Skip to main content

Home/ Diigo In Education/ Contents contributed and discussions participated by Chris Pirkl

Contents contributed and discussions participated by Chris Pirkl

Chris Pirkl

Introductions - The Writing Center - 68 views

  • Your introduction is an important road map for the rest of your paper.
  • your introduction should contain a thesis that will assert your main argument. It should also, ideally, give the reader a sense of the kinds of information you will use to make that argument and the general organization of the paragraphs and pages that will follow. After reading your introduction, your readers should not have any major surprises in store when they read the main body of your paper.
  • our direct answer to the assigned question will be your thesis, and your thesis will be included in your introduction, so it is a good idea to use the question as a jumping off point.
  • ...10 more annotations...
  • Start by thinking about the question (or questions) you are trying to answer
  • Open with an attention grabber.
  • an intriguing example
  • a provocative quotation
  • a puzzling scenario
  • a vivid and perhaps unexpected anecdote
  • a thought-provoking question
  • Avoid statements like “In this paper, I will argue that Frederick Douglass valued education.”
  • less effective
    • Chris Pirkl
      Highlights by C. Pirkl Dec 2014
    I've highlighted some of the advice I think is most important in this handout. 
Chris Pirkl

American Rhetoric: Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream - 41 views

  • capital to cash a check
    • Chris Pirkl
      Extended Metaphor
  • one hundred years later
    • Chris Pirkl
  • a promissory note
  • ...9 more annotations...
  • defaulted on this promissory note
  • bad check
  • marked "insufficient funds
  • bank of justice
  • nsufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
  • of Now
    • Chris Pirkl
      Why is this capitalized?
  • Now is the time
    • Chris Pirkl
  • Now is the time
  • Now is the time
1 - 5 of 5
Showing 20 items per page