101 Essay 1 Assignment
Friday, 1-26, beginning of class
an essay of four to five typed, double-spaced pages on the following topic.
Use type no larger than 12 points and no smaller than 10. Follow MLA citation
style. Number your pages and title your essay.
we read Genesis and Exodus, you approached the text like an archaeologist,
reading it as if it were the only surviving document from a lost civilization.
Now, making every effort to be scientifically objective, write up the
results of your reading of the text. Based on these stories, what did
these people value or what was taboo or devalued? Isolate one or two important
values and focus on them, interpreting passages to illustrate the peoples
belief in these cornerstones.
1. Be creative and original in your approach to the
topic and in the writing of the essay. No five paragraph themes, please,
or Websters Dictionary defines values as....
You are welcome to refer to notes from our class discussions, but dont
simply parrot back what you heard. Balance insights from class discussion
against your own thought. Explore new ground whenever you can. It proves
to me that youre learning to think for yourself.
2. Remember that simply saying something doesnt
make it so; supply evidence from the texts to support your arguments.
Quote passages and interpret them.
3. Cite all quotations and examples and include an MLA
works cited page at the end of your essay. (See The Little, Brown Handbook
if you havent constructed a works cited page before.)
4. Always seek help from me or the preceptor if you
5. Review the writing standards attached to your syllabus
after you have drafted your essay.
6. Proofread carefully.