writing assignment 354

Essay 3 Comparison Choice [Thematic/Argument Choice (follows)]

Who’s your Favorite?

We have favorites—our favorite pair of pajamas, our favorite movie, our favorite family member (we all know…). And, we have our reasons why those things are our favorites. If you think about it, you’ll come up with reasons, or which elements, make one thing better than another.

By comparing two versions of the same story, you will develop and support your opinion, through critical analysis. You must choose which telling of a particular fairy tale is the strongest and why.

Assignment: Using comparison and contrast, you will write a literary evaluation of one of the Fairy Tales presented in the textbook:

  • Engage in pre-reflection by thinking about or writing about what made you choose that story in the first place;
  • Decide which elements make the preferred story outshine the other, and discuss;
  • Develop and support your own opinion;
  • See what other scholars have to say on the matter—and agree or disagree with their reasoning;

Your evaluation will offer an original idea or thesis (you came up with it based on your analysis) that is fully supported by evidence from the fairy tales and use two other relevant sources that you both quote and respond to. (Remember we’ve practiced this all semester—agree/disagree/I have a question.)

You have already done every part of this, but now you are giving your ideas shape and putting them on paper.

Aim for approximately 1200 words.

Include:

  1. Brief, specific summary of the stories to give the reader context (maximum of two sentences)
  2. Clear, strong opinion (evaluation of which story is the strongest/better story)
  3. Clear, relevant support (one or a few specific elements that support your main idea)
  4. Correct incorporation of quoted material (inclusion, punctuation, & in-text citations) Note: quoted material should be less than 20% of the essay—it’s there to support your ideas
  5. MLA, APA or Chicago Style (you can choose what you know best or will need to know for your discipline—but be consistent).
  6. Correct Works Cited (relevant sources, full citations)

Elements of Essay

Assessment Criteria

Content/Organization

Is my paper well-defined, showing insightful analysis and interpretation? Does the format & structure of my essay work with my main idea? Balanced introduction and conclusion? Graceful and effective transitions?

Diction

Does my writing include compelling word choice, demonstrating insightful use of figurative language?

Sentence Structure

Are my sentences carefully formed and positioned with attention to emphasis, rhythm, and pace to engage the reader?

Grammar and Mechanics

Does my writing demonstrate a mastery of grammar, creating compelling prose, with few to no errors?

Research and Documentation

Are my included examples relevant? Are they accurately and skillfully quoted, included, and discussed as support of my ideas? Are my sources in correct MLA or APA format, both in-text and in the Works Cited?

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the book is :

The Classic Fairy Tales / Edition 2

choose the brothers grimes Snow White story page (95) and compare it to the Disney movie

and choose 2 other sources

the word target is approx 1200 word

note that I’m International student so please use very simple English don’t use any hard vocabularies and don’t use semi colons in the essay.

Read or re-read the assignment for Essay 3. Whether you choose the comparison essay or argument/position essay, you’ll need to find two relevant, credible sources to support your idea (no blogs).

With this in mind, start looking now. Find one source you think might be a good fit for what you have in mind. You are not tied to this idea; you can change your mind if you want, later.

  1. State what you think will be your main idea for your essay,
  2. discuss the source you found, why it is relevant and credible
  3. discuss how the source will be beneficial to your main point (what does it say?).
  4. Cite the source.

(Note: you can use any of this in your essay)

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