Douglass’ experience

Learning 
to
 Read
 and 
Write by Frederick 
Douglass

500-550 words

Compare and contrastCompare and contrast

The operative word in the instructions is “compare.” Compare your own experience with Douglass’ experience.

(I am International Student)

PAR.1 – INTRODUCTION

Writing about Douglass’ experience.

  • In your own words, restate the main ideas of the essay. Focus on the ideas or issues you plan to respond to. As part of your summary, quote or paraphrase the ideas that you will be responding to.
  • Include Rethorical Situation

PAR 2 – Body

 

Respond to the author’s ideas from your summary paragraph by showing how your own experience relates to those ideas, highlighting similarities or differences. Be specific about what aspect of the author’s thinking you are discussing, perhaps giving the author’s exact words.

 

  • Use an example or a detailed narrative segment to show your experience.

PAR 3 – Final/Conclusion of ideas

NOTES:

you must cite a passage

  • integrate Douglass’ words or ideas with
  • USE AT MINIMUM ONE QUOTATION AND DOCUMENT IT

quotation, paraphrase or summary (WR 24d)

use signal phrases

Douglass characterizes literacy …

Douglas describes his owner’s lessons…

AVOID “talks about” as a signal verb