Bibliographic Essay will be on a single work by a single author represented in our text This is not an argumentative essay; instead, your task is to find the most significant criticism and interpretation relating to the text you choose, and summarize it in a minimum 2,400-word report (approx. eight pages, not including the Works Cited page). “Minimum” means it should be longer; in this kind of essay, more development shows more authority (that is not true in all kinds of writing).
You will submit a draft for my comments, which will be graded mainly for sincere effort, and which does not have to be completed (though “sincere” means there should be substantial development). Then, you will revise and submit a final version to be graded on several specific criteria, and not merely effort, but excellence of results.
You should have at least eight sources; at least three should be books, and the rest should be scholarly articles (in print, or found through the library online databases). In other words, don’t use open Internet resources — including Wikipedia — as resources for this essay (although you might use them for “grounding” yourself). Start planning early! See the first week’s assignments. Also, note the samples posted on our class site.
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Useful Resources page has to be done by tonight!
Essay is due by next Saturday.
Serious writers only.