Informational / Expository Essay - "The Interlopers" by Saki
CONFLICT, both INTERNAL and EXTERNAL, plays a major role in the story, "The Interlopers."
WRITING PROMPT - Informational / Expository Essay:
Define and explain the term "Conflict" as well as the concepts of "Internal" and "External" conflict. Then,
write a five-paragraph essay examining an example of internal conflict and one example each of the two forms
of external conflict. Use your textbook to find appropriate examples of each.
Write an Informational / Expository Essay on the above prompt.
*Your essay should be five (5) paragraphs in length, following the basic Five-Paragraph Essay format.
INTRODUCTION Paragraph with THESIS STATEMENT and an introduction to each of your three main
points. Your THESIS should be a clear statement on the focus of the entire essay. A good rule of thumb is
to find a way to turn the assigned TOPIC into your very own THESIS STATEMENT.
Three (3) BODY Paragraphs -
- Body 1 - Define and explain Internal Conflict, provide an example from the story
- Body 2 - Define External Conflict, break it down into one of its two forms, provide an example from the
story and explain.
- Body 3 - Define External Conflict, break it down into the other of its two forms, provide an example from
the story and explain.
CONCLUSION Paragraph - a summary or wrap-up of your entire essay. The Conclusion Paragraph should
originally restate the THESIS and the three main supporting ideas. Finish with a statement that reinforces
your point in a clear, meaningful and/or memorable way. Do not introduce new information in your
Your work will be assessed on how well you use the WRITING PROCESS. Therefore, you must complete:
1. A PREWRITING page - This means you must write either a BRAINSTORM or an OUTLINE. You do not
have to do both!
2. A completed essay - You are not required to complete a ROUGH and a FINAL draft. If you finish your
essay and you have time to spare, proofread it, revise and edit it, and then write a FINAL draft. Those students
who do write a ROUGH and a FINAL DRAFT should label and hand in both.
Remember the domains - Focus, Content, Organization, Style, and Conventions
Refer to the PSSA Writing Rubric that you have been given. This is the form by which your work will be
evaluated and graded.
All parts must be handed in at the beginning of the period on Wednesday, October 8