Introduction Workshop 4


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Introduction Workshop

Pass your introduction to the person on your left. Once you have been given an introduction (by the person on your right), read the introduction and answer the questions on this handout. When you’re done, pass the introduction to your left. Once you have been given the second introduction, repeat the process. When you have answered the questions for this second introduction, you should discuss the three introductions with your group.

Introduction 1:

I. Parts of the Problem Statement

1) What is the status quo?

 

 

2) What is the conceptual problem? (What question does the paper ask? What are the consequences — to the reader — of leaving this question unanswered?)

 

 

3) What is the answer? (Does the introduction offer a solution or tentative solution? Is it in the Launching Point?)

 

 

II. Criteria for Evaluating Thesis Statements

1) Is the thesis clear and concise? If not, how would you change it?

 

 

2) Is the thesis supportable and debatable? If not, how would you change it?

 

 

3) Is the thesis unique? If not, how would you change it?

 

 

III. Recommendations

1) If you could change one aspect of this introduction, what would it be?

 

 

2) If you could keep one aspect of this introduction, what would it be?

 

 

Introduction 2:

I. Parts of the Problem Statement

1) What is the status quo?

 

 

2) What is the conceptual problem? (What question does the paper ask? What are the consequences — to the reader — of leaving this question unanswered?)

 

 

3) What is the answer? (Does the introduction offer a solution or tentative solution? Is it in the Launching Point?)

 

 

II. Criteria for Evaluating Thesis Statements

1) Is the thesis clear and concise? If not, how would you change it?

 

 

2) Is the thesis supportable and debatable? If not, how would you change it?

 

 

3) Is the thesis unique? If not, how would you change it?

 

 

III. Recommendations

1) If you could change one aspect of this introduction, what would it be?

 

 

2) If you could keep one aspect of this introduction, what would it be?