Paragraphs & coherence: 400 words two-paragraph paper
Use this article Moor?s ?Just Consequentialism and Computing?
For this assignment, we will focus on the relationship between sentences in a paragraph and the relationship of paragraphs to one another. Each paragraph you write should have a single theme, point, or idea. The sentences in the paragraph should all support and develop this idea; they should have coherence. A new paragraph signals the start of a new theme, point, or idea. Often, this new paragraph elaborates on what was introduced in a previous paragraph, deepening the discussion. Ask yourself: What will be the point of each paragraph? In what ways will they say different things? In what ways will they combine to provide a coherent whole?
Each paper must be TWO paragraphs long, with each paragraph consisting of five or six sentences. The paper should be no more than 400 words. Your paper must provide a summary of the reading and must answer the five questions below, but in more detail. Try to describe more of the arguments and explain more of the author?s supporting evidence. Focus your summary on the main themes in order of importance, rather than repeating the order of the author?s presentation. Provide specifics from the reading.
? What was the main point of the article?
? How does the author make his or her main point? That is, briefly describe the key evidence and/or claims that are used to support the main point.
? What was a significant but nonobvious point made in the article? That is, identify a point that is significant, but not necessarily explicitly stated in the article.
? How does the author support this nonobvious point?
? Who is the intended audience of the article, and why do you think that? The tone of the article, how much technical jargon is used, and where the article was published are all clues as to who the intended audience is.