ENGL 10400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Cheeseburger

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Monday, August 27, 2018
2 Types of Mistakes
1. Surface Mistakes (superficial
mistakes)
2. Deep Mistakes (Structural/content)
Use Transitions (excluding the first sentence)
First of all,
To begin,
Secondly,
Thirdly,
Next,
In addition,
Additionally,
Moreover,
Lastly,
In conclusion,
To summarize,
In summation,
Rule of 3’s For All Essays (excluding
Autobiography)
1. State your argument or proposal
2. Defend your argument with 3 ideas in 3
paragraphs
3. 5 paragraph essay = triple cheeseburger
BUN—intro paragraph
3 MEAT PATTIES—3 paragraphs of evidence to
support
CHEESE—Transitions
BUN—Concluding paragraph
4. Body paragraphs must be individual triple
cheeseburgers
Bun—1 sentence TOPIC SENTENCE
MEAT / MEAT / MEAT
Bun—concluding sentence
To conclude, Vetters essay illustrates the harmful
effects of technology on writing.
To conclude, Vetter is an idiot to suggest that
technology harms writing; it only helps.
5. You must use COPIOUS transitions
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