In Today’s ClassIMPORTANTANNOUNCEMENTSBODY PARAGRAPHPATTERN FOCUSINGON EVALUATIVEDISCUSSIONSSAMPLE PARAGRAPHDUE DATES
Announcements•Quiz on the general body paragraph pattern is today•Article Review Virtual Presentation: Thursday, October 7thÞClass will still take place!•Article Review Final Draft: due Monday, October 11thÞPlease make sure you are writing your draft in your WikipageÞNo draft = grade of 0!
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General Body Paragraph Pattern**This is the same general body paragraph pattern as taught in WRTG 101**Assertion –“Plug in” the thesis key words & the paragraph key wordsExplanation – Explain WHAT YOU MEAN BY the assertion key words (Transition: “in moredetail”, “more specifically”)Evidence #1 – Introduce a DIRECT QUOTE as evidence (Follow the ICQC rule: Introduce –Contextualize – Quote – Cite)Discussion #1 – In AT LEAST TWO SENTENCES, talk about the quote then tie it in with yourassertionEvidence #2 – Present another DIRECT QUOTE that demonstrates your assertionDiscussion #2 – In AT LEAST TWO SENTENCES, discuss the quote and how it is connected tothe assertionConnection – Bring all the ideas together and summarize your findings by “plugging in” thethesis/paragraph key words
SampleThesisStatementAlthough the disjointed organization of thearticle muddles its arguments, Walsh presentsan effective article that captures both biblicaland cinematic readers because it has ampleevidence and a clear writing style.