Pia Mulaney Thesis Statements

Pia Malaney is Co-Founder and Director of The Center for Innovation, Growth and Society (CIGS) and Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. CIGS works to build new approaches to integrating the innovation economy with broader US markets and relevant policy for encouraging innovation-led growth in the service of society. As INET Senior Economist Dr. Malaney is editor of the INET Working Paper Series, a curated collection of cutting edge research from the INET community that focuses on critical areas of the discipline. Her own professional research has focused on economic, biological, and sociological approaches to human welfare, using Gauge Theory as a foundation for geometric marginalism. She has held positions at the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Center for International Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School where she worked in collaboration with Asian and African governments on the development of health care and economic policies. She received a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD from Harvard University.

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1 Do NowYou will need your homework thesis statements, yesterday’s handout and more binder paperReflect – what difficulties did you have with last night’s assignment?Pfeifer 2012

2 Do Now Please turn in your homework from the weekend. Expectations Q3
HamletQ2 strategyPfeifer 2012

3 Analyzing the Author’s Craft in a Timed Essay
Diving Into the TextAnalyzing the Author’s Craft in a Timed EssayPfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

4 writing a 7, 8, or 9 essay every time?
How can weTake students from…Close readingtothesiswriting a 7, 8, or 9 essay every time?Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

5 6 Reading Habits to Develop in your 1st year at Harvard
Look around--previewAnnotate--dialogue with yourself --author-- issuesOutline--Summarize--AnalyzeLook for repetition and PatternContextualize--Put the reading in perspectiveCompare and Contrast--Fit this reading into semester--the themes of the course--what you have learned.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

6 #1 Look Around and #5 Contextualize
Is this a piece from a longer novel, short story or play?Is this a short piece in its entirety?Is there a date or a year that this piece was written?Is this an American, British or world author?What other information are you given?Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

7 2012 AP English Literature and Composition Exam, Prose Question
Carefully read the following excerpt from the novel Under the Feet of Jesus (1995) by Helena Maria Viramontes. Then write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the development of Estrella’s character…Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

8 Looking Around Helena Maria Viramontes—Latino/Mexican?
Title of Novel– Under the Feet of JesusPiece from longer work—NOVEL written 1995About Estrella—her “character”Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

9 Contextualize Author—Mexican American/Latino? Estrella?
Under the Feet of Jesus—Religious significance?Culture differences?Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

10 Do Now: Looking Around Author? Text? Type of Text?
What does the prompt ask?Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

11 #2 Annotating: Time to read the piece quickly--annotate while you read--Look for …
Point of View--who is narrating--what is perspective~~stance?Diction and Syntax--language that strikes you--sentence structure--Dialogue-- punctuation--Imagery--remember that images can be gustatory, visual, tactile---etc.Details--Anything that you need to pay attention to?Structure--Overall--what other narrative constructions do you see? Flashback? Plot order?Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

12 #2 Annotating: Time to read the piece quickly--annotate while you read--Look for …
Point of View--who is narrating--what is perspective~~stance?Diction and Syntax--language that strikes you--sentence structure--Dialogue-- punctuation--Imagery--remember that images can be gustatory, visual, tactile---etc.Details--Anything that you need to pay attention to?Structure--Overall--what other narrative constructions do you see? Flashback? Plot order?Epiphany?Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

13 30 seconds--Point of view 30 seconds--Diction and syntax
#3 Outlining, Analyzing, Summarizing #4 Look for Repetition and PatternIn Groups of 2-3 discuss the literary devices listed below for 30 sec. to 1 minute each—take notes30 seconds--Point of view30 seconds--Diction and syntax30 seconds--Imagery30 seconds--Details30 seconds--StructurePfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

14 2012 AP English Literature and Composition Exam, Prose Question--continued
Carefully read the following excerpt from the novel Under the Feet of Jesus (1995) by Helena Maria Viramontes. Then write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the development of Estrella’s character. In your analysis you may wish to consider such literary elements as selection of detail, figurative language, and tonePfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

15 WHAT IS THE CHARACTER OF RACHEL?
1995 LITERATURERead the following short story carefully. Then write an essay analyzing how the author, Sandra Cisneros, uses literary techniques to characterize Rachel.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

16 WHAT IS THE NARRATOR'S COMPLEX ATTITUDE TOWARD THE PAST?
1997 LITERATURERead carefully the following passage from Joy Kogawa's Obasan, a novel about the relocation of Japanese Canadians to internment camps during the Second World War. Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze how changes in perspective and style reflect the narrator's complex attitude toward the past. In your analysis, consider literary elements such as point of view, structure, selection of detail, and figurative language.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

17 WHAT IS THE NARRATOR'S ATTITUDE TOWARD DOROTHEA?
1998 LITERATURERead carefully the following passage from George Eliot's novel Middlemarch (1871). Then write an essay in which you characterize the narrator's attitude toward Dorothea Brooke and analyze the literary techniques used to convey this attitude. Support your analysis with specific references to the passage.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

18 WHAT IS THE DRAMATIC EXPERIENCE?
1999 LITERATURE.In the following passage from Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Crossing (1994), the narrator describes a dramatic experience. Read the passage carefully. Then in a well-organized essay, show how McCarthy's techniques convey the impact of the experience on the main character.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

19 What is Estrella’s Character?
Carefully read the following excerpt from the novel Under the Feet of Jesus (1995) by Helena Maria Viramontes. Then write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the development of Estrella’s character. In your analysis you may wish to consider such literary elements as selection of detail, figurative language, and tone.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

20 Time to fashion a thesis and plan the essay.
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21 DO NOWYou will need your homework thesis statements, yesterday’s handout and more binder paperReflect – what difficulties did you have with last night’s assignment?Pfeifer 2012

22 1. Look again at the prompt
Carefully read the following excerpt from the novel Under the Feet of Jesus (1995) by Helena Maria Viramontes. Then write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the development of Estrella’s character. In your analysis you may wish to consider such literary elements as selection of detail, figurative language, and toneYou have now decided what “Estrella’s character”is--now you need to look back and choose the elements that you believe will best answer the prompt. Back to group discussion--decide which elements discussed earlier show this theme.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

23 2. Craft a ThesisIn the excerpt from the novel, Under the Feet of Jesus, the author, Helena Maria Viramontes, develops the character of Estrella through such literary elements as selection of detail, figurative language, and tone.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

24 Original Thesis Replace the above underlined sections with:
1. What you believe is the Estrella’s character, and2. Examples of the lit. techniques as used in the passage that you believe are the BEST to show HOW the author develops it.You may not use any of the underlined words in your final thesis.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

25 Throughout the passage from “Under the Feet of Jesus” Estrella experiences a life changing transformation. Helena Viramontes uses tone and even symbolism to portray Estrella’s change from being lost, confused, and illiterate to becoming motivated, intrigued, independent, and empowered.BBPfeifer 2012

26 Plan the EssayQuickly outline the essay--start with the thesis--already written--then craft/outline paragraphs around specific examples of the literary techniques already chosen.Pfeifer 2012Pfeifer 2012

27 34 Minutes Remain to Write a Fabulous Essay!
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28 Essential Questions about character
How do they change?What steps do they go through?What events produce the changePfeifer 2012

29 Epiphanies – the climax of growth in a central character.
Do they experience epiphanies?When, why, and what do the epiphanies reveal –to the character/s and us?Pfeifer 2012

30 Complexity What makes them complex? Are they unique for their age?
Are they independent or dependent?What is their conflict?Pfeifer 2012

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