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Wednesday, March 20, 13

the essay

Wednesday, March 20, 13

the essay
English 11

Wednesday, March 20, 13

thesis statements
• UNC Thesis Statement Handout • Clarity • Specificity • Argumentative - states a position or interpretation, not fact • Sophistication • Significance Wednesday, March 20, 13

Writing an Effective Thesis

Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Writing an Effective Thesis

Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Writing an Effective Thesis

Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Writing an Effective Thesis

Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Writing an Effective Thesis

Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Some online practice.....
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/writersref7e/ In Tim O'Brien's Vietnam novel The Things They Carried, the main character is named Tim O'Brien, but the author claims that the work is fictional. In Tim O'Brien's Vietnam novel The Things They Carried, in which the main character is also named Tim O'Brien, the author deliberately blurs the line between autobiography and fiction. In Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray presents readers with a heroine whose ambition and disregard for the morals of the nineteenth century make her seem more like a woman of our time than of her own. In Thackeray’s nineteenth-century novel Vanity Fair, Becky Sharp is an impoverished young woman who plots deviously to get money and status in her society. Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Clint Eastwood's film Unforgiven critiques the kind of strong, silent, macho Western heroes that made Eastwood a star. Many revisionist Western films made after the upheavals of the 1960s criticize the uglier aspects of frontier life, such as the frequent mistreatment of women and minorities. Patricia Highsmith's novels and short stories are among the most disturbing literary works ever written in English. In The Mysterious Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith brings readers so deeply into the mind of her hero that they may find themselves hoping he will get away with murder. In Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë’s use of multiple narrators enables her to create an atmosphere of moral ambiguity. In Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë uses the interesting technique of having multiple narrators with differing viewpoints tell the story of Heathcliff and Catherine. Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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outline - graphic organizer
• In order to organize your ideas, you can choose between developing your own outline or filling in the graphic organizer provided. • ***regardless of the method you choose, you must show the specific quotes you plan to use for data***

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Guidelines for Constructing an Outline
1. Put the thesis at the top. 2. Make items at the same level parallel grammatically (see S1). 3. Use sentences unless phrases are clear.

Hacker/Sommers, A Writer’s Reference, 7th ed. (Boston: Bedford, 2011) Wednesday, March 20, 13

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Guidelines for Constructing an Outline
4. Use the conventional system of numbers, letters, and indents: I. A. B. 1. 2. a. b. II. A. B. 1. 2. a. b.

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INTRODUCTIONS • “Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” ! Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland • The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato

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