For extra credit, you will be completing a two paragraph essay combining elements of summary and response and utilizing the following book reviews:
The New England Journal of Medicine by Dorothy Porter (www.nejm.org 11 Sept. 2003) The New York Times by Judith Walzer Leavitt (www.nytimes.com 27 Apr. 2003)
1– Provide a brief introduction of 1-2 sentences mentioning the title, author, genre (non-fiction/history), and main idea of this book. Move to a brief plot summary and description of the framework of the book (the historical period, the geographical location, the themes from class, etc.). Now move to your thesis or claim of value (a claim that involves, among other details, matters of taste and preference) and clearly state your opinion about the book. You will then provide three supporting reasons for your claim. Two of the reasons must be supported with direct quotesone from Chases book and one from one of the book reviews. Be sure to use the correct structure to embed and analyze a supporting quote. Do not strand your quotes and make sure you end this paragraph with your own sentence of analysis.
2Begin with a transition and a topic sentence moving to your next point of discussiona summary concerning three key conflicts explored throughout the book. You will then provide support for the key conflicts you identified. Two of the conflicts must be supported with direct quotesone from Chases book and one from one of the book reviews (different from what you used above). Be sure to use the correct structure to embed and analyze a supporting quote. Do not strand your quotes and make sure you analyze the quotes. End this paragraph with 1-2 sentences of conclusion referencing your thesis/claim of value and summing up your final judgment about the book.
Each paragraph is worth up to 15 pts. for a total of 30 pts. for the assignment
14-15 pts.= A
Commands AttentionMeets/Exceeds Outcomes For Assignment/CourseReflects Excellence In Student Thinking And Writing