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Saturday School: Lesson #9 – Supporting your Thesis, Part V (Invention)

Lesson #9 – Supporting your Thesis, Part V (Invention) Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Review In the last couple of lessons, we have learned that a deductive argument uses syllogistic logic to make a point […]

Saturday School: Lesson #8 – Supporting your Thesis, Part IV (Induction)

Lesson #8 – Supporting your Thesis, Part IV (Induction) Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Review Last week we learned how syllogisms work. They are the framework of a deductive argument. We learned there are three kinds […]

Saturday School: Lesson #7 – Supporting your Thesis, Part III (Syllogisms)

  Lesson #7 – Supporting your Thesis, Part III (Syllogisms) Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Review Last week we discussed how the ideas a writer develops to support a paper’s thesis can be classified into two main categories: logic and topics of […]

Saturday School: Lesson #6 – Supporting Your Thesis, Part 2 (Logic)

Lesson #6 – Supporting Your Thesis Statement, Part 2 (Logic) Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Review Last week we discussed the fact that a writer must have real and reasoned arguments to support his thesis. The way […]

Saturday School: Lesson #5 – Supporting Your Thesis, Part 1 (Definition)

Lesson #5 – Supporting Your Thesis Statement I (Definition) Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading One last reminder, in case you’re just joining us: we are focusing on the persuasive essay because good writing must have a compelling message. Later, […]

Saturday School: Lesson #4 – The Thesis Statement

Lesson #4 – The Thesis Statement Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading As I explained last week, we will be focusing on the persuasive essay to start. This is because of what we have learned about writing: […]

Saturday School: Lesson #3 – Elements of Contingency

Lesson #3 – Elements of Contingency Complete the reading assignment Complete the writing exercise Post your assignment in the comments Share the lesson with a friend Reading Last week we learned good writing doesn’t just tell the facts, it makes an assertion. In other words, all good writing has a compelling […]