Researched Analytical paper
Choose a subject from the list of approved works and write a five to six page researched analytical paper in which you systematically apply an analytical tool to your subject. Your analysis should be based squarely on the techniques of What It Takes “Chapter 4: Analysis.” Note in particular the “How to Write an Analysis” section and the two parts to formulating an analytical thesis. Rely on the convenient “Guidelines for Writing Analyses” box and the sample student analysis included in the chapter.
The assignment analytical tool quest I have choses is: Who is the monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? By this I mean is Frankenstein the monster? Is the doctor the monster? Or is the individuals of society the humans who are the monster? What makes them the monster? (Who you chose as the monster, and why?)
At least four sources are required for this final paper, and three of them must be the following:
At least two essays from Hoffman’s Monsters anthology. Monsters A BEDFORD SPOTLIGHT READER by Andrew J. Hoffman, Titles: Why Modern Monsters Have Become Alien to Us by Patrick McCormick and Ethical Aliens: The Challenge of Extreme Perpetrators to Humanism by William Andrew Myers
One substantial outside source from the List of Approved Major Works. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
At least one source from the database from your school. Gale Literature Database The bride and her afterlife: female Frankenstein monsters on page and screen Author Erin Hawley Date July 2015 or you can you another title from the database. As long as it’s from Gale Literature Database, whatever is easiest for you the writer.
I have provided above the four source requirements I have selected. Again for the Gale Literature Database you may pick another title to use for that source if easier than the one I selected.
Suggested Elements of an Analysis (from Behrens and Rosen)
Create a context for your analysis. Introduce and summarize for readers the object, event, or behavior to be analyzed. Present a strong case about why an analysis is needed: Give yourself a motivation to write, and give readers a motivation to read. Consider setting out a problem, puzzle, or question to be investigated.
Introduce and summarize the key definition or principle that will form the basis of your analysis. Plan to devote an early part of your analysis to arguing for the validity of this principle or definition if your audience is not likely to understand it or if they are likely to think that the principle or definition is not valuable.
Analyze your topic. Systematically apply elements of this definition or principle to parts of the activity or object under study. You can do this by posing specific questions, based on the elements of your analytic principle or definition, about the object. Discuss what you find part by part (organized perhaps by questions linking the principle to the subject), in clearly defined sections of the essay.
Conclude by stating clearly what is significant about your analysis. When considering your analytical paper as a whole, what new or interesting insights have you made concerning the object under study? To what extent has your application of the definition or principle helped you to explain how the object works, what it might mean, or why it is significant?
Assessment criteria checklist
Introduction – 11%
Hooks the reader. Introduces both the analytical tool in a broad sense as well as the passage which will be analyzed. States the thesis–a clear connection between the analytical tool and the passage. The intro likely provides background material to help readers understand the relevance or appeal of the passage. This intro. might include an explanation of why the subject is of current interest; a reference to a possible controversy surrounding the subject of the itself; biographical information about the author; an account of the circumstances under which the passage was written; and/or a reference to the intended audience of the passage.
Analytical Tool – 20%
The analytical tool (aka lens) is clearly and thoroughly explained early in the paper, and a clear connection between the tool and the subject is made at the end of this explanation.
Tool Applied – 20%
The analytical tool is systematically applied to the subject in a way which illuminates the subject in new and insightful way. Each section of the essay clearly connects another aspect of the analytical tool to the subject under study.
Sources – 15%
Required sources are introduced using clear attribution markers and are integrated fluidly with correct punctuation and formatting. Source material is unpacked, and connections between sources and subject are made clearly.
Conclusion – 11%
Essay comes to a significant conclusion about the subject and the importance of considering it in the light of the analytical tool. The conclusion connects or relates on a significant level the subject and the readers.
Mechanics – 11%
Sentence structure is varied and words are carefully chosen. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. There is evidence of careful editing since the essay contains few, if any, grammatical and/or mechanical errors and.
MLA – 12%
Parenthetical citations are included and are correctly formatted. Works Cited and all listings are correct. Visual presentation (margins, spacing, header, class information, title) conform to MLA requirements.