There are two elements to the class for the remainder of the quarter (until 4/10). One will be an investigation of the novel you have chosen and one will be writing the Process Analysis Paper. What is this? It’s a fairly simple concept. Process analysis presents a chronological sequence of steps that explain how something is done, how something happens, or how readers can do something. So, the process analysis paper describes a procedure, or a series of particular steps involved in reaching a desired goal or outcome. The subjects can be varied. You can choose a subject that you have personal experience in, or something from a school subject that interests you. (math, history, physics and science, computers, art, PE, drama)
You will have an introduction which states the importance of the concept and discusses it, familiarizes the reader with what you are writing about, established your credibility. The body of the essay will be the paragraphs describing the steps in the process and their importance, the details of actions, the purpose behind the actions. The conclusion will sum things up, recap the highlights of the body and connect somehow to the introduction.
There are countless processes in the world. Some of the ideas are simple (how cookies are created) while some have a grander impact (how a law is created), but all processes can be outlined into steps that can be described. Much of the importance of this essay is in describing the details of the process.
hitching a ride / packing a suitcase / making an emergency landing because the pilot is unconscious /wasting time / dieting/getting in shape/ selling a particular thing/ exercising / treating a wound/ changing a flat tire/ performing a tea ceremony/ planning a particular type of party/ teaching a particular skill/ operating a camera/ using a piece of software/ operating a particular tool/ conducting a science experiment or procedure/ playing a simple instrument/ playing a particular sport or game/ buying an automobile/ getting a passport/ raising funds/ making somebody like you/ establishing a budget/ choosing a college/ selecting a roommate/ saving money/ wasting money / avoiding work/ choosing a career/ making a sandwich/ winning a game/ getting from one place to another/ passing a course/ quitting a job/ preparing for an interview/ building a particular article/ making a particular decision/ repotting a houseplant/ transplanting a tree or shrub/ cleaning a gun/ cleaning a chimney/ cleaning a room/ milking a cow or goat/ piercing somebody’s ears /making a good impression on somebody/ overcoming stage fright/ giving up a bad habit/ developing a good habit/ giving a pedicure/ ironing an evening gown/ choosing a gift for a particular person/ avoiding the Christmas shopping rush/ breaking a particular habit/ how to remove a stuck cork from a wine bottle without using a corkscrew/ making a webpage/ breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend/ getting a boyfriend or girlfriend to break up with you so that you don’t have to be the one who causes the breakup/ dressing for a particular occasion/ telling a toddler where babies come from/ getting rid of an undesirable roommate.
You get the idea.
There will be a first, second and thrid (final) draft for the process paper. Check the calendar in the reading section (“Into the Twentieth Century”) to see when these are due, depending on your class day.