Born a Crime vs. Searching for Sugar Man
Discipline: English 101
Type of Paper: Essay (any type)
Academic Level: High school
Paper Format: MLA
Directions: Of the following topics addressed in the novel and film, choose one that most interests you. Compose a paragraph of 6-8 well-written sentences in which you make a claim in sentence one about your topic, and provide evidence such as specific examples (they say) and commentary (I say) in sentences two through seven that support your claim. You will need to compare/contrast the film and book with direct evidence.
__2. Government oppressing citizens
__Make a claim in your first sentence.
__Not: Born a Crime and Searching for Sugar Man are stories about parenting.
(This is just a fact. The writer needs to make a claim about parenting. Is it good? Bad?)
Born a Crime and Searching for Sugar Man both highlight parents who inspire and educate their children by showing them world of possibilities beyond their immediate reality.
Highlight the following:
Red- Topic Sentence in which you make a claim
Yellow- Specific, high quality textual evidence with quotes and page numbers (They Say)
Green- Specific, high quality commentary from my reading, observations, or experiences (I say)