miércoles, 27 de septiembre de 2017

Entry #9: Thesis Statement

Thesis Statement: * It is the single, specific claim that your essay supports. * It is not simply an observation, a question or a promise. * It includes a topic, a precise opinion and a reasoning. Parts of the thesis statement: 1) The Subject: The topic of your essay. 2) The precise opinion. 3) The blue print of reasons: This is where you show your reader HOW you plan to argue and prove your opinion. You should have three strong pieces of evidence to support your opinion. Later, you will expand on each detail in the body of the essay. You have to support your opinion. Thesis statement tells your reader: WHERE you are going in your essay. HOW you plan on getting there. Tips for writing thesis statements: 1) Determine what kind of paper you are writing. 2) The thesis statement should be specific. 3) It appears at the end of the first paragraph of the paper. 4) Your topic may change as you write. THESIS STATEMENT´S GOAL IS TO CONVINCE THE AUDIENCE THAT THE CLAIMS ARE TRUE BASED ON THE EVIDENCE PROVIDED.

Entry #8: Literary Essay


miércoles, 6 de septiembre de 2017

Entry #6: Well- written paragraph. Parts of a Paragraph

 

1)

  • A paragraph structure is made up of a topic sentence, a body and a closing sentence.
  • The topic sentence refers to what are you reading about. It has to be an interesting topic.
  • The body contains all the supporting details and arguments.
  • There are two ways to order the body: order of importance and chronology.
  • The closing sentence has two functions: a) Remain the audience what they are reading about.                                                                      b) Keep readers thinking.
  • The closing sentence restates the topic sentence but in a different way.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Website (n.d.) Online English video lessons. "Parts of a paragraph". www.engVid.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2)   The strictest military discipline imaginable is still looser than that prevailing in the average assembly-line. The soldier, at worst, is still able to exercise the highest conceivable functions of freedom -- that is, he or she is permitted to steal and to kill. No discipline prevailing in peace gives him or her anything remotely resembling this. The soldier is, in war, in the position of a free adult; in peace he or she is almost always in the position of a child. In war all things are excused by success, even violations of discipline. In peace, speaking generally, success is inconceivable except as a function of discipline. (from H.L. Mencken, "Reflections on War" [edited])                                                                                                                             Topic sentence: The strictest military discipline imaginable is still looser than that prevailing in the average assembly - line.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In Montreal, a flashing red traffic light instructs drivers to careen even more wildly through intersections heavily populated with pedestrians and oncoming vehicles. In startling contrast, an amber light in Calgary warns drivers to scream to a halt on the off chance that there might be a pedestrian within 500 meters who might consider crossing at some unspecified time within the current day. In my home town in New Brunswick, finally, traffic lights (along with painted lines and posted speed limits) do not apply to tractors, all terrain vehicles, or pickup trucks, which together account for most vehicles on the road. In fact, were any observant Canadian dropped from an alien space vessel at an unspecified intersection anywhere in this vast land, he or she could almost certainly orient him-or-herself according to the surrounding traffic patterns.                                                                                                                                                             Topic sentence: In Montreal, a flashing red traffic light instructs drivers to carren even more wildly through intersections heavily populated with pedestrians and oncoming vehicles.                                                                                                                                                                                       The first is the wear-and-tear hypothesis that suggests the body eventually succumbs to the environmental insults of life. The second is the notion that we have an internal clock which is genetically programmed to run down. Supporters of the wear-and-tear theory maintain that the very practice of breathing causes us to age because inhaled oxygen produces toxic by-products. Advocates of the internal clock theory believe that individual cells are told to stop dividing and thus eventually to die by, for example, hormones produced by the brain or by their own genes. (from Debra Blank, "The Eternal Quest" [edited]).
           Topic sentence: Supporters of the wear-and-tear theory maintain that the very practice                of breathing  causes us to age because inhaled oxygen produces toxic by-products