Learning Outcome 2


While structuring my significant writing project, I used a tool called TREAC Paragraph Structure to help me identify how to address a claim and provide evidence for that claim. The TREAC tools structure states that you should follow the following sequence: topic, restriction, exhibit/evidence, analysis, conclusion/connections. Within my significant writing project, you can see where I have followed the TREAC structure. Here is an example of a paragraph in my writing project at which I feel I demonstrate following the TREAC structuring well.


[TOPIC] So why is learning the importance of art and music important to the sciences? [RESTRICTION] Inviting arts into the science process will place us in a better position and help create a more well-rounded person by developing empathy. [EVIDENCE] Like the famous Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma says “empathy comes when you understand something deeply throughout arts and literature and can thus make unexpected connections” (Ma 2). Art and music can teach us to cope with tough situations and help us express our emotions. I find that learning art and music could help improve the care given to patients from health care professionals like myself as a dental hygiene major. [ANALYSIS] As primary health care dominant University, I feel that UNE should take charge of making every major’s curriculum require art. This will allow UNE students to give their future patients the best empathy for patient care in their future health professional careers. A way UNE has already developed a powerful way to develop an understanding of art and science together is by having such a diverse study abroad program. Studying abroad is a rich way to experience the way different cultures care for their patients, express their care through their art, and develop an open-mind for their research and discoveries. Traveling abroad can not only teach us that different cultures treat art and science in different ways, but that art and science as an equilibrium can help us all see through a new lens. [CONCLUSION] The power of art and science together as an equilibrium will have a vigorous impact on health care professionals. If you are a healthcare professional, consider embracing the culture of art to allow yourself to develop an emotional consciousness, encourage the development of cultures and traditions, and help develop an open mind.”


You can see that I introduce the topic, I address the claim I want to get across. The topic is that I want to address why learning art and music important for the sciences. Next, I used restriction, you see that I gave an answer to my question before. Next, I used evidence by addressing Yo-Yo Ma’s opinions on the topic of combining the arts and sciences. After using evidence from Yo-Yo MA I analyzed what Yo-Yo Ma states and I addressed how his opinion could work here at The University Of New England and how we can incorporate it on our campus here in Maine. Finally, I made a conclusion. As a conclusion, I addressed what the power of arts and sciences combined can truly do for us and I gave examples of what they can help us develop.




Another way I have learned to integrate my ideas with others is by learning how to properly plant a naysayer into my writing. Within my significant writing project, there is an example of myself using a naysayer. What using a naysayer has allowed me to do in my writing is to take one point of view and look at it from another perspective. The way I learned to insert a naysayer is by the book “They Say, I Say” I used a  chapter called “How to Plant A  NAYSAYER.”

An example of my Naysayer work is: “Pinker is someone who speaks very retrospectively by mentioning people who he believes were “creative thinkers” from the 1600s. Pinker believed what made Rene Descartes and Rousseau creative thinkers were by “contributing to mathematics, physics, and physiology” (Pinker 1). Although, Descartes and Rousseau were by Pinker’s definition of “scientist,” Descartes was also a cosmologist and Rousseau was a composer.”

Within this example, you can see I used one of the Naysayer templates by using the word “although” and pivoting to contradict what the author of the article is stating.