Write a multi-paragraph essay (approximately 700 words in length); include a thesis statement in your introductory paragraph, at least three main points of comparison/contrast, and a strong conclusion.
– Follow APA guidelines for formatting and citations. Double-space your essay, title page,
and references page.
– Use either block or alternating pattern in your essay structure.
– Use specific support from two readings in your essay (ie: quotations, paraphrasing,
summarizing). If you use a quotation, make sure you analyze it and discuss why you have
included it (do not simply insert a quotation and move on). Include in-text citations for all of
the evidence you use and a reference page at the end of your assignment.
– Organize your support in advance. Read/watch the materials multiple times before writing.
– Your essay is an analysis of the texts provided, not an opinion piece about the subject
matter. No personal opinions, generalizations, or anecdotes are required.
– Focus on analysing the specific elements (such as genre, tone, diction, voice, imagery, etc.)
in the texts.
– Proofread carefully for grammar, spelling and mechanics.