Friday, 1/22

Our last day to prep before Tuesday’s Mock Exam, we returned to our multiple choice practice from last week for most of the class. We spent the last 30 minutes looking at a new synthesis prompt and practicing how to attack this task — annotate, determine a position to take, write a thesis, choose main ideas for body paragraphs, and pick quotes from complimentary or contradictory sources to make the sources talk to one another. Homework: spend 30 minutes reviewing this weekend, similarly to how you prepared for the first semester final; in particular, try to memorize a few argumentative moves you can use on your essays.