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Wednesday, February 19 To prepare for class: ~Take out - the position paper rubric (packet) Homework Read Independent Reading books and record on your Reading Records.
Conclusions – Position Paper Concluding paragraphs are just as important as introductions. The concluding paragraph closes the essay and tries to close the issue. The aim is to convince the reader that your essay has covered all the most important arguments about the issue and that your main conclusion is the best position on the issue. You should not present any new arguments in your concluding paragraph.
Many students find it difficult to write a concluding paragraph. They want to quickly finish the essay so they write a rushed and badly written concluding paragraph. But the concluding paragraph is the last part of the essay that your reader will see. Spend some time on carefully writing the concluding paragraph so that you give your reader a good final impression of your essay.
What to includeOptions to try A brief overview Restated thesis statement Needs to be one well- developed paragraph of at least five sentences. Do NOT introduce ideas or new evidence. Ask questions. Ask the reader to look to the future, either real or imagined. Present a call to action.
In our world of ever increasing technological advances, video games and future forms of them will simply be a fact of life. Today’s teens and the teens of the future will be immersed in this form of entertainment, and in many ways playing the games could enhance their lives. However, the production and promotion of violent video games must be tapered and regulated because being immersed in this virtual violence can lead to violence. Video games affect the brain, especially the developing brains of teens, and people without a stable support system to teach them values or a strong mental constitution are vulnerable to the effects of the extreme violence they encounter in some video games. If the creators of video games have free reign to push the limit for violence, there is no telling how far these games might go. What will happen when the games become virtual reality, 3D and more realistic? Entertaining, challenging, thought-provoking video games can be developed without resorting to graphic violence. The video game industry should take the ethical high ground and set limits on the amount and kind of violence in its games, and until they do, consumers should resist buying these violent games
Hand me one typed paragraph to read tonight. Hand in typed introduction if I haven’t seen yours yet. Don’t throw away paragraphs I have written comments on. Feedback I give each day this week is your multiple opportunity to improve your summative final paper. Typed rough draft is due TOMORROW!!
Monday, February 18 To prepare for class: ~Take out - the position paper rubric (packet) Homework Read Independent Reading books and record on your Reading Records.
Learning Targets I can use the writing process to develop and strengthen my writing. I can develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while anticipating the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases. I can establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Are you on track? Summative Writing Process Grades Annotated articles Outline Introduction paragraph Due Thursday, February 20 Typed rough draft - at least 5 paragraphs (2 – 3 pages) Too late to turn in the 1 st three summative listed above. End of Trimester 2 is the next week.
Writing Tutors Available Thursday after school – 2:30 – 4:15 Let me know if you want to meet with a student writing tutor.
Plan for the week Over the weekend you should have written body paragraphs #1 & 2 Today – Lab 316 (Write body paragraph #3) Wednesday – Lab 316 – Begin in classroom (Writing the conclusion) Thursday – Classroom – Bring typed rough draft. Meet in groups for peer editing. Friday – Reading Day
Hand me one typed paragraph to read tonight. Hand in typed introduction if I haven’t seen yours yet. Don’t throw away paragraphs I have written comments on. Feedback I give each day this week is your multiple opportunity to improve your summative final paper. Final draft is due Wednesday, February 26.