Referencing the readings in Chapter 6 of “exploring language 14th edition” by Goshgarian, and using TWO articles as in-text references. show your abilities to summarize and integrate multiple essays with the purpose of connecting the major points of the essays to your own experiences with language. In this chapter, read six essays by authors who discover the power of language in one form or another.
Introduce, integrate and summarize the main ideas of at least two articles from Chapter Six in your FIRST introductory paragraph that leads to your THESIS, which will be about how YOUR experience and the authors’ experiences relate (no outside sources used).
DO NOT just have entire chunks of the essay as a summary; it must integrate with your own experience.
Compare them with your own language experience, integrating references to the articles/authors INTO your ideas and thoughts using paraphrasing and quoting; be sure to correctly cite ALL references to the articles/authors using MLA in-text citations.
DO NOT use large, block quotes; use short or even partial quotes or paraphrasing instead.
What are the similarities and differences between their experiences and yours
The essay should have the following basic components – here is a general idea of how to organize the Language Perspective Essay:
A title that informs the reader and provides a hint of your thesis
Engaging hook without announcing the intention (“In this essay I will…”).
Introduce the name of the first author, “title of the article” smoothly with a brief one-sentence summary of the article.
Name of the second author, “title of the article” with a brief one-sentence summary of the article.
Your language experience.
Thesis statement that provides the SINGLE CONTROLLING IDEA of the paper about your experience and those of the authors.
Each PIE body paragraph: (as many as necessary to cover your ideas: more ideas = more paragraphs).
Topic sentence = your idea/experience
Supporting evidence (quotes/paraphrasing) with correct in-text citations
Discussion/analysis of the author and your experience (as many sentences as necessary)
Transition statement to the NEXT paragraph (make sure there is flow!)
Wraps up the essay; revisits the thesis without repeating it.
Does not introduce new ideas.
Works Cited List – You must correctly cite all paraphrasing/summary/quoting both in the body of the paper (in-text), and include a correctly formatted MLA Works Cited List