Masterpiece Comics

Re-imagine this book as a comic book. What comic book would it be? What superheroes would the characters be? Who would be the villain? What comic book themes would we need to address?

Take a few minutes and come up with a list of comics, superheroes, and villains that would work for our novel. 

Creating Structure

How To Write Anything pg. 200 

Creating Structure. 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. (pg. 202)

Cite your evidence using MLA citations. (pg. 472) 

Example:

  • Rowell provides many examples of domestic violence (50).
  • Eleanor & Park provides many examples of domestic violence (Rowell 50). 

Discuss Chapters 42, 43, and 45

Chapter 42 Summarizing Sources

Summarize key scenes to support your claims and reasons. 

Chapter 43 Paraphrasing Sources

Paraphrase evidence when it is not necessary to use exact wording. Quote when it is specific or important to maintain the language. 

Chapter 45 Documenting Sources

In academia, we cite where the ideas, points, evidence comes from. We are always writing within a pre-existing discussion. You want to cite others to borrow their credibility.

Outline Workshop

Workshop looking for structure and evidence, “Chips and Salsa” for your essay. Make it detailed. Add in specific scenes, lines, evidence. What do you still need to research?

Thesis Statements

TWO FAIRLY EASY WAYS TO CREATE AN ARGUABLE THESIS:

1) Use “should”, “must”, “needs to” to reveal the imperative that you’re arguing for:

Example: The Klamath River must be given sufficient water to avoid further salmon die-offs, as happened recently.

2) Add your opposition to your thesis, so we know what the opposing argument is early on:

Example: Although the farmers and other competing water interests would argue against this, the Klamath River must be given sufficient water to avoid further salmon die-offs, as happened recently.

Write a Thesis

  1. Focused
  2. Debatable
  3. Picks a side
  4. Makes a claim
  5. Supported by evidence

Write

Comment below with your outline for points.

Also, did you provide sufficient reasons and evidence to support your claim? Is there anything you still need to cover to make sure the readers of your essay can follow along? Did you answer any questions you raised?

Homework

  1. Revise Essay
  2. Read Chapter 36, Peer Editing