Disgrace essay by coetzee. Please read carefully all the steps in the instructions below
My topic >>>>>>>> Analysis of one of these characters: Lucy Lurie, Melanie Isaacs or Petrus. Example: Analyze not only the chosen character's personality, but also what role the character played in advancing the overall theme of the novel. Please state what the overall message/ theme of the novel is. -Instructions -please follow all the steps because all off them are part of the essay. It's about 5 main steps , but each steps has 5-10 more major steps inside. Follow the instructions . Read the literary essay on Disgrace by J.M Coetzee Step 1-Read: "Your Thesis Statement" in the Module One Resourcesfolder. For more detailed information, read "Draft and Revise a Thesis Statement" on pages 14-19 in Rules for Writers, 8th edition. -Write a working thesis statement for the topic and approach you chose. Your thesis statement must be an analysis, not just a statement of fact about the novel. Your professor must approve your thesis statement. If you did not receive at least a 70, you need to revise. You are permitted three attempts in this assignment, and the highest grade will be recorded. Write a literary essay on Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee Novel: Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee Be aware that you will be writing about a novel, which in its broadest sense is any extended fictional narrative almost always in prose, in which the representation of character is often the focus. Good authors use the elements of fiction, such as plot, theme, setting etc. purposefully, with a very clear goal in mind. One of the paths to literary analysis is to discover what the author's purpose is with each of his choices. Avoid the problem that many students have, which is to hold the erroneous assumption that simply retelling what happened in detail is good enough (no, it is not). Plot summary is necessary, but not the intended goal in a literary essay. Your Thesis Statement Like any paper you have ever written for a first-year composition course, you must have a specific, detailed thesis statement that reveals your perspective. When writing about literature, your perspective must be one which is not overtly obvious. A thesis statement is a statement of opinion. Facts are used in the body of the essay to develop and support your opinion. In this folder you will find a page titled "Choose One Topic and Approach." You will find several topics and approaches to choose from, but you will write your own thesis statement. When deciding on your thesis, pay attention to what to do/not to do here: You would not want to write a thesis like this: J. M. Coetzee's novel, Disgrace takes place in post-apartheid South Africa. This thesis states a fact about the story. An essay is not needed in order to support this fact. An effective thesis is an opinion or an analysis of the work's message or meaning. Also, the following is not effective: Disgrace, a novel by J. M. Coetzee, traces a white middle-class professor as he faces disgrace for engaging in a sexual relationship with a student. This thesis is a one-sentence summary of the novel's plot. The paper seeks to analyze the main ideas/ themes or techniques of the novel. It should not restate the plot of the novel. A better thesis would be something like this: J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace suggests that the white professor's actions and disgrace reflect the oblivious misuse of power of whites in post-apartheid South Africa. This thesis is an opinion which is open to discussion, debate, and even controversy. Some scholars might disagree with the above statement. Your thesis is an opinion that can be supported by the work, seeing the work in a different way through thought, analysis, research, and discovery. Step 2- Criteria: In addition to being written at college level, your essay must meet the following criteria. Include an introduction with a clear thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Use at least three quotes from the book. When citing your sources, use MLA style for literary essays. It is helpful to keep your handbook open to the MLA tab as you write. Minimum 850 words (more complex topics might require more) Language: This is a composition class -- your writing and grammar count. Use specific supporting details from the book and at least two from outside sources.Go to the Miami Dade Databases (not Google) for your sources. Use at least two outside sources from scholarly sites or journals. Look at sample papers to refresh your memory concerning the format in Rules for Writers, 8th edition. Write a minimum 850-word (or more if necessary) for a good literary essay. Use formal language and the third person, avoiding personal anecdotes and eliminating all references to yourself at all (I believe, in my opinion, etc). Formatting and Typing Guidelines for Literary Essay in MLA Convert your papers to Microsoft Word before submitting. Step 3- Spacing your paragraphs: In Microsoft Word, make sure you look under the Paragraph section. On the bottom of the left hand side there is a box which reads "Do not add extra spaces to like paragraphs." Check that box! In academic papers, there are no extra spaces between the paragraphs, nor between Works Cited entries. The paper must be typed, double-spaced. Click on Double space (avoid the Multiple designation) in the same box. Indent your paragraphs. You may use the Tab key in Microsoft Word. Your heading is on the upper left hand corner of the first page. The title is centered, using the same font and font size as the rest of the paper. Do not underline or italicize your own title. Do italicize other people's titles within the text. Underlining is no longer used. Use either Times New Roman (preferred), or other readable type, 12 pt. font. Do not use fancy, unusual fonts. Beyond the first page, your last name and page number should be inserted on the upper right hand corner, using the Insert > Page Number on the menu bar of Microsoft Word. The Works Cited page is the last page of the paper and is also numbered. Use one-inch margins at the top, bottom and sides of each page. Long quotes: Quotations of four or more lines in the typescript should be set apart (ten spaces or two strokes of the TAB key) followed by the page number. Short quotes: Passages of fewer than four lines are integrated into the text of the paper with quotation marks. Step 4- Upload in correct Works Cited format, using Microsoft Word, the three entries that you will use for your analysis on Disgrace. One will be whatever version of Disgrace you have, and the other two entries will be two outsidesources or articles that you find in the MDC databases. Do not Google your research, go to the Miami-Dade databases, and find two scholarly sources. Why am I sending you to the Miami Dade College databases? Because Googling your topic may take you to too many unacceptable sources. Most of what's in the Miami Dade Database will be acceptable. If you don't feel you've found what you were looking for in the MDC site, you may try Google Scholar or any other university library databases, but you may find those require a fee. Make sure to read the page titled "Evaluating Sources" and/or the section on "Evaluating Sources" under the Research tab, pg. 416 of Rules for Writers, 8th Edition. Those will keep you from choosing wrong sources, no matter where you find the articles and sources that you want to use. How to access the Miami Dade College database: Begin by going to the Miami Dade College home page menu> Libraries > Databases A to Z. I recommend the Literature databases. Or go directly with this link: www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/libraries/ Anyone with an Internet connection can search for library materials online. You must connect to the databases by using your valid Borrower ID and PIN which is your MDC student or employee number. Your Borrower ID is your MDC student/employee number, and your PIN (unless you change it) is the last 4 digits of your MDC student/employee number.