In Module/Week 8, you will write a 1,500-word (5–7 pages) essay that addresses 1 of the plays from the Drama Unit. A minimum of 6 citations, including the primary source and at least 5 secondary scholarly sources, is required for this assignment. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the guidelines for developing your paper topic that are given below. Review the Research Paper Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline, draft your research paper, and compile bibliography sources used. Format the thesis/outline, the draft, and bibliography using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree program). You have the opportunity to submit your thesis, outline, rough draft, and bibliography by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7 for instructor feedback.
The Research Paper is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8 and must include a title page, thesis statement, and outline followed by the research essay itself and your correctly documented sources page.
Guidelines for Developing Your Paper Topic
Chapters 41 and 42 of the Kennedy and Gioia textbook provide helpful pointers for writing about plays and for developing research papers. Be sure to review both chapters thoroughly before you begin doing any further work for this assignment.
Choose 1 of the prompts below to address in your paper:
Finding Scholarly Sources
For your papers, you are only permitted to use academic sources. Resources such as 123Essays, Spark Notes, Cliff Notes, and Masterplots (or similar resources) are not scholarly and will not be permitted in your papers. To find appropriate sources, access the Liberty University Library through the Services/Support link on the course menu. From there, you can use the Library Research Portal to find peer-reviewed, scholarly journals. The Literature Resource Center is an excellent resource for these types of papers.