“Your papers must be a minimum of 4 full pages in length, formatted according to


“Your papers must be a minimum of 4 full pages in length, formatted according to MLA guidelines, and should strive to be more than mere exposition, by which I mean a general analysis or recycling of the themes discussed in class. You are expected to do a close reading that includes citing the texts, providing evidence, and demonstrating strong argumentative and rhetorical skills. In other words, do not merely summarize. Take a stand and engage the readings in an intellectual conversation. You may use up to two secondary sources, though I would like you to try and limit the core of your argument to your primary sources.”


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