Religion Pre-Draft: Opening Paragraph Construction

Pre-Draft #2 (Opening Paragraph Construction, 25 min)

  1. In class, discuss three-sentence opening paragraph template (introduction to topic, invocation of sources, statement of thesis)
  2. Draft opening paragraph in this template.
  3. Volunteer to workshop paragraphs.
  4. Workshop/discuss/compare opening sentences (distinguish topic introduction from dawn-of-time opening sentences)
  5. Workshop/discuss/compare second sentences (address concision of summaries, academic convention regarding names of authors/titles, etc.)
  6. Workshop/discuss/compare third sentences (analyze which theses do and do not make real claims, answer the prompt, etc.)
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