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MEL-Con Forum. Mrs. Ruckoldt Mrs. Kopeny Mr. Henry. Evidence clearly shows that women are smarter than men. Evidence clearly shows that men are smarter than women. Pick a side!. How would you support it?

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Mel con forum

MEL-Con Forum

Mrs. Ruckoldt

Mrs. Kopeny

Mr. Henry




Pick a side
Pick a side!

  • How would you support it?

  • At the bottom of page one, write down one piece of support for your point of view.


Your mission support your point of view in a well developed paragraph but how
Your mission: Support your point of view in a well-developed paragraph. But how?

The answer: MEL-Con!!!

M=Main Idea (Topic Sentence)

E=Evidence (Support/ Examples/ Proof)

L=Link (Explains how evidence proves M)

Con=Concluding Sentence (summarizes)


M main idea
M = MAIN IDEA well-developed paragraph. But how?

  • A topic sentence

  • Answers a question

    The question:

    Are women smarter than men?


Main idea
Main Idea well-developed paragraph. But how?

Evidence clearly shows that women are smarter than men.


Main idea1
Main Idea well-developed paragraph. But how?

Evidence clearly shows that men are smarter than women.


Transitions and evidence
Transitions and Evidence well-developed paragraph. But how?

  • Transitions

  • Guide your reader from one

  • idea to the next

  • Evidence (3 pieces)

  • Information that supports or proves your main idea to be true

  • Follows transition


Transition and evidence 1
Transition and Evidence #1 well-developed paragraph. But how?

Evidence clearly shows that women are smarter than men.

First of all, studies show that women are better problem solvers than men.


Transition and evidence 11
Transition and Evidence #1 well-developed paragraph. But how?

Evidence clearly shows that men are smarter than women.

First of all, the male brain is 8-10% larger than the female brain and, therefore, able to process more information.


Writing the Link well-developed paragraph. But how?

  • Find the key adjective or verb in your main idea

  • Use this word or a synonym in each link

  • Explain how the evidence shows your main idea to be true

  • This is what you think or how you think


Writing the Link well-developed paragraph. But how?

Intelligent, clever, bright

Evidence clearly shows that women are smarter than men.

First of all, studies show that women are better problem solvers than men.

Since solving problems requires intelligence, it demonstrates that women are more intelligent.


Writing the Link well-developed paragraph. But how?

Intelligent, clever, bright

Evidence clearly shows that men are smarter than women.

First of all, the male brain is 8-10% larger than the female brain and, therefore, able to process more information. .

This ability to process more information reveals that men are brighter.


Transition evidence link 2
Transition, Evidence, Link #2 well-developed paragraph. But how?

Another interesting fact is females make up 66% of the college population.

Since college classwork requires intelligence and more women than men attend college, this statistic reveals that women are smarter than men.


Transition evidence link 21
Transition, Evidence, Link #2 well-developed paragraph. But how?

Another interesting fact is males score 35 points higher in math on the SAT.

Since the SAT is a test that measures college readiness, this statistic reveals that men are better prepared for college level math and, therefore, more clever.


Transition evidence link 3
Transition, Evidence, Link #3 well-developed paragraph. But how?

Moreover, the person who possesses the highest IQ ever recorded is a woman, Marilyn Savant. Her IQ score of 228 is more than double the person with normal intellect and 88 points higher than the genius level.

The fact that a woman has the highest IQ ever recorded further demonstrates that women are brighter than men.


Transition evidence link 31
Transition, Evidence, Link #3 well-developed paragraph. But how?

Moreover, 65% of the high IQ scores belong to men.

The fact that more men than women score on the high end of IQ tests shows that men are smarter.


Conclusion
Conclusion well-developed paragraph. But how?

  • Restate main idea and evidence

  • Begin with transition

When looking at all the evidence, that women are better problem solvers than men, that women account for 66% of the college population, and that a woman has the highest IQ ever recorded, it is clear to see that women are smarter than men.


Conclusion1
Conclusion well-developed paragraph. But how?

  • Restate main idea and evidence

  • Begin with transition

When looking at all the evidence, that men have larger brains than women, that men outscore women on the math portion of the SAT test, and that 65% of the high IQ scores belong to men, it is clear to see that men are smarter than women.


Deconstruction
Deconstruction well-developed paragraph. But how?

  • Now for your assignment!

  • Read the paragraph, “The Bell is the Bell”

  • Identify the parts of the MEL-Con

  • Fill in the graphic organizer

  • Turn into your English teacher for a grade!!

The school’s tardy policy is fair and should be enforced in all classes.


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