Week 7 final draft Def essay
The Short Story assignment is to do a critical analysis of one of the short stories in the Back to the Lake textbook as the source, which you will cite parenthetically in the body paragraphs, and with the “Works Cited” page as the last page, according to MLA. This shorter literary essay should be a minimum of 750 words If you do not make the length of this assignment, you will not pass. You will also not pass the assignment if you do not have the required number of quotes You must have at least one direct quote in every body paragraph
For the essay, your only direct quotes will be from the story itself .
It will be expansion of your TEAL OUTLINE. However, it will be in paragraph form and have a complete introduction and conclusion. You also need s works cited page.
Remember to only use third person, present tense verbs, and spell out all contractions
This assignment has two goals:
1.You will support your thesis with quotes (only from the story itself) to produce an essay that is a commentary of how the story represents something beyond “the events of the story”.
2. Your essay will support and expand your thesis
This Little Piggy Didn’t Go to Market by VERENA DOBNIK
Topic:Winston’s case is heart-warming rather than pan-warming. How does Dobnik nonetheless avoid (if she does) becoming overly sentimental in her REPORT? What else do Winston and his friends exemplify besides being lucky survivors?
Topics- Review: Writing the Definition essay
1. You may use first/second person only in direct quotes .
2. . *Your assignment will not receive a passing grade, if you do not have quotes that are not introduced or cited…. and you will not pass the assignment if it does not meet the length requirement
3. You must spell out all contractions.
4. You may not introduce the quote using simply the author or character’s name
750 words If you do not make the length of this assignment, you will not pass. You will also not pass the assignment if you do not have the required number of quotes You must have at least one direct quote in every body paragraph(however, adding additional quotes to a final draft is always encouraged).
Formatting:Font: Times New Roman 12 pt.
Margins and Spacing: 1″ and double-spaced (no exceptions).
Page numbers in the header on the top right (at ½”) as shown on this document. If they are not in the header, the formatting of the entire paper will be off.
Heading: Put your first and last name, class and section number, the date, and the assignment in the top left corner at the 1″margin. Put my name as “Instructor Jones .”
Writing the Definition essay
You have quite a bit to review this week! This is a writing driven class, which means we put pen to paper, fire up the computer, and hit the ground running.
The definition essay is a good place to begin when it comes to developing a strong thesis statement and organizing your ideas. Definition and classification occur when a single subject is subdivided into its parts or categories. Classifying is the process of taking many things and separating them into groups. For example, librarians classify books by theme (fiction, travel, health) to make them easier to find. It is a process of sorting. Dividing, in contrast, takes one thing and divides it into smaller parts. For the purpose of this course, either approach is acceptable. Below is an example (not your topic )of how to break a category into parts:
1. Those who work hard to achieve a goal.
2. Those who don’t know why they’re in college.
3. Those who just want to get by.
Keeping a purpose in mind, for your next paper, you will write about the poem “Her Kind” p.445:
Sexton identifies three distinguishing characteristics-one in each stazna- of the kind of women she is writing about- what are they?/what do the represent.
Once you decide on a topic, start by pre-writing (listing, clustering, or free writing). From there, come up with a tentative thesis. When you structure your essay, remember that the body of your division or classification essay will have as many parts you have subdivisions or categories. Once you have decided on how many subdivision or categories you will have and how long each one will be, you have to decide how to order those parts or categories.