LENGTH: 1200 - 1500 WORDS
Topic- Hunger Games
Organizing the essay - choose an interpretive lens, that is, a concept or theory that you will be using to illuminate Hunger Games texts. An interpretive lens can be anything, from a theme, concept, to a theoretical approach (psychoanalysis, feminism, developmental psychology). Secondary research needed along with bibliographical reference. Through using secondary sources you should talk about complement and influence of understanding of the text. Are you discovering things you never knew, agree with the authors’ interpretations? Would you anything to add? Select one or two observations. They will be your representative examples - the aspects that you will be concentrating most of your analysis so that you can prove your thesis. !
This is argumentative essay- it would be your way of convincing your readers that your claim or hypothesis about your chosen text(s) correct. Begin by contextualizing it - explain how you got to thinking about your essay topic. Then state your claim clearly and concisely - think of it as a way to intrigue your audience and invite them to read further.
Thesis is a work in progress; this means that you should test it against the evidence the text provides. If you find any counter evidence that contradicts your initial hypothesis, don’t ignore it: rather, go back and revise your thesis to account for it. Don’t forget to come up with a conclusion as well! Your conclusion must not simply restate your thesis, but should reinforce and complement your entire essay.
Write your essay in a formal style. Avoid informal expressions, and use the first person sparingly. Avoid the five-paragraph format! Essay should have a well-articulated thesis and a conclusion, but use as many paragraphs to develop your arguments as you think necessary.
Avoid excessive summarizing. Remember: I know the texts you are discussing very well, so I don’t need to be reminded of everything that happens in detail. Reference only the minimum necessary of an event you are discussing. Also avoid hyperbolic, unqualified statements.
Use the MLA or APA style