*********BOTH BOOKS MUST BE DOVER THRIFT EDITIONS FOR CITATION PURPOSES
*THE TWO BOOKS ARE
Tess of the D’Urbervilles & Heart of Darkness,
***ESSAY MUST ONLY USE THESE TWO BOOKS AS SOURCES FOR IN TEXT CITATIONS
************You should have at least six (6) CITATIONS PER PIECE OF LITERATURE . Therefore there should be AT LEAST (12) citations per paper. More citations is usually good.
*********you should have a concluding paragraph which concludes something from your paper. Do NOT make claims such as “therefore we see that in all literature….” Simply conclude something from your paper-from those two pieces of literature.
**DO NOT write in the first person (I, we, our) and do not use contractions (I’ll, don’t, doesn’t, it’s).
*Spelling, grammar, and writing count.
***********Your paper must have an introductory paragraph which lays out your thesis. A thesis must be something you have to prove: “Evil” is not a thesis, “Evil builds up the main character in Antigone, but destroys the main character in She Stoops to Conquer” would be a thesis. Do NOT have in your introduction unfounded generalizations such as “throughout history…” or “in all literature…”
**********Your paper should then have any number of paragraphs where you prove your case using examples and citations. Do use quotations or paraphrase and give a citation in interlinear parenthetical citation form: The role of evil is apparent in Antigone’s interaction with Creon. (A3). That would indicate that on page 3 of Antigone I will find the quotation that backs up the statement you have made. The citation can act in the place of a quotation.
****Your papers must be no more than four pages (double-spaced, 12 point, normal margins) in length.
A1.Clear, consistent thesis, fully developed throughout the paper.
2.Makes full and consistent use of evidence to support all points.
3.Is well written and well organized without factual, interpretive, or grammatical errors.
B1.Argument is clear, but less consistently developed.
2.Use of evidence is less full or balanced.
3.Is well written and organized, may include a couple of factual, grammatical or interpretive errors.
C1.Contains an argument, but may be less developed or overly simplistic.
2.Use of evidence limited or less balanced.
3.Contains several organizational, factual, interpretive, or grammatical errors.
D1.Argument unclear or inconsistent.
2.Limited use of evidence.
3.Contains numerous organizational, factual, interpretive, or writing errors