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Enrichment 1

Given your reference, highlight particular of the text needed to develop your introduction.
Write or paste these portions in the appropriate column. Then, process these by using
appropriate note-taking techniques to make sure they are not plagiarized. Include citations of
your work. Use additional pages if necessary.

Lifted Portions Needed for Processed Text (Include citation

Introduction and page numbers.)

Now that you have prepared notes, write your introduction on a clean sheet of paper. Make
sure that you refer to your thesis statement and outline. You may confer with your peers and
teacher for additional suggestions.

Focus 2
The body of the essay is the main section of the concept paper. In this part, you will elaborate
on the specific claims made in your thesis statement. To make the work manageable, consider
developing topic sentences for each supporting point from your thesis statement. These topic
sentences will then be used as the main idea of each paragraph to make up the body of the


Thesis statement: Plagiarism can be explained from cultural, political, and educational
Note that the three supporting claims in the thesis statement are cultural, political, and
educational perspectives. One example for the topic sentence can be:

IN some cultures, plagiarism is not found to be an offensive practice since communities are
not very particular with individual contributions to group work.

Enrichment 2
Write appropriate topic sentences for the body of the concept paper. From there, consolidate
notes by writing down or pasting portions of text from your reference. On the third column,
process these notes using the appropriate note-taki8ng techniques. Use additional pages if

Topic Sentences for Lifted Portions Needed Processed Text (Include

For body of the essay citation and page
the Body numbers.)

Now that you have prepared notes, write the body of the concept paper on a clean sheet o
paper. Make sure that you refer to your thesis statement and outline. You may confer with your
peers, and teacher for additional suggestions.

On the other hand, explication employs a critical interpretation of a concept. Referring to

short passages from another source, explication provides another perspective of a concept.

An explication interprets another work by examining the concept/s presented. Through a

critical analysis of points raised in text, a richer explanation of the concept is give to readers.
This may be done through comparison and contrast, description, cause and effect and other
rhetorical modes.
[The 21st century Filipina] no lo9nger portrays the madwoman in the attic since she has finally
acknowledged her worth as an individual. She is now instead t5he image of the 21 st century
Filipina, in authentic human flesh and disguised as Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), executive in
the industry, public official, or in occupation/field where she receives compensation used to be
atypical to and denied of the former home-maker, domesticated wife, fragile daughter, the
second-class citizen, the inferior sex: The madwoman from the attic.

Pegina’s definition of the 21st century Filipino woman is not confined to merely describe what
Filipina is or does but she cleverly relates the woman in relation to her role in contemporary
society. Through the distinction of the madwoman in and from the attic, the author shows that
the woman is not merely confined anymore with domesticated roles which have conveniently
marginalized them. In fact, several descriptions are mentioned which show the woman’s
multifaceted roles in society. Further, she uses the metaphor ‘madwoman from the attic’
because she believes that the Filipina woman has extended her role in different aspects of
social life. However, the use of “madwoman” reveals that despite the liberation of women, they
remain marginalized. For instance, the rise of Filipino women working abroad but are delegated
in roles caring for others (nurses, domestic helpers/maids, caregivers) shows marginalization of
women in globalized setting.

IN order to write an explication/clarification, consider the queations posed and quoted

portions of the paragraph:

1. In this piece, how does the author distinguish madwoman from the attic and madwoman
in the attic?

2. The phrase “madwoman from the attic” is taken from another text (Gilbert and Gubar) but
how does the author interpret this? What examples are given?

Concept papers are not only to define, explicate, or explain something but is used beyond the
classroom. For instance, companies now require concept papers for projects before certain
actions are undertaken. Grant-giving bodies require concept papers from researchers before
funds are awarded.