Format: Word-processed and double-spaced, on paper.
Length: 1 ½ - 2 word-processed, double-spaced pages.
Quotation Requirements: In your seminar paper, include some quotations introduced by a brief signal phrase and a comma, and some quotations introduced by a full idea-containing sentence of your own and a colon. Try to avoid using quotations longer than four of your typed lines of text; this short seminar paper is too short for such long quotations. But if you can’t possibly quote less and still make your point, use the correct format for long quotations. You will find it in Trimble’s “Quotation” chapter, and there is a link online in our Unit 4 module.
The Questions for “Shooting an Elephant”
- Confusions: Introduce a passage or phrase that you didn’t understand very well, and speculate about what it might mean.
- Answer question 1 on page 302 of 50 Essays.
- Answer question 2 on page 302 of 50 Essays.
- Many elements of this essay can be seen as having symbolic importance, standing for something larger than just themselves. Write a PIE paragraph (point, illustration, explanation) discussing one such element: What is it symbolic of? What, in the essay, is the evidence for this? How does this symbolism help illustrate the purpose of the essay?
Grading: Each seminar paper is worth 10 points, as follows:
- It shows that you have read the entire text, and it shows an accurate comprehension of the text (2.5 pts).
- It answers the questions fully and deeply, presenting examples and discussing them, showing involvement in and curiosity about the reading (3 pts).
- It includes the required references to the text, and the mechanics of quotation, paraphrase, or summary are correct (2.5 pts).
- The writing is proofread and there are no major grammatical errors (2 pts).
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