Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday! Time to draft the essay


For Tuesday:

  • Today in class you will select the prompt for your essay.  You may use the prompt worthy quote you posted on Tricider but I would like you to take time to see what your classmates posted in both periods 5/6 and 10.
  • After you finalized your decision, the essay doc is posted via Classroom.  Follow my sample here but we are modeling how to write a successful Q3, only this time you have 2 full days to outline and draft it.  This means initially you will make an outline composed of recently covered texts as well as other forms of varied support.  
  • What you will need to demonstrate in this essay is a deliberate introduction that features sentence variety and successful handling of prompt.  Your support will be be patiently developed, varied, and also pay attention to syntax when opportunity exists.

From yesterday's opinion section in Trib (use of anaphora)

I, like Martin Luther King Jr., still have the audacity to believe that, "peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up. I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive good will proclaim the rule of the land. "And the lion and the lamb shall lie down together and every man shall sit under his own vine and fig tree and none shall be afraid." I still believe that "We shall overcome!"
I believe, as the Tribune series proclaimed in its closing paragraph, that every person deserves the "chance to be productive citizens participating in the American dream."

Or from conservative Opinion writer Ross Douthat (use of parallel structure with rhetorical question)
The fed-up columnists have reasonable questions for Trump-supporting Republicans. How can fiscal conservatives support a single-payer-praising crony capitalist? How can social conservatives support a thrice-married sybarite? How can anyone who mocked the celebrity element in Obama’s 2008 campaign embrace the host of Celebrity Apprentice?
or from liberal Opinion writer Gail Collins (effective use of : and periodic finish.)
If an elected official wants to try to drive Planned Parenthood out of business, there are two honest options: Announce that first you’re going to invest a ton of new taxpayer money in creating real substitutes, or shrug your shoulders and tell the world that you’re fine with cutting off health services to some of your neediest constituents.

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