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What is rest?

In response to one of the prompts below, write an organized, well-developed essay with a thesis, an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion that supports its claim with specific material cited from the text. All internal citations, plus a works cited page, should be made according to MLA standards (shown below).
Example: When Beowulf questions Hrothgar about the attack by Grendel’s mother, Hrothgar replies, “Rest? What is rest? Sorrow has returned” (1322).
Without exception, the paper must include the following:
Thesis Statement – You must make an identifiable, arguable claim about the text. Your thesis should come at the end of your introductory paragraph.
Textual Evidence – Each point made should be supported directly by relevant quoted or paraphrased material from the primary text. Do not consult secondary sources.
The essay must be three to five (3-5) pages in length and is due in class on November 22.
Belwouf is the only source you need to use and use in text cite

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Write an analytical essay that considers in detail one of these accusations against roth and his book.

Philip Roth’s American Pastoral has been criticized from at least three points of view:
(1) It has been called sexist in its portrayal of women characters.
(2) It has been called racist in its depiction of the 1967 Newark riots and aftermath.
(3) It has been called a trivialization of the 1960s protest movement against the Vietnam War.
Write an analytical essay that considers in detail one of these accusations against Roth and his book.
You can find American Pastoral guilty, partially guilty, or innocent of the accusation you choose. If
you consider the accusation inaccurate or unfair, you should at least indicate that you understand why
someone might make the accusation before you then go on to dispute it.
With #2 and #3 above, you will probably want to do some research to see what you can learn about the
Newark riots or the protest movement of the 60s. You should document with citations any use that you
make of outside sources. But you are not being asked to write a research paper. Your argument is
about the novel, and your main evidence for that argument should be textual evidence in the novel itself.
Here is an extra piece of advice I keep forgetting to give you. Do not title your essay “Paper 3.” Use
an actual title, one that suggests your topic and approach.

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Not 100% sure of the length and assignment yet.

not 100% sure of the length and assignment yet. I wanted to see if anyone out here is very familiar in writing about Macbeth.

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Provide a clearly-labelled working thesis statement.

List the author name(s) and literary work(s) you plan to write about.
Provide a research question. This is the question you most want to answer as you proceed in your research project. (Example Research Questions: What is Homer saying in The Iliad and The Odyssey about suffering and loss during war, and even after? What do Homer’s works collectively suggest about the role of women in that time period?)
Provide a clearly-labelled working thesis statement. This should be a one-sentence declarative statement that clearly announces the purpose/intent of your eventual paper- what is it out to prove in its argument? You might think of this working thesis statement as a possible answer to your research question. (Example Working Thesis Statement: Homer employs harmful gender stereotypes in his depiction of women in both The Iliad and The Odyssey.)
Write a proposal paragraph in which you explain why you are interested in this literature, what led you to this topic, what you hope to learn as you proceed in your research, and any possible challenges or concerns you might face as you work on this project.

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-use the evaluating internet resources (links to an external site.)to make sure sources are credible, accurate, objective and current (as needed).

I WILL LINK EXTERNNAL SITES BELOW
“If you include research that is not found within the NOVA Online Library system, you will need to evaluate such resources for credibility (Links to an external site.)accuracy, and objectivity and you will need to compose the source citations using MLA 8 Source Citation rules. (Links to an external site.)
Email yourself each resource along with each source citation for MLA 8 so you will have that information for your bibliography and for your research project.
-Concentrate on finding articles, book chapters, web pages, resources, etc. that you can actually read and comprehend. Articles need to be substantial as well as reliable, so do not include any article in your bibliography that is briefer than 2 full print pages or 4 screens. The goal is to gather a range of ideas and opinions, so do not include more than two articles by the same person, or more than two articles from the same source.
-Focus your research on your tentative thesis ideas to begin with, allowing what your research tells you to guide you in your research.
-Use the Evaluating Internet Resources (Links to an external site.)to make sure sources are credible, accurate, objective and current (as needed).
– Prepare an Annotated Bibliography of the resources you find. Print out this sample Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) so you can keep the directions handy while you do your research.
– Each entry needs to be about 100-150 words in length. You annotated bibliography should include 3 elements: the MLA 8 source citation, an annotation (summary) of the source content, and a thoughtful evaluation. (NOTE: Do not include items in your annotated bibliography that offer no value to your research project.)
– Review the THREE elements needed for each source in an Annotated Bibliography:
Source Citation: MLA 8 Source Citation Rules (Links to an external site.)
An annotation: This should be enough of a description of the source (written in your own words) to tell your reader what the source is about and to briefly mention the main ideas and major supporting examples.
NOTE: Select only useful articles and resources for your project.
An evaluation: This should include your evaluation of the source information and how it relates to your research.
CONSIDER: What do you know about the author or the website sponsor? Where does this information lead you? What additional questions do you have now about the information in the source? How does this information affect the direction of your research? Are you satisfied with what you now know about this aspect of your topic? Explain your reason for selecting the source for your research project bibliography? How will the source be useful for your research report? Does it confirm or contradict your ideas about the topic so far? Does it contain statistics that you will use? And so on.
Alphabetize your list of sources by the first word of the source citation. Usually that word is the last name of the author or editor. If a source/article does not have an author or editor, alphabetize it under the first word of the title (ignore articles “a, “an,” or “the” when you alphabetize).
If you have selected your topic wisely, and located relevant, reliable sources, you should now have a beginning bibliography for your research project, or you may now know that your original idea will not work easily as a research project and you will need to turn to another topic. As you develop your ideas for your project, you may find that you need more sources on particular issues. Add these to your bibliography as you locate them; some of them will become part of your final list of works cited.
NOTE: Research is time-consuming, but if you do a good job here, the rest of the research project will be much easier to complete. If, after you do your best, you are not able to find quality resources for your research, reach out to your instructor for guidance and direction.
Submit your completed annotated bibliography.
Your completed Annotated Bibliography should have 10 source entries. ”
SITES:
Evaluating internet resources: https://library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/evaluating-internet-content
Annotated Bibliography: https://irsc.libguides.com/mla/annotatedbibliography
MLA 8 Source Citatiion Rules: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html

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Poet and critic naomi long madgett has argued that images of light and dark and the ambiguity of the last two lines suggest that this poem is not as accepting of western culture as it may seem on a first reading.

For your initial post, respond to TWO of the three prompts below. Initial posts are due by Thursday at 11:59pm. This first post should be at least 350 words. Then, respond to at least TWO of your group members by Saturday at 11:59pm and then a final follow-up post by Sunday at 11:59pm. Your replies should seek to extend, complicate, support or question the ideas and perspectives offered by your peers. Remember to use this space constructively as a way of deepening the conversation and understanding the material in different ways.
1) Thomas Jefferson rather brusquely dismisses the merits of Wheatley’s poetry. What reasons does he give and why do you think Jefferson felt compelled to denounce Wheatley? How does Wheatley complicate the calls he makes for emancipating all slaves elsewhere in his work?
2) Read “On Being Brought from Africa to America” as an example of dual cultural identity. Poet and critic Naomi Long Madgett has argued that images of light and dark and the ambiguity of the last two lines suggest that this poem is not as accepting of Western culture as it may seem on a first reading. Do you agree? Why or why not?
3)We have looked at some political documents by Paine, Franklin and now Jefferson. What about Freneau’s poems on the charged political topics of slavery (“To Sir Toby”) and Indian Removal (“The Indian Burying Ground”) falls outside the bounds of the founders’ purview? What do these poems perhaps give us that political documents cannot?

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El mozote massacre in el salvador (mention in the school of the americas documentary)

Here is your second research assignment.
As always, you will fill out the research/annotated bibliography form located in the Research Guidelines.
CHOOSE ONE TOPIC And find out TWO sources for it (fill out two annotated bibliographies).
The topics for Research #2 are:
El Mozote Massacre in El Salvador (mention in the School of the Americas documentary)
The 1989 Massacre Of Jesuits In El Salvador (mention in the School of the Americas documentary)
The Banana Massacre in Colombia (Please note that the Banana Masacre is related to the United Fruit Company, a U.S. corporation (operating today as Chiquita Banana, so pay attention to the information about their involvement).
Any questions, please let me know.

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In this paragraph, you will select a key section of the text that you wrote a meaningful characterization annotation for; you must pick a section that we did not annotate together in class.

To demonstrate your skills with characterization and making logical inferences, you will be writing a Power Paragraph based on Act 1 of The Crucible. Remember that a Power Paragraph is like a body paragraph of an essay. In this paragraph, you will select a key section of the text that you wrote a meaningful characterization annotation for; you must pick a section that we did not annotate together in class. Then, in a Power Paragraph, state a clear inference about any character in the story, using the part of the text to support the inference. Be sure to thoroughly explain your reasoning and why the inference is important to the story as a whole (how does it add to the conflict, big ideas, etc. of the story?).

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Sacred truth: consider the early greek concept of fate (p. 60), the play

Sacred Truth: consider the early Greek concept of fate (p. 60), the play
“Oedipus the King” (p. 108), and the Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism (p.
133). What can these artistic and philosophical expressions tell us about the
Greco-Roman view of life and our control over it?
You will be graded on how well you use the above three representations in your
post. Be mindful also to stick to the prompt, and not explore personal or
contemporary themes. Explain your response in 100-150 words.

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Left-hand side of the first page) should include your name, the date, the course, and the name of your

General Standards for Papers
Papers should be in a standard 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman or Cambria), with 1* x 1.25* margins,
and double-spaced. Pages must be numbered and labeled according to MLA conventions. The header (top
left-hand side of the first page) should include your name, the date, the course, and the name of your
instructor.
I will be taking grammar, spelling, and structure into account -good ideas cannot be communicated with poor
form. If the grammar or structure in a paper is severely flawed in such a way that your thesis and arguments
cannot be conveyed, or the word count is below the minimum standard, I reserve the right to fail the paper. I
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