The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays. For the sake of improving the students' powers of expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class, this time in the more formal writing style expected in a literary essay. However, students should never be discouraged from choosing their own topics.
The questions provided for the final paper are most suitable for student essays. Please remember that grading an essay should never depend on a simple checklist of required content.