Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rough Draft Day

Share your paper with at least one other person. When you read their paper, provide them with four (4) things they can do to improve their essay. Only one can be an editing type thing like spelling, punctuation, etc.

Remember to put your essay in MLA format.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Classical Arrangement

Use this structure instead of the typical 5-paragraph essay. It provides room for greater flexibility and sophistication.

Part 1: Introduction -- What inspired my argumentative response?
Part 2: Background -- What preceded my argument and/or what needs to be clarified?
Part 3: Confirmation -- What supports my argument?
Part 4: Refutation -- What challenges my argument?
Part 5: Conclusion -- What are the benefits of accepting my argument?