From Cheryl Smith, for a literature survey class, to be done on a blog the first Sunday of makeup classes:
By class time:
Proposal for Essay 2 Due to the class blog. Your proposal should be one page and cover the following points:
- What will your topic be?
- What authors and texts will you use?
- What do you imagine your thesis statement to be?
- How is it a good thesis (see the assignment sheet for a definition of a good argument thesis for this essay)
- What trajectory do you think your paper will take (what main points will you cover over 5-7 pages? How will these points contribute to proving your thesis)?
By 10 pm:
Comment on the proposals of the people in your proposal group. Pose questions, suggest good quotes or other materials to use as evidence, help the author refine his or her thesis toward a more argumentative stance, and/or state a potential counterargument to the author’s claims.