I have to write a paper on Isaac Asimov and Jules Verne. I have all of the research that I need. The problem is, my teacher has 65 papers to grade, and she told us herself that she gets bored, and that sometimes she grades a paper entirely based on the grabber, or hook sentence. What do you recommend. Do you know what I found? A technique I used a long time ago under pretty much the same conditions (just different authors) was to have one of the authors speak directly to the other about their work or about any common ground they might have. Since yours are not contemporaries, the anachronism could catch your teacher's eye and brain. A friend had one of his authors speak from within the other author's story. Or you could weave elements of one or more of each author's titles into a single title and then segue into a statment about it. There are lots of possibilities, and surely many will come your way. . The fact that you are well-prepared and really want to get your teacher's interest is encouraging. Controversy could work, too. Perhaps Asimov is the reincarnation of Verne and can be more prolific because he has the advantages of modern technologies (like the electric typewriter..) and his earlier body of work plus everything that has happened since his first death. Now, good luck. Put those brain juices to work. You can do it. Now, as an aside, it seems highly unfair of that teacher to grade so heavily on such a small part of the work. It could be unfair to you in that it would ignore your serious, well-crafted efforts. It could be unfair to the teacher and to other students in that someone could get a good grade on nothing more than the hook and still have written the rest of the paper poorly or with minimal effort. Granted, that would be risky, but. . .
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