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                               Flowers for Algernon Essay
I. Introduction
    A)          Introduced the story and main character.
    B)          Explained the nature of the operation (i.e. what is it? who will perform
        it? what will it do? are there any risks that Charlie knows about? etc.)
    C)          Explain why Charlie wants to have the operation. (The answer is more
        than the fact that Charlie wants to be smarter! He wants to be able to relate to
        other people.)
    D)         Use this Thesis Statement: The operation that Charlie underwent had
        major effects on his life.

II. Body Paragraph 1: First major effect on Charlie’s life.
    A)           Topic Sentence: Topic sentence tells the area that the operation affects.
        Example: Charlie’s operation resulted in him becoming so smart that he cannot
        relate to the people around him.
    B)           Supporting Evidence: This section paraphrases an example or
        collection of related examples that illustrate the first effect on Charlie’s life. Be
        sure to provide plenty of context.
    B1)          Use ONE direct quote to help your supporting evidence. Don’t forget to
        give context and significance for the quote you chose.
    B2)         The quote is correctly written and cited. Use your notes.
    C)           Commentary: The writer explained how Charlie’s life was changed.
        Explain whether the effect was positive or negative and why. Explain the
        negative and/or positive effects. How do these effects change Charlie or his
        situation?
    D)          Supporting Evidence should be 7-10 sentences.
    E)          Commentary is about 5 sentences.



III. Body Paragraph 2: Second major effect on Charlie’s life.
    A)           Topic Sentence: Topic sentence tells the area that the operation affects.
        Example: Charlie’s operation resulted in him becoming so smart that he cannot
        relate to the people around him.
    B)           Supporting Evidence: This section paraphrases an example or
        collection of related examples that illustrate the first effect on Charlie’s life. Be
        sure to provide plenty of context.
    B1)          Use ONE direct quote to help your supporting evidence. Don’t forget to
        give context and significance for the quote you chose.
    B2)         The quote is correctly written and cited. Use your notes.
    C)           Commentary: The writer explained how Charlie’s life was changed.
        Explain whether the effect was positive or negative and why. Explain the
        negative and/or positive effects. How do these effects change Charlie or his
        situation?
    D)          Supporting Evidence should be 7-10 sentences.
    E)          Commentary is about 5 sentences.
IV. Body Paragraph 3: Third major effect on Charlie’s life.
   A)           Topic Sentence: Topic sentence tells the area that the operation affects.
       Example: Charlie’s operation resulted in him becoming so smart that he cannot
       relate to the people around him.
   B)           Supporting Evidence: This section paraphrases an example or
       collection of related examples that illustrate the first effect on Charlie’s life. Be
       sure to provide plenty of context.
   B1)          Use ONE direct quote to help your supporting evidence. Don’t forget to
       give context and significance for the quote you chose.
   B2)         The quote is correctly written and cited. Use your notes.
   C)           Commentary: The writer explained how Charlie’s life was changed.
       Explain whether the effect was positive or negative and why. Explain the
       negative and/or positive effects. How do these effects change Charlie or his
       situation?
   D)          Supporting Evidence should be 7-10 sentences.
   E)          Commentary is about 5 sentences.


V. Conclusion: Should Charlie have had the operation?
   A)        Restate the thesis.
   B)        So-What (5-7 sentences): Smoothly transition into whether it was the
      best choice for Charlie to have the operation. End with a strong position.

								
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