Visual Pitch Please put your essay in this order: Worksheet, Rubric (page 111), Final draft, Rough Drafts, Sources and bring it to the front.

Proposal Essay Final draft
  • Did you submit your essay on Blackboard? Do it as soon as you can.
  • Did you include everything?
  • If you didn't, make sure you write what you're missing on a sticky note.
  • Get it to my desk before I leave today to receive credit for it.
Visual Argument Presentation

Coursebook page 135: For the Visual Presentation, you will be taking a portion of your Proposal Argument and conveying it using a different medium. Think of it as an elevator pitch.

Page 135-36: Note that the visual portion and the written portion are separate. Also, the Rationale only needs to be between 50 and 100 words.

Who is your audience? What is your purpose?

You are providing visual support of a narrowed portion of your argument. Your audience and purpose will remain the same.

Page 141-44: sample of the written portion.

Your Visual Presentation will include:

  • An Adobe glideshow.
  • A written abstract, rationale, defense, and Works Cited.

What point will you argue in your presentation?

You will base your Elevator Pitch on ONE of the main points from your Proposal Essay. You will not use source material in the Pitch or the written portion.

The argument you make is based on YOUR argument. You've already made it, so now it's time to show it through a different medium.

Step 1 (page 139):

Begin working on your Abstract. The final version will be a 200-300 word paragraph, but just a few sentences are enough for now. See the first 4 sentences in the sample on page 141. This portion is a summary of your entire essay. Make sure you do not copy and paste sentences from your essay.

You are allowed to use first person pronouns (I, me, my) on the written portion of this assignment.

Step 2:

Identify the strongest portion of your argument. Select one of the main points from your outline that is NOT your opposition.

What are some key words that explain the "gist" of this point? Jot them down under the abstract you've started.

Step 3:

  • Get to Adobe Spark by typing in
  • Create an account (do not link to Facebook).
  • Create a presentation by clicking on the "page" plus sign.
  • Find a good title image.

What is an attribution?

The information you need to cite each photo.

Looking Ahead:

  • READ chapter 7 in Coursebook and READ the material on Blackboard about the Visual Presentation in preparation for Quiz 15.
  • WRITE Journal 7 and submit before Wednesday's class.
  • PLAY with Adobe Spark to familiarize yourself with the way it works. Continue brainstorming what you will write about for the written portion of this argument.
  • PRINT the Visual Presentation Worksheet and bring it to class on Wednesday (if you haven't already).
Happy Easter!


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