- What was your favorite reading so far? What was your least favorite?
- What do you think has been the best class lesson so far? Why?
The “Other Side” is not Dumb
In groups, come up with two to three takeaways/lessons from the article that we can use in our own writing.
Chapter 8 “As a Result”: Connecting the Parts
Chapter 8 covers what to do when connecting the parts of your essay together. They explain that creating connections between sentences and ideas increases sentence variety and helps construct a more convincing argument. Consider transitions both within a paragraph and between paragraphs. Look at pages 108-109 for transition words.
They give four principles:
- Using transition terms (like “therefore” and “as a result”)
- Adding pointing words (like “this” and “such”)
- Developing a set of key terms and phrases for each text you write
- Repeating yourself, but with a difference
Let’s come up with a list of transition words to use in our essays. What words do you use to transition?
MLA Works Cited
Dean, Cornelia. “Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet.” The New York Times, 22 May 2007, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/22/science/earth/22ander.html?_r=0. Accessed 12 May 2016.
Ebert, Roger. Review of An Inconvenient Truth, directed by Davis Guggenheim. rogerebert.com, 1 June 2006, http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/an-inconvenient-truth-2006. Accessed 15 June 2016.
Gowdy, John. “Avoiding Self-organized Extinction: Toward a Co-evolutionary Economics of Sustainability.” International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, vol. 14, no. 1, 2007, pp. 27-36.
Grading Criteria Report
- Use of Sources and Research
- MLA and Sources
- Title and Images
- Word Count, Word Choice, Grammar