NOTES: Essay 3 Assignment posted–please read! No class next week; stay tuned for what to do over Thanksgiving break!
For Friday, 11/20
Re-reading to Re-Write
The following prompt is designed to help you rewrite the beginning of your paragraphs in your Essay 2 so that your points become clearer to your reader.
Re-read a paragraph from your Essay 2 and as you read, think: what is the big picture of what I’m saying here? Based on the various things I’m saying in my paragraph, what is one word, phrase, or sentence that captures most it?
Write the following after reading:
–1 word, phrase, sentence that captures the main ideas:
–1 sentence that will introduce your paragraph to your reader—that is, the “big picture” of what you’re writing about in it. Your purpose in this sentence is to prepare them for what they are about to read (and to get them to want to read your full paragraph).
Last: put the sentence you just wrote at the BEGINNING of your paragraph. This is your TOPIC SENTENCE.
Share all of the work including your rewritten paragraph below.