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Journal Intro to Writing Unit Journal: What are your strengths as a writer? What are you weaknesses?
Read through the comments I made on your paper. Take out a piece of paper Number each comment on your original essay On your new paper rewrite each comment with the corresponding number Ex. 1. Intro Paragraph? 2. Your these should be the last sentence in your intro
Decide where each of the comments would fall in the following categories Missing a thesis Lacking Evidence or proof Lacking Commentary or opinion Concrete details are too similar Missing an intro paragraph
Read through the Essay Skill Handout Lets try it together: What are these questions asking us to do? Explain how did Theocracy shape Muslim society? How did Theocracy allow Muslim society to flourish during the Middle Ages? Now try on your own Using the information and ancient civilizations you have learned about, write a thesis arguing which of the aspects of culture you believe played the biggest role in turning cultures into lasting civilizations.
Basic History Structure Sheet Using your prior knowledge and the Basic History Essay Structure sheet lets complete the Key Terms for the writing unit
Read the article Should Public Schools Offer Single Sex Education? both sides.
Look at the 3 rd full paragraph of the No side. – Beyond issues of constitutionality, single-sex classes arent good for students. This is the Topic sentence. Notice that it by itself is an argument that lets you know what the rest of the paragraph is going to be about. – They reinforce gender stereotypes, like the idea that boys are assertive and outspoken, while girls are timid and quiet. This is the Evidence or Concrete Detail Notice that it is the fact that has been researched. – Telling students that the best solution is to split up boys and girls, rather than have them learn to work together, sends the wrong message and does nothing to prepare students for the real world. Notice that the writer has broken down the previous piece of evidence and explained how its important while at the same time connecting it to the topic sentence.
Give me one reason why education should be single sexed? Look at the article (the yes Column) and give me a piece of evidence to support this reason. Now explain to me why this is important and how this proves your reason why education should be singled sexed. Now Lets do the same thing for why education should not be single sexed.