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For the record...

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Sarah Gadsby

on 6 November 2015

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For the record...
DON'T #3
Don't randomly throw a quote into your response without first introducing it!
DON'T #4
Don't include a quote from the text, just for the sake of including textual evidence, without explaining how it relates to your analysis!
DON'T #2
Don't write lazy slang in your SAR such as:
"w/" for "with"
"cause" or "cuz" for "because"
text abbreviations (lol)
#donothashtaganything
DON'T #1
DON'T begin your SAR with any of the following words or phrases:
"I think..."
"I [anything]"
"Yes" or "No"
Explain how Maya Angelou uses persuasive appeals in her eulogy speech to convince the audience that Coretta Scott King did indeed make a difference in the world.

These are the "DOs and DON'Ts" of
Writing Short Answer Responses
(A.K.A SARs)

DO this instead:
Use strong L2 associative words to describe the topic...

as an
adjective
:
"an
L2
[noun]"
"an
empowered
woman"

as a
noun
: "
a sense (or feeling) of
L2
"
"a sense of
empowerment
"
DO this instead:
Begin your SAR with a sharp, analytical statement such as:
In [
author's name
]'s [
text type
] "[
title
]", [
author's last name
] [
marker verb
] [
L2 word
] and [
L2 word
] through his/her use of [
tool or literary device
].

Example:
In
Maya Angelou's

eulogy speech
for
Coretta Scott King's funeral
,
Angelou

portrays
King as an
empowered
woman with a great sense of
pride
through her use of
logos
.
DO this instead:
Introduce
your quote:
"In [
line/paragraph #
], [
author's name
] [
marker verb
], "
textual evidence
"

Example:
"In
paragraph 3
,
Angelou

states
about King that,
"Her passion was never spent in public display. She offered her industry and her energies to action, toward righting ancient and current wrongs in this world."
DO this instead:
Explain
your quote:
"[
Author's name
] is trying to [
marker verb
] a sense of [
L2
] by using words such as [
word from text
] and [
word from text
].

Example:
Angelou
is trying to
convey
a sense of
dedication
by using words such as "
passion
" and "
energies
".
DON'T #5
DON'T forget your A-B-Cs!
Answer
the question with a strong
analytical statement
!
Back up

your answer with
embedded
quotes from the text
Connect
your analysis back to the prompt using
L2s
!

In

Maya Angelou's

eulogy speech

for

Coretta Scott King's funeral,
,

Angelou

portrays

King as an
empowered

woman with a great sense of
pride

through her use of
logos
. In

paragraph 3
,
Angelou

states
about King that,
"Her passion was never spent in public display. She offered her industry and her energies to action, toward righting ancient and current wrongs in this world."
Angelou
is trying to

convey
a sense of

dedication

by using words such as "
passion
" and "
energies
". It is

logically

evident in this section of

Angelou's

eulogy speech that King's commitment to

earnestly

fight for civil rights was what
empowered

King to make a difference in the world.
Example Prompt
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