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week 4 Essay: Poetry

Topic: week 4 Essay: PoetryOrder DescriptionAssignment List Week 4 Essay: PoetryWeek 4 Essay: PoetryDUE: Apr 3, 2016 11:55 PMGrade DetailsGradeN/AGradebook CommentsNoneAssignment DetailsOpen DateMar 21, 2016 12:00 AMGraded?YesPoints Possible100.0Resubmissions Allowed?NoAttachments checked for originality?YesAssignment InstructionsThis paper should be a 750-1000 word essay focusing on the poetry we have read during weeks three and four. It is due at the end of Week four. You should choose poems not chosen for discussion in your initial posts during weeks three and four.Note: Your essay must be an original work and not something submitted to a previous class.Assignment: Analyze one poem from the assigned readings using one of the critical approaches (NOT reader response or biographical criticism) we discussed in the Week four forum, using one to two secondary sources to help support your argument. This source must be peer-reviewed and scholarly. Please read lesson four for an explanation about scholarly sources. Make sure that the essay has a strong thesis related to the approach–do not argue that “this poem is best analyzed with this approach.” The approved critical approaches include:feminist criticismhistorical criticismMarxist and social criticismNew Historicismpsychological criticismstructuralismReader response or biographical criticism are NOT AN OPTION.If you need more information on the different types of criticism, consult the webpages on criticism linked in the “additional readings” area of the Week 4 lesson.Your required secondary, scholarly source(s) should come from outside of the assigned textbook readings; the Online Library is a good first stop. If you have trouble finding information on your poem, its author, or its context, or have any other questions, please contact me (earlier is better; questions sent on Saturday evening may not be answered until Monday).Checklist for Essays – Please Observe the Following*There will be penalties for each of the items below that is missing or incorporated incorrectly into essays:Please save your MS Word doc as Last Name_Essay2, so for example, Fiore_Essay2Thesis Statement: Your essay must have a thesis statement. Since the reader is familiar with the story, summary is unnecessary. Rather than tell your reader what happened, tell him or her what specific point you are making about the story. See the attached Powerpoint “How to Write a Thesis Statement” for help with this.Organization: Your essay must be well-organized, with an intro paragraph that includes a thesis statement, body paragraphs, each organized around a main focus along with examples from the text that relate back to and “prove” the thesis statement, and a conclusion. See the attached handout “How to Write an Essay” for help with this.Format your essay according to MLA style guidelines.*There is no cover page in MLA formatting, just the standard 4-line heading on page one, a title centered at the top, and double-spacing consistently throughout. See a sample here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/13/*Use Italics for titles of longer works like novels and films and use “quotation marks” for titles of shorter works like poems, short stories and essays.*Write your essay in third person objective voice. This means avoiding use of first person (I, we, me, us) and second person (you). This is standard practice for academic, college-level writing that lends more credibility to your writing.After first introducing an author, such as Robert Frost, refer to him or her by last name only (Frost) in all subsequent uses of the name throughout your essay.*Take great care to avoid plagiarism by citing all information included in your essay that is not considered common knowledge to the general public. It is best to use a signal phrase that names your source up front and then include a direct quote that shows exactly which words and phrasing is borrowed (for example, “According to Jane Jones, “and then add a direct quote”, followed by a citation (Jones 23). Always include a Works Cited page with a listing for any source included and cited in your essay.How to Cite a Reading from our Course TextAlways cite the author of the story you are writing about and not the editors of the text book (Muller & Williams).Lastname, First name. “Title of Reading.” ENGL 200: Composition and Literature . Ed. Muller & Williams. New York: McGraw Hill, 2015. Page range of entry. VitalSource.Turnitin.com – The 80/20% RuleWhen you submit your essay for grading, it is automatically submitted to Turnitin.com, which generates a similarity report showing all of the borrowed information included in your essay. In addition to needing citations for all borrowed information included, students should also aim for an 80/20% split, with 80% of the words and ideas being their own and 20% coming from direct quotes from the literature or secondary sources writing about the story. Having a similarity report that goes much above 20% is considered more of a cut and paste job rather than a critical essay and will reflect in the grade earned.Consult the Purdue Online Writing Lab for all your MLA formatting questions:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/Supporting Materials How to Write an Essay.doc (34 KB) How to Write a Thesis StatementPP.ppt (1 MB)SubmissionTo submit your assignment, attach one or more files and then click Submit.Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.AttachmentsNo attachments yet demo demo RemoveAdd Attachments