ENG 150: Introduction to Literary Studies
Professor Jason Tougaw
What is my topic, or angle?
What question will you address in your paper in order to establish motive?
Thesis. This should be a statement that answers the question above. Be sure it is clear and specific as well as plausible without being obvious. Your thesis should also make your job in the rest of the essay clear.
Introduction (including a strong opener and a clear and interesting thesis)
Evidence (some possible ways to support the argument)
Conclusion (some possible ways to take things in a new direction)