GNED1404 Writing About Images
1. Your introduction should, at the very least, introduce the authors/artists and their texts. Your thesis statement will appear at the end of your introduction and will include an argument and categories of evidence.
2. A minimum of three quotes from Spiegelman or your sources must be used—employing MLA citation style—to support your analysis. Review the UofT PDF “Using Quotations” for rules on quoting in MLA style and/or Purdue OWL’s MLA In-text citations. AVOID using “states” to introduce all of your quotations. NOTE: No long prose quotations (561). Short prose quotations are no longer than four lines of your document.
3. Recall that your essay should have a formal, academic tone and that your classmates are your audience.
4. Your conclusion should rephrase your thesis and summarize the points of your analysis.
5. Essays must be formatted (page setup) according to MLA style. Consult Purdue OWL: Sample MLA Paper (under “Writing Essays” on Blackboard).
6. A Works Cited page is required and must also follow MLA format. Consult Purdue OWL: Works Cited (under “Writing Essays” on Blackboard).
7. Your essay should be approximately four to five pages long. This length does not include the Works Cited page.
8. Submit your finished essay, with its Works Cited, in hard copy format, in class, on 27 Nov 2018. I will not accept essays as email attachments. There is a dropbox located in the T Wing: T157. As per the format of an MLA Essay, the course and section number will appear on the first page of your essay together with my name as well. On the same day, before 6:00 pm, you will submit a virtual copy to Blackboard. This copy will be analyzed by SafeAssign for plagiarism. You will be able to read the plagiarism report.
Writing mechanics (see Purdue OWL: Grammar Introduction and Punctuation Overview on Blackboard under “Writing Essays”)
- Sentence structure
- Spelling, punctuation, grammar
MLA Formatting (see “Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide” on Blackboard under “Writing Essays”)
- Essay is properly formatted according to MLA style
- Quotations are properly integrated and properly cited according to MLA style (with proper MLA citation) (See Purdue OWL: “Formatting Quotations” and “MLA in-text citations” on Blackboard)
- References are properly formatted in a Works Cited page