Writing and Pepperoni Pizza Lovers
[pic]Essay #5: Division/Classification ASSIGNMENT Write a 3-page essay classifying different types. The essay must focus on types of a specific object or person. The essay is not intended to be an inventory of descriptions, but rather a fun analysis that leads to an overall conclusion about what you discovered in the details of each type. Requirements • 3 pages Introduction (creative hook/lead and use Adios “Encircling” to get into the body of the essay—a 2-paragraph introduction is acceptable) • Support Paragraphs (effective use of all: “Flow”, “Pause”, “Time Warping”, “Splitting the Second,” “Transitioning”) • Conclusion (use a creative conclusion combo of your choice) • Use transition words/expressions. • Use varied sentence structure that demonstrates knowledge of correct punctuation. • Avoid 2nd person point of view (you), contractions, and repetition. Avoid use of cliche expressions and overused words (i. e. things, nice, beautiful, however). • Limit use of to be verb to no more that 4 times in the essay. • Clear thesis statement • Creative Title Step One (5 points): Due October 26, 2012, by midnight via email ([email protected] com) Choose a topic and get approval from the instructor. Some examples of people include: people in an airplane, people in a waiting room, people at a specific party, types of parents, types of drivers, types of bosses, types of sneezers, types of snorers.
Some examples of objects include: types of pizzas (stick to one particular kind like all types of pepperoni pizzas), types of other foods, types of couches, types of jeans, types of candy (chocolate bars, after dinner mints, etc…). You are not limited to these ideas; however, be prepared to think of another idea if the first one should not be approved. Therefore, check your email frequently for a response. When considering your topic, remember to choose something that will allow you to enjoy writing about it and will allow you to use all our stylistic tools effectively. Step Two (10 points): Due November 1, 2012, by midnight via email ([email protected] com) Write a formal outline with your thesis and 3-4 main points. This must be a sentence outline, as we have already discussed in class. You will find an explanation about formal outlines on page 45 of The Brief Wadsworth Handbook. The example on page 46 of the handbook is a topic outline (not the kind you will be preparing). Follow basic outline conventions. Send your outline in the body of the email! Use the subject heading: “Essay #5 Outline”.
The outline should organize the ideas that you intend to discuss in your essay. No late outlines will be accepted for credit. I will, however, comment on late outlines. All students who email me their outlines will get general commentary for improving the outline in order to result in a better paper. You may need to revise the outline, so you will need to be checking your email periodically in order to make the necessary changes in time to write the paper. If you have changes to make on the outline and you do not implement them by November 3, 2012, you will receive 0 points for this assignment.
Also, there will be a 1-point deduction for every time you need to revise, so get it done right the first time. You may only move on to writing the paper if I indicate so in my commentary. Follow the example below. Thesis: Pepperoni pizza lovers should not be grouped as one happy bunch of Italian-pie devotees. I. Too-conventional-to-try-anything-else pepperoni pizza lovers are one type. A. Charlie has not really acquired a taste for pepperoni pizza in order to be considered an expert. B. This person just eats pepperoni pizza because it is a standard favorite.
C. This person has never really made any earth-shattering decisions in his/her life, for he/she lives in fear of being different. II The taste gratification seekers of the pepperoni pizza lover bunch are a second type. A. Gary Gratification Gurumaniac chooses pepperoni pizza merely for the flavorful spices of the thin sausage disks from Italy. B. This person generally opts for spicier food choices, so when pizza is on the menu, pepperoni satisfies Billy Taste Bud and Buddies the most. C.
In general, this person spends a lifetime of seeking spice in his life: pepperoni pizza is his target at the neighborhood pizza parlor. III. The pepperoni pizza critic is a third. A. Having done extensive research in Italy, Cristoforo Critic di Italia is the expert and has earned the right to use his thumbs to signal “belissimo” or far-from-belissimo. B. As a connoisseur of pizza, he won’t be found delving in the cheesy-thin-crust-pepperoni delights of the lower class: the hut that sells a low quality version, Papa John’s sad imitation of gourmet, and oh, not the “D”one, a blasphemous attempt to produce pepperoni pizza.
C. This person can only be found in gourmet get-ups that seat ten lucky guests for an evening of white table cloths, shiny silverware, a carnation in a vase, and the star of the evening, pepperoni pizza. D. The self-proclaimed pepperoni pizza expert will also be heard saying, “Only the best will do;” his superficial expertise is a disguise for his addiction to the best; otherwise, Domino’s would have been a thumbs up too. Conclusion: One’s taste for pepperoni pizza comes from one’s attitude toward life. Note: Please be aware that your first draft of the outline may not be approved. Check your email for responses. In other words, just doing it will not get you the credit–doing it correctly will. Step Three (10): Due: November 13, 2012 Write a 3-page essay in MLA format for Peer Review. Please bring a hard copy only. Keep in mind that grammar, sentence variety, clever word choice, and paragraph unity and organization, and effective use of Adios techniques are necessary to create an amazing piece of writing.
Be careful not to create an inventory of types. Don’t forget to create an amazing title! Note: Students who do not have a complete draft of Essay #5 or do not have one at all on the day of the peer review will receive a zero for this assignment. Students who arrive after the peer review will receive a zero for this assignment. Step Four (100): Due: November 15, 2012 Make sure you do not miss an opportunity for great detail, entertaining narrative, and stylistic flair. Proofread and turn in the final draft for instructor review is due.
Include your revised outline. (A 10-point deduction will be made if you do not turn in the outline and/or do not follow correct MLA format, including tampering with the margins, font size and style. ) This final draft should be something a reader will enjoy reading; this is your mission. An essay will be considered “on time” when it is turned in at the time all essays are collected. Turning in an essay after the collection time will be considered late, so do not plan to print during the break or arrive tardy to class.
Late essays will be accepted no later than one class meeting after the original due date. The final grade of late essays, however, will be dropped one full letter grade. Step Four (100): Due: November 15, 2012 Post your Essay #5 to Turnitin. com by this date at 12:45pm (the start of class). On Writing Style…. Do’s: Getting up late is usually the reason for speedy vehicle vermin to cause chaos on the road. The triple-dose snoozers seem to be under the prolonged state of slumber, as they cut in front of those who steer courteously along the freeway.
When the Lone Ranger low rider goes by handling his Tonto Toyota in unconventional ways, Ms. Daisy and her chauffer can only wonder, “What was that loud blur? ” Road mayhem is credited to this group of freeway fiends. Watch out! Don’ts: Some drivers are in a hurry. They cut off people on the busy road and don’t seem to care how they affect the drivers around them. They are probably in a hurry to get to work because they got up too late or had car trouble. Nevertheless, they are a threat on the road. [pic]