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09/04/2019

How to write a two book eight paragraph essay?

QUESTION
How to write a two book eight paragraph essay?
So far I have only written research papers or book reports in high school but my summer assignment for AP English is to write an eight paragraph essay on “The Jungle” and “Fast Food Nation” that must use examples from both texts to identify and analyze the author’s purpose as well as his intended audience. The prompt also says to discuss the use of contextual diction and formal or colloquial language and evidence to convey the author’s purpose to the audience. It says to note that this is NOT a compare/contrast essay. So my question is how to set this up? My idea was:
Para 1 – Intro
Para 2 – Purpose book 1
Para 3 – Purpose book 2
Para 4 – Language book 1
Para 5 – Language book 2
Para 6 – Intended audience book 1
Para 7 – Intended audience book 2
Para 8 – Conclusion

OR

Para 1 – Intro
Para 2 – Support detail 1 (books 1 & 2)
Para 3 – Support detail 2 (books 1 & 2)
etc

Please if anyone knows if one of these is right or if I hae it all wrong or even if you have your own idea let me know.

ANSWER
The structure seems workable to meet the requirements of the assignment. It might help with the AP course to read a book like Edgar Robert’s “Writing Themes about Literature” over the summer and practice writing essays in some of the styles discussed. As far as how to commission as a Marine Officer from Usna, service selection takes place during Senior year but Mids who want to commission as a Marine 2nd Lieutenant are usually members of Semper Fidelis society and do Leatherneck, though it is not required. The selection process is nearly identical at the the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and West Point, so, whatever is stated on one service academy website or in its catalog with regard to admissions generally holds for the others. The Nrotc Marine Option Scholarship like all Marine Officer commissioning programs requires a 1st class Marine PFT, 225 minimum. Word is that few are selected for the scholarship with a PFT less than 280. If you read the following answer and open the links it should help to explain the selection process and the path to an appointment:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…
The Air Force Academy website offers outstanding advice to students prepping for a service academy, rotc scholarship or any highly selective university. Open all links to the left of the dialog box. Be sure to open the “Leadership Preparation” link and read it carefully.”
http://www.academyadmissions.com/#Page/P…
On page 19 of Chapter 2 of the Usna Catalog, the Naval Academy recommends the classes to take to be competitive. It is very similar. The exception is the recommendation on the Usafa website to take a computer course. This has probably been copied over and over since the time when several computer languages were required to use a PC. This recommendation does not appear in the Usafa Catalog.
Prep for the Psat this summer if you have taken Geometry. Prep for the Sat if you have already completed Algebra 2. The Psat Math section tests Algebra 1 and Geometry. The Sat Math Section adds Algebra 2. The Act Math section adds Trigonometry. Start to take the Sat in the spring of the year you take Algebra 2. For colleges that require them, schedule Sat Subject exams to coincide with the final or Ap exam in the class.
An extracurricular reading program that includes looking up the definition of unknown words in a dictionary will help with the Cr score. Even as little as 20 minutes a day will add up over time and help. More time can be devoted over the summer.
http://reading.berkeley.edu/
Good Luck!