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Week 6 & 7 - Week 6 Assignment 1 Thesis statement...

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Week 6 Assignment 1 Thesis statement : How to write under pressure I. Break the challenge into small steps II. Understand cue words and key words A. Essay contain cue words 1. Emphasize the content related to cue words B. Examples of cue words: Analyze, clarify, classify, compare, criticize, define, describe, discuss, evaluate, explain, illustrate, interpret, justify, prove, relate, review, show, summarize, support III. How to write an effective response for an essay question A. The answer should be complete and logically organized IV. Using strategies when writing under pressure A. Writing strategies will make your writing more effective B. Don't start writing immediately C. Read all the questions before you start D. Determine how much time you have for each question E. Analyze each question 1. Underline cue words and key words F. Use all your time 1. Revise your answer when you're done G. Support any generalizations H. Do not go off the topic 1. Respond to key words and cue words Assignment 2 No Eating Day For many years my family has been part of a religious practice called "El dia de ayunas". This is translated into "No eating day". This practice takes place every year on the last Sunday in the moth of March, which is considered the day that Jesus Christ left our world. On this day, you must be up no later than 6:00 a.m., which is the time that Jesus was awakened that morning in order to be crucified. Once you wake up you are not allowed to eat anything. At 10:00 a.m. everybody in the family gathers around the dinning table and each member receives a small piece of bread, which must be baked by
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a female member in the family. This is supposed to make you even hungrier than what you already are. Doing this is a way to show that you are sharing Jesus' pain. It is said that he died in the afternoon around 5:00 p.m. At that time, you must attend church for a mass that is dedicated to the death of Christ. When this celebration is over, you are then allowed eat whatever you want, and as much as you desire. It has been many years since the last time I was part of this practice. Sometimes I don't even remember when it takes place. It is a practice that has lost its meaning in the last couple of decades for many people. My father used to talk to me about how it is not the same as it was fifty years ago when he was a little kid.
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