Testing an Author’s Vision Organization Guide

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Testing an Author’s Vision Organization Guide Introduction You will need to transition us, the readers, from our world into your paper. Make sure you give us a sense of context (what gave rise to your paper?), conflict (give us a sense of They Say/I Say), and focus (give us a question that focuses your paper or give us your thesis statement). So, for the focus you might have: ---Is this vision of genetic manipulation in literature possible, and if so, should we be afraid? ---OR….This vision of genetic manipulation is occurring in small amounts today and could blossom into a world in which individuals fear imperfection and groups of perfect people wield power over those less than the vision of perfection. Body A. What does the vision of fear look like in the dystopian novel(s) you read or heard about? Use quotations when possible from the book to give us an idea of the worlds. I suggest writing a paragraph that is at least ten sentences in length with multiple examples of what the author’s fear looks like in the book(s). You may wish to break this paragraph up into two paragraphs. You may also wish to bring in any connectors that will help elucidate this fear in literature and film. B. Do you need to define any big abstract ideas, like “humanity” or “freedom” or “education?” Better do this task as quickly as possible in your paper, so your reader is clear. But, make sure this part flows in your paper. Don’t just drop it in. Say something like, “Before I test this truth of this vision, I first must define this elusive term “humanity.” Then proceed to define it using a few sources or your own reasoning. Make sure you transition us back into your paper after you’ve defined it – don’t just move on. ... ... middle of paper ... ... live up to their perfection? What if the definition of perfection changes? What if their parents do not nurture them, or draw out their potential for perfection? One cause of suicide is anxiety and inability to deal with expectations. Questions for Reflection Name: Directions: answer these questions and print out his paper to prove you read the outline. Type in your answers, print these sheet, and hand to Mrs. Shoaf before you start to research today. 1. Explain the general way you should outline your paper. What are the main parts (not just intro, body, conclusion). 2. What should you do in your conclusion? Explain in detail. 3. In my sample outline, what research do I need to include? There’s quite a bit. 4. What do you understand pretty well now? 5. What questions do you still have or what do you predict you’ll need help with?

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