99. Raise Issues or Questions: Why and How Such Gender Politics got represented in minute detail?
Zoom in on Crucial Scenes
Focus on Characterization, Symbolism, Narrative Structure, Language, or Tone (Voice; Attitude)
Use Textual Evidence: Quote and Analyze
Things Not to Do
Avoid Retelling the Story
Don’t Quote without Quotation Marks and References
Don’t Moralize; Generalize; Psychologize
Avoid Lengthy Historical Information
Paper Format: Please follow MLA Style. Papers must be stapled, typed, and double-spaced. On the left column of first page: Name; PID, LTEA 110A, Date of submission. You may want to consult the MLA website or a current MLA style guide for style, grammar, format and citation questions.
Objective: Write a cogent argument on a clearly defined, focused topic based on your understanding of the readings.
Form: 800 word (2 typed pages) essay written in this order:
1) 200 words highlighting the theme/issues you plan to elaborate;
2) 200 words providing textual evidence around your problematic/questions;
3) 400 words presenting meticulous and convincing argument.
2.0 points: 200 word thesis: frame and focus;
2.0 points: 200 words: textual analysis;
4.0 points: 400 words: argument in response to questions raised in class discussion.