We are about to begin Drafting Our Article. Make sure that you have a specific Genre Chosen (based on your mentor article) and that you know the elements of the genre (what you have to include in order for it to be an example of the genre.
For your Homework this week, I want you to look carefully at your research questions, the quotes, paraphrased information and summaries of your sources that you wrote. Using that information, it is time to start to answer questions.
FIRST, DEFINE THE PROBLEM!
- Think about what you know about the problem. Look at your (What I Know / What I Want to Learn charts). How can you frame or provide context about the problem in a way that your audience will understand?
- Describe the problem.
- Analyze the problem to identify its parts, its causes and its effects. (look at your research questions, quotes, summaries and paraphrased information)
- Describe what other people think about the problem (both those who agree with your position and those who disagree. (use your sources and research)
- Identify and describe: Who suffers from the problem?
- Identify and describe: Why should readers care about the problem?
SECOND, DEVELOP A POSSIBLE SOLUTION
- Go through your research. What possible solutions to the problem have been proposed? Which do you think is the most effective? Or do you have a better solution?
- Propose a possible solution to the problem and then explain why you think this solution could work.
MAKE SURE TO USE THE SENTENCE STARTERS / QUESTIONS FROM THE WEEK 9 POWERPOINT (SLIDES 43 TO 50) AS A GUIDE.