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Title: We Compose:


1
We Compose
  • Music
  • Photographs
  • Letters, emails
  • Ourselves

2
We Frame
  • Our Pictures and Photos
  • Our Houses
  • And talk about having a Frame of Reference

3
Acts of composition
  • Reading and writing are both acts of composing.
  • What we bring to the reading
  • all of our prior knowledge, our life
    experiences, our cultural background, our gender,
    .

4
Genre
  • A kind, a sort, a style, a type
  • A category of artistic composition characterized
    by a particular style, form, or content
  • A distinctive type of written composition

5
Argumentative Essays
  • This is not what we mean by argument

6
Argumentative EssaysTake Two
  • Purpose
  • Audience
  • Topic
  • Approach to the Topic - Qualified
  • Support
  • Assumptions
  • Structure
  • Voice

7
Knowledge Telling vs. Knowledge Transforming
  • Telling Transforming

8
The Writer Must
  • Convince the audience that s/he is knowledgeable
    about the subject
  • Present a balanced perspective on the topic
  • Base claims on logical and credible evidence
  • Use language in such a way as to appear truthful
    and fair

9
Our Objective
  • If you leave your essay lying on a table in the
    library
  • where people might wander by and find it
  • and then pick it up to read it,
  • you want them to say to themselves .

10
This is an idea worth considering.
11
At last, The End
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