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Topic:

Imagine you are an artist (a painter, filmmaker, photographer, digital design artist, video game designer, architect, cartoonist, dancer, etc) and you’ve chosen Monsters to carry a socio-historical message about Otherness (race, class, gender, sexuality, etc). Think from the author/artist’s lens and submit a 2-3 page essay (500-750 word for final draft, 2 pages for rough draft) that “pitches” for an art project using Monsters to carry a message about Otherness. After you describe your art project, you must DEFEND your creative choices to the reader, providing details about the project and explaining why, what, and how those choices effectively carry the message. Please include textual references to support your ideas.

Essay Requirements:

  1. An introduction that provides context on the topic, eases the reader into your essay, and has a “hook” that grabs people’s attention
  2. A thesis statement or controlling idea that takes a stand
  3. Transitional topic sentences that are clear, provocative, and develop your thesis and provide unity in your essay
  4. Body paragraphs that help prove your argument
  5. Plenty of support from the texts: Remember you must have a minimum of pieces of evidence from the topic you choose

(PARAPHRASING DOES NOT COUNT AS A QUOTE)

  1. For each quote, please use the direct model discussed in-class
  2. Some analysis of all your supporting examples
  3. A conclusion that offers some ideas about what can be done about the situation
  4. Strong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticated
  5. Use proper MLA formatting, in-text citations, and Works Cited entries. NOT having proper MLA citations will result in a 0/100 on the assignment.

Thesis Statement:

Monsters are not only exist in physical form, but also dark from the inside.

But it is too general. You can correct it.


Here is the reference you can use:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/31/opinion/31deltor…

http://faculty.uml.edu/bmarshall/Lowell/whywecrave…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/arts/television/…


Evaluation Criteria for Essay & Checklist:

  1. Did the writer engaged the readers’ interest at the beginning and throughout the paper?
  2. Did the writer chose an arguable position and defined it carefully (e.g. placing the issue in its historical or cultural context, citing specific

instances to make the issue seem less abstract, or establishing or redefining the terms of the debate)?

  1. Did the writer organized the paper into an introduction, body (containing several paragraphs), and conclusion?
  2. Did the writer include at the end of the introduction a thesis statement that asserts a clear, unequivocal position on the issue you have chosen and, possibly, forecasts the stages of the argument, identifying the main reason or reasons that you will develop and support in the essay?
  3. Have you given reasons why readers should take your position seriously?
  4. Have you organized your reasons into a logical order (e.g. placing the strongest reason last and the second-strongest reason first, with the other reasons in the middle)?
  5. Have you supported each reason with examples, facts, analogies, statistics, anecdotes, or quotes from authorities? .
  6. Have you anticipated readers’ questions and their positions on an issue, counterarguing as needed?
  7. Have you signaled explicitly the move from one topic to the next using forecasting statements, transitions, topic sentences, rhetorical

questions, and/or summaries?

  1. Have you cited at least four quotes in your essay, using MLA in-text (parenthetical) citation strategies correctly?
  2. Have you integrated the sources into your essay, using signal phrases to introduce long quotations or incorporating shorter quotations

into the sentences smoothly?

  1. Have you included an MLA Works Cited at the end of your essay?
  2. Are the sentences clear and correct?
  3. Is the essay between 500-750 words.