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Week 14: Argumentative Proposal or Essay

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Day 27 -- Tuesday 30 April 2002
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TOPICS FOR DAY:

Analytical Presentations, Session #2: Week 14 -- Day 27, Tuesday, 30 April 2002

REM: Thursday's meeting will be in Cina 214 rather than the lab

Time
Presentor
Topic
09:30 - 09:40
Amy TBA
09:40 - 09:50
Nitika TBA
09:50 - 10:00
Sarah TBA
10:00 - 10:10
Kyle TBA
10:10 - 10:20
Greg TBA
10:20 - 10:30
Nicole TBA
10:30 - 10:40
Tara TBA
  1. Incubate on Paper #5, your proposal / essay. That is, the assignment is to do no work on Paper #5. (This assumes that you have already done everything suggested up until this point.) Quite frequently one of the best things you can do when writing is put the project aside for a day or two, or longer. In fact, sometimes doing nothing is the very best thing you can do. The sequence should go (1) preparation, (2) incubation, and (3) inspiration. So, incubate. When you incubate, just be careful that you don't expirate.

 


Day 28 -- Thursday 02 May 2002
WORD OF THE DAY:
From Merriam-Webster
(archive)



Old Business / Announcements:

TOPICS FOR DAY:

Analytical Presentations, Session #3: Week 13 -- Day 28, Thursday, 02 May 2002

NOTE: This session will be in Cina 214 rather than the lab

Time
Presentor
Topic
09:30 - 09:40
Peter TBA
09:40 - 09:50
Rochelle TBA
09:50 - 10:00
Zac TBA
10:00 - 10:10
Melissa TBA
10:10 - 10:20
Erin TBA
10:20 - 10:30
Nikki TBA
10:30 - 10:40
   

 

  1. Work on the paragraphs defining your problem for project #5. You should already have finished your freewriting.

    • Answer the question, "Exactly what is the problem?" ( #1)
    • Work on the paragraph explaining who the problem affects. ( #2)
    • Write one paragraph explaining why the problem needs a solution now. Why can't it wait? ( #3)
    • Write a list of solutions/resolutions that are possible for your problem. List as best you can the reasons for and the objections to each. Use two columns. List pros in one column, cons in the other. ( #4)
    • Work on the paragraph outlining who can do something about the problem? ( #5)

  2. Work at revising proposal / essay (Paper #5). Write a draft full enough that you can also begin work on your resolution. You will need to have definitions clear, a division of the whole into parts, and adequate set of reasons. Know your audience.

  3. Classify in writing your possible resolutions. Select those that seem best for your audience. Are there resolutions your audience might be more comfortable with than the one you intend to offer?

  4. Write a paragraph expanding on your proposed solution. List the 3-5 major ideas, examples, claims, and other illustrative materials that support your argument. Be prepared to discuss your revisions with your peer reviewers.

  5. Include in your revision two opposing positions or pieces of evidence that can be used against your argument. Have these written out and ready to use in class.

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