Length: 800 words
Choosing one of the following stories:
John Cheever, “The Swimmer”
Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery”
Katherine Ann Porter, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”
Joyce Carol Oates, “How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction
and Began my Life Over Again”
Julio Cortázar, “The Continuity of Parks”
I choose the Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery”
Topic: And consider how the plotting contributes to the effect and meaning.
1. Remember to have a clear thesis statement in the first paragraph.
2. Make sure that each paragraph is coherent and develops a single idea.
3. Make sure that there is a logical connection and a grammatical transition between paragraphs.