(Answered) ENGL147N Week 5 Discussion: “Drop the Microphone”:


ENGL147N Advanced English Composition

Week 5 Discussion: “Drop the Microphone”: Examine Examples toward More Compelling Argument Essay Drafts, and Putting the Spotlight on You – The Person and the Passion Behind the Stance and Topic

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: pp. 402-422.
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 source from the textbook

Apply the following writing resources to your posts:

Main Post: Share “Good to Great” Techniques You Picked up in Your Textbook Readings
To begin, look over the readings (sample essays/articles) of the text. Read as many as you’d like; you do not need to choose just one. You are not evaluating one essay in this discussion (although you may work with just one if you would like). Rather, you are evaluating argument techniques, effective word choice and transitions, the author’s voice, and the development of points with evidence. Not everything in these readings will be relevant for you; it is your job to find those powerful gems of wisdom that make you think, “Yes! I can apply this same technique!”

So, as you look through the readings and choose single items and sections to focus on, take your own notes and jot down your own thoughts before writing and posting your formal response to the following:

Quote one exact passage from a reading explaining the technique that appealed to you. This may be a particular use of logic, the way an author puts flair on a synthesis of support and opposition, a transition technique you had not considered, the way an author discusses (concedes and refutes) an opposing viewpoint, how an author drives the writing with voice, or any argument technique that “spoke to you.” Next, explain in as much detail as possible how you will use this technique in your own argument research essay. Which portion of your essay and/or with which source? How will you apply it to strengthen your essay?


Quotation 1: According to Jaster “Women don’t have to prove that we are worthy of this opportunity, but we have to make sure that we don’t prove the naysayers right” (410).
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