Nalysis I Want Constantineas Murderer to Die by Olga Polites


1. Write a summary of the facts of the editorial. Include a minimum of three and maximum of five facts to support your analysis.

2. Identify the main theme/message of the editorial. Connect this theme with supporting evidence.

3. Answer these questions:

A. Why does the author feel the way she does about capital punishment?
B. Do you agree or disagree with the authoras perspective? What is your opinion about capital punishment? Are you for it or against it and why?

Essay Guidelines

Please note that the worksheet that you completed is to be used as an outline for composing an essay that summarizes the editorial and provides a personal analysis. From the responses to your questions, compose an essay. Include a creative title for your piece. Use the following as a guideline:

Paragraph 1: Provide a summary of the editorial to establish the context for your essay.

Paragraph 2: Identify the theme that the author is attempting to convey in the My Turn article. Identify at least three but no more than five facts that support your stated theme.

Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5: Devote a paragraph to each piece of evidence that you identified. Please make sure that you write two to three sentences about each fact.

Final Paragraph (s): Summarize what you learned from this editorial. Include an argument that supports or refutes Olgaas premise. Use the strategies and techniques outlined in Chapter 7 to build a substantive case for your point of view.

Use a 12 Bold Font, double space, include a title. Essay should be 1 A? to 2 pages.

Proofreading and Revising Essays

Before submitting your essay draft in the designated drop box within Module 4, please review it carefully. Please note that you do not need to submit the answers you recorded on the worksheet; just submit the essay itself.