Prompt: Write an essay that explores the central conflict in any one of the stories in Module 1. What is the nature of the conflict? When, where, and how does it develop or become more complicated as the story unfolds? How is it resolved at the end of the story? Why and how is that resolution satisfying? Link to read chosen story: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/06/11/wildwoodChosen story: Wildwood by Junot Diaz ESSAY #1For this assignment, you will write a comparative essay (of 500-800 words) on short fiction you read in this course. · This paper is worth 20% of your overall course grade.· You are asked to submit three documents:Your first draftThe Smarthinking feedbackYour final draft· Read the important information below regarding the assignment. I encourage you to print these guidelines, read them thoroughly, and keep them for your reference as you are writing your paper.Essay Structure and ContentYour paper should be well organized and well developed, which means your ideas should be clearly presented and sufficiently supported. Essay structure is key. Refer to Chapter 31.1.5 for a mini-lesson on proper essay structure:· Your essay should have a central point—or thesis statement—that is expressed in the introductory (first) paragraph (preferably at or near the end of it).NOTE: The thesis statement is the most important sentence in your essay. It is the foundation upon which the rest of the essay is built. If your thesis statement is weak, the entire essay will suffer.· The body paragraphs, comprising the bulk of your paper, are where you support your thesis:Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence (at or near the beginning of the paragraph) expressing the main idea of that paragraph.Each topic sentence should directly support your thesis.Use the body paragraphs to provide specific details (such as character analyses, examples, illustrations, and so on) to provide evidence for your point(s).· Conclude your essay with a paragraph in which you offer final thoughts; do not introduce new details in your closing paragraph.· Be on-topic! You are given a choice of three prompts; read and consider each one carefully. Once you have made your selection, make sure your essay responds to the prompt fully. (Essays that are off-topic will not receive credit.)· Read Chapter 31, Section 31.2.1 for information on writing a comparative essay.· Essay length should be 500-800 words.Language· Your writing should be college-level.· Your tone should be academic, not conversational (avoid use of first-person and second-person pronouns)· It should be free of errors in sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and word choice.· The occasional error—one or two—is understandable.· Any more than two errors will be considered flagrant disregard of the use of Standard English and will result in a deduction of points from your score.· Your writing should be in the third person.· When writing about literature, use the present tense. (eg, Lola runs away from home—not ran away.)FormattingAs you know, following MLA guidelines is essential.· Refer to Chapters 30-35 in your textbook. Chapter 35, specifically, contains a sample literary analysis essay.NOTE: You are not required to include secondary sources (scholarly criticism, historical information, etc), but if you do, your sources must documented appropriately.· Follow MLA guidelines for incorporating quotations from prose (fiction or nonfiction) into your paper. (See Chapter 34, Section 34.1.1 and 34.1.12 for instructions and examples.)· You may also compare your finished paper with the sample MLA papers found here:o http://guides.skylinecollege.edu/ld.php?content_id=25062151o http://guides.skylinecollege.edu/ld.php?content_id=44584132o https://style.mla.org/sample-papers/Some Common Errors: Beware!Here are a few of the most common student errors. I will deduct points for the following:· excessive plot summary (your paper should be analysis)· formatting titles incorrectly· misspelling words, including proper nouns· improper capitalization· using unacceptable secondary sources, such as Schmoops, BookRags, Wikipedia, SparkNotes, popular magazines, newspapers· improper use of quotations, such as dropped-in quotes (lines from the text that stand alone as sentences in your essay)· ending a paragraph with a quotation (remember: the sentences following the quotation should always explain its significance)· excessive use of quotations: More than three quotations per paragraph is considered excessive. (Your paper should be just that—yours. The essay should be your ideas written in your own words. Incorporate quotations from the poetry—and any secondary sources, if you use them—when necessary to support your points.)· improper formatting of in-text citations· improper use/placement of parentheses, quotation marks, periods· general formatting errors (involving font, line spacing, header, indentation)· improper formatting of Works Cited page· language errors (fragments, run-ons, comma-splices, verb problems)Rubric· A detailed scoring rubric is available for your review by clicking the dropbox for Essay 1.· The rubric is divided into several categories (including a category for your use of Smarthinking feedback).· Make sure you review the rubric so that you can see how your paper will be evaluated.
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