J. Alexander (ENGL 3202)
Writing About Literature

Critical Paper

Students will select at least two of the readings from different genres and write a comparative paper analyzing similarities and differences across the three readings. Students should not attempt to cover everything in this essay; rather, one major aspect of the work should be the focus (i.e., theme, characterization, setting). More information will be given throughout the semester, and I encourage students to discuss their thoughts with me as they proceed through the assignment.

Specifications for the Final Critical Analysis are as follows:

This assignment must be a well-written essay with a clearly-stated argumentative thesis; the length should be at least 1000 words typed, double-spaced

NOTE:. You may wish to consult my link to Common Pitfalls of the Research Process for background assistance on the construction of an effective paper.