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American Academic Composition for Communication II. Candace Lake-Instructor. Today’s Agenda. Campus Resources Discuss the first paper Comparison & Contrast Class Reading & Discussion Activity Incentive Reminders Homework. Campus Resources.

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American academic composition for communication ii

American Academic Composition for Communication II

Candace Lake-Instructor


Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda

  • Campus Resources

  • Discuss the first paper

  • Comparison & Contrast

  • Class Reading & Discussion Activity

  • Incentive Reminders

  • Homework


Campus resources

Campus Resources

Where do you go when you need language, culture, or academic help?

http://pennstatelearning.psu.edu/resources/meet-writing-tutor

http://www.global.psu.edu/gc/

http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/career/

http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/counseling/services/counseling.shtml


Extended definition

Extended Definition

  • Now that we’re almost done…

    • What concerns do you have?

    • What was difficult about this assignment?

    • What would have helped you?

    • What did you enjoy about this project?


Comparison contrast

Comparison & Contrast

Comparison- points out the ways that two or more people, places, or things are

alike.

Contrast- points out how these (people, places, or things) differ.

The function of these essays is to

clarify and explain, but doing so in

a manner where you tell your reader something

significant that they do not already know.


Comparison contrast organizational options

Comparison & Contrast:Organizational Options

Subject-by-Subject Pattern

  • Discuss points about one topic, then

  • Discuss the same points about the second topic

  • Works best for shorter essays

  • Helps the reader remember what you have stated about each topic


Comparison contrast subject by subject pattern

Comparison & Contrast:Subject by Subject Pattern

Topic: comparison & contrast of the cities Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA as vacation destinations


Comparison contrast organizational options1

Comparison & Contrast:Organizational Options

Point-by-Point Pattern

  • Organized by the points that you want to make

  • Gives immediate comparisons

  • Reader can consider the similarities and differences separately

  • Works best for longer essays


Comparison contrast point by point pattern

Comparison & Contrast:Point-by-Point Pattern

Topic: comparison and contrast between solar and wind energy


Comparison contrast analogy

Comparison & Contrast:Analogy

Analogy- special form of comparison for ideas that are difficult to express

  • Point out similarities between a difficult subject and more familiar subject

  • These comparisons can come from different classes (or topics)

  • More creative expression in your writing


Comparison contrast reading and discussion

Comparison & ContrastReading and Discussion

  • Critically read the assigned text silently (see chart)

  • One group will discuss the given questions while the other has a “secret task.”

  • Groups will switch.


Reading assignments

Reading Assignments


Discussion questions

Discussion Questions

  • First, summarize the reading. Is there a part, idea, or vocabulary that someone did not understand?

  • Which pattern is used to make comparisons and contrasts (subject by subject, or point by point)?

  • What sort of language is

    being used, or can you use to

    make comparisons/contrasts?

  • What points are being compared/contrasted?


Secret task group 1

Secret Task: Group 1

  • Make a list of how many times each person contributes to the group.

  • Write these down.

    • Example: Mohammed III

      Shelley I

      Rico IIII

      Selena II


Discussion questions1

Discussion Questions

  • First, summarize the reading. Is there a part, idea, or vocabulary that someone did not understand?

  • Which pattern is used to make comparisons and contrasts (subject by subject, or point by point)?

  • What sort of language is

    being used, or can you use to

    make comparisons/contrasts?

  • What points are being compared/contrasted?


Secret task group 2

Secret Task: Group 2

  • How do the members of the group get others to participate?

  • What sorts of phrases or questions are being used?

  • Write these down.


Discussion questions2

Discussion Questions

  • First, summarize the reading. Is there a part, idea, or vocabulary that someone did not understand?

  • Which pattern is used to make comparisons and contrasts (subject by subject, or point by point)?

  • What sort of language is

    being used, or can you use to

    make comparisons/contrasts?

  • What points are being compared/contrasted?


Wrap up

Wrap-Up

  • What did you learn about this activity?

  • How can you apply this in the future?

  • Library Workshop next class (I’ll send out an email)

  • Extra Credit (1st due by February 27)

  • Extra Credit from the Writing Center

  • Rough Draft Incentive


Homework

Homework

  • Final Draft of the Extended Definition is due Wednesday at the beginning of class on turnitin.psu.edu (if you choose)

  • Skim chapter 19 on Comparison & Contrast (pages 483-487

  • Start thinking of a topic for your next essay

  • Comparison & Contrast Homework due by the beginning of class on Wednesday (sheet provided)


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