Week 6- BA4 Questions?? Pick up purpose and audience identifications
Problems on Assignments • Article title in quotes • “The New Sovergnity” • Focus on author not content • Citations- (Steele 473) • 1st and 2nd person
What is a thesis statement? • A thesis statement states the main idea of a piece of writing. • It functions as a promise to the reader of what the rest of the piece will be about. • It usually comes at the beginning of the piece. • Your original thesis is a working thesis, meaning it can change as your draft changes.
Thesis Statements Continued… • A successful working thesis has three characteristics: • It is potentially interesting to the intended audience. • It is as specific as possible. • It limits the topic enough to make it manageable. A thesis statement consists of two parts: a topic part, which states the topic, and a comment part, which makes an important point about the topic. Is your thesis statement specific and clear? Describe your topic and make a comment on it. Have you made a claim instead of just stating the facts? Will it be interesting to your audience?
Group Work Create an audience statement for your article. Create a purpose statement for your article. Create a thesis statement for a rhetorical analysis for this article. • Your Thesis Statement should have: • Article title • Article author • Purpose • Audience • Three rhetorical choices *must be in the last sentence
Thesis Statement Template In “Article title”, author uses 2-3 rhetorical choices in order to persuade purpose to his audience of audience.
Works Cited Template Author last name, author first name. “Article title.” book title. # edition. Published city: publisher, pg-pg. Print.
1) Identify the audience and purpose of each text and explain what those are in about 75- 100 words 2) Create a thesis statement for a rhetorical analysis of each text. “The New Sovereignty,” Shelby Steele 450 “My Pedagogic Creed,” John Dewey 46 “The American Scholar,” Ralph Waldo Emerson 468 3) Include a works cited. Examples are on page 577 BA4
Next Week Reading St. Martin's Handbook: Chapter 3f-g, "Planning," "Drafting," First-Year Writing: Ch. 11 221-231
StudySessions Wednesday, October 1 Monday, October 6 5-7 Room 352