HIST102

HIST102

ÿÿentire novel , you will write a two- to three-page paper analyzing whether Victor Frankenstein or theÿÿÿDO NOT:ÿÿÿÿÿÿThese are all innovative and great and may make a great essay but that’s notÿÿÿEven though it is your interpretation of who the monster is, when you writeÿacademic essays, you are really asserting a claim and attempting to convinceÿreaders to agree with your stance. To do this effectively, its best to create aÿmore objective tone, pulling back on personal statements and writing in terms ofÿwhat Shelley intended and how readers in general perceive/infer the information.ÿIn other words, avoid statements like: I think the monster is really VictorÿFrankenstein. And use statements like: After careful analysis of Shelleysÿcharacters, readers agree that Victor is the true monster of the novel. Also, aÿmajor pitfall to avoid: Do not claim that the monster is Victor then focus on theÿcreation in the body of the essay and why the creation is not the monster.ÿThroughout the semester, I have been posing questions on the Discussion Boardÿthat you have been responsible for. You were then required in some weeks toÿrespond to a peers answers. The purpose of this is to cultivate interaction amongÿpeers as you are working in such solitude when in an online environment.ÿHowever, I know that it is hard to routinely read a lot of what your peers have toÿsay. So this second paper is the one opportunity for you to truly HEAR severalÿangles of a discussion, much like in a traditional classroom, and assimilate theÿopinions of your classmates.ÿFor the essay, after you first come to your own observation about who the trueÿÿÿFrankenstein Finale). Find a few posts that support your observation. You do notÿneed to read through all of the posts for each thread but read through enough toÿÿÿÿon the monsters compassion. Also, be sure to give the poster credit. Forÿexample: According to her post on the Discussion Board, Suzie M. supports theÿidea that the creation is the true monster with this statement: ??The creationsÿsenseless, vindictive killing of William is proof enough that hes the monster.ÿRemember, your quotes should beÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿrequired thread quotes. The same rules above apply (shorter than three lines,ÿembedded in paragraph, relevant, and attributed to Shelley).ÿI expect that you will write complete, coherent sentences paying special attentionÿto your grammar and spelling. Just because the paper is short and labeledÿinformal does not mean you can pass in sloppy work. There should be a shortÿintroduction (identifying the novel and author) with a thesis, body paragraphs andÿa closing. In order to maintain some structure and organization and avoid theÿessay veering off on too many tangents, create a firm, three-part thesis to helpÿguide you and your readers. To do this, come up with three reasons why Victorÿor the creation is the monster. Then use these three reasons as the basis forÿthree individual paragraphs. If you need clarification on something, post it on theÿdiscussion board or email me. See the outline and sample Intro below.ÿIn terms of logistics:ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿIntroduction. Then what follows is an outline that will guide you through theÿstructure of this essay very easily to ensure success.ÿSample IntroductionÿAll horror stories have monsters. Some are supernatural while others canÿtake on the human form. Authors shape their characters through their actionsÿallowing readers to identify the true evil in the story. In her iconic novel,ÿÿÿmany lines as to who is good and who is bad. After careful analysis, readers doÿultimately come to the conclusion that the creation is the true monster becauseÿhe kills William to exact revenge, he frames an innocent girl for his actions, andÿhe blackmails Victor to create him a mate.ÿI. IntroÿA. An introductory paragraph that ends with a thesis statementÿthat PREDICTS, CONTROLS, and OBLIGATES (check out file inÿWriting Files). Intros are short and to the point. Start with a broadÿstatement about monsters, then introduce the author and story, thenÿend with the thesis statementTHREE reasons why VF or theÿcreation is monsterfocus on ACTIONS.ÿII. BodyÿA. ParagraphReason #1ÿ1. Topic/Transition sentenceÿ2. Expand on reasonÿ3. Introduce evidencequote from one of the threadsÿ4. Explain how quote supports reasonÿ5. Closing sentence (dont introduce new reason)ÿB. ParagraphReason #2ÿ1. Topic/Transition sentenceÿ2. Expand on reasonÿ3. Introduce evidencequote from one of the threadsÿ4. Explain how quote supports reasonÿ5. Closing sentence (dont introduce new reason)ÿC. ParagraphReason #3ÿ1. Topic/Transition sentenceÿ2. Expand on reasonÿ3. Introduce evidencequote from one of the threadsÿ4. Explain how quote supports reasonÿ5. Closing sentence (dont introduce new reason)ÿIII. ClosingÿA. Short paragraph summing up your paper. Restate your thesisÿand reasons.ÿ###ÿRECAPÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ


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