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TODAY’S GOALS Discuss important skills for timed writing Review relevant material for the final exam Practice outlining for a timed writing exam
SYNTHESIS ESSAY THESIS Original, original, original Related to the topics of the articles you have reviewed without repeating their ideas Does not need to mention the articles you will analyze (do this in your forecasting) Make it arguable and not just a statement; this will aid you when providing support for your thesis It may help to focus on a thesis question which your thesis statement will answer. This thesis question can also serve as a powerful tool to hook readers in your introduction Should likely appear in one of the first 1-2 paragraphs of your essay
SYNTHESIS ESSAY FORECASTING DOES need to mention all articles you will be summarizing Must also mention the supporting points you will use to argue for your thesis Should occur almost directly after your thesis You must summarize three articles in the body paragraphs of your essay. These are the sources that must be forecasted. You may use additional sources for supporting information, but these sources do not need to be summarized or forecasted (although you must cite them normally)
TIMED WRITING SKILLS Ability to store and access appropriate knowledge into an organized essay Ability to quickly analyze the specific requirements of an exam question Ability to deal with pressure, text anxiety, and time constraints
TIMED WRITING KEY TERMS See pg 600 Analyze, apply, argue, compare, contrast, construct, critique, define, discuss, enumerate, evaluate, explain, identify, illustrate, prove, review, summarize, and trace Each key term has specific response strategies and tells you the type of information you should include in your response
IMPORTANT STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS Follow directions! Have a clear and strong thesis Have coherent organization with transitions Support each part of your argument with evidence (rhetorical appeals can be helpful here) Have an independent analysis and argument. Be original. Have a conclusion. It need not be long or fancy but should recapitulate your important points
GROUP ACTIVITY 1: ANALYZE ESSAY QUESTIONS In your synthesis topic groups Read the passage on page 603 and questions on pg. 604 Determine which of the four questions best fits the essay and provide an explanation (3+ sentences using examples from the text) as to why
MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS Angle of Vision Rhetorical Context: Purpose Audience Genre Rhetorical Appeals Ethos Pathos Logos
FINAL EXAM REVIEW Rhetorical Concept Literacy Narrative GenreOpen form. Story. Autobiographical narrative. AudiencePeers in the university, informal PurposeShow what we have learned, tell about your life, reflect on experiences Angle of VisionMain events, settings, characters that are important to your plot EthosYou are main character. Writing about yourself. 1 st person PathosHow ppl relate your experiences. Concrete language that appeals to the senses LogosFacts about life. Dates, settings/events
FINAL EXAM REVIEW Rhetorical Concept Strong Response GenreFormal. 1 st and 3 rd person. Closed form. AudienceProfessionals at the university. PurposeCritique ideas, reflect, analyze rhetoric Angle of VisionFacts that highlight your viewpoint. Things that go against our view EthosUsed examples from the article. Reflect on your experiences PathosPersonal experiences. Writer’s examples of pathos LogosFacts from texts. Quotes.
FINAL EXAM REVIEW Rhetorical Concept Synthesis essay GenreExtremely formal. Closed form. Extreme importance of your THESIS. Very formal AudienceProfessionals at the university. Writers of the articles you analyze PurposePersuade and analyze. Critique/summarize articles Angle of VisionIdeas/facts that support your thesis. Opposing ideas. EthosQuotes from articles/authors. Credible sources PathosRelatable situations. LogosStatistics/facts from sources
GROUP ACTIVITY : TIMED WRITING PRACTICE In the same groups Read the two example essay prompts on page 607 and prompt 3 at the end of this slide Create a detailed outline for each prompt. Make sure to include: a thesis, forecasting, and the main points of your supporting paragraphs (You do not need to write a full essay, just the outline) Prompt 3 : During the course of the class, we have discussed how all writing has a rhetorical context that affects its form and content. Discuss and illustrate how the three elements of rhetorical context have shaped the essays we have written in this class. Be sure to include specific examples with quotes from each of the major essays.
HOMEWORK Read A&B 595-608 (optional) Continue working on Synthesis essays Final draft due 8/1 at midnight to Turnitin.com Review concepts we discussed in class for final exam Angle of Vision Rhetorical Context: Purpose Audience Genre Rhetorical Appeals Ethos Pathos Logos Portfolio: Final Draft Bring to the final exam on Friday (you will need it for the exam) It should contain your: literacy narrative, strong response essay, and synthesis essay draft NOTE; YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE FINAL EXAM WITHOUT YOUR PORTFOLIO