Ashlyn Scott's Request (28 Feb 2019)

Hi, I would like feedback on my essay. It is a New Critical/Formalist essay on the short story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan. I chose one literary element within the short story to analyze how the author used it to develop one specific theme within the work. I am supposed to provide in-depth information about my chosen literary element. Requirements Focus/Purpose: to analyze and to support an opinion to a primary audience of classmates and instructor Content and Support/Elaboration: Your 5+ paragraph essay should be 525-625 words. Each paragraph should include concrete details from the literature as support for the topic sentence, either as an example or an explanation of your point. Idea Organization: Create complete paragraphs (topic, supporting details, transitions) organized as needed to support your new critical/formalist ideas. Style: This is not a reader-response essay, so third person writing is required. College-level academic formality is expected as well. Format/Essay Conventions: You may organize this new critical/formalist content in an example, causal analysis, or an argument essay structure. MLA: This essay must conform to 8th edition MLA standards. This includes the heading, the page formatting, and your credits of the literature in the in-text citations and the full citation after the essay. No additional research is permitted for this essay. Thank you!
ENGL 1102

submitted: Feb 28, 2019
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  • Dunwoody Online Writing Lab (tutor)
    Feb. 28, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

    Hello Ashlyn, After reading your essay, I feel like the only recommendation I would give would be to write just a little bit more on the last paragraph on the conflicting cultural backgrounds. You already refer to it before, but I think you could include a little bit more information on explaining the conflicting backgrounds between the mother-daugther. You dont have to elaborate on it, maybe give a short blurb or example from earlier in the essay.

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