Tanya Summers's Request (02 Dec 2018)

I would like some feedback on writing a Critical Analysis Essay for the Short Story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor. I will attach a copy below but I feel the contents to long, I personally think I wrote too much detail. Any suggestions would be helpful in assisting me narrow down this Essay
ENG 72

submitted: Dec 02, 2018
responded: Dec 03, 2018
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  • Maria Batty (admin)
    Dec. 3, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

    Dear Tanya, Thank you for sending your essay to Athena. This is not at all a critical analysis. You can find handouts that explain how to write a literary analysis and how to organize an essay around a thesis statement at https://success.students.gsu.edu/ltc. Click on Handouts on the left, and then Grammar and Writing Handouts. You should not use 1st or 2nd person or contractions. You should not give as much plot synopsis as you do. You should not indulge in digressions like what you thought the story was going to be about but wasn’t. You have many, many fragments and grammatical errors, but there’s little point in looking for and correcting them when you have so much rewriting to do. I hope you find these comments helpful. If you don't understand how to organize your paper around a thesis statement or how to recognize and correct the types of errors I’ve mentioned, come into a lab to work with a tutor face to face, post specific questions here on Athena, or refer to our handouts. Good luck! If you have a moment, please cut and paste this address into your browser, and take our survey. Thanks! https://gsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hzzM9kX7sy9aJf

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