Rough Draft Outline for Paper 1

ROUGH DRAFT OUTLINE GUIDELINES FOR PAPER 1

Please note that you may want to save this page for future reference. The structural guidelines in this can help you with your papers in other classes.

*Examples below may take the form of quotations, summaries, or paraphrases. A general rule is to only use direct quotations when the language itself is really spectacular and meaningful. Otherwise, a paraphrase/summary is best. We will cover how to do these on MLA formatting day in class.

First Paragraph Block (Introduction):

*Potential title (your title should include your fairy tale AND your thesis in a nutshell)

*Necessary background info (introduce your fairy tale & its author and time period and the broad era it falls under (such as feminist revisionist or Grimm’s and Co.); any relevant character & plot details; define key terms; if necessary discuss any major updates to the story from prior versions)

Thesis statement (1-2 sentences—must specifically tell us what aspects of the tale you will be analyzing and how those aspects reflect the time period/broad era the story fits into)

*Remember that the aspects might include the themes, setting, ending, or other relevant details!

Second Paragraph Block (Body Paragraph): *You should organize your paper by focusing each body paragraph on one significant aspect to the fairy tale, and how it reflects the time period it comes from. This could be the setting, one of the themes, etc.

*Topic Sentence (mini-thesis statement for the paragraph; should begin to answer the "why this matters?" of your paper)

*Supporting background information/contextual details from fairy tale for your Topic

*Example #1 from Fairy Tale 1 (set up/contextualize/integrate)

*Analyze Example #1 

*Example #2 (may be from library source)

*Analyze Example #2 (set up/contextualize/integrate) 

*Analyze how quotes support your topic, and how they connect back to your overall thesis 

*Transition to next paragraph

Third Paragraph Block (Body Paragraph):

*Topic Sentence (mini-thesis statement for the paragraph; should begin to answer the "why this matters?" of your paper)

*Supporting background information/contextual details from fairy tale for your Topic

*Example #1 from Fairy Tale 1 (set up/contextualize/integrate)

*Analyze Example #1 

*Example #2 (may be from library source)

*Analyze Example #2 (set up/contextualize/integrate) 

*Analyze how quotes support your topic, and how they connect back to your overall thesis 

*Transition to next paragraph

Fourth, Fifth, Etc., Paragraph Blocks (Basically, All Body Paragraphs):

*Same or similar to above. 

Final Paragraph Block (Conclusion)

*Conclusion: Restate your thesis statement in different words. Summarize what has been accomplished in the essay. Close with a compelling hook. Remember not to bring in any new analysis, but to instead focus on reminding your reader of what has already been accomplished, in an interesting way. Remember, this is the last thing your reader will read. Do not rush the conclusion. Make sure it's at least five sentences, and make them strong.

Works Cited page

Please remember that you will need a Works Cited page with your Essay. Please include a draft of this with your Outline. It should include all four or more sources (your fairy tale, your two scholarly library sources, and any other sources you may have used in your paper such as an older version of your fairy tale).

Remember, if you include a source on your Works Cited page, you must use it in your essay at least once! Do NOT include sources you will not incorporate into your essay