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DAY FOUR. Agenda (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6 Vocabulary Grammar Practice: write thesis statements and outlines for rhetorical analysis essay using compare contrast.

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1 DAY FOUR

2 Agenda (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6 Vocabulary Grammar Practice: write thesis statements and outlines for rhetorical analysis essay using compare contrast By the end of class today, we will begin writing thesis statement and outlining our compare contrast essays.

3 Vocabulary (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6 INTIMATE (adj.) What does this word mean? When would an author choose to use this tone? To achieve what purpose? Or to write in which form or genre?

4 Grammar (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6 Formatting your essay according to MLA style. Rule #1: ALWAYS follow your instructors guidelines. Usually directions will be provided in the class syllabi or assignment rubric depending on the guidelines required for each instructor. For your compare and contrast essay, use the following format.

5 Format: General Guidelines Always use white 8.5 x 11 printer paper (no color!) Double-space everything Use 12 point Times New Roman font Include a header with page numbers in the upper right corner (page number on the first page is optional) Use italics for titles not underlining Create a separate page for you Works Cited references

6 Formatting the 1 st page Do not include a cover/title page Double space everything In the upper left corner of the 1 st page, list your full name, your instructors name, the course, and the date Center the paper title. Use standard capitalization and do NOT use underlining, italics, quotes, or bold to emphasize that it is a title. Create a header in the upper right corner and include your last name and page number (page number on the 1 st page is optional)

7 Stokes 1 Lydia Stokes Ms. Vannatter AP Language/Composition 4 December 2012 Essay Title Insert text in paragraph format.

8 Essay Assignment: Practice For homework, you selected two texts to analyze is your compare contrast essay. We will now practice writing a thesis statement for and begin outlining your essay. Helpful Hint: If you have a difficult time developing your thesis statement, brainstorm the general outline for your essay first. Then go back and structure your thesis statement accordingly.

9 Compare-Contrast Brainstorming What do the texts have in common? What do the texts have different from one another? Consider author/speaker, audience, purpose, mode, tone, and rhetorical strategies.

10 Outlines for a Compare Contrast Rhetorical Analysis Essay Subject-by-Subject Point-by-Point I. Introduction – Thesis Statement identifying the similarity and differences II. Author 1 A. Rhetorical Strategy 1 B. Rhetorical Strategy 2 C. Rhetorical Strategy 3 III. Author 2 A. Rhetorical Strategy 1 B. Rhetorical Strategy 2 C. Rhetorical Strategy 3 IV. Conclusion - Restate thesis statement I. Introduction – Thesis Statement identifying the similarity and differences II. Rhetorical Strategy 1 A. Author 1 B. Author 2 III. Rhetorical Strategy 2 A. Author 1 B. Author 2 IV. Rhetorical Strategy 3 A. Author 1 B. Author 2 V. Conclusion - Restate thesis statement

11 Option 1: Subject-by-Subject Comparison Discuss one subject fully then move on to the next subject. The sequence of details should remain the same when discussing each subject. Example: Introduction: Even though Paine and Lincoln live in differing time periods, they both rely on the rhetorical strategies logos, ethos, and rhetorical questions to reveal the need for a unified America. Paine (Subject 1) Logos Ethos Rhetorical Questions Lincoln (Subject 2) Logos Ethos Rhetorical Questions

12 Option 2: Point-by-point Comparison Discuss one point for both subjects then move on to another point. Continue this process until you have covered all of your points. Example: Introduction: Even though Paine and Lincoln live in differing time periods, they both rely on the rhetorical strategies logos, ethos, and rhetorical questions to reveal the need for a unified America. Logos (Point 1) Paine Lincoln Ethos (Point 2) Paine Lincoln Rhetorical Questions (Point 3) Paine Lincoln

13 Reminder: Thesis statement formula Topic (subject of the sentenceThis will usually be the piece(s) you are about to analyze) Verbanalysis questions typically use either shift, juxtapose, or contrast Directions (rhetorical strategies)usually three reasons with adjectives to describe each Qualifier (a subordinating conjunction)something like in order to, to reveal, to prove Universal Idea (abstract noun)the overall meaning of the piece; relates to purpose

14 Homework: Complete outline for rhetorical analysis essay Reminder: Outline or Rough Draft of Rhetorical Analysis Essay


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