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How to Write a Formal Analytical Essay

1.INTRODUCTION 3 Sentences (suggested minimum) First sentence introduces the topic Second sentence identifies the author and novel Third sentence states the thesis 2.BODY 2 paragraphs (suggested minimum) Each paragraph based on one aspect of the thesis Paragraphs linked to one another with a connecting word or phrase (transition) Paragraphs written in formal analytical style Paragraphs…

Common Errors in your Essay/Paragraph Writing

1.    Stylistic/Technical Mistakes a.    Italicize the title of a major work (novel, play, movie) Example: The Merchant of Venice (if you are writing it out, you underline the title) b.    Put title of short works in quotation marks (essays, short stories, poetry) Example: “The Fall of a City”) c.    Structural Continuity •    The way your…