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60second Recap | Learn literature's finest in fun 60-second videos Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay, using an example from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne | Excerpt from "How to Write an A+ Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide" by Jenny Sawyer. Writing the thesis statement. Overview.0:19 What you must do BEFORE you begin writing your thesis statement,0:26 Sample assignment: from "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne0:37 Writing the thesis statement: Step One. Answer the question1:08 Writing the thesis statement: Step Two. Refine your answer2:10 Writing the thesis statement: Step Three. Choose the right supporting examples.3:20 Writing the thesis statement: Step Four. At Amazon's Kindle Store... I'm going to make a confession. No, I knew how to write essays. I’ll show you how you can, too. A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CONQUERING YOUR NEXT ESSAY ASSIGNMENTMy name is Jenny Sawyer. Most people think A+ essays require hours of hard work. How? YOUR A+ AWAITS.

Bad Blurbs Leaves of Grass -- "Walt Whitman is as unacquainted with art as a hog is with mathematics. His poems, we must call them so for convenience, resemble nothing so much as the war-cry of the red Indians . . . or rather, perhaps, this Walt Whitman reminds us of Caliban flinging down his logs, and setting himself to write a poem." London Critic, 1855 Poems of Emily Dickinson -- ". . . for the most part the ideas [in Miss Dickinson's book] totter and toddle, not having learned to walk. Atlantic Monthly, 1892 Huckleberry Finn -- "If Mr. Louisa May Alcott, member, Concord Library Committee that banned Twain's novel (1885) "Daisy Miller" -- "There are many ladies in and around New York today who feel very indignant with Mr. The New York Times, 1879 "The Awakening is too strong drink for moral babes, and should be labeled 'poison.'" St. ". . . it was not necessary for a writer of so great refinement and poetic grace to enter the overworked field of sex fiction." Chicago Times-Herald, 1899 H.E. Gen.

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