*Before turning in your thesis statement, ask yourself the following questions about what you have written:
- Does it take a stance?
¨ It should not be a “given:” a statement so general or obvious that it’s not debatable. Someone should be able to look at it and argue it does not happen just as you’ve indicated.
¨ Look for the PATTERNS and cause/effect relationships within the novels to help you determine this.
- Is that stance:
¨ arguable by examining and interpreting the novels, short stories, or plays of “your” author?
¨ supported by material found in the secondary source criticism?
¨ addressing the larger message of the novel, not just what happens in the story?
When you submit your thesis statement, you may include beneath it reflections of what you think are its strengths and weaknesses. You can also indicate what you tried to do or a plain language explanation of what you want to talk about. All of these things will help me give you better feedback.
When you have read through and done all of this, download the template and submit your stuff to Turnitin.com.
REMEMBER TO SUBMIT THE WHOLE DOCUMENT TO TURNITIN.COM
y midnight on April 1.