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Philosophy Essay Workshop. A Philosophical Journey. Objective. SWBAT to revise and strengthen their writing through a writing workshop to enhance the validity and effectiveness of their use of source material to support their philosophy on different topics. . Labeling.

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philosophy essay workshop

Philosophy Essay Workshop

A Philosophical Journey

objective
Objective
  • SWBAT to revise and strengthen their writing through a writing workshop to enhance the validity and effectiveness of their use of source material to support their philosophy on different topics.
labeling
Labeling
  • Make a key at the top of the person’s paper using your highlighters
  • Sample:
    • Green=Statement
    • Pink=Proof
    • Yellow=Commentary
  • Label the topic sentence
  • Label the transition at the end
  • Highlight statement, proof, and commentary using your key
evaluate your claim
Evaluate Your Claim
  • Does it clearly state your position on Free Will (prompt 1) and “How we got here” (prompt 2)? Make notations on what needs to be strengthened.

EVALUATE YOUR PROOF

  • Do you establish that your statement is indeed evident in the reliable source material you used?
  • Do you have direct quotes from the original source(s)? (Idiot’s Guide, Creation Packet)

EVALUATE YOUR COMMENTARY

  • Do you address the WHY of your statement? In addition to what your sources indicated, what has led YOU specifically to accept this as truth? Include explanation, anecdotes, etc.
  • Do you include a specific COMPARISON to your cited philosopher or thinker?
  • Do you include a specific CONTRAST to your cited philosopher or thinker?
evaluate connections
Evaluate Connections
  • Draw a line between the first quote’s commentary and the claim. Evaluate if you have made this connection in your commentary.
    • If yes, draw a check mark next to the line
    • If no, draw and “x” on the line.
  • Repeat with your second (and third, etc) quote
  • Only draw a check mark if the connection is clear and explicit. I should not need to take a leap of faith to get where you are going.
peer or self evaluation
Peer OR Self-Evaluation
  • Re-read your paragraph(s) and your reviewers comments
  • If you are reading SOMEONE ELSE’S PAPER, can you tell what he/she believes and why?
  • If you are reading YOUR OWN PAPER, try to pull back and see it with fresh eyes. From an outsider’s point of view, can you tell what he/she believes and why?
self evaluation
SELF-EVALUATION
  • Now that you have gone through the workshop, ask yourself, “How well did I do? What can I do better?”
  • Using the rubric, indicate honestly how well written you believe your paragraph was.
  • Next to the score, make notes of what you need to revise in order to strengthen it
  • Turn in your afterlife section with the rubric stapled on top
homework due monday 04 28
HOMEWORKDue Monday 04/28:
  • Research background on Dante Alighieri
    • Bullet a minimum five facts you find interesting about his life. Include web source/s (may not use Wikipedia).
  • Read Inferno from DanteWorlds.doc
    • Read and take notes on your assigned circle. Include:

1. Name of circle (Include meanings)

2. What it represents (who is sent there).

3. A brief summary on the circle.

4. Reflection: your opinions/questions/issues on the circle researched.

  • Type and submit to Tii. Bring hardcopy and receipt to class Monday. No credit for handwritten assignment or missing receipt.
assigned circles
Assigned Circles

Circle 1

Circle 2

Circle 3

Circle 4

Circle 5

Circle 6

Circle 7

Circle 8, part 1 (pgs. 16-19. Stop at sub circles 7-10)

Circle 8, part 2 (pgs. 19-21)

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