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“Paperlits” or “baby essays” are little papers in response to the assigned text; they should consist of a full
1-2 page (1 single-spaced or 2 double) in response to a particular line, passage, or aspect of the text we
have read that week. The more specific your focus, which you should state from the beginning in both
your title and a brief question you develop as you read, the better. Aim for at least three paragraphs
(including a brief introduction and conclusion), and offer brief textual citations throughout. Posing questions
at the beginning or the end is a great practice, as is supplying an engaging title for your piece.
PS: For this paperlit, focus on the Chapter: THE ELIZABETHAN LUMBER ROOM
1. MLA Format
2. Include Direct Quotation