Goals: You will be writing an essay that effectively shows the cause and effect relationships between Mark’s actions and his friends’ misery. This will be a 5 paragraph essay due Monday 11/12
Qualities of a Great Essay Good Cause/Effect: Clearly distinguishes between a cause and an effect. Establishes a clear thesis statement. Presents information in an effective order.
Introduction Your introduction should introduce the character of Mark. Tell the reader some character traits that you think are important and that explain why he hurts his friends. Examples:
Introduction cont. Your introduction should also explain the quote “Nothing bad ever happens to me,” showing your audience how you will prove it wrong. This is your thesis statement.Example:
Body Paragraphs Each paragraph will focus on one person Mark ends up affecting with his decisions. You will need to find quotes or textual evidence to support your reasoning. example:
Conclusion Explain what Mark or his peers have learned. Describe the theme and how the reader knows that is the theme.
Pages for textual evidence Charlie’s death –Pg 86. Bryon’s emotional pain -148, 158, 159 M&M’s experience with drugs.- 106,117 ***Be sure to explain how your quote shows Mark’s selfishness and impacts others ***