As students are revising their analytical essays they are to keep the following format in mind for their body paragraphs. Topic sentence + claim. Example. Reflective Commentary. Example 2. Reflective Commentary 2. Example 3. Reflective Commentary 3. Closure.
Here is the breakdown for each piece of the format.
Topic Sentence = The first sentence in the paragraph, usually indicates the author/director, film/title,
Claim = What you are claiming in your paragraph
Example = example from the film or text
Reflective Commentary = A statement about why your evidence us signifiant.
Closure - a statement about how the evidence supports your claim.
When students write an introduction they should think about how to introduce the director/author, the genre of the work, and any additional information (fluff) they find interesting.
Thesis Sentence = The thesis sentence is what the essay/paper is going to be about. This is one sentence usually placed at the end of the paragraph.
Conclusion = The conclusion comes at the end of your paper/essay and gives a personal reflective commentary about the importance of the author's / director's work, a re-statement of the thesis, and any other information the writer things should be in the conclusion.