This essay is about monsters and I have chosen the three monsters that I want to write about .
I attached a good example of another student essay.
I also attached my academic summary of this essay. Please use the monsters I have chosen.
Use all phases of the writing process to create a largely error free essay,
understand and use an academic article to analyze an element of culture, research,
synthesize, integrate, and contextualize multiple
outside sources (through
quotations, paraphrasing, and summary) with their own voice, analysis, or
position, while avoiding plagiarism. Employ a variety of organizational patterns
to support or advance central ideas (theses/claims).
Successful essays will do this by:
Including an introduction that draws in the reader, briefly introduces Cohen and
the topic of your essay, and has
a clear thesis that states your argument and
signals a plan for the essay.
that establishes and explains Cohen’s theories in a
body paragraph. Summarize his main argument, claims, and evidence. Discuss his
ideas as if you were
explaining them to someone who was unfamiliar with the
In your literature review, you only have to discuss the theses, you are going
to use in your essay.
ou do NOT have to address all seven of his theses, only
the ones that appl
y to your monsters.
at least three different monsters of your own
to prove or disprove
Cohen’s theses. (You may also focus on three different interpre
tations of the same
Night of the Living Dead
2013). You could use movie monsters, TV monsters,
literary monsters, mythical or fairy tale monsters, and/or real
The choice is yours. This section of the paper will be where you include your
outside sources to strengthen your analys
Consider any of the movies or texts we have watch or read so far for your
from Zootopia, Lady Macbeth or Macbeth
, Kylo Ren or General Hux from
Star Wars: The
Including at least
outside sources to strengthen your argument. The three
sources must be in addition to Cohen’s chapter
find a mix of peer reviewed and
popular sources that support your analysis of the monsters and society. Don’t just
rely on your interpretations and opin
find others who agree with you!
outside sources should be connected to your monsters in that they support your
understanding of the monsters you have chosen.
Look for these outsides sources through Cuyamaca’s Library:
If you need help finding outside sources
that fit these requirements,
Feel free to also use any of the readings
podcasts, and TED Talks
already assigned for this paper as well.
Including vivid and specific details when describing the monsters you have
chosen, and tie your examples to Cohen’s theses (you do NOT have to address all
seven of his theses, only th
e ones that apply to your monsters).
Synthesizing by combing information from different sources to inform and
support a greater understanding of your
Finishing with a conclusion that restates your
thesis, reviews your body paragraphs, and a
al though, prediction, piece of advice,
something you learned or realized or the
answer to a question you posed earlier.