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The King And I Had Land

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Olivia MullinsLIT 2100LIT 2100 Students10 Oct. 2014Second Essay InstructionsA critique is a formal evaluation of a text, and one of the most common forms of critique in literature is the review. In a review, you - as the reviewer - get to evaluate the text. For your 2nd essay, choose one of the novels I've assigned to review. Your 4-6-page review should include quotations from the text wherein you will cite your sources according to MLA ...view middle of the document...

Be clear about what you are evaluatingSet up Your Review with a SummaryYour summary is to be used as a reference point for your discussion.Be sure that your summary is balanced with adequate analysis. This is not a book report.Put the Piece into ContextWhat type of work is it?When was it written?Analyze the TextNote how the work is structured.Look at the individual elements: plot, character, dialogue.Determine the purpose of the work.Include Your Reasoned Opinion: This Is Your EvaluationDid the work achieve its purpose?What is your response to the selection and why?Agree or disagree with the presentation of information (whether or not it achieved its purpose).Base your agreement or disagreement on evidence.End with a Balanced ConclusionRecap the pros and cons of the piece.Give your overall reaction.You'll need to take this essay to the Writing Lab (or make an online appointment) for a paper-reading appointment if you didn't go for your first essay. Or you may go again for extra credit. If you plan to use the Writing Lab, make your appointment for or submit your paper to the OWL dropbox no later than Monday, November 17. Your essay is due in the dropbox by midnight on Monday, December 1.

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