Using the mental map Dr. Munoz created for you on Tuesday and the grid of terms we put together in class, I'd like you to take a stab at writing your introduction for your exam essay.

Keep these things in mind as you write:

  • You should address all parts of the prompt in your essay, so...
  • Your thesis should serve as a "roadmap" for the rest of your essay, and...
  • You should begin your intro with a clear demonstration of what your essay encompasses, which means...
  • Don't use clichés or ambiguous statements just to draw your audience in - Stick to the context!

Instructions:

  • Use 10-12 minutes
  • Write a draft of the introduction to your exam essay

The purpose of an introduction is to "set the stage" or provide context to the argument. It should leave your reader with a clear sense of what you will be explaining, without overcomplicating the intent of the author.'

  • Then, you'll pass your draft to a neighbor for a little peer assessment!

Finally...

  • Let's talk about incorporating modern "human trouble" and connecting it to the conflict faced by Native Americans during Westward Expansion.