Instructions of how to make a turkey sandwich. Remember, you need to be as specific as possible; pretend as though you are talking to an alien Now, try again, and remember to start from the



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How to make a Sandwich

  • Ahem, or essay…

Details & Descriptions

  • Write detailed instructions of how to make a turkey sandwich. Remember, you need to be as specific as possible; pretend as though you are talking to an alien
  • Now, try again, and remember to start from the very beginning.

An Essay Sandwich

  • Teaching someone to make a sandwich is LIKE writing an essay
    • You need a beginning and an end
    • You need specific details and explanations
    • You need structure; without it, everything falls apart.

We are Learning about Essay Structure!

Your essay Prompt

  • *Consider the essential vocabulary from our learning maps in helping you choose the proper word choice!

Establish the author’s (your) purpose

  • To inform
  • To persuade
  • To teach
  • To entertain
  • You are trying to persuade the reader that the techniques Edwards’ uses is effective or ineffective.

Establish a Structure

Typical Essay Structure

  • Thesis
  • Introduction
  • Body Paragraph 1
  • Conclusion
  • Body Paragraph 2
  • Body Paragraph 3
  • Details
  • Details

The Thesis Continuum

  • A great thesis is between plot summary and opinion. Too much of either is BAD!
  • Zone of Highest Interest
  • “The Sweet Spot”
  • Plot-driven thesis
  • The perfect balance of insightful textual analysis and personal opinion, a GREAT thesis creates an opportunity to use evidence from the text to arrive at a thoughtful, provocative paper.
  • The Thesis Continuum

Your essay Prompt

  • Is Edwards’ imagery an effective form of persuasion?
  • Explain your response using
    • Specific examples from the sermon
    • Stylistic features such as proper diction* and strong verbs
    • Proper grammar and usage
    • Proper structure
  • *Consider the essential vocabulary from our learning maps in helping you choose the proper word choice!

Thesis answers the EQ

  • Yes
  • No

“The Sweet Spot”

  • Answer to the EQ
  • LOGICAL reasons supporting your answer
    • Yes it is effective because…__________ & _________
    • No it is not effective because…__________ & ________.

“The Sweet Spot”

  • Is Edwards’ imagery an effective form of persuasion?
  • Edwards’ imagery
  • is NOT
  • is
  • persuasion
  • because...

Thesis answers the EQ

  • Yes
  • No

Break down the thesis; it all fits together in the sandwich.

  • (P1) Reason # 1
  • (P2) The imagery is (effective/ineffective) because…
  • (P3) SPECIFIC Example
  • (P4) Explanation
  • (P3) SPECIFIC Example
  • (P4) Explanation

What kind of examples exist?

  • A specific image
  • A specific quote
  • Background information
  • Style choices
  • Diction
  • Rhetorical techniques

Writing Handbook Page 7 & 8 BS…So what?

  • Complete 2 activities

Introductions and conclusions

  • The Essay Structure cont…

The Introduction

  • 1. Hook your readers into the essay with an quote, question,
  • Or SHORT anecdote. Remember, you want them to want to read!
  • 2. discussing the general theme of your essay and how it appears in the text.
  • Be sure to state the title and author of the text.
  • 3. Create a few sentences that specifically lead toward
  • your thesis.
  • 4. Focus in on the purpose of your paper.
  • As you write your
  • Intro, get increasingly
  • specific, ending with a
  • narrow, argumentative thesis.

Conclusion

  • Restatement
  • 1. Start with your thesis statement; Restate
  • Don’t REPEAT. Effective rhetoric is key!!!!!!!
  • 2. Now ask yourself “What is the bigger picture of my
  • paper?”. Take the time to guide your reader back through
  • your essay, showing them how all the parts fit together.
  • 3. Reflect on the consequences of your thesis. Try to arrive at a
  • new, or bigger idea, that really drives your point home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 4. Finally, end with a clincher; circle back to your hook. REFER to it, don’t repeat it.


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