Compare and contrast presentations of vampires in two texts from Group A
Final Essay Assignment Guidelines
C151: Fright & Folklore
The final essay is due by 5:15pm, Wednesday, Dec. 14th via Canvas. Turnitin will be used on this assignment. Students are advised to review the guidelines against plagiarism discussed in class, and come to me with any questions or concerns about ensuring that sources are properly cited in their essays.
The guidelines for the assignment are as follows:
• Length: no less than 6 and no more than 7 pages (not including the required Works Cited page).
• Formatting: according to the MLA style guide discussed in class, found in the “Final Essay Resources” file folder on Canvas.
• Thesis statement: should be underlined. Students who do not underline their thesis statement will not be able to receive full points on the ‘thesis statement’ category of the rubric.
• Grading: will be according to the 50-point rubric discussed in class, found in the “Final Essay Resources” file folder on Canvas.
Some considerations if you are responding to prompts 1-4:
• A compare and contrast essay should not be a list or plot summary in paragraph format. Rather, you should be making an argument about both texts that could not be made if you read either of them separately.
• The statements: “These texts are very similar” and “these texts are very different”, or variations thereof, are not conclusions. Your paper must make a persuasive argument about why and how the texts are similar/different, and also why these similarities or differences are significant to the interpretation of the texts.
Some considerations if you are responding to prompts 5 or 6:
• On your midterm, you responded to several questions asking you to determine whether a passage, character, or complete work fit a certain definition or concept. For the final essay, you will be expected to do substantially more analysis. Definitions and concepts are tools for writing a persuasive essay, not the aim of the essay itself. What does using a definition or concept tell us about the work that we didn’t understand before?