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Lesson 3

QuestionAnswer
absent author passage Author NOT present NO expression of opinion
Present Author Author IS present Expresses opinion in favor of particular thesis Author's own opinion or someone else's
Tagging the passage Give headers to passage [will show you role of pieces of passages] Not good enough to label each paragraph Maybe 3 or 4 headers
Marking up the passage Be sure to NOT highlight a bunch of stuff High level words [how are words used??]
Isolating secondary structures? Cause/effect [claiming in passage that 1 thing caused another] You will see them in strength/weak quests. Example - very common to see them -NEVER used as main pt. -NOT a claim +Illustrate a claim
Common Question Types [Thesis: Absent Author] It needs to encompass the whole thing Main Pt. -It's the conclusion Purpose -How do they get to the conclusion? Purpose -Look for answers that describe what's happening in the passage -Explain, describe, present Author's attitude -Look for neutral answer choices Quest. Anticipation -Look for specific reference quests. -Quests. relating to secondary structures
Common Question Types [Thesis: Present Author] What did the author decide? What is their pt.? Main Pt. -Look for answers that best capture author's advocacy of arguments conclusion Purpose -Answer choices that pt. to evidence for argument that align with author's opinion Author Attitude -Answer choices that align with author's opinion Quest. Anticipation -Quests. that revolve around author's view
RC Tips? RC is NOT about remembering Most quests. are about big picture Learn how to read for structure Lots of RC is about author's role [What do they support??] understand each viewpoint DON’T over-analyze assumptions/criticisms Give yourself a table of contents DON'T jump to quests. then find answers [WRONG!!!] BE sure to recap passage at the end -Go over headers
Steps to tackle a passage? ID the subject matter ID the primary structure ID the role of the author Tag the passage Mark up the passage Isolate secondary structures
How do you ID the subject matter of a passage? ASK [What is general subject of passage??]
How do you ID Primary Structure? ASK [How many POVs are presented towards the subj. matter?] Thesis -1 main idea Antithesis -2 primary POVs -Some sort of disagreement Synthesis -3 primary POVs -Thesis and antithesis position presented then combining
Created by: KyronCox
 

 



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