Project #6884 - eassy

11th grade American Lit.

Essay on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (75 pts.)

Due Dates:

Final draft: Tuesday June 4th by 3pm. PRINTED!! READY TO GO!!! NO LATE WORK!

Requirements:

-        Must use  12 Times New Roman Font

-        Must have 1 inch margins

-        Must  double spaced

-        Must use any evidence from and cite the text properly

-        Must be 2-3 pages

Papers are scored as follows:

Correct MLA format /Met page requirements 10

Focused/clear Argument/thesis 30

Support/quotations/analysis (No plot summary; avoid obvious observations/embed quotes) 30

Grammar/spelling/sentence structure/sophisticated word choice   5

Please remember that ANY instance of plagiarism will result in a ZERO and a referral to the main office. This paper requires NO outside research beyond what I have given you to read. REMEMBER papers must have a strong thesis with rationale and each paragraph must have at least 1 direct quote from the text and/or the readings with proper MLA citation.

Purpose:  This essay will allow you to use outside readings along with the primary text The Catcher in the Rye to form a strong argument. It is important to balance your ideas evenly with the novel and 1-2 additional readings to make the argument cohesive.

Writing Task: Using both the novel, and at least one of the articles provides and notes and class discussions, answer the question:

Is The Catcher in the Rye an American Classic? Why or why not?

 Papers must provide textual evidence throughout the essay to support thesis.

1.    “Moving Beyond 'Catcher' On School Reading Lists”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94129299

2.    “ Literary Analysis: What Makes a Book a Classic?” http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/905739/literary_analysis_what_makes_a_book.html?cat=38

3.    “Holden Caulfield: Giving Voice to Generations”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18225406

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 05/29/2013 12:00 am
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