Critical Writing Packet
Harris, REA 095
This purpose of this packet is to aid you in your Critical Writing Assignments for REA 095.
TOPIC: “Extra Large, Please”
Go to page 636 of your reading textbook and read #3 beneath the topic “Extra Large, Please.” This question and essay assignment corresponds to your textbook’s Chapter 3 Implied Main Ideas Review Test #2 on pages 113-117.
Reread the article “Extra Large, Please” by Alice M. Davies. Then, use the following packet to help guide you through the brainstorming and organizational parts of your essay’s prewriting.
In the space below, write out three notes from the reading that you found interesting:
What can parents do to encourage their…show more content… Expresses ideas fluently and gracefully. | Displays clear thinking. Expresses ideas clearly. | Conveys basically intelligible ideas. Style is bland, pedantic or formulaic | Conveys simplistic ideas. Lack of vocabulary hinders clarity of expression. | Reveals confusion or takes an extremely simplistic approach to the prompt. | Demonstrates confusion or inability to comprehend the prompt. | Thesis Voice Audience | Demonstrates effective sense of voice, audience and purpose, one that is evident in such elements as thesis, topic selection and/approach to topic. Discussion is fully developed and convincing. | Demonstrates adequate and clear sense of voice, audience and purpose through thesis, topic selection and/or approach. Lacks sophisticated approach. | Lacks mastery of voice, sense of audience, and/or purpose. Thesis weak or unclear. Support is weak. | Fails to convey a clear sense of voice or