Subject matter: Consider McCarthy's No Country for Old Men. In order to find your thesis, find the one question for which you have a strong opinion and which you can answer with facts, direct quotations, and logic. Consider the central conflict in the work. How does it move the plot? How is the conflict resolved? What is the author saying about the human condition? Do you agree?Write one sentence that explains your opinion. Congratulations, you have a thesis.Write an essay of 2250 to 2500 words. Be clear and concise. Consider your audience. Use quotations. Offer consideration of counterargument and refutation.Revisit the Essay Guide before you begin writing and visit a tutor with your first draft.Here are the major criteria I will be considering when reading your essays:Thesis (Links to an external site.)The thesis is arguable, limited in scope, not descriptive or factual. It is a clear, concise opinion. Consider offering a judgement. Your thesis presents an argument, demonstrates an awareness of audience, articulates the writer’s voice, and is clearly established.Organization (Links to an external site.)Overall, the essay has a clear skeletal structure revealing an effective introduction/thesis paragraph (with the introduction of your theme, the source work, and your argument), body (wherein each paragraph begins with a topic sentence that clearly indicates how the paragraph will address/support your thesis), and conclusion (wherein, rather than restating your thesis, you will offer a consideration of discovery) that are logically integrated and internally coherent. The paragraphs progress logically and are not merely a collection. The transitions between paragraphs, sentences, and ideas are logical and smooth. I strongly suggest working from an outline for clarity and logical flow.Development (Links to an external site.) and Analysis (Links to an external site.)An adequate exploration of counter-arguments moves the essay beyond summary/paraphrase and shows how the evidence supports the thesis. Offer a look at an opinion contrary to that expressed in your thesis. The more profound and difficult the challenge, the better your rhetoric will be and the deeper your essay will be. Then refute this opinion and explain why your argument is superior. Audiences generally prefer to have concerns addressed sooner rather than later, so your first body paragraph may be the best place for this exercise. Further, you can add credibility to your argument and achieve a greater depth of consideration through repeating this exercise with any major subsequent claims your make in your essay. The thesis is maintained and fully explored throughout the essay. The essay employs appropriate rhetorical modes (e.g. definition, comparison/contrast) in a clear, engaged dialogue with the sources.Sentence Level Skills (Links to an external site.)/Syntax/DictionThe sentences and grammar produce an essay which is clear, fluent, graceful. The writer deploys a variety of sentence structures to enhance the total effect of the essay and uses precise language that expresses complex ideas. The prose contains no substantial errors of spelling, grammar, or format. Allow time to proof, edit, and revise your essays. Read your essay aloud to yourself and have someone else read it to you. This will help you identify problems with flow. Visit tutors for help with items on this list. I have attached additional essay instructions bellow.