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All response papers will be one page in length, 12 pt font, times new roman, 1 inch margins on all sides, black font, double-spaced.

You will write a one page response paper to “The Dark Digital Ages: 13 to 17” by Mark Bauerlein (in the electronic textbook). All response papers will be one page in length, 12 pt font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins on all sides, black font, double-spaced.
Simply tell me what you liked, disliked, your overall opinions, and why.
Also, can you be argumentative — that is, argue for something and support it with evidence from the reading.
Make sure to cite it as well. Thank you!

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The paper focuses on modern literary theory (a general overview) and then moves to theory specifically in the usa starting from the beginning of the 20th century (general overview) until the 50s/60s (specific focus here) and beyond.

The paper focuses on modern literary theory (a general overview) and then moves to theory specifically in the USA starting from the beginning of the 20th century (general overview) until the 50s/60s (specific focus here) and beyond. Some key words/ideas to focus on: the chaotic state of theory that corresponded to political,/social changes- New Criticism- Structuralism- poststructuralism/ post modernism- Foucault / Derrida/ De Man.

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You should make use of four to six outside sources for this essay, not including your text.

Charlotte Perkins Gillman: “The Yellow Wallpaper”
The essay shall be in MLA format. Essays not in MLA format will lose up to 20% of points.
A full twenty percent (20%) of your grade will come from a four to six page essay that you shall write to the following specifications:
This essay should be on “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. The essay should be on themes that are found in Gillman’s works.
You should explain how a particular theme is treated or developed in Gillman’s works.
You should write an essay of at least four to six full double-spaced pages with a clear thesis statement. The thesis is the first sentence of the essay I will read. This thesis should, without announcing, lay out a clear blueprint for the discussion to come. It should be the last sentence of your introduction. Individual paragraph topic sentences should be simple, clear, and directly support the thesis statement. Your essay must have a Works Cited page in proper MLA format. The Works Cited page does not count toward the length of the essay. The essay should be professional, double-spaced, and in Times New Roman 12pt font. You should make use of four to six outside sources for this essay, not including your text. Consult Purdue Owl.edu for more information on properly citing sources and creating works cited pages. You must incorporate textual evidence (quotes/details, cited in MLA format) from the outside sources to support the claim(s) you are making in this essay, as well. Every body paragraph should contain at least one MLA quote. Write original material. Do not just fill up the paragraph with quotes; make your quotes short. Quotes should usually be only one sentence long. Do not excessively quote from the story. In this essay you are only allowed to quote the story twice, and the quotes should be limited to one sentence; the rest of your quotes should be from literary criticisms. Works cited page at the end.

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1/ explain in your own words why stump does not think it would inhibit our freedom if god simply revealed this knowledge to us rather than having us learn it from natural evils.

In this section of the reading, Stump is criticizing Swinburne’s view that natural evils are necessary to give humans knowledge of the consequences of their potential actions–knowledge we need to have significant freedom.
1/ Explain in your own words why Stump does not think it would inhibit our freedom if God simply revealed this knowledge to us rather than having us learn it from natural evils.
2/ Explain in your own words why Stump thinks we would not need natural evils to learn this knowledge even if God chose not to reveal it to us.
3/Explain in your own words why Stump thinks that even if we sometimes needed natural evils to learn this knowledge, that wouldn’t explain why God allows all the natural evils that occur.

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It needs to thoroughly examines the prompt, and must use evidence from the text.

This paragraph needs to be a 400-500 words. It needs to thoroughly examines the prompt, and must use evidence from the text.

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You will also demonstrate that you can abide by the general conventions of writing about literature, which are listed on the “writing about literature” handout.

Assignment: Your paper will be over the novel you’re doing your presentation over at the end of the semester. Your goal in this essay is to structure and develop an effective literary argument paper.
The introductory paragraph of the essay must contain a thesis statement that clearly states some central assertion regarding the assigned topic.
The topic sentence of the essay’s middle paragraphs must be assertions that support the thesis statement. These assertions must be supported and developed with details from the assigned reading presented in quotations or paraphrased. In all cases, you must explain the relevance of the developmental details to the points they are intended to support.
You will also demonstrate that you can abide by the general conventions of writing about literature, which are listed on the “Writing About Literature” handout.

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Points to consider while writing:

Play Critique: A Long Days Journey into Night By: Eugene O’Neil
The play: https://b-ok.cc/book/2376239/2e7bb1
Critical Edition: https://b-ok.cc/book/2636953/097dca
How to Write a Critique of a Play
When assigned to write a critique of a play, be sure you understand the specification of this task: writing
a critique and writing a review are far from the same:
A book review is summary aimed at telling readers about the plot and at making a
recommendation about the work.
A book (play) critique is analysis aimed at critical responding and evaluating its quality.
Most specilists agree that reading is the best way to gain knowledge. Professors assign critique writings
to students to enhance critical thinking, encourage students to read books, and help them shape an
opinion on literary works.
A critique of a play gives a critical assessment of a literary work. It is a systematic analysis discussing a
book’s validity and evaluating its worth. A critique is not about information. It is analysis and
persuasion.
Also known as a critical response, this writingw argues whether a play is worth reading and why. In other
words, your critique of a play should discuss the following:
 a play’s thesis and major argument
 a play’s style
 a reviewer’s (your) comments and assumptions
How to Write a Good Critique of a Play
Just as other academic papers do, a critique has its structure. This structure should include the
following:
1.) Introduction
 Introduce the play and its author
 Present its purpose
 Summarize the author’s key ideas
 Share your reaction to the work
2.) Body
 Give a brief synopsis of the work
 Use 3-5 points to support your thesis statement
 Use evidence from the play to support your points
 Develop your argument
3.) Conclusion
 Summarize your points
 Restate your thesis
 Offer recommendations
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Before Writing a Critique
1.) Read the play, taking notes of its main points.
2.) While reading, write a brief summary for each section.
3.) Determine the author’s core statement.
4.) Read some reviews of the play to get a better idea of its content and message.
5.) Make notes from those reviews. (You can use them for arguments afterward.)
6.) Formulate your thesis.
7.) Make sure that you don’t plagiarize it from other reviewers.
8.) Come up with 3-5 arguments for your thesis.
9.) Search for relevant references to support your thesis and arguments.
10.) Find evidence from the play and write a detailed outline of your critique.
Once your research and outline are ready, it is time to start writing the first publish of your critique. Be
sure your outline relates to the thesis and you have analyzed each section coherently.
Introduction
The easiest part of writing, an introduction contains basic information about a book (play): its author,
title, topic, and key ideas. Also, present the essay’s purpose and your reaction to the play: the latter will
be your thesis statement.
Your critique might be as follows:
 Sentence 1: A work’s author + its title + the main idea. Be objective and use so-called evaluative
verbs to power your writing.
 Sentence 2: A work’s summary + its aim (key argument). Keep it neutral and try avoiding specific
details.
 Sentence 3: A brief statement of your evaluation. The transitional thesis is the last sentence of
your introduction, and it can be positive-positive or positive-negative.
Depending on the play you have chosen to criticize, the essay introduction may be 1-2 sentences or 1-3
paragraphs.
Body
No strict rules exist for the number of paragraphs you should write in a critique’s body. It depends on
the work you are evaluating.
Points to consider while writing:
 Organization. Depending on the approach, you can arrange paragraphs by points, strengths vs.
weaknesses, or theme. Remember that the aim of your work is not merely criticizing a play in a
negative way but also pointing out what its author did well.
 Writing techniques and style. Evaluating a play, don’t forget to mention these points: discuss
how effectively (or not) the author used stylistic choices to promote his/her ideas.
 Evidence. Describe what types of arguments the author used. Were they logical and
appropriate? Do not forget to explain why the evidence supports your point.
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 Usefulness. Discuss what the play adds to its topic understanding. Is it overall useful? Does the
play present ideas in original and engaging ways? How does it consider key concepts in society?
 Examples. You should support each point of your critique with examples. For instance, you
cannot simply write that a play was dull or outstanding. Provide a quote as evidence and
explain why it does not appeal to you or why it is a good (perhaps great) play.
Conclusion
The final part of your essay: this is a paragraph where you summarize and qualify judgments, as well as
offer your recommendations on a work.
Answer the questions:
 Do you agree with the author? Why, or why not?
 What is the overall opinion on this work?
Be specific. Remind readers of the importance of the play you criticized, focus on its strengths and
weaknesses, and state what you believe is its ultimate success or the cause of its failure as a work of
fiction.
Content and grammar are of equal importance. If a reader does not understand your sentence
structure, they will not be able to follow your argument. That is why you need to revise and proofread
your essay but do not rely much on spell-checkers, as they often miss even the most obvious spelling
mistakes.
Ask someone who knows how to proofread your work; and then, you revise it accordingly.

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Imagine that you are the chief officer in

Every day in America scandals and tragedies occur and the involved institutions must find a way
to acknowledge and address the issue in the public eye. Imagine that you are the chief officer in
Public Affairs tasked with addressing the unfortunate events in Gustav Hasford’s “The Spirit of
the Bayonet.” This is for a War and Literature class

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Think through the quotidian implications of the anti-colonial movement and the freedom they attained for women in any of the texts we have discussed.

· Think through the role that the representation of masculinities plays in any one text we have read so far.
· In what ways does the reality of freedom from colonial rule interact with the lived reality of the newly freed peoples of postcolonial states in any of the texts we have discussed.
· Violence is not the answer. Or is it? Think through the depictions of violence in any one text we have discussed.
· How was independence gendered across postcolonial contexts? Think through the quotidian implications of the anti-colonial movement and the freedom they attained for women in any of the texts we have discussed.

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(i have attched the readings).

It says “select one of these authors”, but I am selecting Ralph Emerson and his story “Nature”. I have attached the reading.
It says “select two of these authors”, but I am selecting Margaret Fuller and her reading Summer of the Lakes”(I have attached the reading) and Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire” about Industrial Tourism and National Parks. (I have attched the readings).
I have also attached the assignment sheet and the rubric