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Theatre Essay Assignment :: Goals and Design

All the World's a Stage

Theatre 130 Essay Assignment #5

Nancy Taylor Porter

Illinois College

Instruction: written out

Stimulus: play, essay, part of course text chapter

Cognitive Demand: synthesis, invention, definition, application, argument

Purpose: to create, to persuade

Role: self/detached observer

Audience: specified group

Content: theoretical

Rhetorical Specification: Exposition, Argument

Tone/Style: medium formality

Advanced Preparation: reading (play, argumentative article, handout on what makes a

            good definition and how to write an argumentative essay), class discussion,

            pre-paper

Length: 3-4 pages

Format: specified

Time: 10 days

Draft: definition and thesis part of essay

Criteria: grading rubric

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