On Monday, March 7, we will have our Things Fall Apart in-class essay test. You’ll be given a choice of 2-3 prompts. Answer the prompt in a 5-part essay (introduction, narration, confirmation, refutation, conclustion). Be sure that your thesis statement is specific, with a debatable view, that directly answers the essay question. Then support your thesis with ample evidence from the text. While you will not be required to quote the text, you will need to include at least three well-developed examples in the confirmation section of your essay.
To help you, you may use one of the following during the test:
- All of your typed homeworks (must be printed out, not on your device). If needed, you may annotate your homeworks.
- An original “cheat sheet.” This sheet can be up to 8.5 x 11 in size, and you may use the front and back. You may include any notes on this cheat sheet but your content must be original. In other words, you are not allowed to copy/paste information found from Spark Notes or other similar sources. Instead, review all the notes you have taken during this unit (and there are a lot!) and draw from this information to create your cheat sheet.
John Green + Things Fall Apart = Crash Course!
To review, you may also want to watch this Annenberg World Literature Video Series: Things Fall Apart. It reviews all the major themes in the novel.