Month: January 2016

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Acts of Inquiry, University of Washington, 2013 ” . . . is broad at the top and pointed at the base.  It begins with a general statement of the topic and then narrows its focus, ending with the point of the paragraph, the writer’s thesis.” Back to the Basics   …

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Assignment: 1) Read Construction of Illusion:                * Read the first three Sections (to establish definition)               * Then choose three others (because it’s long and difficult) 2) Read the Definition of Claims (Above)  3) In Box Below            …

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Assignment: 1) View any (or all) of the following videos 2) Read this rant and respond below 3) This will require you, probably, to use logic more than research          — If you don’t agree, don’t try and match the article rant for rant          –If you do agree, …

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Assignment: (an exercise in multiple perspectives) 1. Read Formulating Issue-Based Questions (COI, 149-153) 2. Read the following two articles Article #1 Article #2 (find a painting you like) 3. In the space below, write an Interrogative Intro that uses Seeing, Guardian Article, and the Painting. 4. Hilight (underline, bold) your major claim — it should be …

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Start with Summary of the Story (discuss a major image, perhaps — or a theme) After introducing, you should be largely comparative (comparison-contrast),and for your third part (what’s the significance?), you should come up with an analogy (this is like, just like _________, that can be seen when). As a reminder, deductive response paragraphs (Rule …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Acts of Inquiry, University of Washington, 2013 “Opening with a short narrative, or story, is a strategy many writers use successfully to draw readers into a topic.  A narrative introduction relates to a sequence of events and can be especially effective if you think you need to coax and indifferent …

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Discovering Worlds Past and Present Tuning In . . .      Whereas the 50’s had its suits, penny loafers, and khakis all filmed in black and white, the 1960’s came alive in color.  Today in class, we saw a glimpse of Convergence Culture, the idea that TV not only promotes values, but also commercial …

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Assignment: 1. Watch Documentary of Your Choice; take notes on the contrasting parts 2. Quick Google Search on Issue — doesn’t need to be official  3. Read Establishing a Context for a Thesis (COI, 155-171) 4. In your Introduction, argue for the side you don’t agree with (utilize classification, narration, cause and effect) 5. Combine …

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