Presentation on theme: "You can give your paper any title you want. A paragraph is at least five sentences long."— Presentation transcript:
You can give your paper any title you want.
A paragraph is at least five sentences long.
Strong paragraphs contain sentences unified around one central, controlling idea.
Quotations should be their own sentences in your paper.
Literary analysis papers should be written from the first person point of view.
Literary analysis papers are written using present tense.
The thesis statement tells your reader what to expect: it is a precisely worded declarative sentence that states the purpose of your essay -- the point you are trying to make. It includes the title of the work, the author, a regular verb, and, of course, the point you are making.
Put your essay title in quotes.
Your thesis statement should be the first sentence of your essay.
The first time an author is mentioned in your essay, use first and last name. In subsequent references, use first name only. *
Stu Dent Mrs. Gaetjens English 11 CP October 15, 2012
Put an extra space before and after the title of your paper.
Begin each body paragraph with a topic sentence.