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JSP+organization - Basgier Spring 2008 Picking Details and...

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Basgier Spring 2008 Picking Details and Organizing the Jumpstart Paper Planning out the organization for your papers is key to developing a sophisticated analysis of any cultural object, whether it’s a newspaper article, an essay, or a film. This worksheet can serve as an example, based on Kilgannon’s article, for what you might do in your own analysis of Brown and Gelt’s article. The first step, which you’ve already completed, is the perform the Method on the article. Then you should work to develop a working thesis, which may or may not change as you organize and write your paper. Here are the theses we came up with: 2:30 class: Kilgannon’s article seems to be about modernization brought to an area by the commercial world, but it is also about trying to gain sympathy for the struggles of the working class. 3:35 class: Kilgannon’s article seems to be about creating laws to prevent the further separation of the rich from the poor, but it is also about the greed of an immoral capitalist society. In terms of planning organization, it’s a good idea to compare the details from the Method to the thesis statement. Concentrate on each part of the thesis independently. 1. X part of the thesis: Pick two sets of details (repetitions, strands, binaries) that seem to fit with the X. Rank them in order from least to most interesting (this is climactic order). Provide one or two direct passages from the article that illustrate the repetition, strand, or binary at work (you will quote these in your paper): 2. X part of the thesis: Pick three sets of details (repetitions, strands, binaries) that seem to fit with the X. Rank them in order from least to most interesting (this is climactic order). Provide one or two direct passages from the article that illustrate the repetition, strand, or binary at work (you will quote these in your paper):
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Basgier Spring 2008 Once you’ve chosen the details that you take to be the most interesting and important for understanding the non-obvious aspects of meaning in the article, you already have your organization in play. You can then begin to plan your paragraphs. The basic structure follows what I like to call the “hamburger” method: --Top bun: this is your topic sentence. Topic sentences should be claims driven
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENG-W 131 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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