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The Creature!



First Things First

Please go to the boards and tell us your opinion of Victor and the creature. If you had to go on a long car trip up the I5 during the summer in a truck with no backseat, only a bench seat up front, and no radio, which of the two would you take, and why?

Also, make sure that you reply to two peers.

Initial post due by February 9 at 11:59 PM

Replies to peers due by February 11 at 11:59 PM




The key to a solid argument is organization which is why I am offering you the AEES model for building body paragraphs. It's not the only way to organize an argumentative paragraph, but it's one of the best and the most effective way to condition yourself to focus on presenting examples that help advance your thesis.

One method you can use to check the organization of your paper is to make a list with your thesis at the top and all of the paper's assertions/topic sentences below. Is it clear how they all relate? If so, good, but if not, your argument might be going astray.

Paragraph focus can also be tested in a similar manner. Always compare a paragraph's first sentence with its last and see if it's obvious that they relate. If they don't, your paragraph has probably gone off topic and needs to be revised.

Organization is one of the main points I'll continue to emphasize when grading your papers, so make sure to make it a priority! The assignment below will help you practice.




Remember this assignment from last week? Good.

Remember this AEES stuff? Excellent.

Time to "Frankenstein" the two into a single assignment. Take the results of last week's assignment and use them to create an AEES paragraph, and then email it to me.

Email due by February 13 at 11:59 PM (PST)