Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Outline Structure for the Hamlet: Critical Essay

 



Use these directions to help construct your outline. Turn your outline in, along with steps 1 and 2 of the assignment.

A.    Introduction
a.       State the title of the work, the author’s name and the date of publication
b.      Outline main ideas of the book and identify the author’s thesis
c.       State your own thesis statement and your main idea about the work

B.     1st Body Paragraph
a.       Topic sentence (what this paragraph will discuss, how it will prove your thesis)
b.      Context for the quote
                                                              i.       Who says it?
                                                            ii.       What’s happening in the text when they say it?
c.       Quote from the text (cited appropriately)
d.      Analysis of the quote: How does it prove your thesis?
e.       Closing sentence (wrap up the paragraph to effectively transition to the next paragraph)

B.     2nd Body Paragraph
a.       Topic sentence (what this paragraph will discuss, how it will prove your thesis)
b.      Context for the quote
                                                              i.       Who says it?
                                                            ii.       What’s happening in the text when they say it?
c.       Quote from the text (cited appropriately)
d.      Analysis of the quote: How does it prove your thesis?
e.       Closing sentence (wrap up the paragraph to effectively transition to the next paragraph)

C.    3rd Body Paragraph
a.       Topic sentence (what this paragraph will discuss, how it will prove your thesis)
b.      Context for the quote
                                                              i.       Who says it?
                                                            ii.       What’s happening in the text when they say it?
c.       Quote from the text (cited appropriately)
d.      Analysis of the quote: How does it prove your thesis?
e.       Closing sentence (wrap up the paragraph to effectively transition to the next paragraph)

D.    Conclusion:
a.       Summarize your argument (restate your thesis statement).
b.      Extend the argument.
c.       Show why the text is important


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