Monday, October 19, 2009


You've been writing introductions and conclusions for many years in your papers. After this chapter, however, explain how you used to think of intros and conclusions and how you think of them now. Next, read back over one of the intros to one of the sample essays we've read this semester from Signs of Life in the USA-- break down its introduction using Booth's three elements.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Booth pages 173-229

These chapters in Booth discuss planning, drafting, and organizing the research essay. Words like "planning," "drafting," and "organizing," I would suspect, are very common to you from high school English classes as well as 1001 here at LSU. Yet, what seems to be different in the way Booth discusses these three elements of writing? And list at least four-five topics from these chapters that you believe will be helpful to you in the coming couple of weeks, explaining why they will be helpful to you.