For this assignment, you will write a two-and-a-half-page draft (excluding the title and references page) of your Week 5 Literary Analysis Final Paper. The draft should contain the following:
- The writing prompt you chose to explore in your Proposal for Final Paper assignment in Week 1. You can copy and paste the writing prompt directly from your Week 1 assignment. Providing your writing prompt will help your instructor see if you focused well on the prompt.
- A working thesis. This working thesis should be a revised version (based on the feedback you have received) of the working thesis you submitted for the Week 1 assignment. Again, the thesis should offer a debatable claim in response to one of the prompts on the list and should be developed and supported by your research.
- An introduction.
- At least three body paragraphs. Be sure to include some paraphrases and quotations of the references from your Week 2 assignment. Do not summarize the plot. For support on writing your body paragraphs, read the Ashford Writing Center’s Body Paragraphs (Links to an external site.) web page.
- A conclusion.
- An annotated bibliography.
In your paper,
- Analyze the literary work from the approved list of prompts chosen in Week 1 that pertained to your selected topic.
- Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts.
Review the feedback provided by your instructor on prior assignments as you begin drafting your literary analysis. You may use the Sample Literary Analysis in Chapter 3 of your course textbook as a reference, but do not re-use any information within this sample assignment.
The Literary Analysis Draft
- Must be two and a half double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages); use one-inch margins on the right, left, top, and bottom; and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Paper prompt #
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
- Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.
- Must use at least one primary source and two secondary scholarly sources.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.