Students will be asked to write short responses at various times during the course as designated in the syllabus. In total, students will write three reflection papers, each at least three to four pages in length. All writing assignments must be typed, paginated, double-spaced, in twelve-point TNR font, and with standard one-inch margins. See below for specific submission information. Please do not deliver assignments as PDFs or Google Docs without prior discussion.
These short papers will critically comment on the assigned materials. The responses are expected to be analytical rather than summary and must engage with assigned materials. Suggested prompts are included below.
For these assignments, the following grading criteria will apply:
Mastery of the Materials (8): Demonstrate how well you know the material by drawing out arguments and key observations in relation to the study of literature.
Organization (5): This pertains to the structure of your paper and how you develop your ideas.
Clarity (5): Expressing your ideas clearly and logically.
Originality and Use of Argument (8): The presentation of unique ideas with evidentiary support.
Building across Units (4): Connecting ideas across the course by referring to themes and texts from other units.