Requirement:Your essay response must be a minimum of 750 words (there is no maximum, but try to avoid
writing a book), and it must be in conventional essay format (contain an introduction, body
paragraphs, and a conclusion). While you may use some of an author’s biography to make your
point, keep in mind that your discussion should include a discussion of the texts we have read
in class and not rely solely on biographical information. Any paraphrases or direct quotations
of material from the texts you are using must be properly punctuated (clear use of quotation
marks for direct quotations, for example) and must contain a parenthetical citation (in MLA or
APA format) noting the page number of the material. There is no need for a works cited page if
you’re using the assigned textbook, but if you’re using any other version of the assigned texts,
you must provide a works cited page, noting full bibliographical information for your source
material, with the submitted exam.
This should be entirely your own argument, and you are not allowed to use any secondary
material in this exam (your textbook or the text itself is your only source). As much as these are
your own arguments, you should minimize your use of “I” unless absolutely necessary.