Unit 2 (Much Ado About Nothing Paper)
Due 2 December 2013
In “Imagining the Real,” David Horowitz argues, “ . . . love is indeed an idea out of imaginative fiction, but that like all ideals it need not merely remain a potential. The real commitment of two lovers may yield love a substantially and permanence that no dream can have. In this perception [these characters] make their way to a central, commonplace, paradoxical truth: that love, in its reality, is romance.”
Type a 2 - 3 page, well-organized essay in which you analyze two characters and compare their perspectives on love. Cite specific literary elements and details to support your argument. Do not merely summarize the plot.
1. Paper must be your analysis of the literature.
2. Secondary sources may not be used for the paper. Papers that contain information from secondary sources will receive a 0 on the assignment. 3. Paper must follow MLA format and contain a Works Cited page. 4. Paper must have the following header:
Unit 2 (Much Ado About Nothing Paper)
2 December 2013
5. Paper must be in 12 point, Times New Roman or Calibri font, 1 inch margin, double spaced, and stapled. 6. The Literary Analysis Scoring Rubric must be stapled to the front of the paper. 7. The paper must be a minimum of 2 pages. Papers under 2 pages will receive a percentage of the grade based on what has been completed.
1. Major assignments handed in after class time will receive a 30% grade reduction from the final grade. a. A grade of 87% X .30 = 61%. A deduction of 26.1 points was deducted for being late. 2. Late assignments will only be accepted one day late (the next day, not class) until 3:00 P.M.; assignments handed in after 3:00 P.M. on that day will receive 0 credit. 3. Being absent does not waive the late policy.
a. If a student is absent (and only if you are absent), he may email his instructor the major assignment as a .docx file before class time; other file types will not be accepted. If the time stamp on the email shows the major assignment was emailed after class time, the major assignment will be subject to the late policy. Printing Papers
1. Students are responsible for printing their papers before class. The instructor is not responsible for printing paper Academic Integrity
1. Independent thinking, interpretation, reading, and writing is expected of all students. 2. Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Any student suspected of cheating will receive a 0 on the assignment. a. Cheating involves the copying of another’s work, crib sheets, answers, or independent assignments. b. Students are responsible for completing their assignments. Assignments that do not reflect a student’s own work is cheating. 3. Plagiarism is a serious offense that occurs when a student uses another author’s words or ideas as their own. Any student suspected of cheating will receive a 0 on the assignment. a. Students will be instructed with regard to the different types of plagiarism and the expectations for citing sources. b. Plagiarism includes the word-for-word copying of another author’s ideas or sentence structure, the lack of, inventing, or fabrication of citation and sources, the lack of quotation or in-text citation, or the lack of a Works Cited page listing all sources. c. Secondary sources may not be used unless students are given directions by the instructor. d. Study aids (Sparknotes, Wikipedia, Cliff Notes, etc.) may NEVER be used.
LITERARY ANALYSIS CRITERIA
Development of Ideas
Writer creates an engaging introduction that includes the title and author of the book Writer develops a controlling idea that offers an analysis of the book’s meaning Writer supports controlling idea and key points of analysis with relevant details and scenes from the book or narration from the author. Writer makes references to...
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