1A Chips and Salsa

Chips and Salsa

Don’t you hate it when you have too much of one and not enough of the other? There has to be the appropriate amount of chips to salsa for it to work, to taste good.

What are we talking about?

Spoiler title
Chips = Arguments

Salsa = Examples and Evidence

Reid: “Ten Ways to Think About Writing”

  1. A Thousand Rules and Three Principles
  2. Show & Telepaths
  3. The Little Green Ball and Some People: Doing Details Right
  4. Lost Money and Thank-you Notes: What’s in an Audience?
  5. Pink Houses & Choruses: Keeping Your Reader With You
  6. Fruit Jell-O: Balancing Arguments & Examples
  7. Wash-and-wear Paragraphs
  8. Hey Hey Hey and the Textbook Conspiracy: Annotating Your Reading
  9. Short-Time Writing: Use Your Higher Brain
  10. Rules vs. Rhetoric, or, The Five Paragraph Essay vs. “Try Something!”

Free Writing

Five minutes of free writing on whatever topic you are thinking about writing about. What do you know? What do you need to research? How are you going to organize it? 

Five minutes writing starting with the topic and what the support is going to be. What points are you making? What support are you going to have? 

  1. Abel Estrada 5 months ago

    I’m planning to write about the death penalty. I don’t know much about this topic yet. I need to research the pros and cons, both sides of it from different audiences, the costs of it, and where it began. I’m going to organize it by the first few paragraphs showing facts and evidence, then towards the end I will add my personal thoughts on it.

  2. Brian Campos 5 months ago

    I’m planning on writting about avoiding police brutality I am not an expert on this subject and there are many views but i want to argue on how we as civilians can prevent police brutality. There are many opposing views to my statement due to the belief that many cops are corrupt and can be racist. I plan on introducing my arguement and beliefs and then providing different circumstance and events that can show whether us as civilians can prevent police brutality. With all these examples I believe I will be able to create a very strong arguement.

  3. Violet Biang 5 months ago

    I plan on writing about National parks in North America. I am going this summer for a graduation present and I want to learn more about them before I go, I know it is always more fun to know about what you are doing and where you are going when on a vacation. I can learn its history, maybe the problems that they face today. I need to print out my articles and annotate them so that I can create a good balance of chips and salsa in my next research paper

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