• Students,

    Here is an outline of the expected content of the final and most important element of today’s reading test.

    Your task is two-fold:

    Construct the skeleton of an essay you might write in response to the prompt you yourself formulated during today’s class.

    *a fully articulated thesis/claim

    *at least two fully articulated topic sentences

    *at least four textual references that you identify and summarize

    Demonstrate by way of this skeleton that you understand what it means to

    “Use the language (key terms) of the prompt throughout”`
    a given instance of academic writing in order to foster coherence, cohesion, unity, and — above all — clarity.**

  • Claim, in terms of the prompt

  • Topic Sentence 1, including terms of the prompt and claim

    (Textual References 1 and 2 support this topic sentence)

  • Topic Sentence 2, including terms of the prompt and claim

    (Textual References 3 and 4 support this topic sentence)

  • OPTIONAL Topic Sentence 3, including terms of the prompt and claim

    (OPTIONAL Textual References 5 and 6 support this topic sentence)

  • All textual references should be found within Chapters 7-13

  • All textual references should be found within Chapters 7-13

  • All textual references should be found within Chapters 7-13

  • Textual Reference 1, supporting Topic Sentence 1

    (Page number and summary)

  • Textual Reference 2, supporting Topic Sentence 1

    (Page number and summary)

  • Textual Reference 3, supporting Topic Sentence 2

    (Page number and summary)

  • Textual Reference 4, supporting Topic Sentence 2

    (Page number and summary)

  • OPTIONAL Textual Reference 5, supporting OPTIONAL Topic Sentence 3

    (Page number and summary)

  • OPTIONAL Textual Reference 6, supporting OPTIONAL Topic Sentence 3

    (Page number and summary)

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