Life of Pi and Copenhagen Comparative Essay
You will be writing an in-class comparative essay based on the essay topic you have been assigned, and the investigations completed by you and your classmates.
If you choose to work with a partner, you will both contribute to the introduction and conclusion; each partner will contribute a category of comparison. Make sure to review MLA and essay writing format. Remember that this is a formal essay; ensure you are following the proper guideline.
If you choose to work independently, you will be required to complete an introduction and conclusion, as well as 1 category of comparison.
You will be given several in-class work periods to focus attention on completing these tasks, both individually and as a group—use your time wisely.
Mark Twain once stated, “fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” Both Life of Pi and Copenhagen present the idea that truth in a story is inconsequential; it is society’s bias and perspective that truly matters. Choose one conflict from each text to support your thesis.
GROUP ESSAY EVALUATION
As a Group:
shows knowledge of structural elements of essay: *
effective introduction *
opening sentence captivates rdr’s attention *
text introduced; authors are both introduced *
plan of development * thesis
applies proper MLA format *
accurate first page information *
accurate works cited page *
essay connects ideas/issues within the novel to a broader context, *
essay transfers previous knowledge & skills to the completion of the essay
| shows knowledge of structural elements of essay: *
well formed body paragraphs *
clear topic sentence & concluding sentence *
single controlling idea *
shows understanding of literary & rhetorical devices *
shows understanding of literature...
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