Friday, February 26, 2010

Outline for AW essay

Here's the process we're walking (or running) through.

  1. What are the obstacles that you think are the most important/fixable
    1. Find 2-4. (For rough drafts)
      1. Put in your own words
    2. Find page numbers and quotes to help define these obstacles.
      1. Explain the quotes
  2. What are the solutions to those obstacles as presented in the books
    1. Find 1-2 solutions
      1. Put in your own words (for rough drafts)
    2. Find page numbers and quotes to help define the solutions
      1. Explain the quotes (For final drafts)
  3. What are the solutions you or your classmates have come up with?
    1. Put 1-2 in your own words
    2. Find evidence outside the books to support your ideas.

One Way to Organize This Essay

Paragraph 1: Intro (hook, background, thesis)

Paragraph 2: Obstacle 1 (define using texts)

        Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

        Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Option for each body paragraph—add an example of the obstacle and solution from the texts or from other source.

For ex: (obstacle) Angela Whitiker struggled to complete her degree because she lacked reliable childcare. –find quote that explains family structure from CM and/or childcare dilemma in N&D'd

(solution) She would have been able to complete her degree more quickly if she didn't have that concern and instead could have put her children in a clean, safe, predictable environment, like the ones proposed by Ready By Five.—quote Ready by Five website.

Paragraph 3: Obstacle 2 (define using texts)

        Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

        Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Paragraph 4: Obstacle 3 (define using texts)

        Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

        Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Paragraph 5: Obstacle 4 (define using texts)

        Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

        Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Paragraph 6: C-A: Some might say, others might say, I say. (Right before end or right after intro is a good place for this) Acknowledging the other ideas is a good start. Conceding/Defeating them as top priorities will be more credible and convincing, thus putting you on the fast track to better score for C-A.

Paragraph 7: Conclusion

6 comments:

JaNet G. said...

This is a good way to set up our paper.
thanks Mr.Peters

lucia.ramirez said...

Im actually setting up my outline this way and it actually helps with all the points and to get quotes integrated on the different points. Thanks!

Tanner U. said...

It helps when you make us an ouline or pretty much give us everything we need and we just have to put it together. LIke the outlines and links are very helpful and get me thru this class. Thanks Mr. Peters

FernandoN said...

Ok now I will save a question because I did not know how this paper's outline should look. Thanks again for this useful outline.

Aubri_Gonzalez said...

Thanks Mr. Peters for giving out another way to set up our paper. This helps out alot for me on the way im going to organize my paper.

Steve said...

We really do seem to be running through this rather than walking! I find it difficult to stay directly to this format, but i think if i do, it will make my paper much easier to understand!