Essay Instructions: INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
MRS. HARRIET BRENT JACOBS
WRITTEN BY HERSELF
PUBLISHED FOR THE AUTHOR 1861
AMS PRESS INC NEW YORK, NY 10003
These are the exact instructions given by my instructor: Write a 4-6 (will accept 4 1/2 to 5) page paper which is related to your reading(my reading was: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl) to the instructor. This paper must be in MLA format, and needs to include outside sources. These sources may be from the Internet, or a more traditional media (Modern Literary Criticism, Criticism of American Literature, books, articles, etc.) The paper must be original, that is, it has not been submitted for grade for this or any other class.
Your paper will be doubled-spaced, with one-inch margins all around. You do not need a title page. The 4-6 page lenth does not include your Works cited page.
Failure to use MLA documentation format will result in the loss of 15 points off your final paper grade.
Clearly state your thesis(what you wish to prove) near the beginning of the paper. Adequately support your thesis with references to the text, outside sources and your own ideas. Be sure to cite critics and organize their thoughts into your own ideas. Name your critic. example "As Eliot comments..." or say " one critic says..." Make your source clear. You need to cite sources of ideas as well as quotations which are not your own. Be sure to follow standard conventions of grammar and mechnanics.
*3-4 cited sources if possible, but not necessary to have
*12 point font size
*1 inch margins all around
* Work cited page
*here are some good websites to use, which also include a complete copy of her book:
* I can email the entire book because I have it saved but I can''t fax it, too many pages
Excerpt From Essay:
Essay Instructions: The book is called "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs
As a thesis statement, in what way does Harriet Jacobs work to establish her own status as a person and to make a case against the dehumanization inherent in slavery?
You can use reference to the text only.
Excerpt From Essay:
Essay Instructions: Harriet Jacobs ends her narrative "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", "with freedom, not in the usual way with marriage." Comment of the implication here that freedom matters more to Linda Brent than marriage. To what extent does "Incidents" suggest that the "life story" is different for enslaved women that for free (white) women?
There are faxes for this order.
Excerpt From Essay:
Essay Instructions: Book Critique Guidelines
*This assignment is not a book review, but a critique.
The following content should be addressed, but not necessarily in the following order
1. Who is the author? What are his/her credentials?
• What makes this author credible, are they a professor or government official, or is the author also the main subject of the book?
2. When was the book published?
3. What is the time frame or setting in the book?
4. Can you identify the thesis, if so what is it?
• What is the author’s argument or agenda? Why is the author writing the book or telling the story?
• Do you believe the argument?
5. What sources does the author depend upon most?
• Are they primary sources, secondary sources?
• If there are not sources listed then do you know if the story is fact or fiction?
6. Identify major themes in the book (i.e. escape from slavery, loss of faith, transformation of author, etc.)
7. Was this book an interesting read?
• If not, where could the author improve?
• Any significant flaws with the book?
• What did you really like about the book?
8. Place the book in historical context. Does the book reflect ideas that we have learned in class?
• How does it fit into the course? (Work in major events surrounding subject matter within the book)
• Did you come across information that was new and should be worked into the lecture material?
Additional (format-related) grade point criteria
Meets length requirements
Title page, page numbers on each page
Works cited page complete with proper requirements
Page references used must be used within the paper to support your argument, evidence, or examples. REMEMBER, citing the book means including references when making any major contribution, not just when quoting. Grammar, 10-12 pt. font
Tips to Consider:
1. If you find that you have met all the requirements but still have space to fill, then you should elaborate on the book. This includes discussing details or highlighting specific moments that caught your attention. However, aim first to meet the guidelines.
2. Do not use outside (internet) resources: Outside resources are not necessary; this is not a research paper. my grade will be penalized for including information that did not come from the book.
i have listed all book choice but you just pick any one book from this list but no other.
Read one of the following books and write a 3 page paper with a works cited page.
1. Chaning, Slavery
2. Craft, Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom
3 . DuBois, Feminism and suffrage: the emergence of an independent women?s movement in America, 1848-1869
4. Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
5 . Oates, Nat Turner's Rebellion
6 . McLaurin's Celia, A Slave
7 . Ruiz, The Mexican War; Was it Manifest Destiny?
8 . Stewart, Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery
9 .Calloway, World Turned Upside Down
10. Rakove, Declaring Rights, Brief History with Documents
11 .Barth, Lewis and Clark Expedition
12. Sklar, Women’s Rights Emerges….Anti-Slavery
13 .Finkelman, Defending Slavery
14. Peabody, Slavery, Freedom, and Law in Atlantic World
please just use from this list pick any one book from this list.
Excerpt From Essay:
I really do appreciate HelpMyEssay.com. I'm not a good writer and the service really gets me going in the right direction. The staff gets back to me quickly with any concerns that I might have and they are always on time.
I have had all positive experiences with HelpMyEssay.com. I will recommend your service to everyone I know. Thank you!
I am finished with school thanks to HelpMyEssay.com. They really did help me graduate college..