Write the complete first draft of your problem-solution essay. Write it by hand or type it and print it out and bring it to next week’s class.
- Sheffner’s principles of academic writing:
- the reader is not interested in you – avoid writing essays where you are the focus
- give value to the reader – a fresh point of view, a new or different insight, an original thought or idea, some new information of interest or value to the reader, something funny or moving.
- write about universals, and avoid local topics – write about matters which are common to educated human beings everywhere. Essays such as “My Trip to Okinawa” or “How to do Bonsai” may be interesting, but no-one will read them!
- New!! Be as accurate and as truthful as possible – be careful with your statements. “Smoking causes cancer” means smoking always causes cancer, which is not true. Instead, write, “Smoking may cause cancer.”
- Read the blue paragrapn (Practice 5), p. 50.
- Which two sentences tells you the problem?
- Which sentence tells you the solution?
- Write your introductory paragraph.
- P. 54 F
- Read p. 56, B
- P. 58, C and Practice 10.
- Write the rest of your essay.