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Due Wednesday July 27th by 11 pm Central Time. This leaves over 48 hours for it to be completed.

Guidelines and requirements

Length: 1400-1600 words. Make sure to meet/stay within the allotted word count.

Format: Always use standard MLA style. This includes proper heading, title, font, spacing, and correct quoting practices.

Remember to cite works of poetry and drama properly. This includes referencing to line numbers.

Hint: Formatting isn’t necessarily hard, but it can be intimidating—especially if you don’t know where to look for the right examples and information. You may wish to check out the Purdue Owl:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Consistently include correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points

Make reference to specific examples from the texts that support your points using summary and paraphrase

Use appropriate terms and vocabulary in order to accurately convey your points

Research not permitted

Personal examples and references not permitted; this is a formal, academic analysis. Do not use the “I”

Essay Prompts

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Write an essay that argues how “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” reveals societal expectations for femininity. According to the story, how are girls/women supposed to behave? And, what specific aspects of those societal expectations does the story critique and how?

Make sure to refer to relevant examples and to incorporate correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points.

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Write an essay that argues how “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” and/or “Saying Goodbye to Yang” reveal the societal expectation to conform. In what ways are the characters to conform and what is the result?

Make sure to refer to relevant examples and to incorporate correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points.

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Write an essay that explores the use of technology in, “Saying Goodbye to Yang.” What does the story suggest humans desire most from their technology and how does technology ultimately fail?

Make sure to refer to relevant examples and to incorporate correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points.

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Write an essay that explores the friendship depicted in, “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried.” In what ways is this a story about fear?

Make sure to refer to relevant examples and to incorporate correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points.

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You are again invited to generate a topic of your choosing–make sure to swing it by me first, though, well in advance.

Final notes:

Check yourself, and

make sure you are writing an argument

: you should be able to imagine someone disagreeing with your particular main point.

Don’t see something here that floats your boat? Touch base with me and we’ll try to brainstorm a suitable starting place

Or, if you have another idea you don’t see listed here, see me so I can give you the go-ahead.

So, did you notice how each question reminds you to refer to relevant examples and to incorporate correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points? Seriously, folks, make sure

refer to relevant examples and to incorporate correctly formatted direct quotes that support your points!

  
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