Ex 2-2: Term Paper Presubmission
Length: 2-3 pages. Demonstrate your ability to think through the argument you plan to write for your final term paper. The Presubmission Report is a worksheet that asks you to present your topic, evidence for and against your thesis, and a preliminary conclusion. Grammar and punctuation do not matter at this stage.
Update, 18 Nov: Details are below.
1) Your topic (e.g. "Gender in Hamlet")
2) Your thesis, along with a short introduction to the major points you plan to make in your paper, in the order in which you plan to make them. ("Hamlet's status as both a thinker and a fighter illustrate a tension between competing visions of Elizabethan manhood. Hamlet's unwillingness to act would, in fact, have made him an unfit king, at least according to the values espoused within the world of the play.")
3) Literary Evidence
3A) Direct quotes from the play that support your thesis
3B) Direct quotes from the play that challenge your thesis
4) Outside Evidence
4A) Direct quotes from academic or historical sources that support your thesis (apply what you have learned in STW... the EBSCOHost databases you should use are Academic Search Elite and MLA Bibliography)
4B) Direct quotes from academic or historical sources that oppose your thesis
5) A preliminary conclusion
6) Questions you would like me to address, in order to help you do your best work on this assignment.