Tuesday, December 16, 2008

AGENDA 12/16

Sample Introductions for Researched Argument Paper: anecdote, statistic, or shocking statements and guidelines for thesis statements

Thesis statements should acknowledge complexity by including the following:
a "contrasting" transition to help raise the counterargument (while, although, etc.)
a "flipping" transition to signal a change to your position (ultimately, however, but, rather, despite the fact that, etc.)
an "affirming" transition (optional) to highlight your thesis (therefore, consequently, as a result, etc.)

HW: Finish reading Frankenstein. We'll discuss it, group-quiz style, beginning tomorrow and finishing on Thursday. Write EITHER a body paragraph or an introduction for your research paper that I can examine tomorrow.

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