Explain how your quotations and textual evidence relate to your thesis.

Page Length Requirement: 6-7 pages (1500 words minimum).Essay RequirementsFIRST, you are required to submit your Annotated Bibliography assignments #1 and #2.I will not accept your Research Essay without your Annotated Bibliographies. The Annotated Bibliographies are the “research” portion of your research essay.Revise and expand one of your first essays to include your research from your Annotated Bibliographies.You must include your quotations from your Annotated Bibliographies in your Research Essay.Page requirement: 6-7 pages (1500 word minimum).You must include a “Works Cited” page (see example below) at the end of your essay. The works cited page will list the citations from your Annotated Bibliography assignments. (If you did the assignment correctly, as instructed, you can easily copy and paste the citations to your Works Cited page.)As always, you must follow MLA guidelines for formatting.You must follow the instructions below.Instructions: (READ VERY, VERY CAREFULLY)For Essay #4, you will revise and expand one of your first three essays into a six to seven-page (1500 word minimum) research essay.Since you’re expanding your essay, you are expected to analyze the text further and provide new supporting points for your argument.You are doing the exact same kind of textual analysis that we’ve done all semester (focused on theme and the elements fiction/poetry), but you’re just looking more closely at the text and analyzing it in more depth.You are also adding research to your essay. You are expected to use the quotations from your Annotated Bibliographies as supporting evidence for your essay, to strengthen your argument. (You may also include information from your “summary” section of your annotated bibliography.)You are not simply adding quotations to your essay as “filler” to expand the length of your paper. The quotations that you use should provide insight into the work of literature and support YOUR argument in your essay.If you’re revising an essay about fiction, the elements of fiction must be a main component of the argument for your essay.If you’re revising an essay about poetry, the elements of poetry must be a main component of the argument for your essay.Since you’re revising one of your earlier essays, you are expected to fix the mistakes on the initial essay submission and also make improvements to the original essay. For example, I expect you to:Improve your word choice whenever possible.Shorten sentences that are too wordy. Make your sentences concise.Revise vague statements to make them more clear and precise.Remove sentences and paragraphs that are essentially over-summarizing the text. Only use the text to support your argument.Remove sentences that are irrelevant to your argument. (You may think a sentence sounds nice, but if it doesn’t directly make an argument or support an argument, then it’s better to remove it.)Remove arguments that are not supported by the text. (Some interpretations may sound interesting, but if they aren’t supported by the text, remove it.)Make sure your paragraphs are focused. Make sure each paragraph of the essay has a clear, focused supporting argument for your thesis.Remove weak arguments from your paper.When necessary, elaborate on an argument to make it stronger and more clear to the reader. Provide further explanation when necessary to connect the dots for the reader.Always explain how your quotations and textual evidence relate to your thesis. (Don’t provide a quotation without clearly explaining how it’s relevant to your thesis.)PROOFREAD: You will only have one submission for this assignment, so be sure to proofread it before you submit it.Please read the TIPS below to avoid making easy mistakes.WORKS CITED PAGE EXAMPLE.pdf Download WORKS CITED PAGE EXAMPLE.pdfMinimize File PreviewTIPS for your Research Essay (easy points!):Don’t write in first-person. Don’t say, “I think” or “in my opinion.”Don’t start paragraphs with “First of all, “Secondly,” or “In conclusion.”Avoid using “you” or addressing the reader. For example, don’t say, “You have to think about…”Avoid excessive summarizing and paraphrasing without argumentation: make an argument for your interpretation.Give textual examples to support your argument.Clearly explain how each example supports your argument.If you “run out of ideas,” look again at the original text and again at the elements of poetry.Use the elements of poetry in your argument.Use proper terminology when discussing the elements of poetry. (For example, don’t say “the second part” if you really mean to say “the second stanza.” Don’t say “the narrator” when you should say “the speaker.”)For your introductory paragraph, introduce the poem, the author, and the subject, then state a clear thesis statement (argument) for your essay.Make sure that every paragraph in the body of the essay starts with a topic sentence and states a major supporting point to your argument/thesis.Make sure your concluding paragraph summarizes your essay’s main points and restates your thesis/main argument. Don’t provide any new information in your conclusion. The conclusion is just a recap.Remember, an essay is an argument.It might be helpful to think of yourself as a lawyer making an argument and presenting evidence. (Notice how lawyers don’t say “Well, in my opinion, I think…”).