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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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