Paper #2: They Say/ I Say
For our second paper of the year, please write a 2-3 page (single-spaced) essay that follows any one of the They Say/ I Say prompts.
You topic can be the same one that you worked on for paper 1, or can be brand new.
Due Date: Full RD due Friday, September 20
Audience: For this paper I would like for you to choose an audience who would tend to doubt your hypothesis. If you were going to argue against giving homework, for instance, maybe your audience would be HC teachers. You will identify that audience at the top of your paper.
Purpose: You must define a specific purpose for this essay. ("I would like to make teachers doubt their assumptions about the value of homework.")
Development: How will you achieve your purpose with your specific audience? How will you build your ethos? (how will you demonstrate that you have credibility on this topic? how will you demonstrate your 'big heartedness'? How will you build the reasoning (logos)? (through talking about effects? using examples? using reasoning? using illustrative analogies and metaphors?)
Style and Structure Models: Please use at least 2 of the "style strategies" and 2 of the "organization strategies" that we've learned about in class.
Topic Help: We've read many materials that have topics and material that you might have a strong response to -- Kielman on the ACT, Ortez-Healy on Club Soccer, McNamara on gun control, Pollitt on patriotic flag-waving, Zorn on Syria, Zincenko on fast food and lawsuits. You can write about your topic from the first paper. You can write about something that you've been thinking about recently. Have exigence!
Paper #1 - "It's Worse Than You Think"
Daum - sentient, unmitigated, ubiquitous
Orenstein - quintessential, tacit, contrived
Marche - indelible (62), gauche (68), nonchalant (69)
Turkle - tethered (271), corrosive (271), decry (271), surreptitiously (278), adamant (279)
Zorn (Football)- succumb, lucrative
Kass - relegated, ancillary
Keilman - stoke, pristine
McNamara - inundate, cow, depravity
Zorn (Iffy) - conjecture, ambivalence, collateral
Fisher - insolent (6), maimed (13), haughty (14), surly (20)
Tan - belies (7), impeccable (13),
AP Vocabulary and Cultural Knowledge
Anaphora - A kind of repetition in syntax where the same word is used at the beginning of a series. (see below) (see epistrophe, too)
Appeals -- (the Three Appeals) ethos, logos, pathos
Ethos - credibility... both in the sense that the speaker is knowledgeable, but also fair, honest, big-hearted
Scare Quotes -
Tricolon - 3 sentences in a row that grow in intensity.