Essay # 4 (250 points)
Page count: 9 full pages minimum
to 10 full pages maximum, plus a works cited page.
Hand in all drafts that have led
up to this essay, both in-class and out-of-class writings.
Hand in copies of all books/articles cited
in this essay. (For each book, turn in a minimum of 10 copied pages, making certain to
copy all the pages from which you have quoted, plus the title page with the publication
information. For articles, hand in the entire article.)
Use MLA style in accordance with
Use the formatting guidelines on
the course syllabus.
Make certain that the essay has
Remember to include a colon in the
Like the Moveable Bridge Essay, this essay also
comes from the research done in your Annotated Bibliography.
You must cite a minimum of 8 sources, 6 of which must
have been included in your Annotated Bibliography. This means that each one of the 8 sources
quoted in your essay 4 must be cited with an in-text citation and a corresponding works cited
You may use additional sources
beyond the 8 if you wish.
Devise your own thesis and argument.
Demonstrate in your introductory section of essay 4 why your article is needed, or what it
adds to the scholarly conversation taking place in journals.
As we have discussed at length during class, this involves 3 steps:
1. Demonstrate awareness of a scholarly conversation.
Of course, during class there will be much direct instruction
from me regarding your approach to this essay. I will also assist you during
peer revisions and am available for questions via E-mail and office hours. I am always willing to discuss various approaches to your assignments, or read a
draft of your work in progress.
2. Make clear your point of entry into the conversation.
3. Make clear what your argument adds to the conversation. In other
words, what does your paper focus on that has not been previously addressed in scholarship?