Body Paragraph One
Body Paragraph Two (and Three, and Four, etc.)
DO document all quotations and paraphrases by including in parentheses page numbers (for novels, short stories, and modern plays), line numbers (for poems), or act/scene/line numbers (for Shakespeare).
DO quote only key words and phrases rather than long chunks of text.
DO make sure the body of the paper provides evidence for every claim made in the thesis statement and does not introduce any new claim not made in the thesis statement.
DON’T provide plot summary. Assume your reader has read the texts and needs to be convinced of your argument, not told the plot.
DO document all quotations and paraphrases by including in parentheses the last name of the author and the page number of your source or, if the source is a webpage article for which you don’t have the title, give the title of the article in parentheses.
DON’T include any information in the paragraph that doesn’t relate to the topic sentence.
DON’T ever use the first person (“I”) or second person (“you“).