WORKSHOP INSTRUCTIONS 1. The introduction: Fill in the following (in your own words): What is the common ground? _______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What is the destabilizing condition? __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What are the costs/consequences (implied or stated)? ____________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What is the claim? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What is the resolution? (Is it the same as the claim? Is it implicit in the claim? Is it distinct from the claim?) _________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 2. Body of the Essay o Does the introduction actually match the essay body? How should the introduction (or body) be changed to better correspond? o How could/should the major claim(s) be qualified to be more accurate/convincing? o List the reasons the author offers to support the claim, and a question you have about each. Reason 1: Question: Reason 2: Question: Reason 3: Question: Reason 4: Question: Reason 5: Question: o What questions do you have that remain unanswered? o What arguments should the author acknowledge (and respond to) in order to be more persuasive? o How is the essay organized? o How might the organization be improved to be more persuasive or easier to follow? o Does the author make good use of evidence? Does the evidence support the reasons?