What comes first, a thesis statement or the body paragraphs?
In both literal essay structure and cognitive planning of said essay, the thesis statement comes first. The thesis statement dictates the content of the essay and provides a road map of sort on how to organize your ideas in order to justify your initial assertion.
The primary critical lens for literature analysis is New Criticism prior to college level English classes. Why is this?
New Criticism offers the most uniform and concise conclusions for analyzing literature, which is conducive to the uniformity and standardization that is common of public education.
What is the standard formatting used for English essays?