What questions do you have about the Literary Analysis?
The Trial of Clemencia
The People v. Clemencia for vandalism.
- Defense: Argue for Not Guilty.
- Prosecution: Argue for her Guilt.
- Jury: Listens and decides the verdict. 3 volunteers
Find evidence from the story to support your position on this. You will have 10 minutes to plan your claims for guilty or not guilty. One representative will present your case.
After each side presents, you will have another 5 minutes to plan rebuttals. Same or different “lawyer” will present the rebuttal.
After rebuttals, the Jury will deliberate and decide on a verdict. The judge reviews the decision and the Jury reads the verdict.
What is the purpose of this activity? What can we learn from doing this?
We will be going over the 8th edition MLA citation Style. You can look under our resources page for MLA or APA guides. There are three things to consider for each style guide you use:
- Page Formatting
- In-Text Citations
- Works Cited/References Page
The purpose of the next assignment is to present information. Basically, present the research you do on a topic of your choice. The topic and type of report is completely up to you.
Purdue OWL does a great job explaining how to cite sources in MLA.
You will be citing from the book in your essay. It is important that we learn how to do it correctly.
After Quisqueya tells the Riveras about Mayor and Maribel, she says, “I’m Sorry” (Henriquez 202). Even though she says she is sorry, she really is not. She came to tell them because it was gossip not because she felt the need to do the right thing. She told them because it gives her a dark satisfaction to know something and to be the one to break the bad news.
Citing a source with one, two, or three or more authors.
- (Henriquez 202)
- (Best and Marcus 9)
- (Franck et al. 327)
If you were citing something a book or article with one author, you just cite the last name of the author and the page number. If you do not have a page number, say an online article or web page, you just cite the last name of the author and no page number.
“I’m Sorry” (Henriquez 202).
Once you have established what or who you are citing, you only need to cite the page number.
After Quisqueya tells the Riveras about Mayor and Maribel, she says, “I’m Sorry” (202). Even though she says she is sorry, she really is not. She came to tell them because it was gossip not because she felt the need to do the right thing. She told them because it gives her a dark satisfaction to know something and to be the one to break the bad news.
To cite something with two authors, you cite both the last names.
The authors claim that surface reading looks at what is “evident, perceptible, apprehensible in texts” (Best and Marcus 9).
Best and Marcus argue that one should read a text for what it says on its surface, rather than looking for some hidden meaning (9).
If you have a text you are citing with three or more authors, you only cite the first author’s last name with et al. and the page number.
According to Franck et al., “Current agricultural policies in the U.S. are contributing to the poor health of Americans” (327). The authors claim that one cause of obesity in the United States is government-funded farm subsidies (Franck et al. 327).
The in-text citations reference the first thing written for the source in the works cited page.
If you do not know the author, either isn’t listed or can’t find it, you cite a shortened version of the title in quotation marks.
If I was citing the article “Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the US Economy” and it did not have an author listed, you cite a shortened version of the title.
According to the article “Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the US Economy,”Legislation informed by racist and sexist discourse has in the past and present severely challenged the survival and well-being of immigrant families” (32).
Immigrants struggle in the novel because “Legislation informed by racist and sexist discourse has in the past and present severely challenged the survival and well-being of immigrant families” (“Friends and Strangers” 32).
Borjas, George J. “Friends or Strangers: The Impact of Immigrants on the US Economy.” (1990).
Chapter 7, Who Cares?
Chapter 7 explains the importance of addressing the “so what?” and “who cares?” questions when writing and making an argument. You essays will become stronger once you begin addressing these questions in your writing.
The “who cares?” question considers who has a stake in the argument. The “so what?” helps the reader understand what the larger implications or consequences of the topic are.
These questions work great in many parts of your essays. They are especially helpful for writers who struggle with introductions and conclusions. A good tip is to address these questions in the introduction and conclusions.
Topic, So What?
Who are the people that care about your topic? Who has a stake in the matter?
Brainstorm for three minutes all the groups who have a stake in the argument.
Free write for five minutes on why these groups care or why the topic matters.
Template To Use:
I’m _______________, and this matters to me because_________________ . . .
Draft a paragraph, introduction or conclusion, incorporating the so what? and who cares? factors.
This is important because ___________ . . .
This essay will benefit _______________, because _____________________. . .
Comment below with your paragraph.
- Rough draft of literary analysis for Peer Review