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WR090 Skilled Writing through Inquiry: A Community of Scholars Examines Sustainable Food | Sustainable Agriculture Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 Phrases & Clauses, continued Food Rules Summarization
Quiz: Food Rules Discuss the Introduction Phrase/Clause In-Class Exercise Review Introduction to Summarization Assignment Review for Friday, March 8 th Order of Business
Food Rules Quiz Why did Michael Pollan write Food Rules: An Eaters Guide? Pollan wanted to know what he and his family should eat to be healthyand then he decided to share what he learned with everyone else What are the two principle components of what Michael Pollan would call a sensible diet? Fact 1: Western diet makes us sick Fact 2: Traditional diets make us well. What fact gives Michael Pollan hope that folks on a typical Western diet can make dramatic improvements in their health? When folks on a traditional Western diet eat like folks in other parts of the world, their health improves. Bonus: what three questions, each governing a whole part of his book, does Michael Pollan ask? Eat foods, mostly plants, not too much.
Phrases & Clauses What is a phrase? What is a clause? In-class practice
Summarization: An Introduction Please thumb through the Food Rules Introduction, and working with a partner, decide which sentence or sentences come closest to what you think might be Michael Pollans thesis statement. (P. 16) The focus of this book is very different; it is much less about theory, history, and science than it is about our daily lives and practices. (p. 17) Food rules distills this body of wisdom into 64 simple rules for eating healthily and happily. (p. 11) We need to know two basic facts about the links between diet and health, fact that are not in dispute: A Western diet makes us sick and a traditional diet keeps us well. What are the principle ways that Michael Pollan develops his thesis in the Introduction?
Library Extra-Help Session Saturday, March 9 th MHCC Library, main floor 11 to 2 p.m. Bring your student ID or a laptop
Homework Monday, March 4th Read and annotate the Unity handout; complete the Sgt. Pepper Unity Exercise Turn in your final draft of the Sustainable Food | Sustainable Agriculture essay Study for a quiz over the library lesson. Wednesday, March 6th Read, annotate, and outline the Introduction to Food Rules: An Eaters Manual. Read and annotate the Writing Summaries handout. Phrases and clauseswhat is going on in each sentence?