Introduction to Essay #2
Read the Essay #2 Prompt
Read both responses to
“Araby”: Crane and Ratinov
Look under “Essay Prompts”
and “Essay 2.”
Post #22: Choose one
1. Examine the way Crane’s thesis includes a forecasting statement
and how the forecast is fulfilled. Then identify her topic sentences
and key terms. Do they effectively link her supporting paragraphs
to her thesis statement?
2. Examine Crane’s paragraph five in her essay. Explain her strategy
in the organization of the paragraph. Is it effective?
3. Look at Crane’s paragraphs 6-8. What is her goal? Is she
successful? How and why?
4. Compare essays to argue which is stronger. Consider
introductions, theses statements, support, analysis, and the
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