o Compose an interesting phrase
o Avoid using a too-general title, such as “Generation Z”
Introduction paragraph (no longer than 10 lines)
o Begin with an attention-getting “hook” (not a question).
o Introduce your topic (an issue specifically related to Millennials generation) and indicate that your essay will analyze articles about it.
• 3-4 Body paragraphs
o Each paragraph should analyze a different article.
Articles must be from the New York Times “Newspapers” database. The articles may come from newspapers or credible websites or blogs.
o In the first sentence of each paragraph, introduce the article’s title, author(s), and main idea.
o The rest of each paragraph should mention between 1-3 general ideas from the article and share your ideas about them (specifics on next page).
o At least half of each paragraph should consist of your ideas. See below for suggestions.
For each idea from the articles you discuss…
why you agree, partially agree, or disagree
how well you think the article makes the point
anything else you find interesting about the idea or how it’s worded
• Develop each of your opinions about each idea. Don’t just state one general thing, such as “I agree with this because I’m tech-savvy and enjoy gaming.”
o Conclusion paragraph
o Provide closure for your essay.
o Avoid bringing up new supporting ideas or just repeating your main ideas.
Format your paragraphs and document source material (research) using MLA style:
• Use Times New Roman 12-point font for MLA style and follow MLA format in all other ways (headers, headings, double-spaced, etc.)