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LP 7 College Essay Sample Intro Conclusions

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Christine LaRubio

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Aim: How will looking at model introductions and conclusions help make our personal narrative essays more effective?
DO NOW:

Aim: How will looking at model introductions and conclusions help make our personal narrative essays more effective?
Aim: How will looking at model introductions and conclusions help make our personal narrative essays more effective?
Aim: What advice would a College Admissions Officer give us about writing our college essays?
By the end of the period…
• I can write narratives to develop real experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences in a sophisticated manner
• I can use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters
• I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
By the end of the period…
• I can write narratives to develop real experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences in a sophisticated manner
• I can use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters
• I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Aim: How will looking at model introductions and conclusions help make our personal narrative essays more effective?
By the end of the period…
• I can write narratives to develop real experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences in a sophisticated manner
• I can use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters
• I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
By the end of the period…
• I can write narratives to develop real experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences in a sophisticated manner
• I can use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters
• I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
By the end of the period…
• I can write narratives to develop real experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences in a sophisticated manner
• I can use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters
• I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Select ONE of the following prompts and write for the next 5 minutes. Do not pick your pen up off the paper. Do not stop writing. If you can’t think of anything to write, write down, “I can’t think of anything to write,” over and over until it sparks your imagination….
Prompt 1: Describe your most embarrassing moment and how you regained your composure (if you did).
(Pepperdine University)
Prompt 2: What was the best day of your life? The worst? Describe one or both. (Northwestern University)
Or write about a topic that inspires you...it should be something that is school-appropriate in academic English.
Turn & Talk:
1.Share out your Do Now with your partner .
2.Listen to your partner
3.Respond using the ACCOUNTABLE TALK SENTENCE STARTERS:
• I agree with _____; but on the other hand…
• I can add to what ____ just said…
• Now I am wondering…
• I am confused about what____said because…
• This makes me think____ because…
Aim: How will looking at model introductions and conclusions help make our personal narrative essays more effective?
Complete Read 20s from yesterday--no more than 10 minutes!!!
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Sample Intro/Conclusion Group Assessment
Instructions:
Read ALL FIVE Introduction/Conclusion Sample Pairs. Annotate the assignment and grade them according to the rubric.
In your groups, select the THREE that your groups thinks are the best. COME TO A CONSENSUS (this means everyone must agree). Use the College Essay Rubrics to inform your decision.
Place the pairs IN ORDER below. Answer the questions that follow.
Be detailed and specific. Use examples from the text. USE COMPLETE SENTENCES and PROPER GRAMMAR.
THIS IS A GRADED ASSIGNMENT.
Rank the Intro/Conclusion Pairs
#1_________
#2_________
#3_________
Answer the following about EACH pair.
1. What kind of hook is this introduction? What makes it effective? Give at least one example and explain why the example is effective.

2. How is the introduction connected to the conclusion? Why does the introduction need to be connected to the conclusion? How is this example particularly effective?

3. Why would this example be good to emulate (match or surpass [a person or achievement], typically by imitation)?

Rank the Intro/Conclusion Pairs
#1_________
#2_________
#3_________
Answer the following about EACH pair.
1. What kind of hook is this introduction? What makes it effective? Give at least one example and explain why the example is effective.

2. How is the introduction connected to the conclusion? Why does the introduction need to be connected to the conclusion? How is this example particularly effective?

3. Why would this example be good to emulate (match or surpass [a person or achievement], typically by imitation)?

Groups Share out of ONE of their Intro/Conclusion Pairs....
IF YOU STARTED YOUR ESSAY:
Based on the sample essays we have examined, and the introductions and conclusions that we have looked at today, what do you need to change with regards to your introduction?
IF YOU HAVE NOT STARTED YOUR ESSAY:
Based on the sample essays we have examined, and the introductions and conclusions that we have looked at today, what do you need to do to make your introduction effective?
SUMMARY: Choose the question most applicable to you!
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