Your creative writing project and your literary analysis essay for A Thousand Splendid Suns are due this week. Essay must be turned in on TurnItIn.com by Thursday night (Sep 26) and project will be presented in class Friday, Sep 27.
Your essay will be graded on the following:
Title & Thesis: Title is creative followed by a specific subtitle. Thesis statement is an original, clever opinion and states the author and book title. Thesis answers the assigned question and links to title.
Introduction & Conclusion: Intro grabs attention and provides meaningful context to a persuasive argument. Conclusion uses fresh language and meaningful insight, leaves reader wanting more. Refers back to thesis.
Body & Quotations: Body contains the best textual evidence to support the thesis. Creative/insightful
ideas; extensive, refreshing commentary; goes beyond obvious and basic commentary. Refers back to thesis. Correctly introduces, cites, and explains quotations ("quote sandwich").
Style & Grammar: Sophisticated sentence variety; quotations are smoothly integrated with correct punctuation. Grammar is error-free.
Vocabulary: Correctly uses 5 of our vocabulary words.
Your creative writing project should be clever and accurately representative of the book.