JUDGMENT Your opinion based on the reading that will be supported with specific examples from the text MUST BE ABLE TO BE PROVEN NOT A FACT
CRITERIA Areas of proposed discussion in the paper (criterion) In this paper, your 3 adjectives to be supported
For this assignment, your thesis includes Title of selection (story) Author of selection Name of character being analyzed Judgment to be proven Criteria
Proof Incidents, quotes, inferences from the story that substantiate (support) judgments Will be cited (page #).
Thesis Restatement Rewording of the thesis with added emphasis It may suggest consequences of the thesis A different adjective replaces that of your title adjective
Sample judments/provables The princess is capable of selecting the tiger. Sangor Rainsford could kill a human being. The scout would make a good friend. Walter Mitty will eventually go insane. How are these JUDGMENTS and not facts?
Sample Thesis Statement In “The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton, the princess is capable of selecting the tiger because she is jealous, devious, and cruel. Title: The Lady, or the Tiger Author: Frank R. Stockton Name of character: The princess Judgment: capable of selecting the tiger Criteria: jealous, devious, cruel
Sample Proof The Princess is jealous The princess realizes the beauty of the lady (35). The Princess has seen an attraction between the lady and her lover while exchanging glances (35).
Sample Thesis Restatement Because of her jeal0us, devious, and cruel nature, the emotional princess would select the door with the tiger and condemn her lover to death. New adjective: Barbaric becomes Emotional Restatement of criteria Conclusion: condemn her lover to death