Presentation on theme: "“Chunking” Method in Essays English 9 Survey. Analysis Analysis: To take a part and examine closely. Literary analysis: take apart a text (a piece of."— Presentation transcript:
Thesis Statement Gives the reader the main idea on what the paper is about in 1 sentence. Must Include: Author’s name (GIVE HIM/HER CREDIT) Work’s title (Important to know WHAT you are analyzing) Your TOPIC with SUPPORTING REASONS EX: In Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” it is evident that Rainsford is a dynamic character because his attitude, tactics, and ideas toward hunting change from the beginning to the end.
Body Paragraph Topic Sentence: identify the topic/point/purpose of the paragraph Concrete Details: Clear details/examples from the story Commentary: Analysis- Clear explanations, reasons, opinions, thoughts for each concrete detail Closing sentence: Transition
Concrete Detail Specific, relevant detail directly from the text! This is the proof and evidence that comes from the text! Use a quote from the story Use a summary
If you use a quote… Introduce the quote Use correct punctuation. Make sure it relates to topic Add citations! Rainsford’s attitude toward hunting changes when the narrator states, “Rainsford knew now how an animal at bay feels” (25).
If you summarize… Be clear, be specific, be detailed Add a citation When General Zaroff approaches each trap, Rainsford begins to feel like the animals that he once hunted; he feels fear and pain (25).
Commentary Commentary: Your ideas, reactions, responses, explanations, reasons, opinions of the concrete details Tell why it is significant/important Use 2 after each Concrete Detail!!
Closing Sentence This is where you transition from one thought to the next
Transitions Therefore So As a Result Hence Accordingly For this purpose Above All Except However On the other hand To sum up From another perspective Meanwhile Afterward Simultaneously In Contrast Likewise In brief
Important Points Avoid personal pronouns (I, ME, MY, MYSELF, YOU, YOUR, WE, etc.) Short stories and poems go in “quotes” Novels and movies go in italics Punctuation always goes INSIDE the quotation mark Indent paragraphs Use PRESENT TENSE. Literature is a live!
Introduction Attention Grabber Background (What is this topic? Why is this topic important?) Thesis Statement Body Paragraph #1 (Enrich) Topic Sentences Concrete Detail #1 2 Commentary Concrete Detail #2 2 Commentary Closing Sentence Body Paragraph #2 (Detract) Topic Sentences Concrete Detail #1 2 Commentary Concrete Detail #2 2 Commentary Closing Sentence Conclusion Reiterate your thesis and main ideas