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Pick one of the following three prompts and only answer one. Your answer should

Pick one of the following three prompts and only answer one.
Your answer should be 2.5 – 3.5 pages, 12 pt font, Times New Roman, double spaced, 1” margins.
All answers should make use of readings and lectures to answer the questions, no outside research
When using readings, lectures, and films, be clear to mark out that you are doing so with citations. Use MLA format (Author last name, page #) or for movies (Director’s last name, approximate time stamp), no bibliography required. Example in question 1
Your answer should not be composed of just quotes from readings or lectures, I want to see how you apply these materials. Use quotes only when short and necessary, otherwise paraphrase.
Review the rubric prior to writing your response so that you know what we are looking for
Prompts:
In “The Presence in the Past” Trouillot argues that “the problem of historical representation is how to represent that ghost, something that is and yet is not” (Trouillot, 147). Discuss this quote in relation to 300 (2006). Be sure to reference both lectures and assigned readings in your discussion. Argue what the “ghost” of the 300 Spartans might be and how that affects reception of this history.
In reference to both Black Orpheus (1959) and O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) we have discussed how myths can be flexible. Recent reception scholars, such as Hardwick, have argued that reception is a bidirectional process. Pick one: Black Orpheus or O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? and describe implications these works have on both our understandings of the ancient and modern worlds.
Hayden White argues that narrative works, even historical ones, must use the same processes as fiction. Do you agree or disagree? Use one of the films we have seen thus far (O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?, 300, or Black Orpheus) to guide your discussion and support your argument.

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find the two major points of the two articles and explain the issues with three

find the two major points of the two articles and explain the issues with three examples clearly no need to compare the two. clear assertion and correct grammar and puncuation

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Write a longer essay (300 words) interpreting Unpregnant, keeping Michelle Goldb

Write a longer essay (300 words) interpreting Unpregnant, keeping Michelle Goldberg’s article in mind. What does it mean that while most young Republicans surveyed agreed that “Feminism has done more harm than good,” 25% of Democratic women under 50 surveyed also agreed? whereas only 10% of Democratic women over 50 agreed? How does she explain this “moment of despair” for feminism?
Do dramedies like Unpregnant give us hope?
Do you think either of our main characters, Veronica or Bailey, were self-consciously feminist?
You might also want to compare Unpregnant to Never Rarely. How are their journeys different and/or similar? Some suggestions might be to compare the casual sexism and even misogyny of the men around Autumn and Skylar to the comparatively good boyfriend figure of Kevin and Bailey’s absent father. We could also look to their experiences with pro-life crisis pregnancy workers.

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Write a longer essay (300 words) interpreting Unpregnant, keeping Michelle Goldb

Write a longer essay (300 words) interpreting Unpregnant, keeping Michelle Goldberg’s article in mind. What does it mean that while most young Republicans surveyed agreed that “Feminism has done more harm than good,” 25% of Democratic women under 50 surveyed also agreed? whereas only 10% of Democratic women over 50 agreed? How does she explain this “moment of despair” for feminism?
Do dramedies like Unpregnant give us hope?
Do you think either of our main characters, Veronica or Bailey, were self-consciously feminist?
You might also want to compare Unpregnant to Never Rarely. How are their journeys different and/or similar? Some suggestions might be to compare the casual sexism and even misogyny of the men around Autumn and Skylar to the comparatively good boyfriend figure of Kevin and Bailey’s absent father. We could also look to their experiences with pro-life crisis pregnancy workers.

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English Composition II Section 2AG Spring 2023 CO Purpose: Hone your ability to

English Composition II Section 2AG Spring 2023 CO
Purpose: Hone your ability to choose and use a theoretical lens in meaningful ways. Practice synthesizing the information found in scholarly sources and thinking critically about cultural and literary texts.
Tasks: After reading through the task list, take a look at the Example Lit Crit Assignment for reference.
Connect one of the theories of literary criticism that you were introduced to on the Introducing Literary Criticism page to some form of creative/artistic media – whether it be film, music, literature, etc. – that you enjoy or are otherwise drawn to. Then, explore and explain how you think the theoretical perspective is either expressed in or can be applied to your chosen work. Make sure that your included scholarly materials are directly relevant and applicable to your argument; take time reading over the materials to ensure a good match of theory to your selected creative work.
Ideally, we’d like you to see or experience media in a very different way then you normally do; practice curiosity over judgement.
Part 1. Choose one of the Schools of Literary Criticism from Unit 1, besides Reader Response (i.e. ethnic and cultural studies, feminist theory, queer theory, psychoanalytic theory, or structuralism and semiotics).
Part 2. Learn more about your chosen literary theory using the credible, scholarly sources included in this unit:
Feminist Theory: Gregory Castle and Robert C. Evans
Queer Theory: Gregory Castle and David Carter
Psychoanalytic Theory: Gregory Castle and Robert C. Evans
Structuralism and Semiotics: Gregory Castle and Robert C. Evans
Ethnic and Cultural Studies: Gregory Castle and Robert C. Evans
Part 3. Select a creative or artistic work (e.g. a text, video, artwork, etc.) that you want to apply your chosen theory to. Choose something that is interesting or exciting to you that you will enjoy thinking critically about.
Part 4. First, briefly explain some of the key concepts, questions, or ideas of your chosen literary theory, including an in-text citation for your source(s). Remember that any time you use words or ideas from a source, you want to clearly indicate this in your submission by enclosing exact words in quotation marks and including a parenthetical citation. Your in-text parenthetical citation would include the author’s surname, a space, and the page number (this is usually found at the bottom of each page of the PDF) in parentheses. A sample quote would look like this:
Anthropological concepts such as “Lévi-Strauss’s study of kinship systems and mythology [can] illuminate[] the specific ways that Structuralism can be applied to symbolic social systems” (Castle 187).
Ensure that your work is scrupulous in its citations and adheres to the standards of academic honesty. Plagiarism, as always, will not be tolerated. Please ask if you have any questions about citation or academic honesty.
Part 5. Then, introduce your chosen media work, and provide a link to it. Finally, discuss how and why your chosen literary theory applies to your chosen artistic/creative media. How does viewing your artifact through the lens of a specific literary theory color the way that we respond to it? How does it change what aspects of the artifact we pay attention to?
Part 6. Finally, include an MLA Works Cited-style citation for the source(s) that you used. This will allow you to practice citation for future papers. The sources linked above are from 3 different academic texts. Consult this bibliographic list of these sources.
https://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/creating-literary-analysis/s10-writing-about-readers-applying.html

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– your answer should be about 250 words.

Read the Sermon on the Mount (Links to an external site.). Then, read the Song of Roland (Links to an external site.). How far from early Christian ideals have these Christian soldiers in the Song of Roland come?
– Your answer should be about 250 words.
– Be specific about where in the text you see the soldiers either following or violating the ideals listed in the Sermon. Ideally, shoot for 3-5 examples.

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How he sacrificed his soldiers and why.

I need a deep thinking paper basically explaining what the Odyssey is about. It should include important points that explain why things in the book turned out the way they did. Things to include could be how the war effects the characters, how Odysseus was saved by the royals and he is said to be mourning for peneloupe. How he sacrificed his soldiers and why. Please include his journey and how he aims to self preserve. Also please speak about temptation and how Odysseus felt entiltied. Most characters should be included like the sirens, athena, calypso, etc. Please include as many examples as you can directly from the book. Thank you!

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Nathaniel hawthorne’s “the birth-mark”

Complete an annotated bibliography on these two works. Find scholarly sources dealing with both works. Cite the sources found discussing these two works and include a brief summary and evaluation of each.
Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark”

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Word choice is at times imprecise and inactive (‘got’, ‘really’, ‘a lot’ .

A: Overview
For your first major assignment, you will develop an expository research paper that explores the concept of difference. Starting with the themes from our first readings, think about a specific group of individuals (or a cultural or artistic movement) that will allow you to define, describe, and analyze difference. Think about the ways a group is defined as different by others and/or by themselves. Examples could include people with disabilities, immigrant communities, religious cultures, professional groups or class differences. You could look at specific fandom cultures (Trekkies, . . .). For an artistic movement, you could, for example, look at graffiti artists. With an exploratory paper, your research may take you in many directions, even as you focus on a specific group within the framework of difference.
Developing a research question: An essential element of research is thinking about a question you would like answered through the course of your research. Here are some examples:
What does it mean to be part of cosplay culture, and how has this culture evolved?
What are the origins of punk culture, and how has it been defined?
What are the experiences of refugee communities in small towns?
How do students with disabilities experience college?
How is graffiti regarded in relation to more conventional art? What sets it apart as different? How does it challenge or confirm what defines art?

B: Purpose
The broad purpose of this paper is to develop research and analytical skills. In the course of the paper, you should describe the group you have chosen, discuss the ways in which this group is defined in terms of difference (for example, from within and outside the group, through stereotype, myth, contrast, and so on), and analyze the significance of your findings.

C: Requirements
Your paper should be around 1500 words.
While you may use a range of sources, including interviews, blogs, and so on, you MUST include a minimum of FOUR authoritative sources.
Your paper should be in APA format with a references page, in-text citations, and appropriate page layout.

D: Audience
Imagine your audience as people in an academic context (including but not limited to professors, other students, scholars interested in writing on the subject). The paper should sound like a thoughtful, formal conversation you are having with them. Academic readers are also inherently curious and skeptical: they ask tough questions, so make sure to use the best sources and to develop your thoughts clearly and with good support. This allows you to approach your topic so that others can truly “see” it and understand it, as well as your views on it and the research you have conducted.

E: Assessment
PLEASE NOTE: Papers submitted after the deadline will be given a 10 point penalty for each day late. You may submit papers no later than three days after the original due date. Papers will not be accepted after Monday, October 3 at 11:59 pm.

Your essay will receive points based on the following guidelines:
PURPOSE AND IDEAS (35 points)
Excellent: This essay has a clear and insightful sense of purpose and audience. The controlling idea (thesis) shows depth of thought and is logically developed throughout the paper. The writer brings striking insights to her/his topic.
Good: The essay has a clear controlling idea, and the writer develops an analysis that shows some depth of thought.
Adequate: The essay has a controlling idea, but the purpose is not clearly expressed throughout.
Poor: The essay has a thesis that is too general, vague, or confused.
Failing: This essay does not have a discernible idea controlling the paper. Little or no sense of audience and purpose leaves the paper without a sense of direction.

ORGANIZATION/STRUCTURE (35 points)
Excellent: The structure of the essay is tightly controlled, following logically from the demands of the original research question and revealing a firm command over the reader’s expectations. The writer incorporates the required elements into a smoothly organized study.
Good: The essay has a strong sense of order: paragraphs are unified and coherent; transitions assist the reader’s progression from one point to the next. The essay effectively relates the required sections.
Adequate: The order of the essay is apparent. Paragraphs are well controlled, but not always unified. Transitions are functional.
Poor: Order and emphasis have little bearing on the thesis/purpose of the essay. Paragraphs are unorganized and underdeveloped. The essay is missing key sections.
Failing: The essay has no structure; paragraphing appears random and arbitrary.

EVIDENCE/EXAMPLES (75 points)
Excellent: Support for the writer’s ideas is detailed, precise, vivid, and relevant. The writer has not settled for the obvious but impresses the reader with keen observations and insights. The writer handles sources carefully, offering concise, precise quotations as necessary and blending sources skillfully into the argument—the writer uses a wide range of sources and shows in-depth knowledge of the topic and sources.
Good: The essay’s points are developed with clear and at times vivid detail. Support for major ideas is ample with clear support from sources—the writer shows a good understanding of how to handle sources and blend them into an argument. The sources are relevant to the topic.
Adequate: The essay has evidence, most of which is directly relevant to the writer’s thesis. Rather than provide details, the essay usually settles for generalizations and characterizations. The writer tends to either overuse sources at times or does not always support ideas with clear references to sources. The sources need to show more breadth and depth.
Poor: Evidence is general and at times irrelevant or contradictory. The writer either “overquotes” throughout the paper or rarely refers to the sources. The writer has not adequately researched the topic.
Failing: The essay consistently dwells on generalization, while any details do not seem to contribute to any specific point/purpose. The paper is either a collection of quotations or the writer fails to use any sources throughout. The writer has failed to research the topic.

STYLE (40 points)
Excellent: Not only are sentences varied and forceful, but word choice is fresh, active, and precise. Tone complements the subject and distinguishes the writer. The essay contains very few mechanical errors (spelling, punctuation)–none of which detract from the exposition of ideas.
Good: The sentences are correct and varied; word choice is clear and active. The tone fits the audience, and the writer’s voice is distinct. The essay may have occasional mechanical errors, but none of them are serious or distracting.
Adequate: Sentences are correct but do not show a high degree of variation. Word choice is at times imprecise and inactive (‘got’, ‘really’, ‘a lot’ . . . ). The essay has some punctuation and spelling errors.
Poor: Sentences lack organization and variety. Word choice is vague and misleading. The tone is inconsistent or inappropriate. The essay shows difficulties with the mechanics of writing.
Failing: Serious problems with the mechanics of writing and frequent errors.

DOCUMENTATION (30 points)
Excellent: The writer applies APA documentation style with only very minor errors.
Good: The writer shows an overall understanding of documentation with some consistent but minor errors.
Adequate: The writer applies the basics of documentation style but has some major missing elements or some consistent major errors.
Poor: The writer’s use of documentation seems haphazard, and the paper is missing some major elements.
Failing: The writer fails to follow any clear documentation style.

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Looking for argumentative thesis and textual analysis to support it , thesis is a big part of the grade, using turn it in to determine plagiarism score.

looking for argumentative thesis and textual analysis to support it , thesis is a big part of the grade, using turn it in to determine plagiarism score. write 5-8 pages about the text