When working with written evidence, it’s good to observe the rule of two: the writer should supply at least two words of analysis for every word of a citation, and usually more.Analysis generally refers directly to the evidence (“Describing his actions with such words as ‘growled’ and ‘stalked’ suggests an underlying animal savagery”), while builds upon analysis to support larger claims (“This imagery seems to contradict the narrator’s stated assessment that Paul is a ‘gentle soul’”).
The author of an essay promises to clarify something that would otherwise remain obscured or mistaken.
Establishing the problem or question is the primary role of an essay’s first few paragraphs.
A good thesis must be arguable; there must be intelligent ways to disagree with it.
Arguability distinguishes a good thesis from a fact (clearly demonstrable in the text) or an observation (an interpretation so obvious that no intelligent reader would challenge it).
Writing a five-paragraph essay can be simple when you understand each part and its purpose.
The paper features three main parts including the introduction, body and conclusion.
Since a thesis must be arguable, no evidence in a good academic argument can speak for itself—all of it must be processed by the writer.
Typical moves of analysis are to highlight significant details of the evidence and to name patterns that might otherwise be undetected.
If it is strong and concise it should stand on its own.
This section will include general details about your topic to set a foundation for what will follow.