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ESL 221. September 21, 2009. Announcements. Information about Timed Writings First timed writing: October 21-23 Second timed writing: December 2-4 WRAC Dept. receives copy of second writing, evaluates for WRAC 1004 waiver eligibility (ELC has no influence! ). Announcements (cont.).

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Esl 221

ESL 221

September 21, 2009


Announcements

Announcements

  • Information about Timed Writings

    • First timed writing: October 21-23

    • Second timed writing: December 2-4

  • WRAC Dept. receives copy of second writing, evaluates for WRAC 1004 waiver eligibility (ELC has no influence!)


Announcements cont

Announcements (cont.)

  • Information about textbooks

    • Two required books:

      • Sourcework

      • The Brief McGraw-Hill Handbook

  • Both will be used in this class

  • Handbook will be used in future WRAC classes


Free writing

Free Writing

  • Write for ten minutes

  • Do not stop writing

  • Write whatever comes to mind

  • Use this as an opportunity to organize thoughts and think freely


Free writing prompt

Free Writing Prompt

What is needed to create a brick wall?


Bonus free writing

BONUS Free Writing

Why are we discussing brick walls in writing class?


In class reading

In-Class Reading

  • Read pp. 47-48 in McGraw-Hill Handbook

  • Discussion: What is the purpose of a paragraph? In other words, why do we need paragraphs in essays?


Paragraphs

Paragraphs…

  • “…break the text into blocks for your readers, allowing them to see how your essay builds step by step and providing a rhythm for their reading” (p. 47).

  • Just like a brick wall, essays are built from “blocks” that help to organize and strengthen the writing


Paragraphs cont

Paragraphs (cont.)

  • When building a brick wall, we do not simply throw bricks into a pile on the ground; we neatly organize and stack them so they are strong together

  • When writing an essay, we do not merely throw words into a pile on the paper; we neatly organize and stack them so they are strong together


Activity

Activity

  • Work with one (1) or two (2) partners

  • Complete Exercise 3.2 on page 49

  • If there is no topic sentence, write the main idea on a separate sheet of paper


Homework

Homework

  • Read pp. 72-75 in Sourcework

  • Read the model essay on pp. 206-209

  • Copy the following onto a separate sheet of paper:

    • Thesis statement

    • Topic sentences (one for each paragraph in the body of the paper)

  • Due at the beginning of class Wednesday


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