Final: 1017: Monday 5/9 1 to 3 CBC C116
1023: Wednesday 5/11 3:10 to 5:10 in CBC C113
This is worth 10 percent of your grade
Part I – identify and write the following elements from the column:
1. The rhetorical situation
2. Intro – what type of intro
3. The Thesis --
4. The topics (essay map)
Part II – pretend you are using this as a source for a research paper
1. Write a one-paragraph annotation for a bibliography
Summary, response, evaluation
Brooks writes that it’s almost impossible to anticipate future threats and understand the people who cause them. Bin Laden’s history didn’t necessarily show that he would grow into an international terrorist. Brooks descriptions are true. No matter what signs are in a person’s history, it’s difficult to explain what drives them to evil. Brooks is a credible source because he is a well known columnist who has written a lot about Bin Laden. He uses two major sources, so I can tell he did research.
2. Demonstrate your proficiency with 1. Quoting 2. Paraphrasing 3. Summarizing
“He banned Sesame Street, Tabasco sauce and straws from his home,” Brooks writes. “He covered his eyes if an unveiled woman entered the room. He liked to watch the news, but he had his children stand by the set and turn down the volume whenever music came on” (Brooks par. 8).
As Coll stressed in his interview on Monday, Bin Laden’s radical nature while not everybody’s cup of tea, was normal in his society and he was not a rebel as a young man (Brooks par. 9).
Bin Laden wasn’t a fighter, he instead organized young fighters for jihad. After surviving a Soviet attack, he started to build a self-glorifying image.
3. Analysis and evaluate
4. “Show the other side”
Using techniques of refuting, conceding or accommodating, write a 1 paragraph rebuttal to Brooks:
Refute – why it’s wrong
Concede – acknowledge its legitimacy, part or whole
Accommodate – explain how can be reconciled to your own, compatible
Part III – argument essay intro graf
Part IV -- argument essay timed