1. This week’s agenda
Honing an argument
What’s your opinion?
What’s your proof?
How can this essay be improved?
Intro to literary analysis
What do we look for in Dubliners?
2. Sample Outline
Thesis and general problem in the opening paragraph
Problem / question you wish to address.
Main point - thesis
Roadmap: 3 things I will do in this essay to prove my point.
I will do x
I will do y
I will do z
Development-- First proof that my thesis is correct.
Dev2--Second proof that my thesis is correct.
Dev3-- Third proof, including counter-argument opposing
my thesis, which can be dismissed because…
Conclusion: my argument rocks, this is what I said, and
this issue is significant or can be developed because…
7 November 2013
The body of the paper is double-spaced and follows
with each paragraph indented [TAB]. Use standard 2.5
cm margins (1”) and a 12-point serif font, such as Times.
4. For next week 11.11 & 13.11
• Monday: Write first essay on Dubliners
– Due before class via email or at the start of
class in print. No late papers accepted.
– Read, “The Dead,” from Dubliners