2 Agenda (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6 Vocabulary Grammar Practice: write thesis statements and outlines for rhetorical analysis essay using compare contrastBy the end of class today, we will begin writing thesis statement and outlining our compare contrast essays.Possible computer lab day?
3 Vocabulary (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6 INTIMATE (adj.) What does this word mean? When would an author choose to use this tone?To achieve what purpose?Or to write in which form or genre?intimate-very familiar
4 Grammar (A) 12/5 (B) 12/6Formatting your essay according to MLA style. Rule #1: ALWAYS follow your instructor’s guidelines. Usually directions will be provided in the class syllabi or assignment rubric depending on the guidelines required for each instructor. For your compare and contrast essay, use the following format.
5 Format: General Guidelines Always use white 8.5” x 11” printer paper (no color!)Double-space everythingUse 12 point Times New Roman fontInclude a header with page numbers in the upper right corner (page number on the first page is optional)Use italics for titles not underliningCreate a separate page for you Works Cited references
6 Formatting the 1st page Do not include a cover/title page Double space everythingIn the upper left corner of the 1st page, list your full name, your instructor’s name, the course, and the dateCenter the paper title. Use standard capitalization and do NOT use underlining, italics, quotes, or bold to emphasize that it is a title.Create a header in the upper right corner and include your last name and page number (page number on the 1st page is optional)
7 AP Language/Composition 4 December 2012 Essay Title Stokes 1Lydia StokesMs. VannatterAP Language/Composition4 December 2012Essay TitleInsert text in paragraph format.I assume that some students may not know how to insert a header, insert page numbers, etc. I may walk them through an example using Word.
8 Essay Assignment: Practice For homework, you selected two texts to analyze is your compare contrast essay. We will now practice writing a thesis statement for and begin outlining your essay. Helpful Hint: If you have a difficult time developing your thesis statement, brainstorm the general outline for your essay first. Then go back and structure your thesis statement accordingly.The next few slides are for review if needed.
9 Compare-Contrast Brainstorming What do the texts have in common?What do the texts have different from one another?Consider author/speaker, audience, purpose, mode, tone, and rhetorical strategies.
10 Outlines for a Compare Contrast Rhetorical Analysis Essay Subject-by-SubjectPoint-by-PointIntroduction – Thesis Statement identifying the similarity and differencesAuthor 1Rhetorical Strategy 1Rhetorical Strategy 2Rhetorical Strategy 3Author 2Conclusion - Restate thesis statementIntroduction – Thesis Statement identifying the similarity and differencesRhetorical Strategy 1Author 1Author 2Rhetorical Strategy 2Rhetorical Strategy 3Conclusion - Restate thesis statement
11 Option 1: Subject-by-Subject Comparison Discuss one subject fully then move on to the next subject. The sequence of details should remain the same when discussing each subject.Example:Introduction: Even though Paine and Lincoln live in differing time periods, they both rely on the rhetorical strategies logos, ethos, and rhetorical questions to reveal the need for a unified America.Paine (Subject 1)LogosEthosRhetorical QuestionsLincoln (Subject 2)
12 Option 2: Point-by-point Comparison Discuss one point for both subjects then move on to another point. Continue this process until you have covered all of your points.Example:Introduction: Even though Paine and Lincoln live in differing time periods, they both rely on the rhetorical strategies logos, ethos, and rhetorical questions to reveal the need for a unified America.Logos (Point 1)PaineLincolnEthos (Point 2)Rhetorical Questions (Point 3)
13 Reminder: Thesis statement formula Topic (subject of the sentence—This will usually be the piece(s) you are about to analyze)Verb—analysis questions typically use either shift, juxtapose, or contrastDirections (rhetorical strategies)—usually three reasons with adjectives to describe eachQualifier (a subordinating conjunction)—something like “in order to,” “to reveal,” “to prove”Universal Idea (abstract noun)—the overall meaning of the piece; relates to purpose
14 Homework: Complete outline for rhetorical analysis essay Reminder: Outline or Rough Draft of Rhetorical Analysis Essay