Analysis and Synthesis
When the Emperor Was Divine, Otsuka's Lecture, Conscience and the Constitution
Write an essay in which you discuss the value-level message you take away with you by considering all three pieces of communication (Emperor, Otsuka's lecture, Conscience). What is your response to this message?
Refer directly and specifically to details in the book, lecture, and video. Use quotes and paraphrases for clarity.
· Engage your audience. An effective essay is not BORING.
· Focus your essay on your thesis. Focus each paragraph on its topic idea. Stay unified; don't get off track.
· Keep in mind your purpose: To convince? To move to action? To clarify?
First Draft Thurs., May 12 Bring 3 copies for workshop group.
Hand one copy in to Nancy for feedback.
May 12-13 Workshops and short conferences.
May 13 Also, watch ACLU movie, Unconstitutional.
Revised Draft Thurs., May 19 Hand in for grammar feedback.
Fri., May 20 Editing Workshop. (Bring Handbook.)
Edited Draft Tues., May 24 DUE for preliminary grading. If late, I will grade
your essay, but I will not give you feedback.
Type. Double space.
print; clear font (Arial is my favorite).
Length: minimum three pages.
MLA label: assignment designation--Essay 1, Edited Draft--analysis and synthesis of Emperor,
Conscience, Otsuka Lecture
MLA title: use format shown in Handbook (see student essay, for example, on p. 63).
Margins: approximately one inch all around.