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Motai In-Class Essay Preparation
Bring this sheet to class on the exam day. For the In-Class Essay on Thursday, April 22, you will read the article (posted on iLearn)
entitled “What Causes Violence,” by Aletha Solter. In the essay you will write a summary of it,
and then give your opinion, supported with references from any of the Unit 2 articles and real—
life examples, taken from the news or from your own personal experience. To prepare for the essay:
Read and annotate the article carefully (you will hand in your annotated copy of the article with
the essay) Think about the essay questions below and formulate your response, using any method that
works for you—outlining, listing, clustering, free-writing. You don’t have to turn this in, and
you cannot use it during the essay. Complete your preparation outline (in the Course Reader). You can use it as you write if it
includes only your thesis and paragraph # references, or reminders of your other support. You
will hand this in with the essay. Essay Task: Part 1: Summarize the article, including the overall main idea and supporting points, then
Part 2:Respond to these 3 guestions: 0 Do you believe that violence is a signiﬁcant problem in America? Why? 0 What, in your opinion, are some of basic causes of social violence, particularly among teens and younger adults? (Use at least 4 article references in this section). 0 What can we do as individuals and as a nation to affect the causes of violence?
Guidelines: Join Part 1 and Part 2 with an effective transition phrase. In general, a focused and
well-developed paragraph on each of the 3 reasons is sufﬁcient. Notes:
Bring an 8 1/2 X 11” Exam Book to write in. These are available in the bookstore. You must write in an Exam Book. If you forget to bring an exam book you’ll have to take valuable time to go get
one at the bookstore, No exceptions, sorry! Of course you can use the main article and any other articles you plan to cite as references during the exam. I will check these and if they are excessively written on I will have to take them from
you. You will have the entire period to write. The last 10 minutes should be spent on proofreading.
Grammar always counts. You can use a print dictionary. No electronics of any kind, including phones. These need to be
out on your desk and turned off ...
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- Spring '08