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ANALYTICALESSAYSTRUCTUREYEAR8DYSTOPIANFICTION

INTRODUCTION(APPROXIMATELY50WORDS)
Topic Introducethegenreofdystopianfictionandthenovelandauthoryouareexamining.
Explanation Explainwhatthenovelisaboutandhowitisdystopian,generallyspeaking.
Presentyourthesisstatement.
Thisisyourargumentforthewholeessay.
Asanargument,itneedstoattempttoprovesomething.
Thesis Anargument,yourthesis,needstobeveryspecific.
Badthesis:TheHungerGamescontainspowerandfear.
Goodthesis:Collinseffectivelyconstructsthethemesofpowerandfeartocreatea
dystopiantext.
Connectyourintroductiontothebodyofyourargumentbysignpostingyoursupporting
arguments.Forexample:
Link Throughtheuseofsetting,characterisation,andplotdevelopment,theauthorusesthese
themestocommentontheproblematicnatureoftotalitariansystemsofgovernment.
Thesesignpostscanbebasedonyourevidencefromyourbodyparagraphs.

BODYPARAGRAPH1(APPROXIMATELY175WORDS)
Topic Definethe1stthemeasauniversalconcept(asmentionedinyourthesisstatement).
Explanation Explainindetailwhatthethememeansandhowitspresentedinthenovel.
Evidence Stateatleast2specificexamplesfromthenovelthatshowhowtheauthorhas
represented/challenged/exploredthattheme.Remembertousethecorrectterminologytotalk
aboutyourevidenceandtocitewhereinthenovelitcomesfrom.
Remember:
Anargumentrequiresevidence.Argumentwithoutevidenceisopinion.andnotanalytical
writing.
Evaluation Evaluateiftheauthorhaseffectivelyconstructedthatthemetocreateadystopiantextandwhy.
Linking Linkbacktoyourtopicsentencetowrapuptheparagraph.

BODYPARAGRAPH2(APPROXIMATELY175WORDS)
Topic Definethe2ndthemeasauniversalconcept(asmentionedinyourthesisstatement).
Explanation Explainindetailwhatthethememeansandhowitspresentedinthenovel.
Evidence Stateatleast2specificexamplesfromthenovelthatshowhowtheauthorhas
represented/challenged/exploredthattheme.Remembertousethecorrectterminologytotalk
aboutyourevidenceandtocitewhereinthenovelitcomesfrom.
Remember:
Anargumentrequiresevidence.Argumentwithoutevidenceisopinion.andnotanalytical
writing.
Evaluation Evaluateiftheauthorhaseffectivelyconstructedthatthemetocreateadystopiantextandwhy.
Linking Linkbacktoyourtopicsentencetowrapuptheparagraph.

CONCLUSION(APPROXIMATELY50WORDS)
Thesis Restatethethesis.Ifpossible,trytousedifferentwordingtothatusedintheintroduction.
Arguments Makecleartheseparateargumentsthatwerepresentedintheessay,includingthewayeach
pointisinterrelatedand/orlinked.
General Finishyouressaywithafinal,summarisingstatement.Thisisagoodplacetogiveyourfinal
summary overallevaluationofthetextyouhavebeenanalysingand/oryourthesisstatement.