Assignment Two for ENG 1120 G: Research/Documentation Assignment

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Assignment Two for ENG 1120 G: Research/Documentation Assignment

Due: March 10, 2018. Printer failure and being “overworked” are not valid excuses for handing in late assignments. If you are experiencing serious personal problems, please contact me before the assignment is due.
Value: 15% of final mark

Late Date: You may hand in this work on March 17, 2018, and lose 2 marks out of 15.

  •   Type and double-space your assignment in 12-font on 8 1⁄2 x 11 white paper using either Times

    New Roman or Calibri. Your work must be single-sided.

  •   Paragraphs should be indented one-half inch (1.25 cm) from the left margin.

  •   Leave one-inch margins (2.5 cm) on all sides of the paper. Do not justify the right-hand margin;

    the right-hand margin should look like the one used for this handout. Number your pages.

  •   Use a proper MLA title page.

    Assignments that are not single-sided and double spaced will be handed back and considered late. They must be resubmitted the following week as late work.

    Instructions

  1. Find one peer-reviewed scholarly journal article that relates to one of the literary theories found at the beginning of Introduction to Literature, or find one peer-reviewed scholarly journal article that relates to one of the stories we are studying this term. An article that uses literary theory to analyze one of our narratives is also acceptable. Do not use book reviews as articles!

  2. Create a Works Cited entry for the journal article. Then, underneath the Works Cited entry, provide a summary of the article’s main points. The summary should be at least ten sentences. Show me that you understand what the article is aiming to proveits thesis. Include at least one quotation and one paraphrase, properly documented in MLA eighth edition parenthetical style. Use page numbers or proper location indicators for both the quotation and the paraphrase.

  3. Attach a copy of the article’s title page, and copies of the page(s) from which you took the quotation(s) and paraphrase(s). Highlight the area(s) quoted or paraphrased. Make the sections that you are quoting and paraphrasing very clear.

    Marks

  •   Works Cited entry, properly documented in MLA style (4 marks)

  •   At least one quotation and one paraphrase, properly documented (5 marks)

  •   Summary with excellent grammar, syntax, and spelling (6 marks)

  •   The assignment will receive a zero if you do not hand in the required highlighted pages from the

    articles. In addition, it is your responsibility to know what constitutes academic fraud. See the course outline for an overview. When in doubt, ask me for clarification.

    NOTE: Use the Purdue Online MLA Guide because it has been updated to the Eighth Edition of MLA.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an invaluable source of information: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

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