February 3, 2014

For the first three days of this week, we will be working on a STAAR/SAT-style expository essay on the question of to what extent individuals are responsible for the choices that they make. (This will tie in very nicely to our study of In Cold Blood, where we consider whether the killers are responsible for their actions.)

Today we focused on pre-writing. Here are electronic copies of both the prompt and the pre-writing packet:

Expository Essay Prompt – Responsibility and Choice

WITS responsibility essay prewriting

Your pre-writing packet needs to be complete by the time you come to class tomorrow – we will be spending most of Tuesday writing a first draft, and then Wednesday we will work on revision.

I also want to highly recommend that you make sure you have read through page 48 by tomorrow in ICB. (Hint, hint.)

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