S. State your claim...a.k.a. provide a simple answer to the question, based on the text.)
E. EVIDENCE…(INTRODUCE T.extual E.vidence, perhaps by showing who said it---> put “around” the T.E. you select, and CITE the page # in parentheses, outside of the quote.
X. eXplain your evidence within the context of the text…(provide a bit of background info for your reader so they understand what’s happening in the t.e. you selected
Y. whY/how does your evidence connect to or prove your claim? Provide a thorough analysis, showing the CONNECTION between your claim and the text...basically close the case! (and avoid saying “claim”--state the idea that is your claim instead!)