Fall 2021 Dr. McCoy
Essay 3, Letter to the Book Editor Points Available: 10
Draft Due for Peer Review:
Final Draft Due in Dropbox:
- Outcome 1 (Composing Processes)
- Outcome 2 (Reading)
- Outcome 3 (Rhetorical Knowledge)
I want you to respond to Adam Grant’s chapter “The Joy of Being Wrong,” either in agreement or disagreement with the author’s argument. Remember, for letters to the editor (a specific genre of writing), something should motivate you to write the letter. So, consider: what is your motivation for writing to the editor of Adam Grant’s book?
Some things to include:
- Provide a summary of the chapter, picking out specific points the author makes (Outcome 2: Reading)
- Explain why you agree/disagree with the author (Outcome 3: Rhetorical Knowledge)
- In your response, you should use textual evidence (e.g., quotes or paraphrases) from the chapter that help support your letter (Outcome 1: Composing Processes).
- Provide a context for your response (Outcome 2: Reading)
- Consider your purpose and motivation for writing your This could also be your claim for why you like or dislike the chapter (Outcome 1: Composing Processes)
- Consider your audience and the potential readers of your letter (Outcome 3: Rhetorical Knowledge)
MLA, 8th edition, 3-5 pages excluding bibliography