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ENG 1102: Essay 3: (Fiction, Poetry, or Drama)
Assignment: Write a short essay (750 words) that defends a thesis you developed through a close critical
reading/analysis of one (or two) literary works listed on the syllabus and supported by at least one secondary
source. This essay relies mainly on textual support from the primary text, but includes at least one secondary
source that supports/sustains the student’s argument. Do not confuse “critical analysis” with “plot summary”;
the goal is to develop, sustain, and advance a thesis based on a critique of the primary text but supported in part
by at least one secondary source.
What you’ll be graded upon:
15%
Introduction: You establish a context for the significance of your thesis in regards to the literary work as
a whole. How does your argument contribute to understanding the author’s major literary/thematic
concerns? What can other readers learn from your analysis? How does your analysis/critique fit in with
other critical responses of the author/literary work?
15%
Thesis: You state your main point (or argument) in 1-2 sentences. The thesis is the culmination of your
introduction.
30% Organization. Your essay should follow that of typical literary critiques:
Since your focus must be on analyzing some literary motif, theme, or a combination of literary elements
(such as symbolism, character, setting, etc.), your essay must contain well-structured supporting
paragraphs that contain a topic sentence, quotes from the primary text, at least one quote from a
secondary source, an explanation/discussion of the significance of the quotes you use in relation to your
thesis, and a concluding sentence or two that situates the entire paragraph in relation to the thesis. Your
thesis will focus on some kind of critical analysis of the primary text, so your supporting paragraphs
should contain quotes from the text that illustrate your thesis/argument; in addition, you should include
at least one quote from secondary source to support your argument. Your supporting paragraphs should
be organized around each of the quotes you use, explaining the significance of the quotes and why (or
how) they illustrate your main point, but you also need to make sure that your paragraphs contain strong
transitions and at least six (or more) sentences.
10%
Conclusion: Regardless of the argument you make, you want a conclusion that avoids summarizing what
you’ve just said, and please avoid writing, “In conclusion….” Your aim in a conclusion is to place the
discussion in a larger context. For example, how might your critical analysis of a literary character relate
to the other characters in a work? How might your thesis be applied to other aspects of the text, say for
example, setting or symbolism?
15%
Grammar and mechanics: Your paper avoids basic grammar mistakes, such as dropped apostrophes in
possessives, subject/verb disagreement, arbitrary tense switches, etc. The paper demonstrates a
commitment to proofreading by avoiding easy-to-catch typos and word mistakes (effect for affect, for
example). The paper adheres to MLA formatting style for in-text and bibliographic citations.
15%
Presentation: Your paper meets the minimum length criteria of 750 words, is typed with a title and your
name on it. You follow your individual professor’s instructions for formatting (margins, placement of
the name, etc).
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Week 4: Research Paper Topic13 13 unread replies. 13 13 replies.
Discussion Board: This week you must submit the topic for your literary research project. Read through Chapter 29 and focus especially on the section on how to choose a topic. Remember to include the author’s name in the subject line and the fous of your paper in the body of the discussion board post.