Organizing the Synthesis Essay-1

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AVOID considering one character entirely before turning to the other. You will not truly compare and contrast, and you will repeat information.
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Instead consider one of the two following ways.
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1. Sketch your argument, isolating points under which you can compare and contrast your characters. Choose the strongest points, of course, but rank them in terms of importance in proving the thesis.
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1. (cont.) Make these points your paragraphs, proceeding from the least to the most important ones. In each paragraph, present your evidence in chronological order, weaving your comparing and contrasting. Provide a context, reminding us briefly where we are in the story when something key to your analysis takes place. Also weave in any relevant biographical information or data from the critical essay or the oral presentations.
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2. You could also follow the story, emphasizing its crucial moments in terms of your analysis. Do not summarize, however, as your
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENGL 2614 taught by Professor Vcfowler during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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