Composition I ENGL 1301 Departmental Exam Option 1 IF YOUR INSTRUCTOR GAVE YOU SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE FOLLOW THEM After reading the selection marked “Option 1,” write an interpretive-analytical paper of at least 750 words. Underline your thesis statement. The essay must demonstrate critical thinking and be written coherently, observing grammatical, mechanical, and stylistic conventions. Your paper must include at least one paragraph on each of the following: Summary Mention the author and the title of the essay, and then provide a brief summary of the author’s key points. Include an interpretation of the author’s main point, which may be presented either directly or indirectly in the author’s work. Analysis The paper needs to include a discussion of the author’s rhetorical purpose (aim) and methods of organization (patterns). Some examples of purpose are expressive, referential (informative, interpretive), persuasive, and literary. Some examples of methods of organization include description, narration, cause and effect, classification, comparison-contrast, and illustration. Evaluation Applying established criteria for what constitutes a successful expressive, referential, persuasive, or literary essay, discuss 2-3 specific ways in which this essay is or is not successful. Also discuss whether the chosen methods of organization are effective or not and why.