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Literary Exploration for Engl 20-2
Transcript of Literary Exploration for Engl 20-2
Sentence 1: HOOK (question, statement or quote) that is relevant to the topic.
Example: Courage is an important aspect of shaping the world and cultures we live. Body Paragraph 1 – Source GIVEN:
Topic Sentence: Open with a statement about how the topic is illustrated in the excerpt.
Example: In the excerpt, “The Magician's Nephew,” Digory is faced with a task meeting the unknown in a place out of the world. Body Paragraph 1 Source Taken (from class)
Topic Sentence: Open with a statement about how the topic is illustrated in a source you have studies in class.
Example: Another great example of courage can be seen in the movie “Forrest Gump.” Body Paragraph 2 Body Paragraph 3: Source YOU:
Topic Sentence: Open with a statement about how the topic is illustrated in your own life or someone you know.
Example: Finally, I witnessed the strength and courage it takes to face the end of one's life when my grandfather battled cancer two years ago. Body Paragraph 3 Topic Sentence: Open with a strong concluding statement on why the topic is important.
Example: Courage is an element that is necessary for the success of life. Sentence 2: THEME (a general statement that introduces the topic of your essay)
Example: Humankind has thrived on courage since the beginning of time and courage is what allows us to shape our many cultures and become who we are meant to be. Sentence 3: THESIS (the main point your essay is making) + Source Given + Source Taken + YOU
Example: Without courage, our world would not be what it is today and the human race would definitely not have survived the test of time. In the excerpt, “The Magician's Nephew” by C.S. Lewis, one can understand a type of courage that is established to explore and protect. In the movie, “Forrest Gump,” courage is expressed by doing the right thing. In my own life, I recognize how my grandfather faced the end of his life courageously when he battled cancer. Sentence 2: EXPLAIN – using details from the source – How the character(s) demonstrate the topic in the excerpt.
Example: Digory is sceptical at first in whether he should embark on this journey but he manages to muster the courage from inside himself as he knows that there is a small girl he must protect and summon back to the world.
Sentences 3, 4, and 5: EXPAND on the idea you presented IN YOUR THESIS STATEMENT that supports and explains the conflict and how the topic is demonstrated. Use embedded quotes to support your statements. Concluding sentence: PROVE (using specific details from the source) how your main point applies to the source given.
Example: This proves courage is an important quality that provides the ability to protect and also engage in seemingly dangerous situations for the better. Sentence 2: EXPLAIN – using details from this new source – HOW the character(s) demonstrate the topic in the excerpt.
Example: Forrest is a character with strong moral values and a sense of courage to do what is right.
Sentences 3, 4, and 5: EXPAND on the idea you presented IN YOUR THESIS STATEMENT that supports and explains the conflict and how the topic is demonstrated in the source taken. Offer a STRONG CONCRETE EXAMPLE of how the character demonstrates the topic and WHY it is important. Concluding Sentence: PROVE (using specific details from the source) how your main point applies to the source taken.
Example: Because of Forrest's courage, Captain Dan is able to enjoy the rest of his life and appreciate the opportunities Forrest gives him. Sentence 2: EXPLAIN – using details from a real-life example – HOW you recognize the importance of the topic playing out in your OWN LIFE.
Sentences 3, 4 and 5: EXPAND on the idea you presented IN YOUR THESIS STATEMENT that supports and explains the conflict and how the topic is demonstrated in your life. Offer a STRONG CONCRETE EXAMPLE of how you recognize the issue playing out and WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED about the topic and WHY it is important. Concluding Sentence: PROVE (using specific details from the source) how your main point applies to the source.
Example: He was not afraid to die and gave us the courage we needed to face his end. Sentence 2: Concluding statement WITH Character from SOURCE GIVEN: Digory's courage saved a young girl from an uncertain future.
Sentence 3: Concluding statement with Character(s) from SOURCE TAKEN: Forrest Gump demonstrated courage in order to take care of those around him. Sentence 4: Concluding statement from your OWN LIFE: My grandfather showed me great
courage in facing his death with dignity and humour.
Concluding Sentence: FOOD FOR THOUGHT STATEMENT (that comes to a full-circle ending).
Example: When our end comes, our courage is the “passing mark” to the test of time.