed by a period Align the periods Main heading first word always capitalized Align main heading first letters Try to write in a parallel form (same types of wording, phrases, etc) Include main ideas!
What are the reasons that authors choose to write about their non-fiction topics? How can readers figure out what the author’s feelings or perspectives are?
Why did the author choose the subject? What is the author’s point of view on it? What is the author’s purpose for writing about the subject? What is the author’s perspective or feelings on the subject?
Look at title. Look at “Meet the Writer” to find out about the author’s background. Look at key “emotion” words in intro and conclusion. Look at key quotes that show underlying meaning!
Does “Mysterious Mr. Lincoln” give the reader any clues? Why is Lincoln mysterious? What is mystery?
“The Lincoln that I grew up with was a cardboard figure, too good to believe. As an adult, I read a couple of books that indicated that he like everyone else—someone subject to depression, someone who had trouble making up his mind—and that intrigued me. When I decided he was a complicated person in his own right, I decided I wanted to know more about him” (335).
“Abraham Lincoln wasn’t the sort of man who could lose himself in a crowd” (331). “According to those who knew him, Lincoln was a man of many faces” (331).
“Today, it’s hard to imagine Lincoln as he really was” (332). “In his own time, Lincoln was never fully understood by even his closest friends” (333).
“We admire Lincoln today as an American folk hero. During the Civil War, however, he was one of the most unpopular president the nation has ever known. His critics called him a tyrant, a hick, a stupid baboon unfit for his office” (334).
“His greatest mission was to accomplish two things: first to save his country from dismemberment and ruin; and second, to free his country from the great crime of slavery…infinite wisdom has seldom sent any man into the world better fitted for his mission than Abraham Lincoln” (334).
I. Appearance A. Tall B. Silk hat C. Long, bony legs D. Homely E. “Poor, lean, lank face” F. Knew he wasn’t attractive
II. Personality A. “Man of many faces” B. Sad and gloomy C. Charismatic speaker D. “Changeable features, tones, gestures and expressions seemed to defy description” E. Didn’t reveal much about his feelings
III. Legend versus reality A. “a humble man of the people who rose from a log cabin to the White House” B. “folksy manners” C. “bawdy jokes” D. Ambitious E. Earned wealth through law practice F. Hated nickname “Abe” G. Well-dressed
IV. Education A. Little schooling B. Great public speaker C. Self-taught
V. Humor and beliefs A. Famous for funny stories B. Moody and depressed at times C. Logical and practical D. Superstitious
VI. Reputation during presidency A. Unpopular president during Civil War B. Opposing viewpoints of him C. “Great Emancipator”
VII. Position of Slavery A. First wanted to save the Union B. Realized that it was a moral crusade C. Frederick Douglass didn’t respect Lincoln at first D. Frederick Douglass changed his mind