Presentation on theme: "The Compare-Contrast Essay"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Compare-Contrast Essay Which short story is more dystopian?
2 The Compare-Contrast Essay Pick 2 of the 3 short stories we’ve read in the dystopia unit so far:“The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
3 The Compare-Contrast Essay Continued… Your task is to decide which of the two more accurately displays a dystopian worldYour essay should make reference to 3 dystopia elements, a different one in each paragraphRefer to your “Dystopia: Characteristics and Definitions” handout
4 Format of the Essay 5 Paragraphs: Introduction – includes texts to be examined, thesis statement, and essay planBody #1 – 1 comparison or concession between the two textsBody #2 – 1 contrast between the two textsBody #3 – 1 different contrast between the two textsConclusion – wrap up your essay by re-stating your thesis and comparisons/contrasts
5 Things to keep in mind:Don’t loose sight of your thesis! This should be woven throughout your essay in a point/proof/explain method, similar to previous essaysRemember to use examples from the texts to support your claimsUse MLA format correctly in page setup, quotations, citations, and Works Cited page
6 Process Essay Outline – due Thursday, November 22, at the end of class Peer Edit – Rough Copy due Friday, November 30Good copy – due Thursday, December 6
7 Final RemindersRefer to your essay handout for rubric and additional informationYour teacher is always here for you! Seek extra help WELL BEFORE all deadlines if you need itThis presentation will be posted on the course website for your reference (lmauer.wikispaces.com)