(Total Value: 10%)
- Page count: 2 full pages minimum to 3 full pages
maximum, plus an additional page, which is the works cited page. If your
paper falls short of the required page count the grade will certainly
- Make certain that the essay has a thesis.
- Use MLA Style Guidelines as taught during class.
- Use the formatting guidelines established during
class lectures and on the syllabus.
- Remember to title your essay in the form of a
two part title. The two parts should be separated by a colon, and neither
part should read “narrative essay.”
- Remember that your assignment is not to write a
Narrative Essay, but rather, you are to write an argumentative essay about
the types of Narrative Essays we have read over the first two weeks of
- You are writing about the types of prose style
that is evident in pp. 133-51 of The
- During the first two weeks of class we have
spent much discussion time on how the writing examples in pp. 133-51 are
not good examples of college level papers.
- Work closely with the online lecture/handout, “Read
This Before Turning In Any Work,” which
we have gone over multiple times during class.
- Work closely with the online handout “Copy & Paste Example
Citations” to compose your works cited page citations.
- In your essay,
use quotations from passages on pp. 133-51 and explain how the narrative style does not represent
good academic prose.
- Remember to have a strong introductory paragraph
that frames the topic of your paper.
- Remember that the final sentence of your
introductory paragraph must be your thesis statement, and that a thesis
statement is defined as a debatable claim.
Some Important points:
class there will be much direct instruction from me, so you must attend
class to be successful. I will also assist you during peer revisions and I
am available for questions via E-mail, and before and after class.
- Think about
what we have focused on during the classes that led up to this essay,
which means discussions, lectures, and examples of various prose styles
and sentence level errors that were provided. Make those the focus of your
analysis and argument.
How to turn in this essay: a paper copy is due during class on the due date.
Additionally, an electronic copy is due, prior
to the beginning of class, on the due date, and it must be turned in to
a MS Word
doc file. Use the TurnItIn.com “file upload” method on the submit screen. You
will be instructed during class about how to create a TurnItIn.com account, and
how to turn in your work. Your essays will be considered late until both the
paper copy and the electronic copies are turned in. All other rules for late work,
as delineated in section six of the course syllabus, also apply. Moreover, your
electronic turn-in must be an exact duplicate of the
paper copy. In other words, no further corrections or revisions will be
accepted. Also, if the electronic and paper copies do not match up it will have
a negative impact on the assignment’s grade.