The Rules: Your response must be typed, in Times New Roman, Font 12 (Microsoft Word’s default typeset), double-spaced, and it must be AT LEAST however long I assign. Don’t try any of the following tricks:
– Font 13 or more
– a different, and bigger font
– double-and-a-half spaced or greater
– squashed margins
– all sorts of unnecessary information at the top. Your heading should look follow the format provided in the insert sheet in your writing folder
All of the above are uncreative ways of making it seem like you actually did work, when in fact you did not. (If I stuck a Jaguar hood ornament on my car, it would still be a Honda.) I’ve seen all of these tricks before, and each time, the student thought that he or she was really clever and that I was an idiot. Neither turned out to be true. Be honest. IF YOU TRY ANY OF THESE TRICKS, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED AN INCOMPLETE
YOUR TOPIC: (stay tuned)
DON’T FORGET – YOUR THESIS OUGHT TO ADDRESS SOME BIGGER CONCERN – Make sure you are analyzing, and not just indicating or suggesting.
WEAK THESIS = The color orange represents humanity in Life of Pi
BETTER THESIS = By using the color orange to represent Pi’s connection to humanity, Martel implies that Pi subconsciously begins to embrace his isolation from society as a defense mechanism against tragic loss.
This italicized section will take the thesis beyond just taking a logical stab at what a symbol “means”
Requirement: 1.5 pages, which means you get down to the line that is on the insert in your folder – proper MLA formatting takes up about 1/4 of a page, but that doesn’t count toward your writing. For help with formatting, CLICK HERE