Tutor profile: Hussain K.
The C.E.W. model follows a specific template. What is this template?
The Claim Evidence Warrant model follows that when composing an argumentative essay (which are a majority of essays in higher education) each claim must be followed by evidence and then a warrant. The evidence is the textual reference that supports the claim being made (from a reputable source). The warrant is the explanation as to how the evidence acts in support of the original claim. This model is also known under various under names, but mostly follows the same template. The thesis can be thought of as a major claim at the beginning of the essay.
How is Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" a scathing critique of Puritan society?
The text's themes of inherent evil within man coincide with Puritanical beliefs. However, Young Goodman Brown's realization of this causes him to live the rest of his days in misery as he no longer trusts his wife, Faith, who also seems to have been corrupted and wary of the society around him. The tragic ending demonstrates how the Puritan belief system is far too cynical of mankind and ultimately removes any sense of joy within the human condition.
Why might teachers be strict on grammar rules/guidelines in certain scenarios?
Grammar is dynamic throughout different communities. Although American Standardized English follows a guideline of grammar, other dialects follow different guidelines. The classroom is a diverse environment with students from different backgrounds and upbringings; to direct them to follow American Standardized English in all scenarios would be to police their speech and disenfranchise whatever dialects they have brought in from outside the classroom. However, academic assignments often rely on rubrics and must abide by Common Core State Standards. Due to the nature of these assignments and how they emphasize American Standardized English, teachers have to encourage/educate students on the guidelines of A.S.E. Ultimately, we as teachers should encourage the ability of code-switching among our students.
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