Oral PresentationJuly 2, 2019
In a short essay (500-750 words), answer the Question at the end of Case Study 2. Cite references to support your positions.July 2, 2019
|The midterm paper is a 4-6 page paper on one of the works that we have read thus far during the semester. It is a close reading assignment and you should develop an argument about one story or novel that you then support through textual evidence and close analysis of the work. You do not need to bring in outside sources for this assignment and should concentrate on only one novel.
1) Remember that an argument is not a statement of fact or an opinion. It is a claim that others could disagree with and that requires evidence for support.
2) Good arguments tend to arise from good research questions and from a re-reading of the novel. Be sure to re-read at least relevant parts of the with a question in mind. Don’t just stay at the level of plot.
3) Avoid the obvious. If your argument is stating something obvious, then you need to do some more thinking and re-reading.
4) Leave time to revise. Writers often start with an obvious idea but then develop something more interesting in the process of writing the paper. Leave yourself time to revise your paper around its most original claimsReplyForward|