1st Body Paragraph Critics of Chris McCandless were wrong to think that Chris was a selfish individual. In fact, Chris is a kind and generous person. For starters ever since, Chris was in High School he helped many less fortunate than him. Krakauer writes: “On weekends, when his high school pals were attending “keggers” and trying to sneak into Georgetown bars, McCandless would wander the seedier quarters of Washington, chatting with prostitutes and homeless people, buying those meals, earnestly suggesting ways they might improve their lives.” (Krakauer 113). As we can see Chris could not spare watching people suffer. Hunger was one of the many injustices he could not stand. Again, before leaving society, Chris gave the rest of his college fund money to a charity OXFAM America. Those actions prove that Chris was generous. Even when he was planning his trip, he continues to help others for he gave his money to a good cause. Chris actions open doors for many who struggle with hunger. Clearly Chris was not oblivious to people pain. This gesture is definitely not one of a selfish individual. Moreover, another example of the big heart of Chris is when he was in Alaska. He just finished hunting a moose and he was starving but his remorse, was more of a weight than his hunger for he tried his best to preserve the meat. Unfortunately, all attempt fail and McCandless was forced to accept his defeat. He did not take it well. A passage in his journal tells us exactly how he felt: ‘“Henceforth will learn to accept, my errors, however great they be.” ’(Krakauer 167) . At that time Chris was in the wilderness in Alaska. Because of Gallien, the experienced hunters we know how hard it is to kill an animal let alone see one in Alaska. Chris spent days…
about this to potentially structure your essay. Remember, this is simply an outline with YOUR thoughts. Ideas can change and develop.
-Thesis: Must relate the epigraph to Antonia and events of the novel and overall meaning (theme).
-Body paragraphs: These should not be chronological plot summary! Break down your claim! Use only information useful to proving your points.
-Conclusion: Reiterate and highlight the significance (possibly beyond the text) of epigraph and/or theme.
The following list is a breakdown of what should be in each paragraph. Use this as a checklist to complete your essay.
➢ 1st Paragraph (Introduction)
o State your region (New England, Middle, or Southern).
o What types of people lived there and what were their reasons for moving there?
o This paragraph must contain at least two pieces of evidence from any primary or secondary source that we have used in class.
➢ 2 Paragraph (Body)
o Identify the colonies that made up this region.
Know the salary range for the position so you know what you’re looking for
II. The Cover Letter
a. Contact information
1) Uploading documents or email format
b. Body of letter
1) Address the individual receiving the letter by name
2) Explain why you are interested in the position
3) Give details of your qualifications in a paragraph or two or use bullet points
4) Closing statements...
a. Create multiple versions
b. Decide your format
1) Keep length concise as in 1-2 pages maximum
Anatomy, which means "a cutting open," is the study of internal and external structure of the physical relationships between body parts. Physiology, is the study of how living organisms perform their vital functions. (Martini/Bartholomew, 2013, p. 3) The connection between anatomy and physiology is easy to see. While anatomy teaches us about the physical and chemical structure of organs and organ systems, physiology teaches us how these organs and organ systems work. Thus these two branches of biology…
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Goal: To use brainstorming for writing a compare/contrast essay on a topic of your choice. To write a compare/contrast essay (with attention grabber, thesis, body paragraphs with topic sentences, transitions, support for ideas) that demonstrates correct grammar and MLA format. To use highlighting to show all parts of essay.
After reading the Compare/Contrast Example carefully, it is now your turn to write a compare/contrast…
a limited subject or topic and the slant or approach of the writer to the limited subject or topic.
Topic: the subject of the paragraph or essay.
Purpose: What the writer wants his or her writing to accomplish.
Subjective: emotional/personal preference: the writer describes the topic of a writing piece as the center of action and as the source of the perspective. 1st person is subjective.
Objective: standoff and a less personal and more logical observer: the writer describes the topic of the…
not beneficial for
A debate uses spoken language and can use
quite strong language
An essay must be objective and written in an
The topic sentences must be clear and must
introduce the main argument of the paragraph.
full forms – no contractions, eg …cannot…
passive voice, eg knowledge can be gained...
impersonal reference, eg It can be argued…
formal vocabulary, eg ‘difficult’ vs ‘hard’
referring to other sources, eg According to
Building thesis statements and quiz
Total 225 points
Week 2: Due by Feb 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
Introduction to writing reports with definitions
(start assignment 1) and quiz
Disc. boards: Two at 25 points each (1st
response due Sat by 11:59 p.m. 2 response
due Sunday by 11:59 p.m. for EACH board)
Kinds of Definitions and quiz
Memo of your topic of focus and essay chosen
(due Fri by 11:59 p.m.)
Grammar / style and quiz
Comparative Study of Texts and Contexts
-compare texts in order to explore them in relation to their contexts
-effects of contexts & questions of value (morals, ethics, principles)
First Value -> 1st text -> 1st paragraph
->2nd text -> 2nd paragraph -> draw links to 1st text
-> 3rd paragraph -> analysis: what’s changed?
Second Value : As above
-Talk about similarities AND differences
-Topic sentences: This text reveals this value about this context
Second text: how has it developed…
How can they introduce
How can they make their
thesis more clear?
or claim, clearly
1st quote or
Paragraph has all
of the correct
they are not in