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Accelerated 10 English 1. Read 2. Details 3. Topic – Significant to the Text 4. Return to the details. o Details are combined/interpreted to determine.

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2 Accelerated 10 English

3 1. Read 2. Details 3. Topic – Significant to the Text 4. Return to the details. o Details are combined/interpreted to determine the author’s purpose in discussing the topic which is the… 5. Author’s Theme (message about a big idea) 6. Thesis = Author uses [X] to reveal [Y] 7. Essay: Show how the author’s [X] reveals the [Y]

4  Author uses  X= [the specific spot in the story we want to address] to suggest/display/reveal  Y= [some message about one of the big ideas].

5 Mr. Stadnycki Honors 10 English

6  The quoted words are usually more than one sentence in length and MUST be a minimum of 4 typed lines in your paper.

7  Introduce the text with a FORMAL style quotation introduction, which ends in a _______ (review!)  Remember that the factual content of your introduction should enhance the reader’s understanding of the passage. Review: This punctuation mark never follows a _______ or a ______ or a _______.

8  Start typing the quoted text on the next line, without adding any extra line spaces.

9  Indent the left margin of the quoted lines 2 tabs on your keyboard (10 spaces), but let the right margin match the standard margin that you have set for your paper.

10  The quoted text is spaced the same way as the body of your paper. (If your paper is double spaced, then the text of your blocked quotation would be double spaced.)

11  Do not add an additional indent for the first line of the blocked quotation (paragraph indentation). The left margin of the quotation remains straight,  ONLY EXCEPTION: you are copying a text that has multiple paragraph indentations OR dialogue.

12  Copy the text EXACTLY.  This includes paragraph changes as well as the standard sentence structure.

13  You may use the ellipsis and brackets when appropriate.

14  The citation for this style of quotation is placed AFTER the closing punctuation mark.  Example: ----. (White 24)  NOT: ---- (White 24).

15  The first line of discussion after the quotation is placed at the left margin of your paper. No extra space is placed beneath the text of the quotation.

16  Seek paragraph balance: In any paragraph there should always be more of your words than quoted words.  Paragraphs should never end with quotations. You must explain evidence.

17  EVERYTHING…  EVERYTHING gets double spaced!  Header, discussion, header, title.  NO MORE. NO LESS.


19  Introduction and Thesis:  States the argument.  Topic Sentences:  Breaks the argument into logical steps necessary to prove it true.  Body Paragraphs:  provide evidence that supports the claim of the thesis statement (the evidence or support)  Directly relates each piece of evidence back to the theme to prove that the theme is the purpose of the text (the analysis)

20  As with thesis statements, the topic sentence makes a claim.  If X only, we have no literary argument.  If no X, we have no idea what will be discussed in that paragraph.  So, a topic sentence breaks down some part of the [X] and connects it to the overall TOPIC of the essay.  Connect that [X] to how the content of that paragraph will relate to the topic (big idea) of your essay.

21  The paragraph gives reasons or examples AND explanations of how those reasons or examples support the claim of the topic sentence.  make a debatable claim (thesis)  Break the evidence into parts for analysis (topic sentences)  provide proof for that claim (the evidence or support)  show how the evidence supports the claim (the analysis)

22  Do I connect my evidence back to my thesis?  Remember, I said that this text reveals this message. I have to PROVE that’s true.  Have I made the connections clear and obvious?  Does it show how the evidence supports the claim in the thesis?

23  Level 1: Summarize / Repeat / Evidence  Describes plot, provides evidence for analysis.  Level 2: Interprets Evidence  Suggests a possible meaning for evidence  Level 3: Interpret & Connect to Theme  Interprets with the purpose of proving a theme exists

24  For White’s commentary, write a body paragraph with each of the following items. Label each part:  A topic sentence containing X and a connection to topic. Use one of our big ideas from Book 3 to focus you.  1-2 sentences to introduce the context and concept  A formal quotation intro  The block quotation (4 lines or longer)  Explanation of quotation (3-4 sentences)  One sentence must contain a key word or phrase quotation from the block quote.  Check this part for Level 1 vs. Level 2 analysis.


26  Topic Sentence:  What does it need inside of it?  Why?  1-2 Sentences of Context:  Have I given the reader sufficient context for understanding the “where” and “what” of this block quotation?  Formal Quotation Intro:  Have I told the reader what to look for on a thematic or critical-plot analysis level?  The block quotation:  4 lines or longer? Check other rules

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