Essay #5: Adding Research The purpose of this assignment is to create a substantial revision of Essay #4 by adding information or arguments from additional sources to last unit’s essay. Please remember that I am looking for a prominent difference between Essay #4 and Essay #5. You are not simply adding in additional research. Your task is to revise Essay #4 based on feedback from your peers and instructor. These revisions will include a substantial overhaul to Essay #4 which should include adding in additional research to help validate and discuss your points. As you search for sources, consider these higher-order concerns. Focus: Is your main claim, thesis, or central message clear? Does every element of your essay consistently support your thesis? Do your minor claims support your major claims? Have you defined the issue at hand? What can you do to further emphasize your focus? Development: What evidence does your essay provide to support your focus? Have you included examples, explanations, details, and descriptions that help persuade your readers of your position? Have you anticipated and answered your readers’ objections or counterarguments? Have you considered alternate perspectives? Rhetorical Strategies: Have you identified a target audience for your essay? What do you do to appeal to that audience? Does your essay rely primarily on emotional appeals or logical appeals? What do you do in the essay to establish your credibility as a writer? Additional Outside Sources: How could adding outside perspectives strengthen your argument? Have other writers, scholars, or researchers addressed the issue at hand? Are your claims backed by a consistent pattern of reliable evidence? Are basic factual claims backed with evidence or sources? How does your essay engage with counterarguments or alternate perspectives on the issue? Organization: How does the structure of your essay support its message? Could the essay be re-structured or re-ordered to better support your arguments? Are paragraphs and transitions used to guide readers through your ideas? Before you turn in this assignment, create a bullet list of the changes and revisions you made. Include this list either as a second file or an additional page. Failure to submit this required information will result in a grade deduction for this assignment. After you turn in this revision, your instructor will provide further guidance for revising this piece for your portfolio. Your instructor will probably also provide pointers for revisions for the second essay you will revise for the portfolio in Unit 7. Sample Student Essays I am not providing sample essays for Essay #5. By this time in the course, you should be quite familiar with what I am looking for when it comes to development of ideas. You should anticipate what I expect when it comes to making revisions. You are free to review the samples I provided in the Unit 4 Revision Project as the process is very similar. Guidelines for Essay #5 Length/Due Date : approximately 1,000-1,400 words, due Sunday, November 29 midnight Central Standard Time (CST). Style/Format : This, as all essays in EN106, should be formatted in a standard scholarly format. (Most students follow MLA or APA guidelines, which are outlined in Easy Writer .) No matter what format you follow, be sure to do the following: Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced. Use 1-inch margins top, bottom, and sides. Although no cover page is needed, you should include your name, my name, the course number/title, and date at the upper left-hand corner of the manuscript. Research & Documentation : Include at least two additional sources beyond the sources cited in Essay #4. Your essay must include formal references to all sources. Be sure to provide in-text citations using a standard scholarly style, such as MLA or APA. And, of course, you must also provide appropriate documentation for any other sources you cite. File format : Please submit your essay as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file. These formats are available in most word processors, including Google Docs and Open Office, and will ensure that your instructor is able to comment on your work. Works Cited/References : Your essay should include an appropriate bibliography, with an entry for each individual source you reference in the body of the essay. Titles : Include a descriptive title at the beginning of your essay that tips your readers off to your thesis. Do not format your title with quotation marks, boldface, underlining or italics. Quotation marks or underlining are only appropriate if the title borrows words from another source. Cover pages : Please do not format your essay to include a cover page. Deadline : Submit your final draft essay no later than Midnight CST on Sunday, November 29 at the end of this unit.
Part 1: Word Overview, Past to Present Offer a broad overview of the word, from past to present. The overview should suggest how the word came into the English language (its etymology), how usage of the word has changed over time, and how the word is used now. Note: good overviews rely on facts, quotations, and specific details; dont confuse overview with over-generalization! Quantify: Discuss how and how often the word is used in Shakespeares works. Use Folger Digital Texts to help locate other instances of the word, but look to other useful databases that can help you learn more about the word and how its used in Shakespeare. Bolster your claims with facts, quotations, and statistics. Qualify: Be sure to offer qualifications and contextualization that help to convey why the word is significant in Shakespeares works. For example, we dont learn much from an unqualified/non-contextualized fact such as: The word x occurs 30 times in Shakespeares plays. Is 30 a lot? A little? Qualified/contextualized facts are more telling. They help the reader make sense of the data. Consider, for examples: The word x occurs 30 times in Shakespeares plays, and 11 of these occurrencesnearly 40%are in Hamlet. Although the word x never appears in Shakespeares Sonnets, it appears 30 times in his plays The word x occurs 30 times in Shakespeares plays; more than half of these occurrences are found in Tragedies while only three are found in Comedies. On the last page of your submission, include a short reflection (approximately 100 words, although you need not be as careful with word count here as with the Word Entry) in which you highlight the best accidental or random discovery you made along the waya fact or insight that is intriguing, but that was not quite what you were trying to find. This accidental discovery might be something about your word that does not quite fit into the Overview or Usage and Significance sections, or it might be a tangential fact about something you happen upon while researching your word.
Since the topic of the paper is the choice of each student, objectives will include number 8 but at least one and most likely more of the following:1. Identify key filmmakers, films and advancements in the history of film.2. Identify characteristics of different types of films and film genres.3. Recognize proper definitions and use of technical and aesthetic film terms and production strategies.4. Demonstrate critical understanding of the cultural role of film as a medium of communication and expression in society.5. Analyze different creative elements that go into making a film.6. Assess the effectiveness of the different creative elements in a specific film.7. Recognize how modes of production and contexts of viewing effect the interpretation of a film.8. Demonstrate understanding of proper academic format and use of film terminologies in writing about film.
Literary Analysis Essay: Their Eyes Were Watching GodDirections: Write a formal literary essay in which you analyze Zora Neale Hurstons novel Their Eyes Were Watching God with a focus on one of the two prompts below.Option 1:Discuss the ways in which each of Janies marriages reflects the evolution of Janies self-hood and identity in Their Eyes Were Watching God.As this essay is a literary analysis, make sure your essay not only has a clear focus, but also has a strong thesis that frames your paper as an argument (not just a summary!). Be sure to develop essay sufficiently and to support your development with textual evidence. You may, of course, include brief quotes in support of your analysis when appropriate, but do not over-rely on direct quotations and do not include block quotes in a paper of this length. As always, be sure to properly quote and cite your sources when necessary.Requirements:must be 3-4 pages, typed in proper APA format. Remember to use an original title for your essay. In addition, you are required to include a properly formatted Work Cited page (*Note that you will title the page Works plural since you are citing more than one source). This page does not count towards the page requirement
Memoirs and short stories are two different genres of writing. What are some of the differences between the two of them? What do you think are some advantages of using fiction (stories) to convey a message vs. using memoir, and vice versa? Have these questions answered by 11 am today please. Thanks
Genre Project This project invites to you to apply what you’ve learned about the features of genre in a two-pronged project. Your goal for this assignment will be to identify a genre in your field of study or some other field of interest, to study that genre and learn its features, and then to create a piece of your own that adheres to the conventions of that genre. Your first step will be to learn about the genres of writing in a field of interest to you. This area of interest might be your direction of academic study, but it might alternatively be a field/community that you are a part of outside of your academic life. For example, I am part of a community of people who love to cook. There are a number of genres of writing in that field: Online food blogs, recipes, cookbooks, cookbook reviews, history of food articles, feature articles on food culture, etc. If I were selecting from this list, I would choose cookbook reviews because this is something that I’ve always thought about doing more of. Plus…this sort of writing might also apply to the type of writing I need to do for work (reviewing student papers!). I could also choose a genre from my academic field: writing studies. There are many genres in my field of study, but here are a few: research articles, instructional notes, conference presentation talks, theoretical analysis, academic analysis essays, book reviews, review of research, etc. If I were writing an academic piece, I might choose an instructional note. This is because it would allow me to do some research, but it is a piece that doesn’t require active research to be completed (I don’t have to set up a research project and conduct it over the course of a month??). My choice here is definitely shaped by the constraints of the time frame of this assignment. While I could conduct a month-long research project and present my findings in a documented 20 page research paper…I do NOT have time for that in the confines of the last 4 weeks of our class! These two examples should illustrate that you are going to be thinking about a few different things when you choose your genre: personal interests, academic interests (what do you want to learn more about?), your needs as a developing writer, and the constraints of this course and the timeframe of this essay. You will have three weeks to complete this project, so keep that in mind as you select your genre. But also think about what type of writing will be useful to you in the future…is there a type of writing you want to do or anticipate that you will need to do more of in the future? I’ve provided a sample list of areas of interest and associated genres or types of writing, but your area of interest may not be on my list, so plan to do some research. In addition, some of the types of writing I menton here may be too broad and may require specifying a more specific genre than is listed. To help you with this process, you could talk to a professor in your field, conduct research in one of the field-specific library databases to see what sort of pieces are out there, or if you have already done some writing in your field, you might already have an idea of what your options are. Once you select a genre, you’ll be able to begin the first part of the project. If you’re not sure about your genre, please email or text me. I am happy to help! Bibliography The first part of your project will be to develop a bibliography of examples of writing that exhibits the genre you are studying. For example, if your genre is democratic political commentary, you will be looking for examples of published materials in this genre. You might be looking for materials published by the major news networks as well as commentary pieces that might show up in library databases. If your genre is literary book reviews, you might be looking in publications like The New York Book Review, the New York Times Book Review section, Los Angeles Review of Books, Harper’s Monthly, or other publications that include literary reviews. It is up to you to know or learn where to find pieces in the genre you’ve selected. As you collect sources, you’ll put together a bibliography of examples of the genre. This is simply a list of sources in MLA format. If you find it useful, you can include annotations of those sources that explain what features of the genre are most prominent in each piece. Genre Analysis Presentation You’ve done a genre analysis before! As early as week 1 of our class, you got your feet wet in this type of work, so it should be somewhat familiar to you now. The second component of this project is to conduct a comprehensive genre analysis will be more comprehensive that covers all 6 of the primary features of genre that we’ve been looking at this semester: context, content, audience, purpose, style, organization. Create a genre analysis for your chosen genre in presentation format, and present your analysis to your fellow classmates on the discussion board on D2L. Your presentation must be presented electronically. You can use a presentation software like PowerPoint, KeyNote, or Prezi…or you can create a video or a brochure for your classmates. What do you think they would find most useful? You will create a first draft of your presentation for the instructor to review. After that feedback, you’ll have a chance to revise before going live in the presentation forum. Tip: As you create your presentation, keep in mind that the online presentation is a genre in itself! Review tips for powerpoint presentations delivered in an online environment for ideas about how to design your slides, how to deliver them in a way that is meaningful to other participants in the forum, etc. Genre Analysis Presentation You’ve done a genre analysis before…remember? The second component of the Genre Project is to conduct a comprehensive genre analysis that covers all 6 of the primary features of genre that we’ve been looking at this semester: context, content, audience, purpose, style, organization. Create a genre analysis for your chosen genre in presentation format, and present your analysis to your fellow classmates on the discussion board on D2L. You may find it helpful to revisit the Steps for Genre Analysis handout from last week as you get moving on this portion of the project. This week, you will create a first draft of your presentation for the instructor to review. After that feedback, you’ll have a chance to revise before going live in the presentation forum. Guidelines Your presentation must be presented electronically. You can use a presentation software like PowerPoint, KeyNote, or Prezi…or you can create a video or a brochure for your classmates. Consider using quick video software like Jing or Screencast-o-Matic to enliven your presentation with video. As you create your presentation, keep in mind that the online presentation is a genre in itself! Review tips for powerpoint presentations delivered in an online environment for ideas about how to design your slides, how to deliver them in a way that is meaningful to other participants in the forum, etc. As one might anytime they are exploring a new genre, think about what expectations and needs your fellow students have. The goal of the presentation is to help your classmates to learn about a genre they are unfamiliar with. What would be a convenient way to get that information? What format would they find most useful? Answer this question thoughtfully to guide your choice of presentation format and content. There is no specific required length for your presentation, but again…think about your audience and the genre of the online presentation. How long of a presentation would YOU like to see? Generally speaking, if you’re creating a video presentation, I would recommend 5 minutes or fewer. Aim for a balance between providing all the information necessary and maintaining the interest/attention of your audience.
– 100% ORIGINAL. It will go through Turnitin.- The love of Romeo for Juliet, Orlando for Rosalind, and Hamlet for Ophelia – how do these three men love? Is Shakespeare a feminist maybe? What is common between the way they love their women and what differs?-You should provide sufficient evidence (examples, quotations, interpretation of particular images) that support your central claim. Try to decide how relevant and credible these statements are as support for your thesis. Consider whether together they provide sufficient grounds for your readers to agree with your thesis. The relevance of the sources that you have selected, as well as the relevance of the quotations, paraphrases and summaries you have incorporated in the text will add to the quality of your support. They will also add to your ethos. What you say should be related to what they say. Importantly, your voice should be heard, too. You cannot afford to quote and paraphrase only.-The introduction should provide information that is relevant to the debatable question. It should also be sufficient to enable your readers to understand what exactly that question is, why it is debatable, and why you have taken the position that you state in your thesis. Depending on the topic, you could give a brief historical account or focus on the social significance of the issue. You should also inform the reader about the controversy around your topic. The thesis, i.e. your thesisthe sentence or pair of sentences containing the direct statement of your position/ main claim on the topic should clearly state your position / main claim and indicate the shape of your argument. The thesis, which usually comes at the end of the intro, had better telegraph for the reader the content of the main body of the paper.I have included some academic articles that may or may not be useful.
Watch the film The Importance of Being Earnest. This is a 2002 film with Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, and Reese Witherspoon. Watching a film or stage version can create a different interpretation of a work of literature than simply reading it. In a post of at least 250 words, comment on one or two things in the film that either enhanced your understanding of the play or changed your interpretation. For example, was there a pun or joke you did not understand in the play that became clear when you watched the film? You can also challenge an interpretation of the film. Was a scene or character portrayed in a different way than you imagined? Do you think the filmmakers got something “wrong”?
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