Pre-Writing for Essay on Literature/ 1-2 pages/ HOMEGOING/ Summaries available online/MLA format ONLY/Use articles provided to support and add more only if needed/ 12HOURS ONLY

Produce a 1-2 page Pre-writing for a potential 5-page essay for this novel (Homegoing) – 12-HOURS TURNAROUND


Novel – Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

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a. By writing Homegoing, what historical truths is Yaa Gyasi hoping to share with readers?

b. In the context of the novel, who do you think is more deceptive: the British, the Fante, or the Asante?

c. In Homegoing, why does Quey feel compelled to hide the truth about his sexual orientation?


Yaa Gyasi | ‘When we use words like ‘institutionalized racism’, what does that mean?’ – 

‘Homegoing’ raises impossible questions about the legacy of slavery – 

I’m Ghanaian-American. Am I Black? – Yaa Gyasi – 


Purpose: Students will be able to use their reading, writing,     critical thinking, and research skills as they analyze the theme of truth     and lies in Homegoing by Yaa     Gyasi.

Tone: The tone of this assignment should be formal and     academic.

Language: The diction and syntax of this assignment should be formal     and academic. Students should not use second person pronouns (you/your),     contractions, abbreviations, slang, or any type of casual language.     Students should refer to the diction and syntax guidelines in the writing     packet.

Audience: The audience of this assignment is the student’s peers     and instructor.

Format: MLA style (double spaced, 1 in. margins, Times New     Roman 12 font, pagination, heading, title, tab for each paragraph, in-text     citations, Works Cited page, hanging indents, etc.)



(Students should create a BRIEF outline, graphic organizer, or some other type of pre-writing for their essay.)


I. Introduction

A. Device:

B. General discussion:

C. Quote + citation + analysis:

D. Thesis statement:

Example of how it should be written


Financial stress is a major problem in today’s society. In fact, the author of one source stated that “___________________________________________________________________” (_________). This quote really shows how __________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________. I can really relate to this quote because _______________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________. This was a difficult time in my life, and I ___________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________. Many researchers have spent considerable time examining the issue of financial stress. According to this research, financial stress ___________________________________________


II. Body

A. Main Idea:

B. Main Idea:

C. Main Idea:

III. Conclusion

A. Transition:

B. Device:

C. Quote + citation + analysis:

D. Summary of main ideas