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Gatsby Paper Checklist

October 28, 2012

Here’s a list of what I’ll be looking for when I grade your paper.  Use this to help edit you work this weekend!



Is it arguable?

Is it specific?

Does it set up a clear map for your essay?



Did you “closely read” each quote?

Did you choose quotes from the entire novel (not just one part)?

Did you introduce/set the context for each quote?

Is there too much quote and not enough analysis?



Did you use scholarly language?

Were you concise?

Did you vary your sentence structure?

Did your thesis control your essay?

Does your argument follow a logical sequence?




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