- Take a moment to freewrite about the word theme.
- What value does a theme have, especially for the audience?
- Does a theme make writing easier? How?
- Let's take the ideas you've developed so far and organize them into a manageable structure, based on how they connect to your other pre-writing!
- First, Put together your materials:
- You should have freewriting (esp. from 9/27), listing, and in-class work to utilize!
- Next, you'll need to identify a coherent theme.
- What ties all of your ideas together so far? Is there a particular message that you seem to be trying to convey here?
- Try to put into words, a few key ideas or a longer sentence, what this theme seems to be so far.
- Finally, we're going to make this all fit together!
- Get together with a partner of your choice!
- Discuss with each other the theme you've identified to familiarize your teammate with what you're trying to convey to your reader.
- Use the rest of the class time to help each other build a working thesis for your introductions!
- When you think you have a solid thesis statement put together, let me know so that I can check it out :)
- Bring a revised draft for Peer Review on Monday!
- Your draft should be at least two pages long and include all three elements described in the project description.
- Your thesis statement should show up somewhere in this draft!
- Don't be afraid to include more than you'll use in your final draft; the more you have to work with, the more productive your review will be!