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Assignment: Research Paper
After reading the selections from Lessons 2 and 3, choose one of the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic. Follow the writing process and be sure to cite two or more sources using MLA format. Your paper should be written following basic MLA rules.
Topics (Choose one and using your sources cited in MLA format, answer the questions below)
Using your source(s), explore the question: How did a diversity of views transform American society? Provide research in addition to your own analysis of some of the texts from lesson 2 such as “American Jezebel,” “Repeal the Stamp Act!” and “Declaration of Independence.” What ideas from the text reveal answers to the question? Use both outside sources and textual evidence from the selections in the course to develop your essay.
Past literary movements continue to be influential. Consider romanticism, realism, and modernism. How influential were ideas from those periods? Is that influence clearly seen in the texts you have read? Explain with textual evidence from both outside sources as well as from any of the stories from lesson 3.
Research and discuss this idea of money, status, and marriage during any periods you read about in lesson 3. Explain ideas from any of those periods, using both outside sources and ideas from the texts from lesson 3 such as Pride & Prejudice, After the Ball, and The Glass Menagerie. What were some of the social classes of this time? What problems were caused because of classism? Do we experience classism still today? How is that reflected in our society compared to how it was during any of those periods? Consider the types of jobs available to people, depending on social classes during that time. How do jobs nowadays reflect one’s social status?
Research and discuss the role of women historically and present. What were some of the abuses of women? Consider the role women play in today’s society, are they still subject to similar abuse? Use ideas from the stories you have read in this course as well as from outside sources for support in analyzing women historically and present.
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General paper guidelines:
Your paper is to be a full 400-500 words 4-5 paragraph essay, with supporting in-text citations and a reference list. You are to use citations from both literature and research.
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Thesis / Focus & Content
Thesis is clearly stated and appropriately focused.
Focus is sharp, distinct focus; balanced, substantial, specific, and/or illustrative content; sophisticated, mature ideas are particularly well-developed.
Thesis is clearly stated but focus could have been sharper.
There is clear focus; specific, illustrative, and balanced content
Thesis phrasing too simple, lacks complexity; or, not clearly worded
Adequate focus, but unbalanced content; more analysis needed
Thesis lacks a clear objective and/or does not “fit” content of essay
Essay contains too much research information without analysis or commentary
Thesis not evident
Absence of focus and relevant content; content doesn’t “fit” thesis
Score of Thesis / Focus & Content,/ 20
Supporting Research & MLA Citations
The supporting research is thorough and relevant
MLA in-text citations: all sources are accurately documented in the proper MLA format
MLA Works cited page: all sources on Works Cited page follow proper MLA format
Supporting research is less thorough but still substantial and relevant.
MLA in-text citations: all sources are documented, but a few are not in the desired format.
MLA works cited list: most sources on Works Cited page follow proper MLA format
Supporting research is adequate; relevance made clear
MLA in-text citations: most sources are documented, but many are not in the desired format
MLA works cited list: most sources on Works Cited page follow proper MLA format
Supporting research is insufficient; relevance not always made clear
MLA in-text citation:several sources lack proper documentation
MLA works cited list: few of the sources on Works Cited page follow proper MLA format
Supporting research is irrelevant, missing, or relies on assertion rather than research
MLA in-text citation: sources are not accurately documented, and MLA format is not attempted or followed properly
MLA works cited list: none the sources on Works Cited page follow proper MLA format
Score of Supporting Research & MLA Citations,/ 20
Obviously controlled and/or subtle organization; strong topic sentences
Logical and appropriate organization; clear topic sentences
Organization attempted, but unclear or inappropriate topic sentences
Absence of planned organization
Score of Organization,/ 20
Writer’s voice is strong; precision in tone, sentence structure, and word choice
Precision and variety in sentence structure and word choice
Limited, but mostly correct, sentence structure variety and word choice
Several awkward and/or unclear sentences; problems with word choice
No apparent control over sentence structure and word choice
Score of Style,/ 20
Mechanics & Usage
Free of mechanical and usage errors
Few mechanical and usage errors
Some mechanical and usage errors, but not severe enough to interfere significantly with writer’s purpose
Mechanical and usage errors which interfere with writer’s purpose
Mechanical and usage errors that significantly interfere with the writer’s purpose
Score of Mechanics & Usage,/ 20
Score of *Research Paper,/ 100
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