The “Cinderella” letter

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					    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.
The “Cinderella”
     letter
Common Errors
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.
   Condense:
       Summaries (no need to tell classic Cinderella story again.
        Assume the author has read the text you are writing
        about.)
       Unnecessary words
       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
 Tale.”
Better:Sexton
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
 American Dream.
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
    her heel’.”
 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.”

				
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