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Do Now › Take Roll Review – Draft 1.1 › Questions Workshop (as a class) › Steele › Dewey › Emerson Important Reminders Tips for Writing the 1.1
Take out your introduction and body paragraph I told you to bring in for participation credit, and I will go around and make sure that you have it.
Draft 1.1 is due Friday (10/24) at 11:59pm Your draft should be 1200 words in length. Objective: To demonstrate your ability to rhetorically analyze texts. Purpose: In the first half of the course, you have been honing your writing skills so as to prepare you for college level writing. You will use all of these skills, (summarizing, paraphrasing, critical reading, constructing thesis statements, and using supporting material via quotations) throughout your writing of this assignment. Description: To complete this assignment, you will begin by selecting a text to analyze. You may choose from the following: › “The New Sovereignty,” Shelby Steele 450 › “My Pedagogic Creed,” John Dewey 46 › “The American Scholar,” Ralph Waldo Emerson 468 After selecting your text and critically reading it, you will determine the writer’s purpose and intended audience for the text.
Once you have determined these elements, you will begin to analyze the text so as to determine the specific strategies (rhetorical choices) the writer uses to achieve his or her purpose and to meet the needs of the audience. › For example, you might choose to look at such elements as the types of evidence a writer puts forward and how he or she does so. Ask yourself if the writer uses evidence from sources, or if he or she tells stories from personal experience. Examine the sentence structures and word choice. How do these contribute to the author’s purpose? Evaluate the overall tone of the text, and determine how it does or does not contribute to the way in which it communicates to its audience. After you determine what these strategies or rhetorical choices are, consider how well these strategies (rhetorical choices) actually work. As a result of this assignment, you should be able to take these skills and transfer them to any reading you are asked to do in college, and you should see an improvement in your ability to read and comprehend any text. Although this is an initial draft, it should be carefully edited and written in a professional tone. Please use MLA format for both your in-text citations and your works cited in this draft.
Now we’re going to look at some of your classmate’s examples and offer some feedback like we have been doing This may help you try to figure out how to structure your own 1.1 draft, think of things you should try to do in your own, things to fix, etc. Obviously, do not copy down anybody's words and plagiarize them on the 1.1 draft or you will get a ZERO on the assignment.
A reminder that there are TWO workshops this Tuesday and Wednesday night (10/21 & 10/22) › Both are in ENGL Room 352 from 5-7pm. › I will be at both You can choose to work with me, but it’s first come, first serve (it may be quicker/more helpful to go to somebody else first then me or just somebody else)
Use the St. Martin’s e-handbook!! › Any questions or troubles you’re having can most likely be answered there! For example, you can use certain chapters in the handbook for different parts of the assignment: › Chapter 16 can help you with MLA Formatting (quotations and works cited) › Chapter 5 for writing paragraphs (developing ideas/explanations, transitions, etc) › http://ebooks.bfwpub.com/ttu.php http://ebooks.bfwpub.com/ttu.php
Do you understand what a rhetorical analysis is? (Did you do the assignment correctly) Do you understand the purpose of the article (may need to re-read it another few times) Have you analyzing your quotations, used them to support your thesis and relate back to audience and purpose? Did you make sure you had clear thesis statement? Does the rest of your paper reflect back to what you said in your thesis? Did you talk about why particular rhetorical choices were effective? The draft is organized and make sense as far as flow?