Hoose a scholarly article discusses Shakespeares THE TEMPESTabout colonialism. For more detail, please refer to the order instruction.
I will upload the source and Shakespeares THE TEMPESTsince you cannot access my universitys database.
Instructor: Dr. Laura Schechter Essay Due Date: 14 March 2012
Essay 1: Critical Engagement
(1,250-1,500 words / 4.5-5 pages)
As noted in the syllabus, Essay 1 is due in hard copy at the beginning of class on the date specified. I am more than happy to accept early submissions for this essay, however. If you are expanding on critiques or responses given in your presentation, it might make sense to begin work on your essay shortly after you complete your presentation. Your work should conform to current MLA standards and should adhere to the outlines for style and presentation that are described in the syllabus and writing guide.
a? Choose a scholarly article or book chapter that in some way discusses or connects to a class text. If the secondary work does not specifically address the class text, it must in some way critique or address an issue relevant to a class text. This article or book chapter must be found through the University of Albertaas catalogue or database systems.
a? Provide a critical response to that secondary textas treatment of the classas primary text. Consider how the secondary source supports, develops, challenges, troubles, complicates, or clarifies your understanding of the classas primary text.
a? Consider some of the following questions: What is the authoras thesis? What central points does the author use to develop and support his or her thesis? Is the organization of the information of relevance? Is the article or chapter completely persuasive? Are there weaknesses in the authoras arguments or examples? Do you have questions that remain after reading the secondary text?
a? Keep in mind that you can use your Essay 1 as an opportunity to expand on ideas initially presented (in far briefer detail) in your five-minute class presentation. That is to say, you can, if you wish, make use of the same article for your presentation and your first essay. This essay should be completed without the help of your presentation partner or partners, however.
Please note that this assignment requires more than a simple book report. You are asked to briefly summarize main points in order to give context to the criticas arguments, certainly, but you must take a position about the relevance and rhetorical success of the criticas ideas, tying the secondary sourceas treatment of the class text to your own responses to the primary text. All these things should be done with a critical eye.
Please keep additional secondary sources (or research sources) to a bare minimum, if you use them at all (that is, sources other than the one that is the focus of your essay). Should you use any other secondary sources, however, please properly reference them in the body of your essay and list them in your Works Cited.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO INCLUDE RESEARCH, ELECTRONIC ARTICLES MUST BE SCHOLARLY AND ACCESSED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA DATABASES. ANY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE MUST BE APPROVED BY ME.
I WILL NOT BE TERRIBLY IMPRESSED BY a?RESEARCHa? FOUND ON GENERAL WEBSITES THAT ARE NOT WRITTEN BY SCHOLARS IN YOUR FIELD OF STUDY, ALTHOUGH YOU MUST STILL PROPERLY CITE THESE SOURCES THROUGHOUT YOUR ESSAY AND IN YOUR WORKS CITED. FAILING OR FORGETTING TO CITE SOURCES PUTS YOU IN DANGER OF A PLAGIARISM INVESTIGATION.