A30-Critical Essay - CRITICAL ESSAY Your main assignment for this section is to write a short critical essay based on one of the poems you've read for

A30-Critical Essay - CRITICAL ESSAY Your main assignment...

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CRITICAL ESSAYYour main assignment for this section is to write a short critical essay based on oneofthe poems you've read for this module or another poem you've encountered elsewhere.Whatever poem you choose, be sure that it's substantial enough to bear a criticalanalysis. In other words, don't select a poem that's light, frivolous, and intended merelyto amuse or entertain.Note: If you use a poem not included in this module, be sure to attach aphotocopy.In preparing to write your essay, follow these steps:Go through the poems, think about the ones that speak to you the most, andselect one that you'd like to write about.Work again through first-, second-, and third-level responses to the poem in orderto decide for yourself just what it is you want to say.Formulate a thesis statement. Try to move beyond a basic observation in order toformulate a thesis that you can argue by citing aspects of the poem you'reconsidering.Organize your ideas; try for at least three points in defence of your thesis, andpresent each in a separate paragraph.Draft your essay with an effective introduction, body, and conclusion.Revise your work until you're satisfied with it.Edit your revised work and produce a final, polished copy. Don't forget toproofread.GradingYou'll be asked to respond critically to one or more literary texts when you write yourDiploma Exam. You'll be getting more practice in this sort of writing in future modules,but at this point it would help if you started to become familiar with the markingguidelines on which the critical response on your Diploma Exam will be graded.What follows is a close approximation of the marking guide that will be used by theteachers who mark the critical essay in Part A of your English Language Arts 30-1Diploma Exam (an exact duplication can't be guaranteed, because the guidelines arealtered slightly from time to time). You were given this guide in Module 3, but youweren't asked to use it there. Your response will be graded according to this
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