I recommend you take one of three approaches that I will be going over with o in class: formalist (focusing on the text’s structure and literary devices), theoretical (reading the text for issues of gender, race, class, psychology, etc. ), or contextual (focusing on the text’s historical, cultural, and social context). Assignment Requirements: We will review two separate drafts of the research paper that must be a minimum of 750 words: once in class as peer review on November 18, and once in an individual paper conference with me on November 25.
You need a minimum of four appropriate academic sources, which will be cited in MILA format as in-text citations and on a Works Cited page. The final draft will be submitted to Seafaring and as a print copy to me on the last day of class, December 9. The final draft must be in MILA format and be a minimum of 1500 words. You’re welcome to apply the extra credit to the research paper so make sure you plan accordingly to schedule a session with a writing tutor before the final draft of the paper is due.