Turn in essays on the podium.
Turn in (on stool) annotations/
Reading log for ONE of the
following: Invisible Man or The
Catcher in the Rye or To America
Put a post it with your name on it and rubber
band around the rest of your
annotations/reading log. And stick it in the box.
MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS WRITTEN IN PEN ON
THE TITLE PAGE OF EACH BOOK IF YOU ARE
TURNING IN ANNOTATIONS.
Follow directions please!
1 page means 1 page.
12 point font, double space. Don’t play with margins, font
size, or spacing –it’s obvious.
Also, it’s a letter; write it to someone.
Summaries (no need to tell classic Cinderella story again.
Assume the author has read the text you are writing
Focus on a single theme (vs 3 or 4)
Refer to authors by last name
Before I forget:
For essays, the late penalty applies even if
you are absent.
That means you must email me your paper
before your period starts on the due date if you
are not going to be in class.
Too many words:
Example: “The insanity
portrays how the author
created this piece as a form of
satire for the Cinderella Fairy
satirizes the fairy tale
through this quote.
Too many words –Part II:
Example: “This poem
represents a lot and has a lot
of meaning behind every
change from the original
version of the story.”
EX: “hidden message”
Better: Through the
revisions to the classic
children’s story, Sexton
questions the validity of the
Not enough words:
Example: “It criticizes every girl’s
fantasy of marrying a prince and
living happily ever after. ‘The eldest
went into the room to try the slipper…
but her big toe…sliced it off and put
on the slipper. The other sister cut off
Better:Sexton mocks the pressure
on women to meet a specific physical
standard when she tells how the step
sisters injure themselves. The eldest
“slice[s] off her toe” and “the other
sister cut off her heel.”