Paper #1 Assignment
For this paper assignment, I will give you a specific set of questions. However, should you have a different subject or a different focus that you wish to write about than what is offered here, be sure to ask and I will probably okay your subject. These questions should be used as STARTING POINTS in writing your paper.
There is NO right answer to these questions. I am looking for YOUR interpretation and understanding of these subjects, not for a repetition/regurgitation of what’s already been presented in the reading questions or module writing assignments. These papers should follow standard essay form and length.
Please DO NOT do any outside research for these papers. It's inappropriate for this level of class, and I'm not interested in what other scholars have to say; I'm interested in what YOU have to say about the works.
Don't spend much time summarizing or re-telling the stories. Remind us of the important plot points or pieces of dialogue, but assume that your readers have just recently read the stories and the philosophers.
This is an essay and should be written as such. Introduction, conclusion and body paragraphs are expected. I expect to read details and examples from the authors to back up your claims.
This should be a multi-page essay.
You do not have to worry about citing your sources at this time. You also are NOT expected to do any additional research, whether on the Internet or at the Library. I am interested in YOUR interpretation, not other authors' interpretations.