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ODYSSEY OUTLINE POINTS Moving from Outline to Draft
Directions The following slides identify the most important things to consider as you’re beginning to draft your paper in paragraph form. Please read them closely and come prepared with any questions you have.
Quotations Many of you need more DQs; there should be more than one piece of quoted evidence for each situation/example. I’m not going to count, but I can tell you right now that having 4 DQs for the whole paper is insufficient. Quotation format: You need the slashes where the lines break!! Citation format (Homer X.167-171; 169) author book # line #s pg. #
Long Quotations Some of you have reallllly long DQs going on. You need to break these up. If you have ONE (that’s all I’ll allow…)that is over 4 lines long when you type it and you just cannot trim it, then you need to format as a “Block quotation” Always use a colon at the end of the signal phrase. Quotation marks are not used to open/close block quotes. Block quote indentation must always be deeper than the indentation before it. Block quotes are indented 10 spaces from the left margin, but if a 10 space indentation makes the block quote match up with the paper’s standard paragraph indentation then it is acceptable to indent the block quote an additional tab space. It is not acceptable for paragraph indentations and block quote indentations to match up, for the Punctuation goes at the end of the quote’s final sentence, not after the page number (this is different from other citations!).
CQA As you begin to put this into paragraph form, don’t forget CQA for your examples. C = Context: Make sure you provide the context necessary to understand your evidence Q = quotation/evidence A = Analysis. Evaluate THIS evidence toward the thesis. This means breaking it down to discuss why it's the evidence you really need. For this I mean examining word choice in the quotation, attention to HOW something is said, or even to whom it's being said.
Topic Sentences Topic Sentences (TPS) Should capture the content of the entire paragraph Should transition from the paragraph before it. Should still have evident tie to the thesis MAY be two sentences. Look at the “How to move from outline to draft” for strong examples. You will see how he used language from his previous paragraph to help move into the next one. Try to do the same with yours.
We will discuss this more next Wed, but here are a few tips for you: Intros and Conclusions
Intros For an analytical essay: Write it LAST. (How can you write an intro to something you haven’t written yet!?!) Get a good hook for your opening line. Then TAG in the opening (somewhere within the first 2-3 lines is good) Always include full names of major characters discussed, a basic outline of the story, and the conflict that drives it. Narrowing to thesis is speaking about the topics you include – INTRODUCING THEM to the reader – so the in-depth explanation later in the paper is already connected to the overall idea. End with thesis.
Intro - Visual Hook/TAG Brief summary of characters/conflict Introduces paper content (situations/examples discussed) Thesis!
Conclusions These should: NOT be a line by line summary NEVER repeat the thesis word for word NEVER be less than a strong paragraph Try to present connections/relationships between the material and examples to suggest the larger message and connection to the real world. This is like an “a-ha” moment