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^-=ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS FOR E211 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1760, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2010 (10/02/10)=-^


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PROMPTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TERM PAPER


- Due Dates. The final draft will be due as specified at the bottom of the syllabus page. I require emailed attachments in MS Word or Corel Word Perfect (or "inline" only if necessary) because it's easier to comment on drafts and maintain records. A one-paragraph topic/argument description will be due by email on the date the syllabus page specifies. See the syllabus for the paper requirement's value as a percentage of the course grade.
+ <b>Due Dates.</b> The final draft will be due as specified at the bottom of the syllabus page. I require emailed attachments in MS Word or Corel Word Perfect (or "inline" only if necessary) because it's easier to comment on drafts and maintain records. A one-paragraph topic/argument description will be due by email on the date the syllabus page specifies. See the syllabus for the paper requirement's value as a percentage of the course grade.

- Key Guides: [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=7|MLA Format], [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar], [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=5|Deductive Essays], [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3|Citing Texts], [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=1|Analyzing Texts], and [http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=2|Editing Tips].
+ <b>Key Guides:</b> <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=7|MLA Format]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=5|Deductive Essays]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3|Citing Texts]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=1|Analyzing Texts]</b>, and <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=2|Editing Tips]</b>.

- ~~#7B5E00: ===General Prompt===. Choose one or two assigned texts and, focusing on issues you find relevant and manageable, write a 5-7 page essay specific in its initial thesis, easy to follow in structure, and clear and consistent in style. (Graduates -- if any are enrolled in this class -- should write a 10-15 page essay that engages with both primary and secondary material.)~~
+ <b><u>General Prompt</u>. Choose one or two assigned texts and, focusing on issues you find relevant and manageable, write a 5-7 page essay specific in its initial thesis, easy to follow in structure, and clear and consistent in style. (Graduates -- if any are enrolled in this class -- should write a 10-15 page essay that engages with both primary and secondary material.) </b>

- Developing a Topic: You may want to develop a paper topic by refining or adapting one of the study questions on our texts. If so, send me the question or questions that interest you, and I will gladly help you "spin" a good topic. But here are some you may find worthwhile:
+ <b>Developing a Topic:</b> You may want to develop a paper topic by refining or adapting one of the study questions on our texts. If so, send me the question or questions that interest you, and I will gladly help you "spin" a good topic. But here are some you may find worthwhile:

- GENERAL TOPICS
+ <b>GENERAL TOPICS</b>

- Love and the Court. Examine one of the assigned readings (or two, if you would prefer to write a comparative essay) with regard to their views of court life in relation to erotic relations -- how well (and by what means) do the lyric speakers or main characters deal with the complexities that arise?
+ <b>Love and the Court. Examine one of the assigned readings (or two, if you would prefer to write a comparative essay) with regard to their views of court life in relation to erotic relations -- how well (and by what means) do the lyric speakers or main characters deal with the complexities that arise?</b>

- The Christian Dimension. Examine the Christian dimension of any one or two assigned texts (aside from ''Paradise Lost''): how do theological concerns about the soul's progress, charitable conduct, sacred rites and responsibilities, and so forth shape or inform the text?
+ <b>The Christian Dimension. Examine the Christian dimension of any one or two assigned texts (aside from ''Paradise Lost''): how do theological concerns about the soul's progress, charitable conduct, sacred rites and responsibilities, and so forth shape or inform the text?</b>

- Politics in the Text. Consider the "politics" of any one or two assigned texts (fiction or non-fiction): how does the text represent the political realm -- what key concepts and principles of action does it set forth regarding this dimension of life? Is the political realm represented as an ideal order, or as a flawed one where the practicalities of getting and keeping power trump personal honor and decency?
+ <b>Politics in the Text. Consider the "politics" of any one or two assigned texts (fiction or non-fiction): how does the text represent the political realm -- what key concepts and principles of action does it set forth regarding this dimension of life? Is the political realm represented as an ideal order, or as a flawed one where the practicalities of getting and keeping power trump personal honor and decency?</b>

- SPECIFIC TOPICS
+ <b>SPECIFIC TOPICS</b>

- Chaucer's Wife of Bath. Explore the Wife of Bath's strategy in her prologue for opposing the Church authorities who have written to women's detriment about marriage and sexuality. Which, if any, of her arguments does Chaucer allow the most sway? How does the Wife's Tale affect the claims she has already made in her prologue?
+ <b>Chaucer's Wife of Bath. Explore the Wife of Bath's strategy in her prologue for opposing the Church authorities who have written to women's detriment about marriage and sexuality. Which, if any, of her arguments does Chaucer allow the most sway? How does the Wife's Tale affect the claims she has already made in her prologue?</b>

- Milton's Devil. It has been commonly said the Romantic Era that Milton's devil is a more energetic character than his God or Christ. That may be true, but explore the subtleties of Milton's task in representing God and Christ in Paradise Lost -- how does he make the deity dramatically plausible? (An alternative would be to deal with Milton's representation of Satan -- how does he balance the need to "give the devil his due" while not allowing us to become too identified with the bad angel and his schemes?)
+ <b>Milton's Devil. It has been commonly said the Romantic Era that Milton's devil is a more energetic character than his God or Christ. That may be true, but explore the subtleties of Milton's task in representing God and Christ in Paradise Lost -- how does he make the deity dramatically plausible? (An alternative would be to deal with Milton's representation of Satan -- how does he balance the need to "give the devil his due" while not allowing us to become too identified with the bad angel and his schemes?)</b>

- Literary Criticism and Theory. Before the semester's end, we will have studied literary criticism by several of our authors (Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope). Choose any two of those authors, and explore the issues they address in common, dealing with the similarities and differences in position you find. Which author do you find most compelling as a critic or theorist, and why?
+ <b>Literary Criticism and Theory. Before the semester's end, we will have studied literary criticism by several of our authors (Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope). Choose any two of those authors, and explore the issues they address in common, dealing with the similarities and differences in position you find. Which author do you find most compelling as a critic or theorist, and why?</b>

- Formatting. Follow MLA (''Modern Language Association'') style -- this means, mainly, that you must observe the following formatting rules:
+ <b>Formatting.</b> Follow MLA (Modern Language Association) style -- this means, mainly, that you must observe the following formatting rules:

- 1. Observe 1-inch margins (MS Word uses 1ΒΌ"; change with Word's file menu Page Setup feature).
+ 1. Observe 1-inch margins (MS Word uses 1 1/2"; change with Word's file menu Page Setup feature).

- 2. Double-space text ''and'' indented quotations alike -- i.e. don't single-space quotations.
+ 2. Double-space text and indented quotations alike -- i.e. don't single-space quotations.


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Bart Simpson

- Professor Burns
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- 25 December 2005
+ 25 December 2010

- But I'm Never Going to England!
+ Why Should I Study English if I'm Never Going to England?!

- 7. Introduce and cite sources properly within your essay. See my __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar Guide]__ for the relevant conventions.
+ 7. Introduce and cite sources properly within your essay. See my <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar Guide]</b> for the relevant conventions.

- 8. Offer a "works cited" list on the last page of your document even if an anthology is your only text. Again, see __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar Guide]__ for the relevant conventions, or refer to a book ''every'' humanities major should have: ''The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.'' 6th. edition. Ed. Joseph Gibaldi. New York: MLA, 2003.
+ 8. Offer a "works cited" list on the last page of your document even if an anthology is your only text. Again, see <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar Guide]</b> for the relevant conventions, or refer to a book every humanities major should have: <i>The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.</i> 6th. edition. Ed. Joseph Gibaldi. New York: MLA, 2003.

- __Rough Drafts (Optional).__ If you give me a rough draft or some portion of one, I will read it carefully and offer substantive comments. With regard to stylistic matters, I have a detailed online __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar Guide]__, portions of which I include as "autotexts" with the MS Word Track Changes feature as I go through a draft. I will not simply "fix" rough drafts since that discourages students from doing their own editing. Self-expression and the desire to say something important are good reasons to write, but they alone do ''not'' make a person a good writer -- that takes time and respect for the medium itself, including its formal conventions.
+ <b>Rough Drafts (Optional).</b> If you give me a rough draft or some portion of one, I will read it carefully and offer substantive comments. With regard to stylistic matters, I have a detailed online <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar Guide]</b>, portions of which I include as "autotexts" with the MS Word Track Changes feature as I go through a draft. I will not simply "fix" rough drafts since that discourages students from doing their own editing. Self-expression and the desire to say something important are good reasons to write, but they alone do not make a person a good writer -- that takes time and respect for the medium itself, including its formal conventions.

- __Research and "Works Cited"__ For undergraduates, research is optional -- the main thing is to attend closely to the assigned texts. If you like to do outside reading and work with theoretical approaches, that's good, but this assignment is not technically a research paper. Even if you don't incorporate outside research, you still need to include a separate Works Cited page at the end of the essay--that is because you will, of course, be citing at least one of the assigned texts. Use MLA guidelines for citing sources. As for graduates, your longer paper should incorporate at least some secondary material, but I leave the relative balance between primary and secondary material to your discretion. Libraries: __[http://www.chapman.edu/academics/libraries.asp|Chapman]__, __[http://www.library.fullerton.edu/|CSUF]__.
+ <b>Research and "Works Cited"</b> For undergraduates, research is optional -- the main thing is to attend closely to the assigned texts. If you like to do outside reading and work with theoretical approaches, that's good, but this assignment is not technically a research paper. Even if you don't incorporate outside research, you still need to include a separate Works Cited page at the end of the essay--that is because you will, of course, be citing at least one of the assigned texts. Use MLA guidelines for citing sources. As for graduates, your longer paper should incorporate at least some secondary material, but I leave the relative balance between primary and secondary material to your discretion. Libraries: <b>[http://www.chapman.edu/academics/libraries.asp|Chapman]</b>, <b>[http://www.library.fullerton.edu/|CSUF]</b>.


- __Additional Guides.__ I have written many guides to help students with composing, editing, and polishing their essays. Please look over some of this site's materials on writing -- see the Resources/Guides section of your course menu, and click on "Writing Guides" to view the list. Here are links to the main ones: __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=7|MLA]__, __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar]__, __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=5|Deductive]__, __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3|Citing]__, __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=1|Analyzing]__, and __[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=2|Editing]__.
+ <b>Additional Guides.</b> I have written many guides to help students with composing, editing, and polishing their essays. Please look over some of this site's materials on writing -- see the Resources/Guides section of your course menu, and click on "Writing Guides" to view the list. Here are links to the main ones: <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=7|MLA]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=6|Grammar]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=5|Deductive]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=3|Citing]</b>, <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=1|Analyzing]</b>, and <b>[http://www.ajdrake.com/wiki/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=2|Editing]</b>.

- __Advance Draft Comments__
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- __1) Thesis presentation in your first paragraph__
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- Thesis Development. In the drafting stages of a deductive essay, the thesis in the first paragraph is often vague -- more like a general topic than a specific argument. In a ''Deductive'' essay, one states claims at the outset and then explores them; however, insights tend to develop inductively. That is, what the writer wants to say emerges only gradually, and becomes sharpest towards the end of the paper. The most efficient way to sharpen your first paragraph is to look over what you write in the middle and conclusion of your essay, and tie it all together into a few sentences that will serve as your thesis. That way, you can turn an inductive rough draft into a deductive final draft, and avoid allowing initially vague claims to get the better of you: unless handled with care, ideas quickly become traps.
+ Thesis Development. In the drafting stages of a deductive essay, the thesis in the first paragraph is often vague -- more like a general topic than a specific argument. In a deductive essay, one states claims at the outset and then explores them; however, insights tend to develop inductively. That is, what the writer wants to say emerges only gradually, and becomes sharpest towards the end of the paper. The most efficient way to sharpen your first paragraph is to look over what you write in the middle and conclusion of your essay, and tie it all together into a few sentences that will serve as your thesis. That way, you can turn an inductive rough draft into a deductive final draft, and avoid allowing initially vague claims to get the better of you: unless handled with care, ideas quickly become traps.

- Avoiding Generalities. Do ''not'' begin your first paragraph with filler such as, "Throughout history, man has fallen in love and written poetry." That is an irrecoverable sign that the writer has little of substance to say. Also avoid literary appreciation filler such as "Ben Jonson's plays are immortal.''
+ Avoiding Generalities. Do not begin your first paragraph with filler such as, "Throughout history, man has fallen in love and written poetry." That is an irrecoverable sign that the writer has little of substance to say. Also avoid literary appreciation filler such as "Ben Jonson's plays are immortal."
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- __3) Grammar and Style__
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- __GRADES FOR THE FINAL DRAFT__
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An F grade usually stems from plagiarized content, whether in part or in entirety, which is also grounds for failure in the course. Sources must always be documented.
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