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To write an essay on a book, you will need to understand its structure and the rules of academic writing. You must have a strong thesis statement based on the book's content. This thesis statement should be no longer than one sentence or two and be backed up with evidence. The best way to support your thesis statement is by using memorable direct quotes from the book.

The thesis statement should support the central idea of the essay. It should be supported by specific arguments and examples from the book. If possible, use memorable direct quotes that highlight a specific point in the book. Finally, your essay should be organized. Use an outline that will help you structure your essay in a useful way. Generally, there are 3 main parts: introduction, body, and conclusion.

The introduction of the essay should capture the audience's attention. It should give background on the book and the author. Then, it should conclude with the thesis statement, which serves as a reminder of your work and introduces the first topic sentence in the body. It should also be short, to allow you to let your imagination run wild.

The body of your paper should be written in 12-point font with double space and page numbers. When referencing a source, you should cite it with the author's full name, and the full title of the work. In addition, you must underline or italicize the title of the book.


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