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WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
THREE UNITS COMBINED
(It's full of assertions; it's full of non sequiturs; there are missing and misplaced apostrophes.)


When students first attempt to write essays involving critical thinking and textual analysis they stumble in a myriad of ways, but I have discovered that there are certain issues that arise again and again. This unit combines my three biggest complaints with student papers: assertions, non sequiturs, and apostrophe misuse.


INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT ARE THE FOLLOWING THREE UNITS - CLICK ON THE TITLES OR SEE THE PREVIEW FOR MORE DETAILS:

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (It's full of assertions.)

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (It's full of non sequiturs.)

WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (There are missing and misplaced apostrophes.)

I have now created a unit on "The Black Cat" where I ask students to fix various issues with student assignments that contain mistakes in all of the categories in this unit. You will find it here:
THE BLACK CAT: Google Slides Interactive Unit

Another way to help students understand textual analysis and logical reasoning is to participate in shared inquiry through Socratic Seminars. I have two units on Socratic Seminars. You will find them here:

Socratic Seminar (THE REPUBLIC)

Socratic Seminar (ANY TEXT)


Keywords: essays; essay writing; High School; Non-fiction; Textual Analysis; Critical Reading; Higher Order Thinking; History; social studies; ELA; Literature; logic; NON SEQUITURS, APOSTROPHES, ASSERTIONS

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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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