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Essay must have proper structure- being broken into paragraphsRemember_SEXIS= statement, Main point of the paragraph or what you are about to discuss.E= Explain what you said in your statement, Tell the reader why the things you said in your statement is true, This should make up the bulk of the paragraphX=Example, give an example of your statementI=Importance- Is the point you’ve made in this paragraph important, Tell the readers why it matters, this part may not be applicableMost important thing is essay practice for the final because all the steps need practice, as well as teachers love people who do practice essays.
So do more practice essays in free time. Always prepare an outline or essay plan before doing the essay because it can help summarize ideas. It also requires you to go off of your structure for your essay plan, How to stop repitition- Reread essay and try to rephrase it Essay is going to be on To Kill A MockingbirdRead key points and mark it on the book or write notes because essay will be on one of the topics just like To Kill A Mockingbird.
Tips for Essay:Put your draft aside. Time away from your essay will allow for more objective self-evaluation.Get feedback. Since you already know what you’re trying to say, you aren’t always the best judge of where the draft is clear or unclear. Let another reader tell you. Then discuss aloud what you were trying to achieve.
In articulating for someone else what you meant to argue, you will clarify ideas for yourself.Construct a backward-outline of your essay. Identify the main idea(s) in each paragraph. Rank their importance in advancing your thesis. Consider connections between and among ideas.Rethink your thesis. Based on what you did in the previous step, restructure your argument: reorder your points, cut irrelevancies or redundancies, add complications and implications. You may want to return to the text for additional evidence.Now that you know what you’re really arguing, work on the introduction and conclusion. Make sure to begin your paragraphs with topic sentences, linking idea(s) in each paragraph to those proposed in the thesis.Proofread. Aim for precision and economy in language. Read aloud so you can hear stylistic infelicities. (Your ear will pick up what your eye has missed.)Essay maps ask you to predict where your reader will expect background information, counterargument, close analysis of a primary source, or a turn to secondary source material.Essay structure:State your thesis in a sentence or two, then write another sentence saying why it’s important to make that claim. Indicate, in other words, what a reader might learn by exploring the claim with you. Here you’re anticipating your answer to the “why” question that you’ll eventually flesh out in your conclusion.Begin your next sentence like this: “To be convinced by my claim, the first thing a reader needs to know is . . .” Then say why that’s the first thing a reader needs to know, and name one or two items of evidence you think will make the case. This will start you off on answering the “what” question. (Alternately, you may find that the first thing your reader needs to know is some background information.)Begin each of the following sentences like this: “The next thing my reader needs to know is . . .” Once again, say why, and name some evidence. Continue until you’ve mapped out your essay. This is how you write a good essay and how to prepare for the final:Also, remember to do multiple drafts of the essay even if your teachers doesn’t require it because you can correct your mistakes and after you do the essay sound it out so that you can rephrase things that your eye can’t catch but you can hear it.Don’t try to write more words, but try to make sure all the words in your essay have meaning . Don’t use transition words too often or it shows that your essay needs work. Try to write specific language and don’t try to use the fanciest words because if you have a good essay then there is no need for fancy words. All in all a good essay has to be written in multiple drafts, points should be clear and convey the message clearly, and all the grammar as well as the meaning of the essay should be evident. Main characters in book: Bob Ewell, Atticus, Jem, Scout, Miss Maudie, Tom Robinson, Mr.Cunningham, Charles Baker Dill Harris, CalpurniaMaycomb-During the trialStart of the essay- Talking about the Racism in Maycomb County The book To Kill A Mockingbird portrays the thematic idea of racism through the trial in Maycomb county of an innocent black man who is facing rape accusations from a poor white male alcoholic’s daughter. This shows the racism and segregation of the time period which derived from whites being so called superior to blacks, or in other words the hierarchy of society. It is all portrayed through the citizens of Maycomb, more so through the main characters Jem Finch and Scout Finch. The first few chapters of the book To Kill A Mockingbird highlight how racism plays a huge part of people’s lives in Maycomb. For example in the book, Jem and Scout Finch (the main characters in the novella) have a cranky old neighbor named Mrs.Dubose. Mrs.Dubose is very idealistic about her ideas, and is stuck on the idea that black people are worse than black people. Your father’s no better than the negroes and trash he works for!(135)This is why the racism in the book plays a big part of the novella. Mr.Avery- neighbor they hate, made a snowman out of him. It’s bad children like you makes the seasons change. (87) Mr.AveryMain theme in To Kill A MockingBird- Coexistence of Good and EvilGood and Evil. To Kill a Mockingbird is an exploration of human morality, and presents a constant conversation regarding the inherent goodness or evilness of people. … DoneEducation. Shortly after the novel begins, Scout starts her first year at school. … Social Inequality. … The Mockingbird. … Perspective. … not doingRacism. … Bravery. … The Law. not doingAunt Alexandra helps Scout be more of a Woman which shows the theSpanish, Lit and Bio teacher I have to ask how to make up the work or just make it upAtticus I’m trying to tell you the facts of life. Promotes self awareness and good vs evil CGEAtticus tries to follow Aunt Alexandra’s advice of making Jem and Scout formal like the Finches but tells them not to remember what he said when he sees Jem and Scout are sad, this belongs to the section of perspective and the lawAtticus enjoyed the kids going to the First Purchase church with Calpurnia but Aunt Alexandra didn’tJem and Scout think there is a snake under the bed but it is just Dill The main themes come into play during the trial of maycomb which directly relates to the Scottsboro Trials in which Tom Robinson is tried in court for something he didn’t do This is like the Scottsboro Trials in which nine young men were tried for something that they didn’t do and their lives by two women who fakes being rapedWhy do you reckon Boo Radley’s never run off? Maybe he doesn’t have anywhere to run off toTensions over the trial haunt Jem and Scout because everybody makes fun of them for Atticus defending a black personThe Coexistence of Good and Evil Race, Inequality vs Equality, ClassRace: Half white, half colored. You’ve seen em scout. They’re just in betweens, they don’t belong anywhere. Because the blacks won’t take them because they are half white, and the whites won’t take them because they are black. It’s because they don’t belong anywhere. They say that they are worse off then the blacks. This is Mr.Dolphus Raymond’s children who are half black and half white. The Social chains:WhiteBlackDolphus Raymond’s mixed childrenNeither Good or evil can exist without each otherExample of Calpurnia being a good influence is teaching her son to read, and teaching Jem and Scout right versus wrong.Remember during the essay:1. Remember key theme and structure essay accordingly2. Remember the way that you put your essay3.Remember the corrections she gave and implement those while writing the essayWhen Reverend Sykes said there were no seats downstairs during the trial, he asked them if they were okay with sitting with him at the trial and they responded with gosh yes. Which shows that the color barrier hasn’t hit Jem or Scout who are matured, which shows their maturity and the theme of growing up. One example of Maycomb not being a perfect down is through the knot hole in the tree next to the Radley house. The closing of the knothole shows Jem that Maycomb is not the perfect town he perceived it was. Jem’s reaction to the jury’s verdict shows that Jem’s faith in the jury was unjustified, as the whole jury voted against Tom Robinson and each time Jem would get stabbed for every guilty because he had believed that the jury would do the right thing. Dill is also hurt by this when Atticus was respectful and treated Mayella nicely ,but when Mr.Gilmer was cross examining Tom Robinson, he treated Tom with no respect because Tom was black.
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