Genre Analysis Essay Format and Samples(2).pptx

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The Genre Analysis Essay Structure, Format, Organizing
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Skeleton Outline I. Introductory Paragraph II. Summaries Paragraph, ending with thesis statement. III. Genre Analysis – point of comparison/contrast IV. Genre Analysis – point of comparison/contrast V. Genre Analysis – point of comparison/contrast VI. Genre Analysis – point of comparison/contrast VII. Concluding Paragraph
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Introduction Generally introduce the topic – the Civil Rights Movement. Somewhat brief – roughly six-eight sentences. Be creative! Have an effective “hook.” A powerful quotation. An important statistic. Some historical reference.
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Sample Introduction For years prior to and after Martin Luther King, Jr. brilliant called for Americans to “let freedom ring” and join in his “dream,” African Americans fought for basic equality in this land of the free. In the 1950s and ‘60s, the United States experienced a massive movement against racial segregation and discrimination. Although African American slaves had been freed after the Civil War and granted basic civil rights by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution, they continued to be denied their rights by state laws and white supremacists. Prior to the civil rights movement, people of color were barred from facilities designated for white people only and were required to use separate and inevitably inferior facilities. In response, demonstrations were staged and organizations were formed to protest segregation and to demand federal protection of African Americans’ rights and equal treatment. The movement reached a milestone in 1954 with the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation was unconstitutional. However, many more years of work by activists and demonstrators were required to finally achieve even a semblance of equality.
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Summaries Paragraph Thoroughly, yet succinctly, summarize BOTH texts. Summaries include: Intro to the texts (author, title, main point). Every MAIN point the author makes. Attributive tags…King says, King states, King argues. Summaries do NOT include: Minor details. Quotes – USE YOUR OWN WORDS. Observations/analysis/evaluation SUMMARIES PARAGRAPH ENDS WITH YOUR THESIS STATEMENT.
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SAMPLE SUMMARIES PARAGRAPH Two of the most influential and well-remembered civil rights activists were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Both men delivered many persuasive speeches, and King left behind an abundance of writings.
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