Choose one of the short stories provided in the Lesson 2 Short Story Readings folder. Focus on either setting point of view or character development.

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Choose one of the short stories provided in the Lesson 2 Short Story Readings folder. Focus on either setting point of view or character development.

Choose one of the short stories provided in the Lesson 2 Short Story Readings folder. Focus on either setting point of view or character development.

 

For the first essay you must choose one of the short stories provided in the Lesson 2 Short Story Readings folder. Focus on either setting point of view or character development.

This essay is ANALYTICAL. IT IS NOT A SUMMARY. Do not retell the story; assume your reader has read it. Check your calendar for the due date and due time! Your essay should have the following components:

Your essay must have these components:

(1) an introduction

(2) body

(3) conclusion

(4) An argument

(5) good development

(6) topic sentences and

(7) transition words.

Your paper must be double-spaced two full pages (about 600 words) and written in 12 point Times New Roman MLA format document.

You must cite your main source (primary source) incorporate and cite 2 secondary sources from the GTC library databases and adhere to MLA style formatting.

– YOU MUST DO RESEARCH to aid you in writing this assignment and you must use proper MLA documentation that accurately credits your sources. You CANNOT recycle a paper from a previous class and submit it for credit. Each paper must be a newly written work. Please review the college’s plagiarism policies.

-For this assignment a secondary source is one that discusses or analyzes your chosen story. Many academic journals contain articles that discuss short stories. You must locate your secondary sources from the library databases (such as Gale Literary Databases Academic Search Complete Literature Resource Center Gale Virtual Reference Library).

Secondary sources such as Shmoop Cliff’s Notes SparkNotes enotes.com bookrags.com 123helpme.com Wiki anything exampleessays.com or any sources from open web searches ARE UNACCEPTABLE. Your secondary source must come from an academic journal or published book in the GTC Library databases.

NOTES AND REMINDERS:

-If you submit an essay with plagiarized material in it you will receive a 0 on the assignment and for repeated offenses it could result in dismissal from the course.

-Primary Source: The piece of literature in the Lesson 2 Short Story folder you are analyzing is your primary source.

-Secondary Sources: The literary criticism found in the Literary Reference Center in GALILEO is the secondary source. 2 secondary sources is the minimum required for this assignment.

– Use MLA FORMAT (Times New Roman 12; double spaced; 1 inch margin; heading; header with last name page number inserted using header function).

– You must use quotations from both the literature selection you are analyzing AND from your two secondary sources (minimum). Use correct MLA in-text formatting. Remember that quotations must connect to your words and cannot stand alone in the essay.

– When quoting from a story you use the author and page number in the parentheses.

GUIDELINES

Introduction (at least 5-6 sentences)

___Your introduction should be about five to six sentences long (including your thesis).

___Preferably your thesis should have three clear points. You may have a two-point thesis but you still need to have three body paragraphs.

___Mention the name of the author and the author’s work.

Body Paragraphs (at least 9-10 sentences)

A standard essay has three body paragraphs. YOU MUST ANALYZE SOMETHING!!DON’T SUMMARIZE!!

___Each body paragraph should start with a transition word and have a topic sentence. Most paragraphs are about nine-10 lines long.

___ All body paragraphs should have well-developed examples. Write precise thorough examples to prove your thesis.

___Transition words (meanwhile furthermore therefore finally first second in conclusion)

___Topic sentences

___ You must have at least one in-text citation per body paragraph (no more than two in-text citations per body paragraph including blended or direct with signal phrases quotation marks and parentheticals).

Conclusion (at 5-6 sentences)

___Your conclusion should restate the main idea of your essay in an interesting way.

__ Conclusion should wrap up ideas mentioned in body

Grammar and Mechanics

___ No glaring grammar mistakes (fragments agreement issues verb tense shifts run-ons comma splices wordiness awkward sentence structures no comma errors or punctuation errors misspelled no grammar and mechanics related errors)

___ Mature vocabulary diction and syntax are evident.

___ Sentence structure shows control and some variety

Audience and Tone

___ Academic papers require the use of formal language.

___ Avoid slang language (no text message language).

___Use the third person point of view (he she one a person etc.) not the first person point of view (I) or the second person point of view (you).

Works Cited Page

___You must have a works cited page.

NOTE:

Be aware that when you submit your essay your document will be automatically checked for plagiarism. You have access to the originality reports for your papers so use them to your advantage.