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1 Unit 1 EA2- Synthesis Essay Day 29Unit 1 EA2- Synthesis Essay
2 Bell RingerThe same quartet has __________ this song at graduation for the past two years.Choose the form of the verb that best completes the sentence.A) sangB) singC) singedD) sung**ALL LATE WORK DUE BEFORE NEXT FRIDAY.
4 10 Steps Quiz Chapter Four: Implied Main Ideas Remember! This sentences should be the umbrella sentence.It will probably use a key word such as several, many, in a series of, etc.Turn in when finished and read your SSR book.
6 Synthesis Essay Requirements Must be typed.2-2 ½ pages (4-5 paragraphs) / double-spaced / 12pt. Font (Times New Roman) / MLA formatMust use two texts to support your argument.Must have a formal outline.Look through rubric.POINTS:Outline= 10ptsEssay= 50ptsTOTAL= 60 SUMMATIVE POINTSDUE DATESOutlines due at the start of next class.Essays due at the start of class on Day 32 (Monday (periods 1 and 2), Tuesday (period 4).
7 Tips & RemindersDon’t use “I” or “you” unless it’s a part of your hook.Avoid weak verbs (“it is…” “there are…” “this shows…” etc.) and vague words (“things,” “stuff,” etc.)Proofread carefully!Have someone else read your essay too.Don’t lose points for formatting.Punctuate quotes properly and provide page number.EX: She says, “I never really understood my cultural identity” (Williams 58).
8 Introduction Needs to begin with a “hook.” Grabs the attention of your reader.Anecdote (very short story), quote, questions, etc.This is the only part of your essay where you can use “I” or “you.”Provides background information.Needs an effective thesis statement.States your position on the issue (without saying “I believe…”)Introduce your two texts.Thesis generally comes at the end of your introduction.
9 Body Paragraphs Use a TAG (title, author, genre) statement CQC- Claim. Quote. Commentary.Don’t forget to add your commentary after your textual evidence.Textual evidenceQuote or Specific ExampleConcessions and refutationsBe sure to address the other side of the argument. Part of grade.
10 Conclusion Restate your thesis using different words. Make one last point or appeal to your audienceBring closure to your essay.The conclusion should be its own paragraph.
11 To what extent does a person’s culture inform the way he or she views others and the world? Culture consistently informs the way one views the world and others.Culture rarely informs the way one views the world and others.Culture sometimes informs the way we view the world and others.Which do you agree with?
12 Create a list of texts that support your point of view. Flip through Springboard to make your list.Narrow your list down to two top texts.
13 Remember the steps to take before writing: Choose your two texts based on your position or argument.Write your thesis statementDecide how to organize your body paragraphs.Find textual evidence from both texts to support your argument.Begin outlining.*Create an outline! Due at the start of lab day!