Please be sure to follow all of the instructions I am providing you!
MY TOPIC: The protagonist’s conflict, the hurdles to be overcome, and how he resolves it.
MY THESIS: In the novel, the protagonist goes through many conflicts and hurdles; however, he is unable to address them due to his evasive nature that only contributes to bigger problems later in his life.
- Read Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee in its entirety before beginning your paper. Take notes as you read. Mark some interesting passages and save necessary source information (such as page numbers) for your in-text documentation and your Works Cited list.
- Think about the topic and approach you chose located in the Topics and Approaches page. Do not simply repeat or summarize the story.
- Write your well-constructed thesis, topic sentences, supporting details roughly before beginning.
- Do some research. It’s important to know a bit about apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa before you begin the paper. Take notes and save necessary source information for your Works Cited list.
- Use TWO outside sources from scholarly sites or journals.
- Look at sample papers to refresh your memory concerning the format in Rules for Writers, 8th edition.
- Write a minimum 850-word (or more if necessary) for a good literary essay.
- Use formal language and the third person, avoiding personal anecdotes and eliminating all references to yourself at all (I believe, in my opinion, etc).