1. Have a look at the analytical essay prompts for Great Expectations and Dracula. Decide which prompt you would like to respond to -- and then prepare by annotating the pertinent
sections in your book. You will be expected to provide quotations and cite example throughout your analytical essay.
2. Peruse (peruse here means "to look through carefully") my seminal instructional handout for this class: How to Write a Literary Essay. We will be referring to this handout throughout the year.
Here is the PowerPoint on the Five Paragraph Essay -- a review that should prove helpful.
3. Don't forget to bring your annotated books with you. Again, you may use post-it notes if you wish -- these are silly and clumsy compared to making notes in your own book -- but you may not use any notecards, notes, or your laptop on the in-class essays.
4. Don't forget to bring a pen and loose-leaf notebook paper.
Here's the grading rubric I use for essays: Essay Rubric (PDF)
Brit Lit Trip to England -- June 2016
Interested in going to England next summer? The Moeller Brit Lit Trip for June 2016 is now open for enrollment. Space is limited.
FULL DETAILS: Moeller Trip to England (webpage)