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I.       Introduction

a.       Compelling Opening:

                                                              i.      Small, specific narrative (a wee story) about something that roughly relates

                                                            ii.      OR a fascinating historical fact

b.      Thesis Statement

                                                              i.      Essentially your answer to the question you’ve chosen for your frame-of-reference

c.       The names of the work being studied and their creators (with the play – it’s the writer; with the film, it’s the director)

II.    Body

a.       First Supporting Point – Claim

                                                              i.      The Crucible example

1.      Context – what’s going on in the story at this point

2.      Textual support – Evidence

a.       What’s the merit of the support

                                                            ii.      Film example

1.      How this furthers your claim, or your point, or how this compares with the point in the Crucible

2.      Context

3.      Textual Support

b.      Second Supporting Point – Claim

                                                              i.      The Crucible example

1.      Context – what’s going on in the story at this point

2.      Textual support – Evidence

a.       What’s the merit of the support

                                                            ii.      Film example

1.      How this furthers your claim, or your point, or how this compares with the point in the Crucible

2.      Context

3.      Textual Support

c.       Third Supporting Point – Claim

                                                              i.      The Crucible example

1.      Context – what’s going on in the story at this point

2.      Textual support – Evidence

a.       What’s the merit of the support

                                                            ii.      Film example

1.      How this furthers your claim, or your point, or how this compares with the point in the Crucible

2.      Context

3.      Textual Support

 

III. Closing

a.       Restate/reword your thesis statement

b.      Mention again your compelling opening

c.       Offer a parting thought

                                                              i.      What do you want the reader to think about as they finish the paper