Pre-Writing and Research
Directions: Choose this link to access Journal 6: Pre-Writing and Research .
For the final literary analysis and research paper, you will choose one text from any module in the course to analyze in detail. In this journal entry, you will begin developing your research and pre-writing for the paper. Firstly, in this entry you will identify the text that you want to write about. Next, you will identify a theme, question, or specific interpretive challenge that you would like to explore in more detail through your paper. Finally, you will briefly explain what your motivation is for this essay. What knowledge do you hope to gain from this research? What is at stake in this study? What are some of the potential personal, social, cultural, or even political consequences of conducting this research? In other words, why does your research matter? Once you have submitted your journal entry, your instructor will provide you with feedback and guidance on your topic. They will also begin directing you toward academic sources that will help to inform and deepen your reading of the text in question. As with previous journal entries, feel free to make connections to other sources of media in this post.
Submission: To submit your entry, choose the link titled, Journal 6, above. Choose the “Create Journal Entry” button and complete your entry using the text editor box. Include hyperlinks to relevant texts, videos, or images. Also consider embedding images or videos in your entry to make it more interactive. Be sure to give your entry a title and complete your submission by choosing the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
Grading: This assignment is worth 10 points and will be graded using the Journal Rubric. Please use it as a guide toward successful completion of this assignment 1 .
Course Assignment: Essay: Rough Draft
Directions: Submit a rough draft of your Essay 6: Literary Analysis in order to obtain detailed feedback from your instructor. Once you have received feedback, you must revise and proofread the paper before submitting the final draft of your paper below
Submission: Post the assignment using the Essay 6: Rough Draft link above. Use the “Browse My Computer” button in the Attach File area to attach your document. Be sure to complete your submission by choosing the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
Grading: This assignment is worth 60 points and will be graded using the Draft Final Essay rubric 1 .
Essay 6: Literary Analysis
Directions: For the final paper, you will develop a detailed literary analysis and research essay that builds on the work which you began in Journal 6. Having broadly described your research topic, you will now begin to develop a clear thesis or main argument concerning a key theme, question, or interpretive challenges posed by the text in question. In order to develop your literary analysis, you will consult a minimum of three academic sources which will provide support as well as a critical perspective from which to conduct your analysis.
For a reminder of some of the important schools or approaches to literary analysis, refer back to the learning unit in this module. You may decide to choose one of these schools to guide your research, or you may simply decide to draw from a range of relevant scholarship on your text. In your essay you should use a specific style of referencing and citation, such as MLA, APA, or Chicago. Your essay should also incorporate direct quotes from the primary text in order to provide specific evidence for your analysis.
You will submit a rough draft of your paper in order to obtain detailed feedback from your instructor. Once you have received feedback, you will revise and proofread the paper before submitting the final draft of your paper.
Submission: Post the assignment using the Essay 6: Literary Analysis link above. Use the “Browse My Computer” button in the Attach File area to attach your document. Be sure to complete your submission by choosing the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
Grading: This assignment is worth 200 points and will be graded using the Final Essay rubric. Please use it as a guide to successful completion of this assignment 1 .