Due: April 30 by 5:00 p.m.
General Directions: In consultation with the
you will develop a topic directly related to American literature and
write a 10-12 page paper scholarly paper on that topic.. In the
paper you must provide logical and well organized evidence to support
original thesis, include references to relevant secondary sources of
and follow standard MLA form for documentation. Approval of topic
instuctor in advance is required. Topics may be related to
we have studied, expanded to include additional readings, or (with
of the instructor) focused on a significant American writer not
in our readings.
See the grading criteria at the end of the online syllabus.
You may have a handbook which details all you will need in the way of directions for documenting sources. Other resources include the The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing in the Reference section of the library, PN147 .G444. Good online assistance is also available: MLA Guide .