Nglish Essay on the 28 Stories of Aids in Africa by Stephanie Nolen
a? Write a 6-page essay (12-point font, double-spaced) on one of the topics listed below.
a? Include MLA-style list of Works Cited
a? Must use at least 2 peer-reviewed secondary sources
a? e-copy submitted to Blackboard (turnitin) by 11:59pm on the 24th
a? no hard-copy submission necessary
This is an analytic exercise; therefore, your essay should include a strong, clearly worded, challenging thesis (which you will underline) that announces and frames what your paper will do and how or why it does so. Your argument should be presented in a formal essay format, and have an introduction and a conclusion. You will also want to include clearly worded topic sentences in each of the paragraphs in the body of the paper. Develop your argument by providing evidence from the text, but do not become overly descriptive or include long summaries of the work. You want to present an argument, not a book review, so avoid extensive plot summary.
Your work will be marked according to the following criteria: strength and complexity of thesis, articulation of argument, coherence, original thinking, and structure (syntax, spelling, etc.).
You will be required to use at least two critical, peer-reviewed secondary sources that you have obtained through library research (i.e., a book, a chapter in a book, or a journal article). This secondary sources should be directly relevant to the development of your argument. Do not simply summarize them but, rather, integrate their arguments into your own, so that it is your critical voice and not that of the secondary sources that predominates. In other words, I want to hear what you have to say rather than just have you tell me what critical author X has to say about your topic.
You will be required to format your essay and document all sources (both primary and secondary) using MLA style. You will find the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers in the library, online, and in the Ryerson Bookstore (for purchase). Include a list of Works Cited at the end of your paper. As in any exercise, be it written or oral, you must cite all sources (using MLA format), as stipulated by Ryerson University guidelines on Academic Integrity. Failure to document othersa work properly is considered academic misconduct and will be dealt with according to university policy, which stipulates that the MINIMUM penalty for a first offence is a zero for the assignment. Repeat offences can lead to expulsion from your programme and from the university.
We have seen a number of texts that attempt to negotiate the relationship between love, sex, gender, and death. Using at least one of these texts, write an analytic essay that examines this relationship. Be very careful to focus your thoughts on the specifics of the text and construct your argument around those details rather than allow your essay to wander away from the primary text into vague or broad generalization (note that this advice applies to all three topics). Remember, youare writing about the relationship between love, sex, gender, and death in 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa (for instance), not in all of human history; so, keep it focused.
so this is suppose to be on the book 28 stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen