Essay Instructions: Criteria
7-10 pages, typed, double-spaced, stapled
5 varied sources (only 2 of the same type of source)
MLA format for citations
Must cite from sources
Works Cited page
For your second essay, you must write a research paper that uses at least five sources ranging from books to articles to interviews. I am leaving the topic of the research paper up to you, with a few exceptions. The only major criteria is that the topic for your research paper must revolve around facets of Literature or non-fiction, such as drama, fiction, authors, changes in style and genres, symbolism, and lyrical poetry to name just a few.
Basically, my job will be to make sure your topic is narrow, able to be researched, and has a well constructed and provable thesis statement. This is your chance to learn more about a topic in literature that interests you. For example, you may choose to look at Hemingway’s unique styles of writing and connect his style and its “worth” to two or three of his most famous works (short stories, novels, etc.), or you may choose to look at Shakespeare’s use of setting in a play and its evolution to modern day theatre. You might look at Howard Zinn and his approach to dictating historical facts to the modern reader. The choices are limitless. Exceptions MAY be granted, depending on the material and my discretion.
My suggestion for your research topic is to consider something of interest and value to you and your reader. Choose an author and topic you like because you’ll be working on this for 6 weeks. Throughout the writing process, I will help you mold and construct your thesis statement, as well as guide you in researching and developing this essay. We will work closely with a librarian who will orient you with the library and its resources and help you research your topic (on 3/15).
There are several types of research essays: cause and effect, informative, persuasive, and investigative, to name a few. Consult your RULES FOR WRITERS book for more details and decide which style you prefer.
**For your thesis due dates, you should simply write your thesis statement, possible support and sources you have found, along with any questions you may have. For your proposal, you should include your topic, your final thesis statement, possible research sources, questions and concerns, and an outline of how you will attempt to construct your paper, which should include a rough sketch of your introduction and conclusion, as well as the body of your work. We will be working closely together to get your thesis on target and your sources in line before the final due date.
If the Epic of Gilgamesh is too hard to write this paper with, let me know of your other ideas and i'll let you know if it's okay. Gilgamesh was just the first one to come to mind.
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Essay Instructions: The Gods. The gods in Gilgamesh are a bit problematic. How do the gods behave? What is their relation to humans? How much freedom do humans have, or are they merely subject to the will of these gods?
need to read the book "The Epic of Gilgamesh" by Kovacs, so you can write a essay that answer above questions ( it should be a arguement essay). also, the essay should include a thesis in the introdution that thesis should answer the question.
you can find the information from http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/MESO/GILG.HTM
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Total Pages: 4 Words: 1459 References: 0 Citation Style: APA Document Type: Essay
Essay Instructions: The essay is a comparison of the heroic journeys of Arjuna, from the Bhagavad-gita, and Gilgamesh, from the Epic of Gilgamesh. The sources should be from the Bhagavad-gita and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Quotes should be used from the texts to bolster the argument but avoid extensive citations. The topic is as follows: Compare the respective journeys of Arjuna and Gilgamesh. What are some commonalities in the two heroic journeys? What are some differences? Based on your analysis of the journeys, how would you characterize the religious and cultural worlds of these two texts? Are they similar or different? And in what ways? How does the heroism of Arjuna and Gilgamesh relate to the common good?
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Total Pages: 3 Words: 1065 Works Cited: 1 Citation Style: MLA Document Type: Research Paper
Essay Instructions: Analyze and compare women and gender in The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Song of Roland
Theme of essay: Representation of women and gender
Examine how the theme(Women and gender) is treated in each of the two texts that you chose by using relevant literary terminology, such as the tone, style, genre, point of view, and imagery (be sure to review these terms in your anthology?s glossary). Please ANALYZE don't Summary the story or song
Write about the following;
What does each literary text say about the theme
How does the development of the theme reveal ideas associated with the culture, era, and region in which each text was written
Which, if any, literary movements are associated with each text
How does the treatment of the theme differ in the two texts
What are the similarities between the two texts? treatment of the theme
What accounts for these differences and similarities
Why is all of this important and significant
Submitted the essay on time.
Wrote a complete introduction that engages your classmates? interest, explains the topic, and provides a detailed thesis that identifies your argument and maps the paper for your audience.
Examined in your essay's discussion of evidence a theme present in the two texts by using literary terminology, such as tone, style, genre, point of view, and imagery.
Used key passages and quotations from the two texts in your essay's discussion of evidence.
Examined in your essay's discussion of evidence what the two texts suggests about ideas associated with the culture, era, and region in which it was written.
Considered in your essay?s discussion of evidence literary movements relevant to the two texts.
Organized the paper effectively with unified paragraphs, each of which has a topic sentence and effective transitions to the next paragraph.
Provided a detailed conclusion that reinforces the paper's main ideas without repeating the introduction word for word.
Met the word requirement and communicated clearly using your own words for the majority of the paper with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling throughout.
Formatted the paper in APA style throughout.
Make sure is first hand writing. This paper will be check for cheating by the instructor.
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