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Essay #3 (12.5% of final grade)
600 words minimum
Instructions: Write an essay that incorporates one of our readings from this semester. Unlike Essay #1 or #2, you do not have to base this essay on a weekly discussion post, though I do recommend emailing me about your topic so that I can offer suggestions. 
Objectives: You have three main objectives in this essay (like all your essays): 

Ask an interesting critical question about one of our readings
Propose one or more answer(s) or interpretations to that critical question
Cite specific textual evidence when raising and answering your critical question

Suggestions (Optional): For this slightly longer essay, you might consider one of the following options to help lengthen your discussion:

Comparing Present and Past: For this option, use one of our historical readings to shed new light on a current event, object, trend, or “problem.” Ideally, you would want to ask a critical question about a current and then turn to the historical reading to help answer that question. You would also want to focus on important similarities and differences in style, theme, tone, etc in an attempt to gain a new perspective on the current event. Your big-picture goal is to show how reading historical literature helps us better understand our present moment. Some possible examples: 

Examine  delivered at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration through the lens of Phillis Wheatley’s poem “To His Excellency General Washington” (429). 
Examine a modern-day “self-help” book  such as Steven Colby’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) through the lens of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography. 
Examine  through the lens of J. Hector St. John De Crvecoeur’s letter “What Is An American?” (x). 
Examine any recent use of one of our historical authors or readings for instance, this  that incorporates 

Any of the suggestions from Essay #1 (skeptical vs. sympathetic reading)
Any of the suggestions from Essay #2 (comparative analysis or engaging another literary critic)

Grading Rubric: I will use the “Formal Essays” rubric to grade this assignment. You should be able to find that rubric within the full description for this assignment (click on the link first) or by selecting Assessment > Rubrics in your PAWs menu. Notice that the grading rubric employs my check grading system across a number of different categories. While I’m less concerned with issues like Organization, Format, Grammar/Mechanics, and Style than I am with Content and Evidence, I have included them here to give you a full picture of the quality of your essay. 
Deadline: Ideally, you’ll submit Essay #3 by the beginning of Week 13, when I will distribute the Final Exam. 
Format: Word document or PDF; Double-spaced; 12 pt font. 
Works Cited: You do not have to include Works Cited entries for our Norton Anthology readings, but please include parenthetical citations with page numbers for those readings. If you draw on any other outside sources besides our textbook readings (ex. critical essays, websites, bibles, etc.), you will need to include a work cited entry for these sources (so I can track them down if necessary) in addition to parenthetical citations. You can review MLA citation format here: 
As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions. 

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