Week Four

First paper thesis, writing due at 5pm on Friday, Sept. 17 at 5pm by email

This week I’m asking you to write a draft of your first short paper’s thesis. We will discuss in class the characteristics of a good thesis, but I’m asking you to complete this assignment for two reasons: 1) so you have more time to think through the topic and point of your first paper and, 2) so you can get feedback about how clearly your ideas are being articulated.

This assignment need only be one paragraph long, but it should include a specific sentence that summarizes the point you will be making in the paper. Remember, too, that your paper’s point should never be a summary itself, but an analytical assertion that you will demonstrate in the rest of the paper.

Feel free to talk with me about possible paper ideas.