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English Lecture 09 - Oct 12

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Western University
English 1022E
David Bentley

ENGLISH 1022E October 12 , 2010 ENGLISH – Lecture 9 THE ESSAY… o Stapled, no add-ons, no title page. Looks like handout. Numbered, but not the first page, on the top right hand corner. Top left-hand corner: (in the little box on the handout) YOUR NAME, PROF NAME, TA NAME, ENGLISH 1022E, DATE. o Use the title to point the way forward for your essay topic and catch reader’s attention. o Get straight to the point of your essay, give it full title o “quotations” if it’s a short story, piece of a collection, published in something bigger. “Cat in the Rain”, “The Dead” and “Backdrop Addresses Cowboy” o Italics if it’s a work of considerable volume, like Brave New World, The Tempest, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. o FIRST PARAGRAPH: skeleton of key portions of the opening paragraph: Near the beginning of (full name of the author and the title of the work, either in italics or double quotation marks, depending on what sort of work it is) the protagonist of the (genre, type or form of the work), (name of the character or other focal point of the essay), (quotation properly integrated and (page number)) … A (your approach: detailed analysis, close reading, feminist…) … reveals (your thesis statement or argument) … When (into your discussion)... o Write in historical present tense!! However, when describing past happenings within the
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