MODR 1770B Note 12
- The essay is a reflection of the 9 steps
o There has to be a correlation between the essay and the 9 steps do
not write the essay without having the 9 steps finished first.
o The 9 steps are your private analysis.
- The essay is 3 pages double-spaced
o The introduction is half a page:
State the conceptual question
Clearly state your answer, provide one or two sentences
rational to support
Give summary definitions of the two concepts (dictionary
definition like, however this must be YOUR OWN WORDS. THIS
IS YOUR OWN DEFINITION)
¾ page: explain and support concept one in light of your thesis
Go to the rationale of step 8b
No concrete images or examples
o Use specific meanings and conceptual analysis of
the concepts to use your examples.
¾ page: explain/analyze and support concept two in light of
½ page: Address a possible objection to your thesis and defend
your thesis against the objection
Be able to mentally anticipate three objectives.
Restate thesis statement in different words
Paraphrase your introduction
Recap the main points
Pull out the points that we’ve demonstrated the best of
o Look at the ones that have the most solid
End essay with a question (end your essay with the possibility
of multiple interpretations of the conceptual question, it’s best
to do so with a question?)
Say something along this line:
o “Given the change in nature to the concepts
applied as well as there meaning, it is therefore
possible that there is no one answer to this
question. The question in nature is interpretive.
The question logically entails…”
o END OFF WITH A QUESTION MARK “?”
This means that your answer is
inconclusive and is open for more
analysis o We’re not allowed to refer to our 9 steps:
We’re not allowed to refer to our model case, or our invented
However, you can use the reasoning presented in your 9
steps and expand it
o Paul Recoeur and Hans Gaddemer
Brief on the 9 steps:
- Model Case:
o Are the cases concrete and contextual?
Make sure they have context with good reasoning.
It has to be specific: situated in a specific context
It also has to be detailed in order to justify the usage of how the
concepts work within the case.
A sketchy case wouldn’t