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Grammar Quiz Review Revising a Rhetorical Analysis Essay Introduction to writing an Argumentative Essay Assign Homework By the end of class, we will write argumentative thesis statements.
Two types of prompts: 1) Scenario or topic presented then you take a position 2) Short passage presentedyou read it to identify the authors argument then you take a position You have THREE options: AGREE DISAGREE QUALIFY You should QUALIFY... Under certain circumstances, one should agree with _____, but one should also disagree with _____.
Start your sentence with a Subordinate Conjunction, like since, although, even though, unless, when, while Select an idea or quote from the prompt Take a position on the issue by creating a verb phrase with the topic List THREE supporting reasons
Born a slave Saw fighting for African American and womens rights as inseparable Had a vision from God about her calling as an orator Never learned to read or write
Read the following passage by the famous orator Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883). Then write a carefully reasoned essay that defends, challenges, or qualifies one of Truths claims. Support your argument with appropriate evidence.
Aint I A Woman? Speech That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?... Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
To Ban or Not to Ban?: Should schools ban Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from curricula? Oh, No! Not the N-Word!: Should editors replace Twains use of the n-word with slave for modern readers? Racism or Regionalism?: Does Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn reflect the authors racism or the period of Regionalism?
Continue reading Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Continue the pre-writing assignment for your argumentative essay Continue researching sources for your essay. Aside from the novel itself, you need at least two sources to use as support in your essay.