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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 world  Your essay should make reference to 3 dystopia elements, a different one in each paragraph  Refer to your “Dystopia: Characteristics and Definitions” handout

4 Format of the Essay  5 Paragraphs: 1. Introduction – includes texts to be examined, thesis statement, and essay plan 2. Body #1 – 1 comparison or concession between the two texts 3. Body #2 – 1 contrast between the two texts 4. Body #3 – 1 different contrast between the two texts 5. Conclusion – 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 essays  Remember to use examples from the texts to support your claims  Use 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 30  Good copy – due Thursday, December 6

7 Final Reminders  Refer to your essay handout for rubric and additional information  Your teacher is always here for you! Seek extra help WELL BEFORE all deadlines if you need it  This presentation will be posted on the course website for your reference (lmauer.wikispaces.com)


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