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You will need to respond to the following questions of your assigned essays. Number your responses and answer in complete sentences.

TWO ESSAYS

  1. Hook –Which of our hook strategies (check outline) does the introduction use? If it doesn’t use any of the outlined strategies, which one would you recommend?
  2. Thesis – What word is the author defining? What is their definition of the word? Does their definition appear at the end of the introduction – it should not appear at the start of the essay! If the definition is not clear, explain what they can do to make it clearer.
  3. Body Paragraph 1
    • What’s the focus of the first body paragraph?
    • Is this main point mentioned in the thesis?
    • Does it incorporate a personal example?
  4. Body Paragraph 2
    • What’s the focus of the second body paragraph?
    • Is this main point mentioned in the thesis?
    • Does it incorporate a personal example?
  5. Body Paragraph 3
    • What’s the focus of the third body paragraph?
    • Is this main point mentioned in the thesis?
    • Does it incorporate a personal example?
  6. Conclusion –Does the conclusion restate the thesis statement?
  7. Praise – What’s one thing you liked about this essay?

ASSIGNMENT 2

PLEASE DO NOT USE OUTSIDE RESEARCH FOR THIS PAPER. I WANT YOUR IDEAS SUPPORTED WITH QUOTES FROM THE MEMOIR.

Develop a thesis that answers the following question and apply the Ethnicity/Race/Culture lens:

How does the author use Bruce Springsteen and his music to show his struggles?

This is your starting points. You need to develop a specific, argument thesis statement and support your points with the text. For example I might use the following as my thesis:

 

In the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor, the author’s obsession with Bruce Springsteen and his music is used to show his desire for independence from his traditional family and his need to escape the confines he feels as a young Pakistani in Britain.

*E-MAIL ME IF YOU WANT THESIS FEEDBACK. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ARGUMENT TO ASSERT THAT FITS THE ASSIGNMENT.

TIPS:

– Have a specific working thesis before you begin writing and utilize pre-writing techniques.

– Write as if the reader of your paper already knows the plot of the book you are writing about. Avoid plot summaries and focus on your ideas/analysis.

– Underline the title of the memoir.

– Use quotations/passages from the memoir to prove your points. Be sure and list the page number in parenthesis after your quote. If you are quoting text that is more than three lines, use MLA block style.

– Use present tense when describing story events.

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