Of Mice and Men: 5 Writing Prompts

Of Mice and Men: 5 Writing Prompts
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Five inspiring writing prompts for Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Here are the directions.

Your task today is preparing a multi-paragraph essay with of TWO body paragraphs, chosen from ONE of the prompts below. Follow these steps to complete your work. Be careful to watch the clock to make sure you complete work by the end of the time given.
a) read the prompt you choose carefully, letting it tell you what the structure, focus and content of the essay should be. (Remember that in the case of today's essay, the prompts are pointing at two body paragraphs).

b) at the very top of a properly formatted MLA page, write the thesis you will use for the essay. Make sure the thesis matches the focus’ prompt and sets the stage for the structure of the essay.

c) now create the prewriting/outline of a multi-paragraph essay with TWO body paragraphs. You do not need to do prewriting for the introduction or conclusion of the essay, but do not forget to include an introduction and conclusion paragraph in the essay you produce. Make sure your prewriting is brief, but clearly shows what each sentence of the body paragraphs will contain. Do NOT use complete sentences for your prewriting. Your prewriting is required and should be displayed at the top the essay or on a separate sheet stapled to the back of your essay.

d) before you create a draft of essay in MLA format, double check to make sure the prewriting you have done responds correctly to all parts of the prompt. Begin your draft by placing the number of the prompt with the clever title in the proper place on the page. Make sure that your paragraphs have at least three strong examples to support your topic sentence and at least two examples for each example. Be sure that the examples and evidence in the draft are clear and vivid.

e) watching the clock, revise as necessary, using guidelines distributed and discussed in class. You should not have time to rewrite a final version nor is it required.

Writing prompts follow.


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