An assertion makes a thoughtful and precise claim and fully addresses the prompt. This is where you give your opinion (without using the pronoun “I”) on what you will analyze further in your essay. Your assertion must be supported by your evidence. If it is not, you need to rewrite your assertion.
Examples support the assertion and demonstrate understanding of the content. (This resembles the evidence and context sections of our journals). Here is where you will introduce your evidence, embed the quotation, and cite your evidence correctly.
The explanation of your evidence should be insightful and show your own analysis of the evidence. Here is where you defend why your example supports your assertion.
This is where you connect and support the importance of your assertion. Here is where you can make a connection to real life or the author’s purpose.
We are going to write a model essay together to demonstrate the disrespectful tone the author has toward the narrator. Then, on your own, you will repeat the “X” and “E” of AXES to find an additional example of the author’s tone.
Let’s write the assertion!
In ________________________________________ by ________________________________________, the ________________________________________ is portrayed as _______________________________________
through Cassavell’s use of ________________________________________.
Now we need to find our evidence! Write the evidence below. Make sure to cite it!