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Huck Finn Final Essay

TOPIC: We have been and will be working on activities that should help you generate ideas for an essay in which you compare two related themes, one from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the other from The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. EVIDENCE: You should support your opinion both with evidence and direct quotations (and explanation thereof) from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and with evidence and direct quotations (and explanation thereof) from The Narrative of Frederick Douglass (minimum = cite both of these two authors at least twice). You MUST include a Works Cited page with entries from texts that were cited in your essay.

LENGTH, FORMATTING, AND DUE DATES: Length: 3-4 pages, typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and with 1 margins Style Formatting: Thesis Statement: Outline: Rough draft due for peer editing: Final draft due: Both in-text citations & Works Cited entries should be in MLA style. Thursday, 3/8/12 Monday, 3/12/12 Tuesday, 3/13/12 Friday, 3/16/12

I strongly urge you to have a rough draft done earlier than the 2nd so that you can meet with me as needed for assistance. I also urge you to seek feedback from your classmates outside ofas well as duringclass on your drafts during the revision process. AUDIENCE: Your audience is composed of readers who are familiar with both texts; therefore, excessive summary is unnecessary. Your voice should be an academic one, and for this essay, use the 3rd person rather than the 1st person to express your opinion. Your goal is to come across as reasonable, even-handed, and well-informed. TERMS: An important key to your essay is the use of our unit terminology. We discussed these terms thoroughly and you should feel comfortable using them in your writing. These will instantly increase the formality and credibility of your essay, but they must be used correctly. STRUCTURING YOUR ARGUMENT: For this essay, you should follow the writing model on the reverse of this assignment sheet. The introduction and conclusion formatting is non-negotiable. However, all body paragraphs should have the elements of claim quote comment, but the number of statements and specific organization of the pattern can be modified.

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Huck Finn Final Essay

Body paragraphs should have the following:


CQC is composed of the following three ingredients: 1. An Argumentative Claim 2. A Quote that supports the claim (quotes must have a preceding introduction) 3. Commentary about the quote

Topic Sentences must align with your thesis statement; this should trickle down so that your commentary should connect the quote to the topic sentence of that paragraph.