I want a compare and contrast essay on Thersites In Iliad. you should compare and contrast his views in iliad which is opposing to Agamemnon on going to war. You can relate Thersites views and what he stands for as a commoner among the greats to our society or any historical event involving the common man and war and it effect. You have to quote from the book The Norton Anthology of world Literature volume A and also from this database JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, and ProjectMuse. Very important that you use this three Database. Journals articles,magazines. Should be very insightful.
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Midterm Research Essay
**This is the major assignment of the semester and is often the deciding factor for letter grades.
Your job, for this assignment, is write at LEAST a six-page essay (seven pages total, including works-cited page) in which you analyze a work (or works) that you have read for this course. (You may compare/contrast if you like and even compare/contrast a work you have read for the course to/with one that you have not.)
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ –You must incorporate three secondary sources. If you do not quote from or paraphrase three secondary sources, you will not pass the assignment.
–Sources can ONLY come from a library (i.e., books) OR a library’s online databases.
—American and World Lit. students: You can use any of the discussion-board essays as secondary sources, but in order to pass the assignment, you must find (on your own) and use three library sources.
–1302 students: You can use any of the essays on the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œScholarly SourcesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â page in Blackboard (linked from the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œResources & ResearchÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â page) as secondary sources, but in order to pass the assignment, you must find (on your own) and use three library sources.
–You may use , another institution’s, or a public library’s databases. Feel free to incorporate more than three secondary sources. Likewise, you are expected to engage and really "use" your sources–in other words, to make an A on this assignment, I expect more than the required three quotations from, or paraphrases of, your sources.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Tutorials for Researching Library Databases: (make sure your speakers are turned on)
–You are welcome to incorporate historical, cultural, and social sources, but at least two of your sources must be literary in nature.
1. If you choose the compare/contrast option, make your essay as specific and narrow as possible. For example, do not attempt to compare/contrast every aspect or personality trait of two charactersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âpick one quality, such as leadership, and develop your essay around this ONE quality.For more information, review this web page.
2. Follow MLA guidelines (header, in-text citations, and works-cited page). Refer to the Mini-Essays web page.
3. Avoid any articles with the word "Review" in them and any ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œbiography,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œreference,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œresourceÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â databases–do not choose articles from Biography Resource Center, Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gale Literary Databases, Literary Reference Center, Literature Resource Center, Student Resource Center, Scribner Writers, and Twayne’s Author Series.
4. JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, and ProjectMuse are the most comprehensive databases.
5. When writing about literature, an article, a film, an art work, a web site, and so on, use PRESENT TENSE, e.g., "The author claims that . . ."
6. Include a works-cited page, and cite the primary source (the story/text) and the secondary source (the articles); make sure you look up how to cite articles from online databases AND how to cite works from an anthology.
7. For help with citing works from the textbook, refer to #10 on the following web page (for scholarly articles, see #31) : http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c08_s2.html (do not forget to cite the text(s) from the textbook.)
8. American Lit. students: use the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCaskÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â article as a model; notice how the author uses and integrates sources; notice how she argues with her sources to develop her own points (e.g., about guilt, pages 48-50).
World Lit. students: use the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAchilles’ GuiltÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â article as a model; notice the deep character analysis of Achilles, as well as the rhetorical-linguistic analysis.
1302 students: refer to the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œScholarly SourcesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â page in Blackboard linked from the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œResources & ResearchÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â page.
9. As a rule, you should only quote when (1) the original author ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsaidÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â what s/he said so well that you simply cannot ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â it better; (2) the passage is very famous, such as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI have a dreamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â by Dr. King; OR (3) you want to highlight the tone (humor; sarcasm; or otherwise) or style of a particular passage/author.
**** ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬ËœThese "rules" apply whether you are quoting from the tex(s)/literature (the "stories" we read this semester) OR from your secondary sources.
You will obviously quote (or paraphrase) from the literature to provide support for claims.
You will also "use" your secondary sources for the same reason. However, you might also use them to . .
add credibility to your writing
refer to a work that leads up to (i.e., that is similar to or different from) the points/arguments that you are making
give examples of several points of view on a subject
call attention to a point/interpretation with which you agree or disagree
highlight a particularly striking phrase, sentence, or passage by quoting the original
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Integrating Quotations
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Integrating Quotations into Sentences
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ How to Quote
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Literary Arguments
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Thesis Statements
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Example of a Persuasive Paragraph
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Documenting Sources from Online Subscription Databases
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