The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry



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The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

~ Robert Burns,

English 9/English 9H



Instructor: Ms. Boeh, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Martin, Mrs. O’Brien, Ms. Rae, Mr. Van Velzer

Unit: Dreams and Aspirations

Assignment: Essay Planning Guide

Instructions: You will write a fully processed literary analysis essay --please complete your paper in Google Docs, paying attention to format and conventions. You will submit your essay on turnitin.com for grading.

Learning Targets: I can develop a clear and concise claim that will act as the main focus of my essay; I can choose relevant examples; I can identify the essential question within an essay prompt.


Grading Criteria: Your paper should include the following:

  • Introduction that hooks the reader, provides context for the topic, and contains a clear argumentative thesis statement.

  • Body that fully develops your analysis in support of your thesis statement.

  • A logical conclusion that reinforces your overall argument

  • Clear and logical organization

  • Coherent writing that demonstrates an understanding of writing conventions and MLA formatting


Evidence Selection

QUOTATIONAL EVIDENCE

ANALYSIS




















MLA Formatted Citations (as it would appear on a Works Cited Page):








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To help you organize your writing, you should complete an outline.

To see an example outline, please visit the following site:



https://writingprocess.mit.edu/process/step-2-plan-and-organize/creating-detailed-outline
Simplified Outline Format:

Student Name

Teacher Name

English 9 Block ___

9 May 2018

Title


  1. Introduction:

    1. Thesis (bold and underline); address all parts of the prompt

  2. Body 1: (Claim/Evidence)

    1. Topic Sentence (write in a complete sentence; be sure to support the thesis)

      1. Evidence 1 with quotation marks and citation

      2. Evidence 2 with quotation marks and citation

  3. Body 2: (Claim/Evidence)

    1. Topic Sentence (write in a complete sentence; be sure to support the thesis)

      1. Evidence 1 with quotation marks and citation

      2. Evidence 2 with quotation marks and citation

  4. Conclusion:


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