Monday, May 1, 2017

Evidence and Opposition

Why would anyone jump out of a
 perfectly good airplane? 
Goal: Work on adding evidence to your essay. Focus on correctly quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing the words of others with citations.

Using the words of others
Objections and Counter-Arguments
Writing time

Using the words of others:
  • Direct quotation: In “Extreme Sports Not About Risk-taking: Study,” Dr. Brymer found that people who participate in extreme sports have an image of “risk takers and adrenaline junkies”. He found this really isn’t true (3).
  • Paraphrase: In “Extreme Sports Not About Risk-taking: Study,” Dr. Brymer notes that people who participate in extreme sports try to be prepared so they can decrease their risk of injury (8).
  • Summary: In “Extreme Sports Not About Risk-taking: Study,” Dr. Brymer cites his study to show that many people who participate in extreme sports do so for reasons other than an adrenaline rush. He points out that they don’t like to be out of control and that by preparing for their sport, they feel they are really in control (11).
Objections and Counter-Arguments
     Introducing objections:  
  • Some people may say that _______________. 
  • Critics might argue that __________________. 
  • I know some people will think _________________. 
  • There are people who would disagree because _______________. 
  • Those who have never tried ____________ might (think/say/argue) that ________________. 
     Addressing opposing viewpoints: 
  • These critics haven't considered ______________________. 
  • When you know more about ________________...
  • Doubters should see how____________________...
  • To say that _____________ is an exaggeration of_________________. 
  • While it is true that ___________________, it does not necessarily mean that________________. 
(Some of these suggested frames come from They Say I Say, by Graff and Birkenstein, 2014)

  • Finish your draft of your Extreme Sports Essay by tomorrow for writing groups. Draft grade. 
  • Finish reading book #9 by Tomorrow. Wednesday I'll give your more info about "review #9" which will be a bit different from our usual review. 
  • Friday 5/5 is the end of the grading period. Check your English Journal. Are you missing anything? Could any of your work be better? A little effort now can really help you later.

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