AUDIENCE: Classmates and instructor.
PURPOSE: To inform readers about the author you've chosen and to present information about what critics have said about his or her best and worst published pieces.
FORMAT: Modern Language Association format: double-spaced, one- inch margins, proper headings and page numbering. In this piece, you must use parenthetical references and include a correctly ordered and formatted "Works Cited" (Bibliography) List. You must use info from a minimum of six (6) sources in the essay. Sources may include books; magazine, newspaper, and journal articles; and internet sources such as information from World Wide Web pages.
QUALITIES OF A SUPERB ESSAY An outstanding piece would be one where the writer presents information in an interesting and energetic way. What readers don't want is just a string of facts and dates and quotes; instead, they want to be informed and delighted at the same time. Another mark of an excellent essay is the way source information is woven into the piece. Such information should be incorporated smoothly, mostly in your own words (paraphrased) and with proper attributions (parenthetical references and works cited). Overall, a superb essay must not only be informative but should possess energy rather than be some slug-like rendering of information that one could read from an encyclopedia.
Sharing day 1: Thurs 5/1
Sharing day 2: Tues 5/6
Submit final for grading:Thurs 5/8