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The Great Gatsby Requirements

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Essay Assignment for The Great Gatsby

Develop a thesis based on one of the following concepts (remember, a thesis is going to be a general statement about the text and its significance that you will prove in your paper):

  1) Symbolism:
        a. Heat
        b. Light vs. dark/dusk-daytime-night
        c. Water
        d. Colors
        e. Eyes (T.J. Eckleburg and Owl Eyes)
        f. Cars
        g. Seasons
  2) Classism
  3) Sexism
  4) Morality
  5) Nick as a reliable or unreliable narrator

Due Dates:
Thesis & Prewriting……………………………………………….Due Monday, March 29th
Typed Rough Draft………………….……………………………Due Monday, April 12th
Final Draft………………………………………………………..Due Friday, April 16th

Expectations:
1) MLA format – 12 font, double spaced, title is centered and is in your own words (not underlined, bolded, or italicized), heading in left-hand corner/header in right-hand corner, 1’margins, embedded quotes with parenthetical citations (in this case, page numbers).

2) Paper is turned in at the beginning of class or it will be docked 20 points as being late (no excuses – technical, personal, etc).

3) Paper length is two to four pages.

Rubric for Papers

|Criteria                                             |Exceeds             |Meets           |Approaches       |Not Present       |
|Introductory paragraph has a strong, clear thesis,   |                   |               |                 |                 |
|in addition to an interesting opening               |                   |               |                 |                 |
|Each body paragraph has a clear topic sentence, in   |                   |               |                 |                 |
|addition to being a workable transition sentence     |                   |               |                 |                 |
|Paragraphs are well-developed, analyze the text and |                   |               |                 |                 |
|support ideas with...

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