In this course, you’ve been exploring two overarching questions: How did a diversity of views transform American society? and How have the literary movements of the last two centuries affected us? Choose one of the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic. Follow the writing process and use MLA format to cite sources used. Use the following two websites to help you in your writing:
Research and discuss how a diversity of views have transformed American society using any literature from the Puritanism to Enlightenment time period.
Research and discuss the role of women in Victorian England and how/why women’s status seemed to decline despite the earlier feminist writings of Mary Wollstonecraft from the Enlightenment. For this research question, you will use literature from the Enlightenment and/or Victorian time period.
How have the literary movements of the last two centuries affected us? This question will focus on any literature from the Romantic, Victorian, and Modern/Postmodern literary time periods. Feel free to address modern ideas such as politics and social issues and how you literature has shaped our current culture.
Each essay should be well developed with a clear intro with thesis, body paragraphs that support, and a conclusion. Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words and have a corresponding works cited page of all sources used. Sources should be SCHOLARLY sources. Click here for info on scholarly sources. This is a major assignment designed to assess your readiness for college-level writing and research.
*NOTE: You will not receive a grade for this assignment unless you include sources. Since this is a research paper, evidence of research must be present both in-text and in the reference list.
Click HERE for tips and a sample outline for a research paper.
Before you submit, check the following:
1. Have I read the rubric?
2. Does my paper fully address the prompt, and do I have a clear thesis statement in my introduction?
3. Are my paper and sources in MLA format? The paper should be Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced. Click here for an example paper in MLA. Click here to see a sample Works Cited page. Need further assistance on how to cite? View this short video: How to Format Your Paper and Create Works Cited Page