• For homework, write two possible thesis statements for your Short Story Review.
  • These are “working thesis statements.” Don’t worry if they’re not perfect. You have time to make them better.
  • These must be two different thesis statements. They can be two statements about the same story, or about two different stories.
  • Your thesis statement must:
    • Be about one of the stories in the anthology.
    • Mention a theme and/or a literary element that you’d like to explore in your review.
  • Refer to tasks one and seven from the classroom exercise “Moving On,” Sep 18 for examples of what I mean by a thesis statement.
  • A good test for a thesis statement: ask yourself: “Is this interesting? Does this interest me? Can I write an interesting paper on this topic?” If the answer is no, keep developing it.
  • Don’t necessarily settle on the first thing you come up with. The first idea is often the most obvious. The second is a little better. The third is usually even better.
  • Please post your two thesis statements as a reply to this post (like you do for reading responses). Write your name in the reply. These are due by class on Oct. 2.