This product consists of a 40 minute illustrated talk on video providing instruction in writing the literature essay for 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. Thorough guidelines are provided on structure, tone and content. Three topics are explored with two suggested introductions, one conclusion and one complete model essay with annotations. Suggestions are provided on how to formulate a thesis statement. The topics cover three major themes: Anne's judgement/character, marriage for women and merit versus class. The themes are all briefly discussed. The slides used in the video are also made available for printing out as notes to accompany the talk. This exemplar should be very helpful as exam preparation while also providing invaluable assistance with formal, argumentative essay writing in general.
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