Pre-Draft #2 (Opening Paragraph Construction, 25 min)
- In class, discuss three-sentence opening paragraph template (introduction to topic, invocation of sources, statement of thesis)
- Draft opening paragraph in this template.
- Volunteer to workshop paragraphs.
- Workshop/discuss/compare opening sentences (distinguish topic introduction from dawn-of-time opening sentences)
- Workshop/discuss/compare second sentences (address concision of summaries, academic convention regarding names of authors/titles, etc.)
- Workshop/discuss/compare third sentences (analyze which theses do and do not make real claims, answer the prompt, etc.)