Alone With You by Marisa Silver Purpose: The main focus for this essay will be arguing a critical point surrounding a group of short stories; providing evidence to support a thesis; and successfully incorporating quotes.
Alone With You by Marisa Silver
Purpose: The main focus for this essay will be arguing a critical point surrounding a group of short stories; providing evidence to support a thesis; and successfully incorporating quotes.
Prompt: Drawing from the different stories you’ve read by Marisa Silver, your task is to make and support a thesis. You might explain, for example, how specific themes are apparent in many of her stories; you might point out the distinguishing elements of her writing style; or perhaps comment on how these stories accurately portray current social dilemmas in American culture. I only ask that your argument directly correlate to the stories by Silver. Your paper need only cite excerpts from Alone With You.
Minimum word count: 1200
Demonstrate correct MLA formatting.
Use 1” margins and Times or Times New Roman 12 font; insert a header on each page; and provide a creative title that is centered
Your essay should include the following components: an introduction, body and conclusion.
Introduction (1 Paragraph)
Your opening paragraph should introduce the subject you’ve chosen and clearly lead up to a thesis that identifies a controlling idea or dominant impression. Your audience is a college-level reader, like yourself. While you might be discussing a topic that is personal and familiar, I will expect you to maintain a formal and creative tone.
Each body paragraph should demonstrate a logical method of organization pertinent to this writing mode. Begin each body paragraph with a topic sentence that supports your thesis, and thoroughly build on this idea by using concrete details, commentary and smooth transitions. Elaborate and develop a point before moving on to the next paragraph.
Conclusion (1 Paragraph)
A concluding paragraph will return to the essay’s thesis and overall theme in a fresh way.
Preferred language style US English