1. Modifier Quiz 2. Timed Writing #1 Reflection Students will reflect on their on-demand writing and make notes for future assignments. 3. Romanticism/Transcendentalism Introduction Students will identify the big ideas of Romanticism and Transcendentalism, using pictures as a basis for discussion. Write an essay in which you discuss a time when discontent led to action. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your readings, studies, experiences, or observations. Pick one. Don’t write about 3-4 different topics. Go in depth. Be specific. Highlight your thesis. Where should it be? Last sentence of 1st paragraph What is an exception to this rule? Controversial subject? Thesis may be saved for later. Prompt asked if discontent led to action Is my thesis obvious? Or, do I hint at the topic without really identifying it? Are those words anywhere in my thesis? If not, remember this for next time! T H E S I S Throughout the course of history, human nature has been motivated to accomplish great things. Progress and achievement have become the staple of a civilized world and that which we use to distinguish our value as a society. The motivation for man’s string of achievements has been varied throughout time, but nothing has been a greater motivator of action than discontent. It was discontent which prompted reformers such as Jane Adams, Dorthea Dix, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to push their ideas into society to take a stand for what was right. Highlight and label them. Do they all support your thesis statement? Do they match up with your planning points? Look at your planning points (“B”). Is there a direct correlation between what you planned to write about and what you actually wrote about? What in the world do these words mean? Concession Acknowledge other side Refutation Arguing against it/explaining why it is wrong Why do I need these things in my paper? creates credibility and appeals to reason Claim Evidence Appeals to LOGIC Concession Claim: A girl simply must have a hair straightener! Evidence: Models in magazines all have straight hair; the girls at school have straight hair; girls who want to be in style must have straight hair. Counterargument: Taylor Swift is pretty cool, and she has curly hair. Refutation: It took my class 2 minutes to think of someone cool with curly hair, and all we came up with was Taylor Swift. Conclusion: Girls today need to have a hair straightener! Refutation Conclusion At the bottom of your timed writing response, answer the following question: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE ASKED TO WRITE ON DEMAND? Right to Protest People have the right to stand up for what they believe. Price of Progress Progress is necessary but does come at a cost. Inspiration from Nature People looked to nature for inspiration. Evil Nature Not everyone in the 1800s were so optimistic. Some found that humans had a dark side. Imagination and Emotion Individual over Society over Reason 6. You believe that Nature-with-a-capital-‘N’ demands the most serious reverence. 5. You believe that everything in Nature strives to realize its inner potential—from the smallest weed to the tallest mountain. 4. You believe that intuition is more important than logic. 3.You believe that ALL knowledge comes from inside—one does not need the past, the family, or society to act as guides to behavior—and that each of us knows how to behave if only we TRUST our inner light. 2. You believe strongly in a philosophy of individualism and self-reliance. **AND. The NUMBER 1 sign that you may be a Transcendentalist. . . . 1. You insist that we should follow our instincts WHEREVER they may lead NO MATTER what rules or convention might demand; TO BE FULLY HUMAN is to do whatever one wants (and believes in fully) to do, whatever the cost.