Essay Instructions: Essay 1: Zora Neale Hurston "How It Feels To Be Colored Me"
Essay 2: Brent Staples "Just Walk On By"
Scene : I wrote but it can be edited and transformed. (attaching)
DO NOT COMPARE/CONTRAST!!!!!
NOT HISTORY PAPER: Only use the two essays to make argument and support: not outside sources.
MY IDEA IS:
Self being defined by others
only colored when someone else sees you as colored
How much of the self is defined by others?
USE QUOTE: ?sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me? (Hurston 161).
Attitude of bafflement, conciseness ignorance
Staples: trying to diffuse the bomb, his behavior completely controlled because of identity he is given, black men viewed as more dangerous then black women (gender identity) roll he is cast in is more aggressive dangerous role vs. zora: more harmless fool
Needs to be clear:
where idea is coming from and how we got that idea
make connection clear to idea
use quotes and evidence to support idea (from the essays Hurston and Staples)
idea need to be made clear at the beginning:
in the intro: dont jump right into essays begin by developing your idea and where you are going to go with the main essay and how the 2nd essay further made you think about this idea.
ASSIGNMENT and guidelines:
Essay 1: Deepening an Idea
During this progression you engaged with the idea of a core text and deepened your understanding of that idea as you put it into relationship with other sources (a second text, a scene from your own experience, an artwork). What are the larger implications of that idea? How have other pieces of evidence influenced your thinking about that idea?
Now, write an essay in which you deepen our understanding of this idea, the idea you discovered in and borrowed from your original essay. Examine and evaluate this idea against the backdrop of the original selected essay; the original essay provides the foundation for your ruminations, so your reader will have to understand it. Deepen your understanding of the idea by examining and evaluating it through the lens of other pieces of evidence?a second text and your own experience or an artwork.
Your goal is to help us see this deepened, more complex understanding you've come to; you want to convince us that your new understanding has merit and value.
To do so, you must
? Write for readers who aren't familiar with your evidence.
? Present your evidence vividly and precisely.
? Analyze that evidence with clarity and rigor.
? Reflect on the evidence to reveal its meaning.
? Conceive of an essay structure that is best suited to revealing your idea.
? Your evidence must include: 1) your analysis of the chosen text; 2) one other written text; 3) one recreated scene of experience or an artwork.
? Your evidence may also include additional texts and scenes of experience (used substantively and meaningfully).
? Your essay must have a beginning, middle, and end.
? Your essay must use MLA citation and have a Works Cited page.?Page limit: 5-7 pages (not including the Works Cited page).
It is not enough to state your claims and list your evidence. Persuasion is an art. You must compel us, through creative form, surprising turns, elegant representations, and a familiar voice, to follow your thinking about these ideas. Be inventive as you think about how to structure your essay; there is no one formula.
PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THESE GUIDELINES
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Essay Instructions: Essay #1 (20%)
Due Thursday, 16 February 2012 (Grace Period until Monday, 27 February!)
Essay #1 must address texts from the first half of the term:
-William Cronon, ?Introduction? to Uncommon Ground
-Gary Garrard, selection from Ecocriticism
19th Century Britain: The Industrial Revolution and Beyond
-John Clare, ?The Eternity of Nature,? ?An Invite to Eternity,? ?I Am?
-William Wordsworth, ?Nutting,?, ?The World is Too Much with Us?
- William Wordsworth, ?I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud? ? Dorothy
Wordsworth, selection from Grasmere Journal, ?Grasmere?A Fragment
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ?Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
Only focus on one text, or in the case of poetry two short poems by the same author. You may address one of the possible topics below, or choose a different one that interests you. If you choose a topic not listed below, I recommend running it by me before you begin to write. Be sure to support your points with direct reference to the course texts. I?m available to help you at any point in the pre-writing / writing process. Essays should be approximately 1200 words long, typed and double-spaced in 12 pt Times New Roman font. They should be stapled in the upper-right hand corner, without a cover page. Essays require citations in MLA format and a Works Cited, also in MLA format. See the MLA handbook for specific instructions, or consult the Academic Writing Help Centre?s MLA style sheet, found here: http://www.sass.uottawa.ca/writing/kit/reference-mla.pdf. Be sure to proofread your essays carefully. Remember: ?nature? is a big term! Question how the course texts construct it and how you read it. The topics listed below are all very broad: your first step will be to narrow your topic and focus it into an argumentative thesis statement.
Possible Topics for Essay #1:
1. Discuss the relationship between a literary work and its geographic setting or place of
composition using one course text.
2. Discuss the relationship between nature and science / modern knowledge in one of the course
3. Discuss the motif of the ?virginity? of a place and its implications in a course text.
4. Discuss the anthropomorphism of nature (such as gender, agency, etc.) as it is constructed in acourse text. What are its implications?
5. Discuss the relationship between religion and nature in a course text.
6. Discuss the Romantic ?return to nature? according to one author. How is nature understood in
7. How does the perception of nature change between the Romantic and Victorian periods?
8. How does the perception of nature reflect historical and social situations, like political strife?
9. Could the Romantics be considered proto-environmentalists? Discuss with reference to a
10. Discuss the relationship between nature and the construction of morality in a course text.
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Essay Instructions: Essay’s topic is be “The Connection Between Music and Politics”. Students will explore the different kinds of music, (i.e. songs, marches, or instrumental music) which were created during 20th century’s two world wars, various revolutions, political upheavals, civil wars, wars of independence, uprisings, ethnic cleansing, etc.
Students are required to explain and analyse the effect of music created by pacifist, anarchists and poet-singers on great masses of people during these extraordinary times and the reasons of the need of music during hard times.
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Total Pages: 4 Words: 1373 Works Cited: 4 Citation Style: MLA Document Type: Research Paper
Essay Instructions: Essay #1: (Suggested length 1000-1500 words, minimum 500)
Is Socrates correct that the unexamined life is not worth living???Be sure that your essay covers the following:
1. Some explanation of the context of the Apology, in which the claim that the unexamined life is not worth living arises.
2. What Socrates means by this claim.
3. Socrates? general reasons for making the claim.
4. Your position (thesis) with respect to whether Socrates was correct. (1-4 together constitute your introduction.
5. The best reasons (arguments) you can think of to support your position. These can be your own original views, or your own interpretation of Socrates? views that you have already described, or the views of any other person (provided that you cite your source appropriately)
6. The best reasons (arguments) you can think of to dispute your position.
7. An explanation of why each of the opposing arguments does not actually undermine your thesis. (5-7 should be in the main body of your paper, but should be presented as best brings out your argument.)
8. At least one example showing how your position relates to some specific situation in your life (or someone else?s)
9. At least one reference to a specific philosophical issue that we have studied in class from Chapter Three. (8 and 9 could be incorporated within the main argumentative section (5-7), or discussed separately, as you prefer.)
10. A conclusion in which you summarize your results.
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