Wednesday- Essay Writing

  1. Continue with your essay
  2. Conclusions should have
    1. restate your thesis in a new way (so no copy and paste of your introduction)
    2. Summarize your evidence
    3. Extend your thinking with a final thought.
    4. Good (but not excellent) examples Example of conclusions-
  3. Highlight or bold your thesis. Make it clear to me!!
  4. Be sure to add a bibliography of the sources you have used for your essay. Add Lord of the Flies too.
  5. Rubric: Persuasive Essay rubric with quotes-
  6. Revise your essay then print it out.  AND print your research document. Both are due at the beginning of class tomorrow. 

Tuesday- Write!!

Use this block to write your persuasive essay. Remember the following:

  • Write in the third person (no “I” or “you”)
  • When referring to literature, use the present tense.
  • Have a variety of sentences such as simple to complex.
  • Formal language at all times (no slang)
  • No contractions I’m, can’t, wouldn’t
  • No conversation (This conclusion is about….)
  • You only use the long form of the title and the author in the introduction. After that, you can use the last name or one of the words in the title. Eg. To Kill a Mockingbird can be shortened to Mockingbird. Harper Lee can be shortened to “Lee”.
  • What grammar have we learned in class thus far? Apply it!
  • Use quotes when possible but do not explain its meaning with “This quote shows…”. State the meaning clearly.
  • Never begin or end a paragraph with a quote.
  • Avoid absolutes. Eg. Always, never, everybody

Thursday- Quotes and Essay Writing

Block A– sorry for being a horrible teacher this morning. I think I probably confused you more than anything. I will clarify what I was trying to teach on Tuesday. For homework, do No Red Ink (there is a new assignment) and if you can, try to write one paragraph for your essay. We can go over them on Tuesday.

Persuasive essay example.  Note- this is NOT a perfect essay. There are too many unnecessary quotes and the title is not formatted properly,  but the structure and argument are good.

Incorporating Quotes into a Literary Essay worksheet-  We need to do this together.

The document below shows how to use present tense AND how to integrate quotes

Writing Sample with quotes for practice-

This is a photo of what we discussed in block D today. Note the structure of the essay. (and my horrible handwriting)

For homework:

  1. Get the outline done including your thesis. Block D- one paragraph completed for the weekend. Block A- get one paragraph done if you can.
  2. No Red Ink- colons, semicolons and THAMO’s

Tuesday- Persuasive Essay Outline + Debate prep

  1. Please do the following survey for Cam and Isaac… please!
  2. Persuasive Essay 2018-
  3. Outline for Essay- due on Thursday
  4. Also on Thursday, a printed copy of your research. It will be attached to your essay at the end AND it will have a reflection regarding their relevance. I will explain more about that later. The point is, I would like a printed copy on Thursday.
  5. Examples of student persuasive essays, if you are interested: Internet Plagiarism Persuasive essay example-
  6. Debate prep- Updated Debate outline Debate Outline- -lord of the Flies-