writing

This is the assignment: Reread either Andy Rooney’s essay on page 96 or Sarah Penning’s essay on page. 97. Select either essay as your starting point and discuss the terms they write about. What is your reaction to the thesis of either in relation to accepted definitions?

What does the last sentence even mean?? My reaction to the thesis in relation to accepted definitions? The Rooney reading is about New Products and how they're coming from the marketing division instead of the engineering division. Penning's is about a coupon conspiracy.
What accepted definitions??

Hmmm. Interesting question.

If it's an "accepted definition" that new products usually come from engineering divisions (the people who dream new stuff up and develop the products or ideas), but you agree with Andy Rooney's idea that the marketing division (advertising, etc.) is really dreaming up new ideas and then engineering develops them, how can you write that up?

You'll need a summary of the article itselef -- no longer than one well developed paragraph, no doubt. Then analyze what the writer's (Rooney or Penning) thesis (main idea) is. Then state and explain what the "accepted definition" of the topic is. Finally, you'll need your own conclusion -- do you think still think your original idea is correct or not -- and why?

First of all, brainstorm each of these three segments -- probably on separate pieces of paper. You may even need to do some research of your own.

1. summarize article
2. state and explain author's thesis
3. state and explain accepted definition for this particular realm
4. state and explain your conclusion

Second, make a plan or outline -- in what order will you put these ideas, and what specifics and examples and explanations will you include for each.

Other teachers may have further ideas for you. Please re-post if you have more questions.

=)

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. English

    A body paragraph in an essay is one that: A. expounds upon the thesis of the essay. B. brings closure to the piece. C. features footnoted information. D. introduces the ideas that will be covered in the essay. A

  2. english

    Which type of essay is Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue"? a. persuasive b. regional c. bias d. reflective I read this essay and I think it is an essay that gives information to others people about the trials and tribulations of having a

  3. English

    As a general rule, where in your essay is it best to place your thesis statement? A. In the first, introductory paragraph of the essay B. Anywhere at all, because the best thesis statement is implied, not specified C. In the

  4. Language Arts Project/Essay HELP!

    Ok, so i need some help on this project: GOAL: Analyze a magazine essay for a thesis statement and organization. DETAILS: Find a short, formal essay in a magazine. Then find the thesis statement of that essay and show how it was

  1. health

    Write a 300-500 word essay on what you have learned. The essay should have an introduction that states your thesis. Representation and style are general concepts to keep in mind when you develop your points. End your assignment

  2. Enlish

    Both Ada and Phil are evaluating their thesis statements, topic sentences, and evidence. If Ada finds that her essay doesn't have a thesis statement identifying the topic of the essay, she will reread the essay to determine the

  3. language

    Juan has an essay due in English on Wednesday and a page of math homework due on Friday. How should Juan approach this work? A. Get the math out of the way so he can focus on the essay. B. Split his study time between the courses

  4. English

    Which of the following is a good rule to follow when proofreading an essay? A. Scan the essay twice, once for organization and once for surface errors. B. Ask your best friend to critique your essay. C. Use the computer's

  1. English

    1. A__ provides the author's last name and page number for paraphrased or quoted information within the body of a report or essay A. Footnote B. Bibliography **** C. Works cited page D. Parenthetical citation

  2. English

    Both Ada and Phil are evaluating their thesis statements, topic sentences, and evidence. If Ada finds that her essay doesn't have a thesis statement identifying the topic of the essay, Ada will reread the essay and decide what the

  3. Language Art's

    1.)Reflect on the feedback you received from WriteToLearn™ about your comparison-and-contrast essay. Which traits are strongest in your comparison-and-contrast essay: ideas, organization, or conventions? Provide textual evidence

  4. English L.A.

    Which of the following best describes an expository essay? a. An essay that uses casual, conversational language. b. An essay that tells a story about a real-life experience. c. An essay that explains an idea by breaking it down.

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.