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Haney EE 4th Quarter Research Project: Assignment

Assignment

A 7-10 page MLA Literary Analysis Paper supported by 7-10 ACADEMIC biographical, cultural, historical, and/or textual research sources. These sources must be academic. Book reviews, general encyclopedia entries, and other non-academic sources will not be accepted as support for your analysis. The paper must follow STRICT MLA FORMAT REQUIREMENTS. 

Once you select an author and work, YOU CAN'T CHANGE YOUR MIND, so make your choice carefully. 

Absence WILL NOT serve as an excuse for a late assignment. 

Each assignment's grade will be FINAL.

Revision to improve a grade WILL NOT be an option. 

Each assignment MUST CLEARLY AND CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATE significant depth of knowledge, academic rigor, intellectual integrity, refined college writing skills, and strict attention to MLA format requirements. 

 

Due Dates

April 13: Author & Novel Declaration 

April 25: Research Paper Close Reading

May 2: Research Paper Thesis & Introduction

May 9: Research Paper Close Reading 2 

May 13: Three Academic Resources Annotations

May 16: Research Paper Close Reading 3 

May 20: Three More Academic Resources Annotations 

May 25: Research Paper Conclusion and Works Cited Page 

June 1: Final Research Paper Due

Grade Percentage & Description

Author and Novel Declaration (2.5% final quarter grade) - Due 4/13/16 

  • Will be graded on your preliminary knowledge of the author and the work
  • If I am unconvinced that you know something more about the author and work than I might have told you in class, you will receive NO CREDIT for your declaration, and your author and work will be randomly assigned. 

Research Paper & Close Reading 1 (7.5% final quarter grade) - Due 4/25/16

  • Will be graded as a final draft;
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after April 29
  • A .25% reduction in your final grade will result each time you fail to have a copy of your primary text in class

Research Paper & Close Reading 2 (7.5% final quarter grade) - Due 5/9/16

  • Will be graded as a final draft; 
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after May 13

Three Academic Resources Annotations (7.5% final quarter grade) - Due 5/13/16

  • Will be graded as a final draft; 
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after May 17

Research Paper & Close Reading 3 (7.5% final quarter grade) - Due 5/16/16

  • Will be graded as a final draft; 
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after May 20 

Three More Academic Resources Annotations (7.5% final quarter grade) - Due 5/20/16 

  • Will be graded as a final draft; 
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after May 24 

Research Paper Conclusion & Works Cited Page (7.5% final quarter grade) - Due 5/25/16

  • Will be graded as a final draft; 
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after May 27

Final Research Paper (45% final quarter grade) - Due 6/1/16

  • Will be graded as a final draft; 
  • Will be penalized one letter grade each calendar day late; 
  • Will not be accepted under any circumstances after June 7

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