|For this course, your learning work will
be demonstrated in the composition of one or more literary essays.
(Online students will write six essays and should follow instructions below.
Students taking this course on campus in a lecture format should follow
instructions in "Writing the Personal Critical
These essays are to be formal, academic essays that reflect your readings in the course. Each essay should observe the following elements:
Each essay should be a fully developed paper of three-to-five pages in length. A paper less than a full three pages will not be accepted. For "A" credit, your paper should extend to a fifth page of text.
Each essay must address the theme or topic defined in the instructions for each paper. Additionally, for "B" and "A"-level consideration, each paper should demonstrate familiarity with the "Basic Concepts" appropriate for the assignment and include references from the introductions of the readings and online resources provided for the related Unit.
Each paper must observe 1" margins. The first page should be the first page of the text of the paper (no cover sheet). Use 12 point type size in either Times New Roman or Arial font styles.
Avoid long quotations. Any quotation longer than five lines of text should be blocked and single-spaced, each line indented two tabs from the left.
Use of Texts
Each paper must include short quotations from the readings related to the topic.
Use of Research
These are not research papers. However, you are encouraged to use online resources provided in the Units. When you use information from these sources, you must cite and document them appropriately, following formats in the MLA Style Sheet. Papers that fail to cite sources internally and to document them correctly and plagiarized and will receive an automatic grade of "50." Papers that reflect flagrant plagiarism--copy and pasting text from other sites--will receive an automatic "0."
of a paper even suspected of intentional and flagrant plagiarism will result
in an automatic "0" on the paper and probably an "F" in the course. Additionally, this course employs
special software to trace even quoted key phrases to their
original internet sites.
Note: Due dates for each exercise is posted in the course syllabus.
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