Name: _________________________

Ms. Gokturk   

 

My Very Own Outline for the Critical Lens

 

This is a roadmap to your essay’s success. Please think your ideas through before writing and bullet your ideas here.  Please indicate line numbers with your TBE.

 

State Quote & author: ______________________________________________________________________

 

Interpret the quote in your own words.  This means… ______________________________________________________________________________ Then, apply your interpretation to work + title(s) and author(s) [THIS IS YOUR THESIS STATEMENT]: For example, in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What THREE (MINIMUM) points can you find to discuss in the story that help prove your THESIS?

a. Supporting point #1 to be discussed in essay: _________________________________

b. Supporting point #2 to be discussed in essay: _________________________________

c. Supporting point #3 to be discussed in essay: _________________________________

d. ANY MORE? Supporting points 4 and more to be discussed in essay: _________________________________

What catchy intro device might you use? Write it here: ______________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Summary sentence (optional) _____________________________________________________

 

II A #1 Topic Sentence (focus on supporting point #1 from intro): ________________________________________________________________

a. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

b. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

c. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

TRANSITION

III B #2 Topic Sentence (focus on supporting point #2 from intro): __________________________________________________________________

a. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

b. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

c. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

TRANSITION

IV C #3 Topic Sentence (focus on supporting point #1 from intro): ___________________________________________________________________

a. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

b. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

c. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            1. TBE Example _____________________________________________

                        a. Explain Example ________________________________

(TRANSITION)

V Conclusion (Summary Statement): ______________________________________________________________________________

TITLE OF ESSAY: _________________________________________