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Do Now: Turn in your turnitin.com reflection half sheet to the black tray on the front table Take a writing self assessment sheet from the front table Pick out 3 colored pencils Take a seat and get out your draft – start working on your self assessment
Avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction Example: “And divorce was unlikely since it was against the Protestant religion.” “But women had limited roles in society.”
Stay consistent with verb tense Don’t switch back and forth from past to present tense. Example: “William was an amazing play writer because he has such a vast vocabulary.” Literary analysis should always be written in PRESENT tense For research papers, past tense is acceptable
You don’t need to refer to the structure of your essay You do not need to explicitly mention paper format or purpose The evidence shows… This quote shows… The assertion is proved This supports the assertion because…
Avoid sentence fragments Sentence fragments may look like sentences, but they actually are not fully formed. They do not contain an independent clause (cannot stand on their own) Examples: “Even though Shakespeare seemed to have written the plays.” “Working difficult, manual labor jobs.” “Although the lower class sometimes attended plays.”
Avoid using “I” or “you” This includes any plurals of these forms “As we all know, Shakespeare was a 16 th century playwright who had no idea what the future would entail.” Shakespeare was an amazing poet, as many of us know from reading his plays.” “I believe without blood feuds, the conflicts in Shakespeare’s plays would have been different.”
How to Correctly Integrate Quotes Avoid floating quotations! If a sentence starts and ends with quotation marks without any of your own words in between, then it is a floating quotation Floating quote: Correct quote integration: Shakespeare honed his acting skills and “became a master at his literary craft” (Honan 45).
Make statements (supported by evidence) Avoid posing questions “Could these events have affected Shakespeare’s plays and characters?” Avoid constantly using qualifiers “This probably influenced Shakespeare’s writing.” “These customs were possibly somewhat important to the process of courtship.”
Dialectical Journals LEFT SIDE (CONCRETE) You will choose passages that stand out to you and record them on the left side of the page (always include Act ___ scene ___ line # ____). RIGHT SIDE (ABSTRACT) On the right side of the page, write your response to the text (ideas/insights, questions, reflections, and connections on each passage). Do NOT simply summarize!
How to Respond You can respond to the text in a variety of ways. The most important thing to remember is that your observations should be specific and detailed. Responding with one sentence will not be enough Simply stating that “this was strange” or “I like this quote” will not be considered a thorough response
Types of Responses - Basic Raise questions about the beliefs and values implied in the text Give your personal reactions to the passage Discuss the words, ideas, or actions of the author or character(s) Write about what it makes you think or feel Agree or disagree with a character or the author
Higher Level Responses Analyze the text for use of literary devices Make connections between different characters or events in the text Make connections to a different text (or film) Discuss the words, ideas, or actions of the author or character(s) Consider an event or description from a different POV Analyze a passage and its relationship to the story as a whole