Critical thinkingThe Beautiful and the Damned: a portrait of the new In
Read The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New Indiafirst.
In an evaluative and analytical essay, argue whether or not Siddhartha Debs exploration of the new India is convincing. Shortly summarize Debs thesis and main points in the introduction, and then take on a specific position on his ability to convince the reader. Your evaluation and analysis should include a discussion of logos, ethos, and pathos as well as elements you have chosen that are important in persuasion.
Title: make it interesting
Introduction:begin the essay with a hook-a quotation, question, statistic, bold statement or anecdote-that further engages the reader, plays with the idea of the title, and transitions into the general information of the topic. The background to provide must be appropriate in length and content (consider the audience) and should focus on the main argument presented. Most important, though, present your thesis statement at the end of the introduction.
Thesisfact+well-formed opinion+relevance. Ensure that your thesis is reflective of the prompt but that you take your own unique position, avoiding cliches and obvious statements. For this essay, you must argue that the book is convincing or not.
Body Paragraphs: each paragraph must contain transitions, a topic sentence (main idea of the paragraph that proves the thesis), evidence (text quotations or references) and correct in-text citations, analysis and commentary of the evidence, logical connections between the topic sentence idea, thesis, evidence, and personal observation, and lastly a concluding sentence, showing relevance. At least one body paragraph should feature a counter argument-what would someone argue who did not agree with your thesis, what evidence and reasons would be used, and how would you defend your position in a logical and fair manner. You must use one block quote correctly.
Conclusion: restate the thesis in an elegant, smooth and not forced manner. Often, it is effective to close with a response to the hook. For example, if a quotation is used, a writer may want to address this quote again. Further, allow the reader to remember your paper, contemplating on an expanding thought.