Thursday, February 15, 2018

Would you like to see Kline get stabbed?

Here's an opportunity to schedule a blood drive!

You might be able to count this as a senior project, too! You'd have to check with KJ to make sure.

For my foul and pestilent congregation of vapors ...

I post this link at Baileigh's request. Happy insulting, you lumpish, bettle-headed miscreants!

Agenda, Discount Candy Day

  • Due Now: Process Analysis Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter.
  • Due Wednesday: Cause and Effect Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Now: Compare and Contrast Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.
  • Due Wednesday: Process Analysis Outline. Instead of an introduction, state your purpose or So What? at the beginning of the outline. For each body paragraph, write a topic sentence and two supporting details, just like you've been doing. Write a full conclusion. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. In conclusion ...
  2. Questions about PA?
  3. Steps in "Runner." Get it? STEPS in "Runner."
  4. PA Brainstorm

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Agenda, Singles Awareness Day

  • Due Now: Compare and Contrast Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Tomorrow: Process Analysis Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Tomorrow: Compare and Contrast Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. Questions about the outline?
  2. Teach your classmates: "Playing House" OR "The World and America ...": What's the structure? What's the effect of this structure? Why is C&C the best rhetorical mode for this purpose?
  3. "The Raven" in small groups

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Agenda, February 13

  • Due Now: Compare and Contrast Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Now: D&C Outline
  • Due Thursday: Process Analysis Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Thursday: Compare and Contrast Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. A few models
  2. What other types of introductions are there?
  3. MC Answers
  4. "Playing House" OR "The World and America ..."
  5. C & C Brainstorm

Monday, February 12, 2018

Agenda, February 12

  • Due Now: Compare and Contrast Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Now: D&C Outline
  • Due Thursday: Process Analysis Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Thursday: Compare and Contrast Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. MC Practice
  2. What is C & C? How do you organize it?
  3. C & C Brainstorm
  4. "Playing House:

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Agenda, February 9

  • Due Now: Division and Classification Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Monday: Compare and Contrast Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Monday: Division and Classification Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. Argument o' the Week
  2. The Reverse Outline
  3. Whole Class Discussion

Agenda, February 8

  • Due Now: Division and Classification Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Monday: Compare and Contrast Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Monday: Division and Classification Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. D & C Brainstorm
  2. Anaphora and Epistrophe
  3. "Always, Always, Always" OR "The Plot Against People"

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Agenda, February 7

  • Due Wednesday: Division and Classification Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Monday: Compare and Contrast Packet; three different essays from Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition. Add each essay to your Bib. You don't need to add the chapter. 
  • Due Monday: Division and Classification Outline with a multi-paragraph intro. Typed. Not quite MLA.  
  Today's Agenda:
  1. MC Answers
  2. What is Division and Classification?
  3. Intro Strategies
  4. Model Outline
  5. D & C Brainstorm
  6. "Always, Always, Always"

Multi-paragraph Intro Outline Model


In the cool, blue, post-midnight light, Ed stared at the blank screen of his laptop; the screen stared back, unsympathetic and uninspiring. He drummed his fingers on the desk, but that didn’t seem to produce any ideas. He spun in his chair, checked his phone, stared at the ceiling, checked his phone, banged his head against the keyboard, deleted the resulting fjkdhghbvw, checked his phone. In the silence of the early morning, Ed’s heart raced and his hopes sank. As the hands on the clock spun towards dawn, towards the due date, towards the deadline, the laptop simply laughed at Ed’s feeble efforts to write an introduction.
            Ed’s experience, however painful, is not unusual. Many students suffer from the syndrome clinically known as Howamisupposedtodothisitis. Symptoms include fidgeting, insomnia, and the occasionally terminal case of procrastination. Scientists across the nation have been working feverishly to solve the problem, and to the great relief of teenagers from coast to coast, they have stumbled upon two approaches: Abject Surrender and Jubilant Domination. As examples of Jubilant Domination are so rare, most studies, including this one, focus on elucidating and exploring the various forms and elements of Abject Surrender.

I.               For each body paragraph, write a complete topic sentence.
a.     should be grammatically correct
b.     should state an opinion

II.             Beneath your topic sentence, provide two supporting details.
a.     may include evidence, examples, definitions, or other info that proves your opinion is correct/accurate
b.     may be bullet points instead of complete sentences – don’t give too much info here

III.           An outline for a 5-paragraph essay is insufficient.
a.     often underdeveloped
b.     unlikely to earn more than a C

IV.            Outlines should be typed.
a.     MLA optional. This model is fine.
b.     If you’re desperate, it’s better to turn in a handwritten assignment than nothing.

V.              Instead of a conclusion, write a “So What?” statement.
a.     basically, state your purpose
b.     you may use “Because [claim] is true, we should …” format but you don’t have to

So what? Because so many students face mountains of pressure, we should focus on making decisions that are likely to lead to success.