WEEK ONE: Paper 1 – My Favorite Genre
Welcome to Studies in Literature and to your first essay! This
paper will consist of an analytical perspective on something which you enjoy –
your favorite genre. An analytical essay responds to and examines ideas based
on a central theme. This idea must be supported by evidence, which may include
examples. Quotes and paraphrases may be used but always need to be explained,
in order that the essay is not simply just a list of quotes. A key component of
the essay is that it must show a clear connection of the evidence to the
central idea. In this case you will be describing your favorite genre in three
different ways using a short five paragraph essay. Follow the structure below
to complete the essay:
This paper will need to be typed
in APA Format, the basics of which
Size 12 font; Times New Roman;
double-spaced (between the lines.)
paragraph 1 Here you should
first introduce the topic. Then, you should briefly outline what you will be
dealing with in each of your three body paragraphs.
paragraph 2Here you will talk about the history and origins of your
genre – example: where and when was this genre first used?
paragraph 3 Here you
will talk about how this came to be your favorite genre – since when, and why
it came to be your favorite genre.
paragraph 4 Then, you
will talk about how this genre features in your life today – the books /
magazines / blogs you read; the movies you choose to see; the games you play on
gaming platforms and any other interests you have that include this genre.
paragraph 5 Finally, you
will summarize the three main points you made in your body. Briefly finish with
a statement or even a rhetorical question or quotation to keep your reader
thinking even after your essay is over!
Midnight, Tuesday week 2.