In this project, you will follow the writing process to revise your critical analysis essay draft from previous assignments. Once your thesis is established, you will use evidence from the reading to support it throughout your essay.

There is no right or wrong thesis—it is how you support your thesis that makes your essay effective. To thoroughly revise the work, be sure to refer to your instructor’s feedback. Finally, proofread your final draft and correct any errors you may find.

This assignment will be submitted in Brightspace.

Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:

  1. Introduction: This paragraph is where readers will have a chance to get an idea of what your essay will be about. Do not give all your information away here. Instead, give readers a sample of what is to come and what points you will be supporting with evidence in the essay’s body.
    1. Provide an overview of the work you have analyzed, briefly describing main points and your thoughts about the writing.
    2. Compose a thesis that you will support with evidence throughout the essay. This statement will give direction to your essay and should be well thought out.
  2. Body: The body is your opportunity to describe and support your thesis in-depth. Ensure that your thoughts and evidence are clear and organized in a way that is easy for readers to follow and understand.
    1. Be sure to write organized paragraphs that clearly state their main idea and move logically from one to the other.
    2. Your body paragraphs should support your thesis by combining thoughts and ideas with evidence. There is no such thing as a right or wrong evaluation; the key is how well your thesis is supported and the quality of the evidence used.
  3. Conclusion: Consider the conclusion a review of your analysis. Use this section to restate your thesis and remind readers of your supporting evidence. Think of this paragraph as the last chance to prove your point.
    1. Briefly summarize the main points that helped form your analysis. This section should consist of a brief review of your main ideas.
    2. Draw conclusions based on your evidence.
      1. Use evidence that you have found to wrap up the essay in a meaningful way that relates to your audience.

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