UNIT #3 ESSAY ASSIGNMENT
American Lit. to 1865
In this unit, you will read several different selections of works, in different genres, related to the philosophical and artistic movement of Transcendentalism.
Prompt: Using one or more overarching themes, genres, or ideas discussed in this unit, you will analyze how a single chosen work/author relates to Transcendentalism. You will need to discuss both the movement and the work/author in detail, noting how the author fits into/impacts the larger historical scope of literature.
THE FORMAT OF THIS ANALYSIS MAY BE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
à 3-4 PAGE ESSAY with Bibliography
à 10 MIN. VIDEO LECTURE with Bibliography (upload to Youtube and enter link for me to view)
à 12-15 SLIDE POWERPOINT OR PREZI with Bibliography
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
You are required to use TWO sources to support your argument (scholarly or other credible sources are acceptable).
*The choice of both topic and literary work is yours, so choose carefully. This is a purposely broad topic, so you will need to discuss in depth the meaning of your chosen topic using concrete evidence from the texts, as well as outside evidence from credible sources.
Essay is DUE on SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd at MIDNIGHT
*Your bibliography and any written portions require STANDARD MLA FORMAT
Please remember that ALL PRESENTATIONS will be checked through Safe Assign for plagiarism.
You will be assessed on the following criteria:
Fully developed argumentative thesis statement.
Careful, close analysis of literary work and its major concepts.
Ample concrete evidence used to support claims, both from the primary and secondary sources.
Proper page length, MLA formatting, proper use/number of outside sources, and citations.
Fully developed essay structure, including significant introduction, clear main ideas, and conclusion.
Careful and clear organization of all ideas.
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