Concepts for First-Year Writing Students





·         Guidelines for Writing a Literary Critical Analysis

·         Content Characteristics of the A and B Paper (based on the rubric)

·         The Role of Active Reading

·         Awesome Verbs!


Understanding Argument & Process

·       The Questioning Process: Some Interpretive Questions

·         From “grammar” to “rhetoric”:  Claims versus Observations

·         Thesis Construction

·         Revisiting Thesis Protocols: RevisingThrough Questioning

·         Revising Drafts


Paragraph Construction

·      Two Models

o           The 3-Ied Monster Method

o           The M.E.A.L Plan


Student Essays

·         Notes on Introductions, Conclusions, and Other Essay Tips

·         Revision as “Re-Seeing”: Student Models