Sample Essay on JunoPages 125-128 in The Norton Field Guide
Quick summary in introAli (the author) begins his essay with a quicksummary in the introduction paragraph.He ends his intro paragraph with his thesis (thisis awesome).
CriteriaAlthough Alis essay doesnt flat out state hiscriteria. He takes some space to discuss hiscriteria in his second paragraph.This works for his essay but is not the waywere going to approach criteria. Instead wellhave a brief discussion of our criteria in ourintro paragraph.
Topic SentencesNotice that from the third paragraph to the end,Ali has the first sentence of every paragraphsay what the paragraph is about.These are his topic sentences. These areawesome.
Examples/EvidenceAli uses plenty of examples/evidence from thefilm.He doesnt just use quotes, he also describesthe action in certain scenes to illustrate hispoints.
More on examples/evidenceAfter each example/piece of evidence, Alifurther explains how the example/evidencesupports and illustrates his point that he initiallystated in the topic sentence.This is really good. Ali is the greatest! (boxingjoke, yeah dude).
Outside SourcesAli does a great job using outside sources in hislast 2 paragraphs before his conclusion.But guess what?You shouldnt do this!Our evaluation essay will focus more on yourevaluation of your film, album, article, or shortstory.
Reader objectionsAli does consider reader objections, only hedoes this with outside sources.Remember, in our essay were not going to useoutside sources. So youll simply predict how areader would object to you.Then youll either accommodate them (say whythey make a good point) or refute them(disprove them).
ConclusionAlis conclusion solidifies his thesis and isstrong.Your conclusion can work in a similar fashion.Just make sure you also state how and whyyour text is or is not significant.