Opener: Look at my thesis below, and choose the two most effective and two least effective pieces of evidence. Explain why.
Thesis: Getting up early in the morning is the best way to have a successful day.
Evidence 1: I always feel better when I wake up in the morning because morning is my favorite time of day.
Evidence 2: Important places like banks and pharmacies often close early, so getting up early gives you time to visit them if you need to.
Evidence 3: There are fewer things to distract you from your work, such as social events, in the morning.
Evidence 4: An Internet search showed that people who get up in the morning lived longer lives.
Handouts in Class: None
Work Assigned and Collected:
a. We analyzed the purpose and effectiveness of different parts of Emerson's essay. This is what goes in the RH side.
Notes: Two example analyses for paragraph 14:
Example 1: This paragraph uses logic to make us not feel upset about being misunderstood by giving examples of great and wise people who were misunderstood. It’s effective because there’s at least one person in the list who most people would want to be like. This paragraph gives a really persuasive reason why you shouldn’t worry about hate you might get for original ideas.
Example 2: This paragraph talks about being misunderstood, and says we shouldn’t worry about it because the people he lists were misunderstood and most people now agree they are great. This is a good point but it’s not that effective because it’s hard to see a connection between my life and most of these figures. Also, knowing you’ll be famous later doesn’t make it feel any better in the present when everyone hates you.
1. The seminar will be tomorrow
2. The vocabulary quiz will be Friday
3. We will be working on the essays next week, and they will be due Monday, 9/26