- Goal: Write a complete draft of a literary close reading paper.
- Length: 3-4 pages.
- Format: MLA Style (see section 27 of your STW textbook, the SF Writer; or, see the Purdue Online Writing Lab’s resources on MLA style papers)
- Submit: Via Turnitin.com
The course ID is 3802507, and the password is “revise”. (If you have never used Turnitin.com, there is a good handout on enrolling in a class.)
- Value: 20 points (the revision is worth 50; see section 2.3 of the syllabus for more details)
- Topic: One or several works that have been assigned so far (including “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”). You may bring in another work in a supporting role, but I do ask that your thesis involve a close reading of at least one work on our syllabus.
- Primary Sources required (direct quotes from the literary work or works you choose to examine.)
- No Secondary Sources required (but you are welcome to cite an idea you found in Foster, or from a peer’s blog entry.)
We have already had lots of practice writing paragraph-length literary close readings. Our goal now is to sustain that level of analysis across several pages.