| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, and Slack. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.

View
 

class 30

Page history last edited by Jane Asher 7 years, 7 months ago

 

 

Argument Exercise Review

 

Distribute Materials for final exam:

Signature Page/checklist

Exam packet

 

Final Exam (Essay IV) due on Thursday

 

Staple it together in the following order and submit by the 9 a.m., Thursday, May 14:

 

1. Final Exam (final copy on top)

2. Signature Page (filled out) and checklist

3. Rough draft(s) (if you should generate any)

4. Notes/outline prepared during exam (if you have any)

 

Also, in order to be accepted for grading, you must include this Final Exam document. Do not staple it to your materials; you will submit it separately.

 

Essay III revisions due Thursday

 

 


Sample Position Prompt:

 

Sherry Turkle suggests that cell phones are inhibiting children's personal and social development. She argues that because children are always "connected" to their parents via cell phones, many children do not learn how to be competent, independent, or alone.

 

In a well-developed essay, present and support your position on this issue of children, digital devices, and healthy separation identity.

 

 

 

 

Complete Argument Exercise for this prompt

 

I suggest you follow the Argument exercise format in order to structure your final exam...

 

Step One:

Brainstorming: What DO YOU THINK?

Is this a valid argument?

What do I agree with?

What do I disagree with?

I agree with (what aspect of the argument), but I cannot agree with (what?).

 

Related issues to consider:

Cell phones at a young age: Pros and Cons

Why is it important for children to develop healthy separation identities? Is it important? What are the results?

Are there other causes to this problem?

 

 

Step Two: Compose a thesis statement

(3 ways to respond)...What can you consult for help with this?

 

 

Many of you seemed to miss the mark with these thesis statements. After our discussion on Thursday, you should have a better idea of how to compose these.

 

You cannot simply echo the views of the author:

"I agree with Sherry Turkle that cell phones are inhibiting children's personal and social development."

 

 

If you agree, you need to add why--a specific idea that you are bringing to the conversation.

 

 

Prompt:

Sherry Turkle suggests that cell phones are inhibiting children's personal and social development. She argues that because children are always "connected" to their parents via cell phones, many children do not learn how to be competent, independent, or alone.

 

Thesis:

Sherry Turkle statement is effective in showing that cell phones inhibit childrens personal and social life by not develloping proper social skills and not learning how to be independent by using social media.

 

 

 

When you both agree and disagree, it must be clear how you feel about the claims you are offering:

 

Although I agree with Sherry Turkle's claim that cell phones prevent conversaton skills, her argument that children can not learn how to be independent because she fails to show how cell phones can help you be independent. Furthermore, she fails to show that parents can be just as connected as their children.

 

 

Revise/Rewrite Thesis Statements and Share some examples

--follow a template

--make sure your claims are direct and specific

--we should be able to clearly pick out 2 or 3 claims

 

Image result for culture of connectivity

 

 

 Sample Thesis Statement:

 

Sherry Turkle's argument is effective in the way that she sheds light on an issue that we tend to overlook: the way that cellphones foster extreme connectivity between parent and child; however, Turkle fails to explore how there are a host of factors contributing to the social development of American children. Children are not learning how to be independent and alone alone because we live not just in a culture that stresses connectivity through cell phones but also one that promotes practices of constant validation.

 

What response method does this use?

How many claims?

What are they?

 

 

Intro

What are the steps that we discussed on Thursday? What should we include?

 

Image result for introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro

  • entice the reader
  • bring in social/cultural context
  • Introduce source and argument that you are responding to
  • lead in/transition 
  • Thesis Statement (directly responding to argument--use one of the 3 ways to respond).

 

 

 

 

 

Thesis (a clear statement of where you stand on the issue and why) ROAD MAP

 

Sherry Turkle's argument is effective in the way that she sheds light on an issue that we tend to overlook: the way that cellphones foster extreme connectivity between parent and child; however, Turkle fails to explore how there are a host of factors contributing to the social development of American children. Children are not learning how to be independent and alone alone because we live not just in a culture that stresses connectivity through cell phones but also one that promotes practices of constant validation.

 

 

II. Topic sentence directly linked to thesis

Support

 

III. Topic sentence directly linked to thesis

Support

 

 

V. Conclusion


 

 


 

Essay IV Signature Page

Please review Macomb’s policy regarding academic dishonesty and complete the final section. Final exams will not be accepted for grading if you fail to fully complete and submit this signature page document.

VII. Integrity of Academic Work 
Any violation of academic integrity is a serious offense for which the student will be subject to grading sanctions up to and including failure in the class involved. Grading sanctions will be administered by his/her teacher. In addition, the student may be subject to additional disciplinary action by the College.

  1. No student shall cheat on an examination or other academic assignment.
  2. No person or persons shall procure or furnish in any unauthorized manner any piece or pieces of writing, which can be shown by competent authority to contain the questions and/or answers to an examination scheduled for some subsequent date to any individual or group enrolled in any course of study offered by the College.
  3. The unauthorized possession of any of the aforesaid writings shall be considered prima facie evidence of an attempt to violate the provisions of Section A.
  4. No person shall allow another to take an examination or complete any other academic work on his/her behalf.
  5. A person is guilty of plagiarism who fails to give credit for any ideas or material taken from another for either written or oral presentation. The offering of materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment also is considered plagiarism.
  6. No person shall gain entry to any records or information stored in the College's computer system(s) other than those records specifically registered to that person's user identification code. This includes, but is not limited to, official College records as well as information stored by another student. Tampering shall be defined as unauthorized access to records as well as the altering of information.

 

 

 

            I, _________________________________, swear that ALL of the ideas, sentences, and language in this essay are my own.

            I also swear that that no other person has assisted me in ANY part of writing this final exam. I understand that I can only consult my textbooks or a dictionary and that I am NOT allowed to include any outside research in this essay.

            I understand that if the professor emails me and requests that I submit an electronic copy of the essay in order to check for plagiarism, I must comply within the allotted time period or face the possibility of receiving a zero on this exam.

 

___________________________                               ___                                   _______________

(Signature)                                           (Date)                                      (Email)

 

 

 

 

 

Final Exam Checklist

 

Have I drawn in the audience?

 

Have I presented the cultural context/exigence?

 

Have I included informational content for source?

 

Does my intro contain a well-written thesis statement with 2-3 contestable claims?

 

Have I used topic sentences (for each body paragraph) that follow order of road map and that fine tune each of the main claims?

 

Have I composed unified body paragraphs?

1 paragraph= 1 main claim (pages 64-65 in Handbook)

 

Have I written well-developed paragraphs?

Have I included specific examples and analysis of examples in order to support each paragraph’s main claim?

(pages 71-73 in Handbook)

 

Have I composed coherent paragraphs that show how one idea links to the next from sentence to sentence? (pages 66-67 in Handbook)

Have I used fitting transitions? (pages 68-69 in Handbook)

 

Have I written a thoughtful conclusion that reflects on the importance of the issue and does more than merely summarize essay?  (Focuses on “So What? Who Cares?”)

 

Have I created a complex, sophisticated, and interesting argument throughout the entire essay?

 

Have I appealed to ethos, logos, and pathos?

 

Have I read through each sentence and proofread the essay to make sure that it is FREE of mechanical errors?

 

Have I slowly read my essay out loud to make sure that every single sentence is clear and logical?

 

Have I used formal writing throughout my essay?  Have I eliminated “YOU,” clichés, slang, contractions, etc.?

 

Is my essay organized? Does it follow the road map that I lay out in the thesis?

 

Have I properly formatted my entire essay in MLA style?

 

Have I met the length requirement?

 

Have I given my essay a fitting title?

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.