Your essay will be evaluated according to the following three criteria:
1) The strength of your argument: Your argument must directly address all parts of the prompt. It should be clearly stated as a persuasive thesis (preferably at the end of the introductory paragraph and again in the first sentence of the concluding paragraph) and encapsulate your overall conclusions about narrative themes you have chosen to analyze in a comparative fashion.
2) The logic and clarity with which you develop your argument: Having clearly expressed a thesis from the outset, each body paragraph must support and further your argument in a clear and logical fashion. To this end, please use topic sentences that introduce a single idea that you want to present in each paragraph; in other words, avoid a structure that is long or convoluted.
3) The ability to support your argument with strong textual evidence: The evidence presented must be supported with detailed references to narrative elements from films, readings, and lectures (do not use non-class sources). If you employ quotes, explain their historical significance in terms of your overall argument. Use internal citations â€“ Ie., As Pak discusses/says, â€œ…â€ (77).