101analysis essay3mapspring2013

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101analysis essay3mapspring2013

  1. 1. Essay 3 - AnalysisIntroduction ParagraphBackground information on the story you’re writing about (Note: This should not be acomplete summary, just some brief background information)Thesis (overall interpretation of the story)Body ParagraphsTopic sentence that makes your claim tying your thesis to one of the specific elements of thestory (see the handout with quotes from Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing if you’re unsureabout what elements to write about)Specific quote from the story you’re writing about that serves as evidence to illustrate yourpointNote: one body paragraph should also include a quote from the handout with quotes fromJanet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing. Make sure quote is cited properly and includes authorname, title of the book, and page number.Explanation of how the evidence supports and illustrates your claimBody ParagraphsTopic sentence that makes your claim tying your thesis to one of the specific elements of thestory (see the handout with quotes from Janet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing if you’re unsureabout what elements to write about)
  2. 2. Essay 3 - AnalysisSpecific quote from the story you’re writing about that serves as evidence to illustrate yourpointNote: one body paragraph should also include a quote from the handout with quotes fromJanet Burroway’s Imaginative Writing. Make sure quote is cited properly and includes authorname, title of the book, and page number.Explanation of how the evidence supports and illustrates your claimUse same structure as above for additional body paragraphs. If you want an additional handout,this is available for download on the blog: eng101isfun.blogspot.comConclusion paragraphConclusion summing up your overall interpretation of the story

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