Essay #2 Assignment for ESL 2AB
Here is the complete outline for the essay – the more closely you follow the directions, the more points you will receive.
Your name, class name, assignment name top left corner
Double spaced with each paragraph indented and written correctly
Each paragraph needs to have 10-12 sentences
Title: Interesting, short, capitalized and written correctly Do NOT bold or underline or make font bigger
Interesting hookExplain hook and relate it to book using author’s name, book title and information about the authorExplain what the book is about and define terms Explain why the book is important and people should read itThesis statement and that states a big idea in Gottman’s text with which I agree/disagree
Body Paragraph #1 – Summary paragraph
Transition author name correct title of book underlined author’s thesis [Gottman’s BIG idea of the text]Transition In chapter 4, 3 summary sentences in the student’s words – no quotes.Transition In chapter 5, 3 summary sentences in the student’s words – no quotes.Transition In chapter 6, 3 summary sentences in the student’s words – no quotes.Transition Conclusion sentence – restates author’s thesis/big idea in different words
Body Paragraph #2 – Argument/Counter Argument/Rebuttal Paragraph
Transition topic sentence that Gottman would argue idea 1[argument], but many people think idea 2 [Counter Argument]; however, Gottman would say they are wrong because of idea 3 [Rebuttal].Transition main idea sentence about Gottman’s argument.Context quote from book illustrating argument.Explanation of how quote supports main idea sentence.Transition main idea sentence about counter argument.Context quote from book illustrating counter argument.Explanation of how quote supports main idea sentence.Transition main idea sentence about rebuttal.Context quote from book illustrating rebuttal.Explanation of how quote support main idea sentence.
Body Paragraph #3 – 3 big ideas from Gottman
Use a transition and create a topic sentence to include the idea that 3 important concepts that help relationships found in Gottman’s text from chapters 4,5,6 are __________, ____________, _____________.Transition main point 1 sentence that explains an important concept in chapter 4Context quote that illustrates the concept.Explanation of why this concept could help someone’s relationship.Transition main point 2 sentence that explains an important concept in chapter 5Context quote that illustrates the concept.Explanation of why this concept could help someone’s relationship.Transition main point 3 sentence that explains tan important concept in chapter 6Context quote that illustrates the conceptExplanation of why this concept could help someone’s relationship.
Conclusion Paragraph – Active Conclusion – no summary since we did a summary paragraph
College level transition restate thesis in different wordsTransition main idea sentence that states an idea from Gottman that could help someone’s relationshipContext Quote that illustrates the conceptExplanation of how quote supports main ideaTransition 3 sentences that are your personal idea on how to improve someone’s relationship.Transition 3 sentences where you actively tell reader what s/he should do to so they too can better understand what to do to have good relationships.Last sentence in your own words
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