- Write the introduction and conclusion for your essay #2 (problem-solution)
- Be sure to include the problem and why it is a problem, e.g. state the consequences, as in the 2013 student essay which you can see here.
- Remember, the conclusion should basically repeat the information in the introduction. No new information in the conclusion!
- Write it by hand or type it, and bring it to class to show to classmates next Friday.
- Freewriting: how was your week? Mine was pretty stressful and I was feeling tired all week, including today’s class. 🙁
- Read the first two paragraphs (again) of Swift’s satirical essay “A Modest Proposal”.
- Notice how he describes the problem, but does not explain the consequences (this is not an academic essay, so he does not have to!)
- Write the introduction for your essay #2 (problem-solution).
- In groups of 5-6, read each other’s writing and give feedback: is the problem (and consequences) clearly stated? Are you convinced it is a real problem?
- Read the introduction of a problem-solution essay written by a 2013 AW1 student.
- Re-write your introduction if necessary.
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