14Jan 2022 by
This final project will require you to read a primary and secondary source, analyze both, evaluate both, and bring it together to act as support for your writing. All options require strong critical engagement with both the focal primary text(s) and with the required source(s).
General Requirements for the Project:
All submissions must:
use the assigned secondary source(s) in addition to whatever primary texts they discuss (and these sources must be used, actually cited, in the essay, not just listed in the works cited at the end)
be 1000-1200 words long
must be original to this class and assignment (no submissions from other courses and or previous forums are allowed)
be in MLA format and use MLA style citations (see for MLA formatting models; most of you sources will probably need to use the “Journal Articles” model)
In addition to the chosen play and assigned corresponding secondary source, you should use one additional peer-reviewed source to back up your persuasive thesis. BE CAREFUL that you do not create a cut and paste essay of information from your various sources; your ideas are to be the focus of the essay, and the research should supplement and support your ideas. Also, take great care not to plagiarize; if in doubt, cite the source.
DISCLAIMER: Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.
Topic Choices for the Research Project
Choose one of the following prompts to guide your project.
1) Use The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Bloom’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” in , and one other peer-reviewed source to discuss one of the topics listed in Bloom’s chapter on The Importance of Being Earnest. Your additional source may be about the play in particular or the Victorian era in general.