Week 3 Discussion

Week 3 Discussion

Discussion
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Pushing Back

Make sure to complete the W1 and W2 Literary Analysis Tools Modules before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection,integration,and citation of quotations.

Post responses to both prompts. You must post on two different days to earn full credit for participation.

Post 1: Identify a character from both a fiction (Zitkala-Sa, Alexie’s “Pawn Shop,” Wright, or Ellison) and a nonfiction (Tecumseh, Jacobs, or Douglass) piece that we have read this week. First,show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), and then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited quotations one from each work)to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citing quotes.

Post 2: Respond to a classmate. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post? Why?

Criteria:

  • 150 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
No Research
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There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.

This week, you will be writing and and submitting your literary analysis essay. Be sure that you have reviewed your instructor’s feedback on the outline you prepared in Week 2 and have made changes to your outline accordingly.

Assignment Requirements

Using your outline as a reference, write (and revise) your essay. Your essay must be at least 1,000 words in length (do not count the title page, abstract, or references page in your word count). Format your draft in APA style (Times New Roman 12-point font, double spacing, running head) and include the following elements:

  1. Title page,
  2. Abstract (150-200 words, NOT counted in length requirement)
  3. Introduction and thesis statement,
  4. Three fully developed body paragraphs with properly integrated and cited supporting quotes,
  5. Conclusion, and
  6. References page

Submit your essay as a Microsoft Word attachment on the submission page (click title above). Do not type your essay into Blackboard using the “Text Submission” button; you must submit a file. Essays not submitted as Microsoft Word documents may be returned to you ungraded.

For additional help with setting up Microsoft Word for an APA-style document, view the video below.

No Research

There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.Formatting an Essay in APA Style 3/15

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