October 29

Body Paragraph Exercise 2

Your homework asked you to choose three reasons why or why not Victor Rios has credibility on his study’s subject. If you did not do it then you have to catch up. Otherwise, everyone: take one of the reasons for your pro or con position about Rios’ credibility and write out a body paragraph for it. Begin with your topic sentence. Follow with your concrete detail. Follow with your commentary. Finish with your concluding sentence. I need only one body paragraph for this. You will practice more for homework. This is urgent work! I want everyone to be successful here!

October 29

Understanding and Writing Body Paragraphs

Here is an example of how to construct a body paragraph for the research paper you were assigned.

Sample Research Essay Body Paragraphs Activity

After you have written your thesis paragraph, you will write your body paragraphs. Your body paragraphs begin with a topic sentence:

Start With = Topic Sentence,
Followed by = Concrete Details (evidence)
Followed by = Summaries, Analysis, Interpretations, Explanations,
Predictions, Connections (the bulk of the paragraphs).
Followed by = Concluding sentence

Local governments should support a standard that allows residents to feel food security rather than insecurity. As experienced by Ehrenreich in Nickel and Dimed, many Americans struggle with food insecurity. According to The United States Department of Agriculture, food insecurity is defined as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” In other words, if you worry about where you will get your food and how much you will eat on a regular basis, you are food insecure. Local governments, cities and counties, should fill gaps to make sure their residents do not fall short when trying to feed their families from day-to-day. Although some might argue that current programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Food Assurance Plan) provide enough support for families that struggle to purchase food, the facts do not support that assumption. As illustrated by Barbara Ehrenreich, many holes exist in the program. Those holes should be filled by local governments.

Your task:

Determine the following and write type them out here: Always copy your work before you hit submit!

1) Topic Sentence 2) Concrete Details 3) Commentary 4) Concluding Sentence 5) Concession 6) Outside source 7) One appositive phrase 8) Phrase used to introduce outside source 9) One transitional phrase

Copy your work before you submit it!

To submit: a) Type in your first name and last initial in the “name” bar.
b) Enter an email address–doesn’t have to be your real one.
c) type in the spam filter word at bottom–be careful to copy your work because you will lose it if the word is typed incorrectly.

Then do the next assignment. Blog entry 2.