EN 1006 Lecture Notes - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thesis Statement

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Published on 17 Apr 2013
School
York University
Department
English
Course
EN 1006
How to start an essay:
-Brainstorm make general statements
-General Research
-Narrow down the topic
-Suggest your topic to a friend, see if they can understand it and make sense of it
-Make notes on information
-questions
-write out bibliographic information early on because soon enough you may lose the book or can save
time
-Note taking - what to look for:
Write bibliography, Ideas, re reading, quotes, general ideas, questions, and another bibliography of a
new source
-print off notes
-colour co-ordinate notes
-prevents plagiarism
-thesis statement always changes
-THE PLAN (outline) at the top of your plan:
Intro: should be able to summarize some general statements which introduce the reader into the essay.
Move onto specific statements. Than have a working thesis. Move into development.
Topic #1: write down a few general statements (Desdemona)
Topic #2: few general statements
Topic #3 (if you have one0 few general statements
And than conclusion. Restate thesis in different words and come up with a general statements to wrap
it up.
Frost at Midnight Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Norton pg 1650) HOW IS IT ROMANTIC?
-nature is configured at different times of the year
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Suggest your topic to a friend, see if they can understand it and make sense of it. Write out bibliographic information early on because soon enough you may lose the book or can save time. Write bibliography, ideas, re reading, quotes, general ideas, questions, and another bibliography of a new source. The plan (outline) at the top of your plan: Intro: should be able to summarize some general statements which introduce the reader into the essay. Topic #1: write down a few general statements (desdemona) Topic #3 (if you have one0 few general statements. Restate thesis in different words and come up with a general statements to wrap it up. Nature is configured at different times of the year. Nostalgic in a way for his own childhood, being in school. Simple things, that we see when in class looking out of the window, frost outside.

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