reflection )**** please note professor added W r i t i n g

reflection )**** please note professor added W r i t i n g


Instruction for Paper 1: What is the significance of the literary element (characterization/character) you have chosen as the focus for your paper? You will develop a paper that answers this question and demonstrates the following outcomes for writing and literature:

  • Analyze literature for a purpose
  • Distinguish digital or print materials through annotation to demonstrate reading and summary skills
  • Identify a literary element ( I chose “character”)
  • Identify one to three examples in the story that support the thesis
  • Write a thesis that clearly states your interpretation of the “meaning” (significance) the story based upon evidence related to the literary element you have selected to examine in the story
  • Write clear topic sentences for paragraphs that let the reader know what each paragraph of the body of the paper will discuss
  • Write paragraphs that explain how the examples from the story support the thesis
  • Arrange a paper by presenting paragraphs in a coherent, purposeful manner
  • Write sentences in standard American English that clearly express ideas
  • Demonstrate the MLA style of formatting in the layout of a paper
  • Demonstrate the MLA style of formatting by documenting material from the story within the paper and on a Works Cited page
  • Explain in a clear and logical fashion what you have learned about your writing

Week 4: Sentence Level and MLA. Your writing should be carefully proofread for sentence-level concerns. Your final paper should be formatted and documented according to MLA style, including parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page, which must list the short story as a source. During Week 4, you will study resources for accomplishing these tasks. In the discussion, you will workshop Standard English writing and MLA protocols. You will submit the final paper at the end of Week 4, which must include (within a single document) paragraphs of Reflection upon your writing process (see below).

Hints: Remember that your reader has read the story and is familiar with it; extensive summary is not useful. Rather, explain and analyze how “meaning” is derived from the story by the author’s implementation of a literary element. Note that the paper is to be about the story, not the author, so repeated references to the author are unnecessary and ill advised.

Special Hint about Plot: Be aware that a paper analyzing a piece of literature is NOT a plot summary. Summary, if you must have it, should provide only details necessary to identify parts of the story required to develop the paper, no longer than three to four sentences.

Reflection on your Writing Process: Following the Work Cited list of the paper, provide two or three paragraphs explaining what you are learning about the writing process. Also note two features that you would like feedback on, such as the thesis statement and topic sentences.

When you are satisfied that your paper and Reflection are complete, submit the paper to turnitin (if required by your instructor), and upload the paper along with its outline and Reflection paragraphs (in a single document) to the Assignments Folder within the link “Paper 1” by the deadline.

Word Count:

  • 750 words for the paper (three pages, double-spaced); one page more or less is acceptable
  • complete alphanumeric outline
  • 2-3 paragraphs (Reflection)

****Please note professor added the following questions to my introductory essay***

Chopin writes about women who subvert expectations of “femininity.” What happens to Mrs. Baroda during the story? What does she discover about herself, and was this permitted in those times? What do you think she chooses in the end, her husband or Gouvernail? Why so?

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