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17 Century Close Reading Essay Assignment: ENL2012 Early Brit Lit Online Write a 750 word research paper answering one of the questions listed. Remember that a research effort is where you find sources to answer your question, you read and understand the sources thoroughly, and you think about an answer to your question in consideration of the sources. You don’t write the paper first and then look for proof. That one-sentence answer to your question is the thesis. Then, your body proves the thesis. There should not be anything in the body that does not prove the thesis. The concluding paragraph sums up the proof and restates the thesis. Review Essay Organization, the link in this folder. Length of the Paper: For the research component, you must write an essay of 750 words – the Works Cited page, headers, and long block quotes will not count toward this requirement. Sources: You must find two sources for the paper not including the poems/stories themselves, which are your primary sources. The sources must be an article, a scholarly web page (ending in .edu), or a book. You can use a dictionary or encyclopedia or our literature textbook as a reference, but only in addition to the other sources you find, not as a replacement for them. The literature textbook may be used as a source in two ways: the story itself and/or the explanatory material. If you are using a story in the body of the paper, you should refer to the story by the title and the author by his/her last name. You would not have to continually mention the last name of the author of the story as you would for another source when it is clear you are talking about the content of the story. The Works Cited listing should follow the format for a story in a collection. If you are using the explanatory material as an additional scholarly source, the source is the editors of the text (Kirszner and Mandell), and the format to follow is the edited collection itself which has a separate example for a Works Cited listing. If you are using both the story and information from the explanatory material, you would have a separate Works Cited listing for each. You may not use Wikipedia, Answers.com, SparkNotes, Cliffnotes, Shmoop, Yahoo Answers, any site that sells papers, or any non-scholarly website. Wikis and websites are where anybody can post information; they are not necessarily reviewed by experts in the field. You may use an article from a scholarly journal that may be posted in such sites - but you should READ the article you are citing not just an abstract or summary of it posted on a website. One of the sources must be from a database in LINCC – Electronic Resources. (There is a tutorial for accessing this resource included in this module). However, you can use any reliable source. Papers that do not comply with the instructions for sources will not be accepted. You cannot pass this course unless you submit research papers that comply with these instructions and that use proper MLA documentation. There are Literature databases in LINCC. Search for the story or the author of the story for articles along with searching on your particular topic. It's not unusual for there to be information about setting, for example, in an article on the author. The Librarians are fantastic resources to help you with your research and you can talk to them electronically. Do Not Use a Tool or Copy and Paste for MLA. At best, the MLA tool in Word or any other tool is only as good as the information you put in. So, for example, unless you use quotation marks, italics, and capitalization as the style system requires, the tool is not going to do that for you. Unless you accurately put in the names of the authors using the proper protocol and the title of the article, the tool cannot do that. If you add an author's degree or title which should not be included, the tool is not going to remove it. The tools also do not have all the options for the various types of sources such as for academic databases. I have never seen a listing of a source in proper format when students have used these tools. For example, some sources listings will include the name of the subscription service and not place periods properly in front of end quotation marks. Some of these tools and citations from sources are not even updated in the current MLA format. This is why you have to learn to follow a sample. The list I posted from the PHCC library page was created and is continually updated by PHCC faculty and librarians. Page Setup: Set up the page as per MLA Page Format link in the folder for this assignment. You should double space the entire paper using Page Layout. . All new paragraphs must be tabbed in ½ inch. Be sure your settings in Paragraph follow the instructions in MLA Page Format in order to have proper double spacing. At the end of your paper you should “Insert a Page Break” to get to the top of the next page for the Works Cited. That page should have the heading “Works Cited” centered at the top MLA Documentation: A research paper is your paper, not just all information from sources. The paper is supposed to be a blend of information from the sources with your analysis (while not using first person “I”). Use a variety of ways to incorporate: quote a word or a few words, quote a whole sentence, and paraphrase. If you are quoting more than four lines of text, then you must indent ten spaces from the left and don’t use quotation marks. Remember that you must tell the reader where the information came from when you include information from a source whether you are actually quoting or just paraphrasing – putting the information into your own words. Remember that there must be a Works Cited page for your paper. If you have two papers, then you will have a Works Cited page at the end of each paper. Organization of the Paper: This research paper should be organized in the same way you would organize a college essay: an introductory paragraph with background information followed by a thesis at the end, body paragraphs which prove the thesis, and a concluding paragraph which sums up the proof and restates the thesis. The thesis is a one-sentence answer to the question you choose. The first thing you do to get ready to write is to create a thesis. Then, jot down at least three reasons why that thesis is right. Next, find evidence in the primary text(s) and in the scholarly material that will prove that your argument is valid and be sure to explain how the evidence supports the thesis. This should give you a good framework to get started. I recommend creating an outline to work from. Do not write a book report in response to any of the questions. You should be arguing your answer not merely informing your reader about what happened in the text. Grammar and Language Use: Do not use first person (I, we, me, our) or second person (you). Grammar, punctuation, and spelling count so proofread, proofread, proofread. Scroll down for the Topics List. Research Paper Topics List 1. Compare/contrast Herbert and Donne as religious poets. How do they represent themselves, their relationships to God, and the special responsibilities of the religious poet? 2. Compare/Contrast the holy sonnets of Herbert and Donne or compare the very risqué poems of Marvell and Herrick. 3. Compare/Contrast the view of love in Wroth, Jonson, Marvell, or Phillips’ poems (choose two or more authors). 4. Discuss the depiction of women in this era and how it might conform or confound the expectations people have of women in the 17 Century. You might consider how authors like Milton, Swetnam, and Lanyer portray women in their works, for example. 5. Compare one era of poetry (i.e. Middle Ages, 16 Century, 17 Century) with another in terms of style and subject. How do they differ? How are they similar? What conclusions can be drawn from these similarities/differences? 6. Analyze one of the texts from the 17 Century in terms of historical context. How did the time it was written in influence the text?