In groups of 2 or 3, read aloud your introduction. One person reads, the others write down notes.
Do they introduce the topic? Can you tell what their position is? Is there thesis clear?
If not, give some suggestions for them to improve the introduction.
Formal Style. You should use a formal style for this assignment. Look for the use of I, you, me and give suggestions on how to remove them. The writer should maintain a third person perspective.
MLA Style. Make sure you are citing in MLA style.
- A quote from Eleanor & Park on page 100 would look like this (Rowell 100).
- A quote or paraphrase from Woman Hollering Creek on page 23 would be like this (Cisneros 23).
Cite the author of the work. No comma in between author and page number. Make sure it has a works cited page.
Evidence. Do they provide enough evidence from the text to support the points they are making. If not, you can suggest scenes or lines to support the points.
Remember the “Chips and Salsa.” There is no set amount, but there should be enough salsa (evidence) for each chip (reason).
How well did you use your sources? What revision are you going to make?
Argument Quick Write
What would someone have to do to change your opinion on something?
- Revise your essay and post to the blog by class time on Monday.
- There are also readings for Monday. We will be starting on the final unit, Solution Argument.