Restate the central question in a way that is true to your beliefs and that presents the point of view that you will defend (this will, probably, be the last sentence or two of your introduction). This thesis should incorporate the major points you will explore in your essay that you’ve identified on the ‘Developing the Main Points for your Evidence &Analysis’ Worksheet.
Write your thesis statement here: ___________________________________________________
Develop the Evidence & Analysis to support your Thesis by outlining your ideas. Complete an Outline of Ideas and Notes Worksheet for EACH of your 4 Evidence & Analysis Points.
At this point, you will need to be Searching for Evidence from the articles, readings, and literature you’ve read to support your points (be sure to include these sources on the worksheet!!)
Don’t forget to look through what you have ALREADY written, reflected upon, and drawn conclusions about in your Composition Book and Scrapbook of a Witness to help you!!! You should NOT be starting from scratch on any of this…A lot of this work should already be done!!!
SIGN OFF Analysis #1: ______Date: _____ SIGN OFF Analysis #2: ______Date: ______
SIGN OFF Analysis #3: ______Date: _____ SIGN OFF Analysis #4: ______Date: ______
Step Four: Prepare your Introduction Review ALL of the reflective writing you have already done about Night, Elie’s Acceptance Speech, the Facing HistoryAssignments, Life is Beautiful, and the Universe of Obligation Activity and Notes…what are the messages that most stand out to you and that connect to your main ideas? (Different parts of these writings will become the introduction and conclusion to your essay.)
Drawing from the writing and work you have already completed, write an extensive introduction that explores the themes and concerns that your paper will address. This introduction should be a broad overview and make connections to your personal experiences and observations.
Be sure to include your Thesis statement in the Introduction (probably the last 1-2 sentences).
SIGN OFF: _________________________________ Date: _________ Step Five: Draft the Body of your Essay
Each analysis point should be at least 2 paragraphs (a guideline would be to think about the front page of your Outline of Ideasfor one paragraph, the back page for the 2nd paragraph…)
SIGN OFF: _________________________________
Step Six: Prepare your Conclusion
Again, review the main points in your paper and the reflective writing you have done in your classes. From these notes, and thinking about the main points you make in your essay, write a conclusion that
draws strong conclusions about the themes and concerns addressed in the essay