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School:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Course:
Sp 401 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

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SP 401 REVISING ESSAY 1 Writing Advisor Betsy Fox Readers pay special attention to a paper s introduction thesis topic sentences and conclusion The thesis and topic sentences of each paragraph should form a backbone of your discussion with the rest of the paper fleshing these parts out with evidence and explanation Since the prompt asks you to compare strategies or documents compare or contrast the strategies of the second third fourth etc author with those of the first Test Can you gather the gist of the essay by looking at the key sentences thesis topic Introductions Avoid devoting sentences to general information such as where Cady Stanton was born and the long history of women s lack of rights Instead start by focusing almost immediately on the texts you describe and their contexts Name the texts and their authors in the first paragraph you may introduce acronyms for the Declaration of Independence DOI and the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions DOS The thesis organizing idea usually appears at the end of this paragraph Thesis While your tentative thesis might state Truth and Grimke used diction logic and appeals to emotion to verb their audiences such a claim remains generic Almost all authors use diction logic and appeals to emotion so your task is to specify the kinds of diction logic appeals to emotion and other rhetorical strategies the writers or speakers used You might mention formal language references to religion which familiar or domestic figures of speech complicated syntax evidence of courage heartrending life events etc Ex 1 Douglass s and Stone and Blackwell s documents share the strategies of informal diction use of compelling personal experience and simple sentence structure Douglass employs elaborate figurative language and the spouses use repetition and name calling Ex 2 Douglass and Truth both use compelling personal experience and repetition but D adds simple repetitive sentences in contrast to T s complex syntax and legalistic diction



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