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Notebook If you and your friends could choose to add one class to the curriculum, what would it be? Think of what would most help you in your daily life or what would prepare you for life after graduation. What kind of assignments would be required, and how would the class benefit students? Please take out the draft of your body paragraphs and have them on your desk for check off.
Objectives Developing skills in persuasive writing What is a good paragraph? Persuasive transitions Drafting
activities 1. check-off w3 body paragraphs 2. Paragraph structure-hamburger 3. Some good transitions Homework: 2 copies Complete draft for peer editing Wednesday (photocopy if handwritten)
Paragraph Structure P1 What makes a good paragraph?
Paragraph Structure P3 What makes a good paragraph?
Paragraph Structure P4 What makes a good paragraph?
Paragraph Structure Topic Development-evidence and analysis Topic sentence
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In your writing groups Choose1 paragraph from each person’s essay to workshop Identify the topic sentence, evidence, analysis, tie back to thesis Evaluate the focus is there one topic or many? How could the paragraph be improved?
Transitions used to address reader concerns : Some may argue that… Some people may argue that… Some may say that… Some people may say that… You may think…Some people think… An opposing viewpoint is… A down side to this is… Readers could argue that… One could argue that…
Transitions used to make counter arguments : This is not true for…This is not true because… This may be true, but… This may be true; however,… Nevertheless,…Still,… On the contrary,…On the other hand,… Yet,…However,… Even so, …But,…
Transitions used to support your reasons/add details : For instance,…For example,… In addition,…Additionally,… Besides,…Furthermore,… Likewise,…Also,…
Transitions used to emphasize, conclude, and/or summarize : Indeed,…Therefore,… For this reason,…Consequently,… Again,…As a result,… Truly,…In short,… In fact,…Thus,… With this in mind,…All in all,…
Antithesis/Rebuttal This is your chance to state why the other side is flawed or wrong. State an opposing argument (clearly showing that this is the opposing side and not your own- “The prosecution has stated that....”) Either use this as an opportunity add in an additional argument for your own side or knock down the evidence from the opposing side.
The prosecution side has argued that her mind was very clear, thus she willingly did it. However, she said her mind had become clear after her dead husband fell to the ground. She was in a trance, not controlling herself consciously until the thud shocked her out of it.