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Essay Requirements 5 body paragraphs (introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion) 3 blended quotes (one in each body paragraph) from 3 credible sources A correctly formatted Works Cited page MLA format (heading, pagination, margins, font, title, etc.) A printed copy, as well as a TurnItIn submission
Thesis Statement Examples Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are unsuccessful in their relationship due to a difference in interests, commitment levels, and species. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are successful in their relationship due to shared music passions, their decision to not publicly discuss their relationship, and their commitment to daughter Blue Ivy.
Body Paragraph Expectations Topic sentence which states the reason you will focus on in that paragraph. 2-3 sentences of evidence of that reason, based on your research, that includes a blended quote. 3 sentences of analysis to back up your evidence. Think “big picture” here. Concluding sentence to wrap everything up.
Body Paragraph Example Though this relationship has had many struggles over the years, the biggest reason that Kermit and Piggy were unsuccessful as a couple is their difference in species. In 2011 Miss Piggy and Kermit appeared on the Larry King Show and Piggy made a comment “about the struggle of coming out to [her] fellow pig friends about loving Kermit” (Ford). There is a lot of shame in both the frog and swine communities about this relationship due to the fact that these two are different kinds of animals. Frogs and pigs live in different habitats, eat different kinds of food, and have different life spans. When couples are not able to connect in even the most basic of ways, the relationship is doomed from the start. There has to be some common ground for a relationship to truly thrive. If these two can’t even relate to one another on the very trait that defines them, they will not be able to make compromises on smaller issues either.
MLA Format Heading, Page numbers, double spacing, etc. Works Cited Page – hanging indent, alphabetical, no bullets/numbering, double spaced, on a separate page In Text Citations: First word of the bibliography at the end of the sentence that contains the quote. Example: In 2011 Miss Piggy and Kermit appeared on the Larry King Show and Piggy made a comment “about the struggle of coming out to [her] fellow pig friends about loving Kermit” (Ford).
Titles Title needs to be creative I should know just from your title who your couple is and whether they succeeded or failed Use this pattern for a winning title… Something Catchy: the names of your couple and a hint to their success or failure Examples: Bacon and Frog Legs: the doomed romance of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog He Liked It so He Put a Ring on It: The Modern Fairy Tale of Jay-Z and Beyoncé
Tips for Success Your most well developed reason goes last; hide your weakest reason in the middle of your essay. Your Works Cited page needs to match your in-text citations. Get other people to read your essay & read your essay out loud to yourself to catch mistakes. COME TO TUTORING!