argument clearly stated topic sentences H u m a n i t i e s

argument clearly stated topic sentences H u m a n i t i e s

Now that you’ve had some time to watch Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and read Gods of Jade and Shadow, and shared ideas about similarities between the texts in last week’s Discussion Board, I’d like you to identify a theme you intend to explore in the Unit 3 Essay, and draft and upload a preliminary outline–just the basic structure–of your essay.

What are the authors saying about the theme, and how is it demonstrated in the text? What can we take away from this?

Keep in mind that you’re expected to explore a theme as it appears in all three works (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Gods of Jade and Shadow) and eventually explain why that theme is important to you and your readers.

Directions

Please write the thesis and topic sentences of your essay–no paragraphs, just sentences. State the main argument (which should include the theme) and the topic sentences for the body paragraphs of your essay. Keep in mind that the thesis will drive all decisions made about the content of the essay, and the topic sentences will guide and limit your decisions about the content of the paragraphs.

The mini outline should include the thesis statement and a minimum of 4 topic sentences.

Please write in complete sentences.

I look forward to reading your preliminary outline!

Grading Criteria:

When creating your outline, keep in mind that points will be assigned for the following:

  • Clearly stated thesis with a subject (including the theme) and argument
  • Clearly stated topic sentences for all body paragraphs (minimum of 4 topic sentences)
  • Topic sentences are general statements with NO details
  • Logical order of topic sentences to guide readers through your exploration of the theme as it appears in all three works (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Gods of Jade and Shadow)
  • Complete, correctly written sentences

Rubric:

The associated rubric will be used to provide feedback–please be sure to review the rubric before starting AND before submitting your assignment.