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…

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. •  …

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…