Discussion Board 12

DIRECTIONS:

An important part of the Essay 3 directions asks you to incorporate a scholarly article into your essay. find a scholarly article that you might use for Essay 3. Briefly discuss what the scholarly article was about, why you are considering it for your paper, and how it will help to enhance your argument.

NOTE:

PLEASE SEE THE ESSAY 3 DIRECTIONS IN ORDER TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT!

DIRECTIONS:

This paper will focus on Susan Glaspell’s Trifles (HERE IS THE LINK: https://www.one-act-plays.com/dramas/trifles.html ), a one-act play where characters attempt to uncover who murdered a local farmer, as the wife is looked upon with suspicion. However, the play is complex, and part of the conflict connected to solving the crime deals with complexities of gender dynamics, among other factors. Examine how gender complexities manifest in the text in order to underscore a specific theme.  Consider issues that we have examined in class, such as:

Literary approaches (feminist or contextual) (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED)

 

· Intellectual traits (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED)

· Kinds of Thinking (PLEASE SEE ATTACHED)

***There are two things to keep in mind about Essay 3:  1) There is a specific source requirement you need to meet in order to receive a passing grade; 2) Unlike Essays 1 and 2, there is no opportunity to revise this essay if you earn a D+ or lower, so make sure to put every effort towards this essay.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?:

· Length

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· Write 1200 words minimum, single-spaced. This looks like 2 full pages, single-spaced (falling under the word count will receive an F or lower with no opportunity for revision).

· Organization & Structure 

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· Generate a clear, thorough analysis of the play that identifies how 2-3 specific literary elements demonstrate an identified theme.

· Include a clear analytical structure as indicated in the Essay 3 PPT.

· Include specific examples and textual support from the literary text that support your main points.

· Include a thorough analysis of the implications and significance of all of your findings.

· Do not cite more than a line of text or use block quotes from the play. The text is mere evidence, but the analysis should be carried by your words.

· Sources – Include 2 Sources (requirements for a passing paper)

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· Incorporate only one source (not the play) from our course readings (Beyond Feelings), used to support your points.(PLEASE SEE ATTACHED)

· Incorporate one external source from a peer-reviewed scholarly article that is retrieved from the library databases. For more information, see the Library Resources and Scholarly Sources pages under Pages in Canvas.

· Submitting the Essay

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· Copy/Paste the entire Essay 3 Grading Rubric on the last page of your essay. Submit the essay as a Microsoft Word Document, single-spaced. Microsoft Word is free when you access your student email. This is explained in the Essay 3 PPT.

· Avoid personal pronouns and examples

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· This means that you will completely avoid personal language like “I, we, you, my”.  Visit the Academic Language page for more clarity.

· Use MLA Format and Include a Works Cited page

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· Academic essays should look a specific way. The text is 12-point, Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, with no spaces or gaps anywhere. Include a Works Cited page.  The play does not count as a source, but it should be cited in the Works Cited page. For citation and quotation help, refer to the Essay Resources page to help you complete this correctly, specifically the MLA PPT. Remember that MLA format requires double-spacing, but in this specific course, essays must be submitted single-spaced.

· Review the Academic Honesty & Plagiarism page.

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· Any plagiarism detected in this paper will earn zero points without the possibility for revision. If you need help regarding plagiarism issues, reach out to your instructor or an on-duty instructor in the WRC. Click here.

HELPFUL RESOURCES TO CONSIDER:

· “Feminist Approach”

· “Contextual Approach”

· “Kinds of Thinking”

· “Intellectual Traits”

· Chapter 7 – What is Argument?  Beyond Feelings

· Chapter 8– “Mine-Is-Better” Thinking,  Beyond Feelings

(ALL OF THESE RESOURCES ARE ATTACHED FOR YOU. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO USE BEYOND FEELINGS IT IS PART OF THE REQUIREMENT LOOK AT THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE AGAIN)

HOW WILL THIS ESSAY BE GRADED?

You must copy/paste the Essay 3 Grading Rubric onto your essay’s last page before you submit it. The rubric indicates that the essay grade will be based on these areas:

· Length: Essay meets the length requirements

· Organization & Structure: Essay follows the structure indicated in the E3 PowerPoint and contains-

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· Clear thesis w/ theme and listed literary elements

· Transitions and topic sentences with main element

· Explanation of literary element

· Specific examples of the element in the play that demonstrate theme

· Elaboration/Analysis & Significance of two literary elements/theme

· Sources: Essay uses/introduces/integrate two sources, including one peer-reviewed scholarly source, correctly according to the MLA and Quoting PowerPoints.

· Academic Language: Essay uses academic language as specified in the Academic Language page

· Clarity: Essay is generally clear and understandable, free of grammatical errors

· MLA Format: Essay follows visual MLA format indicated in the Essay 3 PowerPoint

· Works Cited Page: Works Cited page includes and correctly cites all sources used in the essay, including the play

PENALTIES

· Not meeting word count: F or lower

· Not following directions of examining the play and analyzing common theme and 2 literary elements.

· Not following academic structure/organization indicated in E3 PowerPoint: D or lower

· Not including specific, detailed examples to demonstrate how literary elements manifest in play to demonstrate theme: D or lower

· Not following the specific source requirement: D or lower

· Not following MLA Format: -10% or more

· Not following citation/MLA citation guidelines: -10% or more

· Plagiarizing anything: Zero without opportunity to revise.