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Determine what the authors’ main ideas are.—- please choose from Pollan or Ettlinger and Fraser or Reichl. This means you will be drawing from the reading. Your essay should be 1-2 typed pages in length. (Coming in under or going over will result in a penalty). Be sure to double-space and follow the MLA guidelines for intertextual citations. order Your first paragraph should be just like the single sentence we practiced above (come up with your own language for the blanks):- While Michael Pollan may focus primarily on the way in which Americans emphasize eating scientifically at the cost of peace of mind, pleasure and culture and Steve Ettlinger illuminates the way in which our modern diet is trashy and unhealthy due to food producers’ use of chemicals to preserve foods, both authors ultimately prove that American food culture is harmful to the consumer. –Be sure to use descriptive verbs like the ones in “blue” above to introduce the author’s main idea. -Your second paragraph should focus on the expansion of points you make in the first blank. If we were following my model, you would be using the article, “‘Nutritionism,’ from In Defense of Food” to support the claim made in blank one. -When you incorporate a direct text be sure to cite: “Perhaps because we Americans have always had a problem taking pleasure in eating” (Pollan 13). The orange is a model of the proper citation. You use parentheses and include the author’s last name and the page number. -Since I mentioned in my first blank the emphasis Americans put on eating scientifically at the cost of peace of mind, pleasure, and culture, my job would be to explain this claim with the use of evidence from the text. Be wary of quotations! You can give credit to the author without a direct quotation. You can say things like, “For example, the idea that eating scientifically creates stress is talked about by Pollan. He writes about the ways in which consumers are so eager to be in compliance that they try to follow the rules set aside by…” -Your third paragraph should focus on the expansion of points you make in the second blank. If we were following my model, you would be using the article, “Where Does Polysorbate 60 Come From, Daddy?” in Twinkie Deconstructed” to support the claim made in blank two. -Since I place emphasis on the fact that shelf life and profit overshadow the consumer’s health, my job would be to explain this claim with the use of evidence from the text. Once again, do not overquote. You can talk about the text without direct quotes. -The fourth paragraph should focus on the connecting thread. The job here is to show the ways in which both authors support the idea of American food culture’s harm to the consumer. -Step one: describe the harm to the consumer, according to Pollan. -Step two: describe the harm to the consumer, according to Ettlinger.
Add a wrap-up sentence to draw them both together. The final paragraph is the conclusion. Wrap it all up. Do not exceed 5 sentences or cut and paste the same language you use in the introduction.