What questions do you have about the Analysis?
The structure of an analysis of literature can head in various directions. You can present a string of evidence to support a claim. You can examine similarities and differences. You can ask a question and explore ideas rather than a single point. In all these, you need to support a claim with reasons and evidence from the text.
You can think of these as the “chips and salsa” of a paragraph. The chips can be the reason supporting the claim and the salsa can be the textual evidence, quotes, lines, ideas, paraphrases, chapters, etc that support the reason.
- Introduction leading to claim
- First supporting reason + textual evidence
- Supporting reason + evidence
- 3rd, 4th, 5th supporting reasons + evidence for each
- Conclusion connecting the parts and making the argument clear. Answer the “So what?” question and give the significance. Why does this matter? Why should we care? What should we take away from your analysis? How does it help us understand the literary work better?
This is just one sample structure. You decide what the reasons and evidence are and how to organize the argument best. What do you need to so to prove your reading of the text?
Use a formal style.
Cite your evidence using MLA citations.
Also called parenthetical citations.
One Author: (Ramos 1)
Two Authors: (Smith and Ramos 2)
Three or more Authors: (Ramos et al. 2)
Take two minutes and write down your thesis and claims. What are you writing about and what points of support do you have? What scenes are you focusing on?
You will have 2 minutes to present your topic and points to a partner. Then they will have two minutes to present your topic and points to you.
Argument – a reason or set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong.
Remember, an argument uses reasons and evidence to persuade. Have you provided enough reasons and evidence to convince us of your position?
Keep these things in mind.
- Peer edit the same way you revise your own work.
- Be specific in identifying problems or opportunities.
- Offer suggestions for improvement.
- Praise what is genuinely good in the paper.
What is your plan of action for revising your essay? Comment below with your answer.
Gaming Can Make a Better World – Jane McGonigal
Write for four minutes on what stood out to you.
What can we learn from this?
- Chapter 8 (“As a Result”: Connecting the Parts)
- Jane McGonigal, “Reality is Broken” JOURNAL 8
- LEV GROSSMAN, “From Scroll to Screen” JOURNAL 9
I am going to try and include more emphasis on the moon because that is a big driving point in
my creative story. I will also need to add my reflection as to why I decided to tell my story the way I did with my reasons and choices.
I’m going to add more explanation/detail to my points and I’m also planning on including more research from outside sources.
My plan for revising the essay is to get more scholary research and to go more in depth with Psychological problems and why Clemencia did what she did
My plan of action for revision is rereading the story, and making it more consice with more focus. I think I made it more ranty and I have to bring it more back to the thesis. Focus more on the main point. I also need to make a title.. But overall conciseness is my main fix I have to make on my essay.
I will be including more supportive research citations to support Schizophrenic Artist.
I plan to add to my story more interesting details to include scenes talking to a picture, including a gummy bear scene.
I plan to include 2 more citations from the Sandra Cisneros story to support Clemencia crazy side.
My plan of action for revising my essay will be to do more research on two more of my main ideas. To incorporate a video that I researched and use as an example to get one of my points across.
My plan of action is to give a little more description to the man and woman and do a better analysis at the end to explain my whole thought process for the story I continued.
my revision will be to explain how the trauma Clemencia experienced affected her brain in a negative manner, thus causing schizophrenia in her young adult years. how her actions placed were symptoms of such mental disorder.
Answering the “so what” question and making my point more clear to the reader of why it’s this topic is important for everyone.
My plan of action is to change my story line and give characters names that have meaning to them and to their personality.
My plan for my essay is to be a tad more descriptive with my details from the story. I have a great start, and i am excited where i can get this essay to be.
My plan is going to involve brainstorming more and dividing the short story into multiple sections and explaining how they play a role in the main character’s mental health.
My plan of action for revising my essay is taking all the suggestions I’ve gotten and incorporate it into my essay somehow. I plan to add more detail and more research into my essay.
My plan of action for revising my essay is im going to turn Clemencia’s whole life around she is going to go to rehab and end up being a guidance counselor helping people who are going through similar problems as she did.
I am going to clarify some of my key points within my analysis essay and make my thesis more direct to the readers. I would like to add a few more citations and also strengthen my scholarly research source.
To better my essay, I will include further research about how often women typically have the need to have a man in their life to feel sufficient, and where this ideology comes from. How common is it?
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