Class Goals: Refine use of appeals and claims in the essays for their intended audience. Working on organization of arguments.
Connection to Course Goals: Reinforces need to identify not only oneís purpose in writing, but oneís intended audience as well, through analysis.
- You want to devise some sort of group or paired activity that will allow students to receive some feedback from peers on how well they are reaching their audience. You may want to have some of their readers pretend to be part of that intended audience, and others to be a part of an oppositional audience, as sort of "devilís advocates" for the paper.
- Discuss organizational options in PHG and why they would want to choose a specific one.
- Use a student sample to discuss organization. Note: This sample was chosen because it is not well organized, to highlight the need for a clear structure in making a coherent argument. You may want to remind them of other essays, such as Nizerís, that were more clearly organized and thus easier to read and more compelling arguments. The student essay, "Games the Military Play" in PHG is a good example of classical argument structure.
Assignment: Bring in photocopies of your sources.