INTRO TO AFRICANA LIT
INTRO TO AFRICANA LIT ENGL 205
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ENGL 205 Introduction to Africana Literature Examination 1 Texts and Focus Achebe s Things Fall Apart and Conrad s Heart of Darkness Due Tuesday March 2 2006 Grade 20 Length At least 3 full pages excluding the works cited list Format MLA format Arial 10 typeface double space Visit the University Writing Center if you need additional help on formatting your paper Grade Allocation 70 points Clear welldeveloped and sustained critical analysis of the text 15 points Format of the paper MLA format general outline pagination citations and typeface 15 points Spelling grammar sentence structure tense Possible Grade Deductions 5 points For each instance of unclear undeveloped textual analysis 2 points For each instance of general outline pagination citations and typeface errors 2 points For each instance of spelling grammar sentence structure tense errors Some Other Fine Points to Keep in Mind N An excellent paper is a welldeveloped paperwith a clear and focused introduction and thesis statement strong critical arguments that are developed with strong textual analysis and reflection on the critical literature on textauthor and a well developed conclusion I expect you to demonstrate knowledge of critical scholarly works and readings that are relevant to the topic of your essay Do not undertake textualcritical analysis using the past tense Speculation on what could have happenedshould happen to characters is not analysis Avoid that completely Please do not hesitate to use scholarly articles posted on the course web site There are numerous books and publications in the Evans Library and other area libraries on each ofthe texts Use the articles and handouts l have provided for you in class and those archived on the course web site You may also use the MLA Bibliography database available in the Evans Library If you are in doubt please contact the library staff at the Evans Library Let me know by Email PKM uanagmailcom or Muanatamuedu if you would like me to get any particular book or article Please provide a title and I will be happy to make copies ofthe required text from my personal library AS YOU WRITE THIS PAPER PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FOREGOING GUIDELINES QUESTIONS Answer only ONE of the following questions Write the question out very clearly before you begin writing your response 1 Comment on Joseph Conrad s use of symbolic contrasts in Heart of Darkness 2 Assess the basis of and responses to Achebe s accusation that Conrad is a bloody racist 3 Discuss Okonkwo s character in Things Fall Apart 4 Evaluate the view that Umuofia society is destroyed by internal forces and fissures Questions concerns thoughts doubts please send me an Email at PKMuanagmailcom and Muanatamuedu or give me a call at 8322154258
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