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  1. 1. This week’s agenda Honing an argument What’s your opinion? Finding evidence What’s your proof? Editing How can this essay be improved? Intro to literary analysis What do we look for in Dubliners?
  2. 2. Sample Outline 1. Thesis and general problem in the opening paragraph a. b. c. Problem / question you wish to address. Main point - thesis Roadmap: 3 things I will do in this essay to prove my point. a. b. c. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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…
  3. 3. Format Your Name Dr. Feldman English 106 7 November 2013 Title centered 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. 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. • Wednesday – Read, “The Dead,” from Dubliners

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