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Transcript of ABC Paragraphs
Write comments that connect your A and your B.
For every one B, write a minimum of three sentences for C.
Use "Commentary Starters" sentence frames to help you get started.
Essential Questions: What is an ABC Paragraph? How do I write one?
Notes: record information that I give you in the presentation here
Questions: after the presentation, write any questions you have
Summary: after the presentation, summarize the information presented
assert: to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm.
This is the topic sentence / main idea / thesis / controlling idea
Use the format topic + opinion = assertion
Ex: topic - smoking
Opinion: should be outlawed
Smoking poses a serious threat to people's health and should be outlawed.
This is the EVIDENCE for your assertion.
Must be a direct quote AND cited.
Must be integrated. No quote-dropping.
"Integrated" means that your quote flows with some sort of introduction - it's not just dropped in your paragraph. THIS IS MY PET PEEVE!
The text reads,
The author writes,
This is shown when
According to the text...
Based on information from the text
EVERY TIME you use a quote, you must CITE it. To cite is to include the author and page/paragraph number, if you have it.
Follow this format: "This is a quote. Quotes are fun" (Clark 5).
Note the punctuation: there is no period or comma after "fun." Instead, the period goes AFTER and OUTSIDE the parenthesis.
Write at least 5 sentences that answer this question: How much impact does society have on your behavior? MUCH impact because… / SOME impact because… / LITTLE impact because… Choose one option and elaborate.