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How to Write a Formal Analytical Essay

1.INTRODUCTION 3 Sentences (suggested minimum)The first sentence introduces the topicThe second sentence identifies the author and novelThe third sentence states the thesis2.BODY 2 paragraphs (suggested minimum)Each paragraph based on one aspect of the thesisParagraphs linked to one another with a connecting word or phrase (transition)Paragraphs are written in a formal analytical styleParagraphs follow the pattern:…

Debate Structure & Etiquette

•    Introductions should precede the debate.•    The debater should not offer emotional appeals. H/she should concentrate on the evidence.•    The debater should never falsify, create or distort evidence.•    The debater should never publicly disagree with the decision of the judge or the audience. Winners need to be congratulated by the opposition.•    Debaters should not insult,…

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 the title of short works in quotation marks (essays, short stories, poetry) Example: “The Fall of a City”)c.    Structural Continuity•    The way your thesis is written dictates…