This thesis works to preview both my perception of the theme of the short story, and it also previews the structure of my essay in that my main body paragraphs will center around the components of: setting, dialogue, and tone. Once I've found the textual support necessary to argue my point about these components, I can begin fleshing out the paper. An analytical essay will almost always use heavy textual support to substantiate a point, but it is often up to an instructor's discretion about whether outside sources beyond the subject of analysis itself are encouraged.
IN 1986, UCOPE set the general standard for passing by approving the AWPE Scoring Guide. There also is a regular annual procedure for applying these general standards to each new examination. From the pretest essays, the Universitywide Analytical Writing Placement Examination Committee assembles a set of papers representing the weakest to the strongest performance. Members reach their own consensus about the scores these papers should receive. They then provide this set of papers to UCOPE. At its March meeting UCOPE reviews these essays and decides independently on the scores. (In almost all cases both committees assign the same scores to the papers.) These essays and their UCOPE scores set the standard by which the chief reader and the room leaders choose essays from the May administration to exemplify the standards for all the readers who score papers in June.