When writing for academics, follow these guidelines (i don’t make the rules; i’m just the messenger):

Assignment:
Length: minimum ~750 words
Manuscript: Typed, double-spaced, written in Times New Roman font, size 12 or 14. As I said before, get used to writing using these parameters, especially the double-spacing. Again, my poor eyes can’t read single-spacing very well; it makes me go blind, so just know that if you don’t double-space your essays, you’re slowly killing your English professor.
What to Do: Using three different examples and quotations, write an analysis essay on the topic listed below. Remember to write your essay in the format I discussed (trust me: it works).
Topic:
1. Cite and explain three different quotations that are examples of irony in “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs.
***If you need a refresher from the previous module on how to write an “academic essay,” read on; otherwise, proceed to the Analysis Essay… Again dropbox***
First, the basics of an academic essay.
When writing for academics, follow these guidelines (I don’t make the rules; I’m just the messenger):
Never use “you” or any variation (and never simply replace “you” with “one”; it sounds ridiculous).
Never use “I” or “me” or any other personal pronouns (for a list of the pronouns you can and cannot use, click No First or Second-Person Pronouns.
Never say, “In my opinion,” or, “to me,” or anything like that. The whole paper is your opinion.
Always write in present tense, even if the event or story or whatever occurred in the past.
Always, always, always use transitiobcins from one section to the next.

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