This essay assignment takes students step by step (literally sentence by sentence) through how to craft a successful essay analyzing John Knowles's novel, A Separate Peace. This packet includes an assignment sheet which details the question to be answered (Is Gene evil?) as well as a sentence by sentence breakdown of how to prove your point. Then, there is a two-page essay template for students to organize their thoughts and proof. Also, there is a peer edit sheet to be used on the rough draft. Finally, there is a grade rubric breaking down the essay point by point.