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Unformatted text preview: 5. Ask yourself: if I had only this item with which to teach someone about the larger work (and/or its author), how would I proceed to do so, based on its makeup and textures? 6. Deploy your most important points and evidence first, then work to the less important ones. 7. Any plot summary you do should be dispensed with (if necessary) in your first sentence; for example: This is X speaking to Y about Z, at the beginning of the work. 8. Read the details, dont summarize them. Its impossible, in this kind of examination, to play too close attention to particulars. Every word in a passage could be a different word: why this one? Whats the result of the writers (or characters) choice here?...
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- Spring '11