The intro determines the scope of the paper, is long enough, and takes the reader gradually to the thesis. Thesis is debatable (persuasive, expresses an opinion about the piece of literature), precise, related to the topic, and clearly stated as the last sentence of the intro; no more than two sentences. Its not an announcement: In this paper Im going to or This paper is about ; its not a question either. There is coherence and unity (topic sentence refers to thesis) within each individual body paragraph (see thesis) and between paragraphs. Paragraphs develop and support thesis with evidence, examples from the text (not from real life), show analytical ability. Direct quotes and paraphrasing are introduced, explained, and enough, relevant to support thesis and coherently integrated in the paper. Paper is formatted and presented with accurate MLA documentation (in-text citations for run-in and long quotations). Length (3 to 5 pages) and title of paper The topic is a reflection/analysis of an aspect of a piece of literature covered in Class.