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The Scarlet Letter Literary Essay
The Prompt As an assessment of our reading of The Scarlet Letter, you will be asked to analyze a dominant theme throughout the story. Please make sure you analysis covers the entire novel and includes three quotations.
Possible Topics Order vs. Individual Freedom Justice vs. Revenge The Public Realm vs. The Private Realm Sin vs. Guilt Nature vs. Society
Guidelines 3 – 4 pages, typed, double spaced Times New Roman 12 point font Clear thesis with three subtopics Three specific quotes covering the entire novel. Correct in-text citations MLA format
The Yes Test Before Mr. Sun-K grades your essay, you must pass the Yes Test. The Yes Test addresses the guidelines of the essay. Consequences: 1 st time fail: No penalty 2 nd time fail: -10% 3 rd time fail: -25%
Key Dates Brainstorm: In-Class Wednesday 12/3 Outline: In-Class Thursday 12/4 Draft 1: Due Friday 12/5 Draft 2: Due Tuesday 12/9 Draft 3: Due Thursday 12/11 Final Draft/Dialectical Journal Due: Monday 12/15
Final Tips Include in-text citations (Author, pg#). MLA Format: -Header with your name and page # at the top of each page. -1 inch margins -Title Follow the Citation Sandwich: -Set-Up the quote -Cite the quote -Analyze the quote Cover the Scope of the novel: your essay needs to discuss the beginning, middle, and end of the The Scarlet Letter