Frankenstein

Due Sunday, October 24, 2021 Assignment: Choose one of the topics below related to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Your essay should answer the question completing and use cited references to the novel for support. For this essay, you are required to use at least two outside sources in addition to the primary text (Frankenstein). Your essay should include a thorough investigation of the topic as well as evidence from Shelley’s novel to support a relation to the text. Your response should demonstrate that you have read the novel in its entirety (not just the first chapter). Choose one of the following topics: How has Frankenstein been depicted in artwork and film over the years? How do these depictions relate to Shelley’s original work? (American Horror Story fans might recognize a familiar storyline from The Coven season) The subtitle of Frankenstein is “The Modern Prometheus.” Why? How does this relate to the idea of the “Romantic Hero”? What is the nature/nurture debate all about? When you use Frankenstein as evidence, what does it suggest about this debate? Be sure to support your claims with discussions of the plot, and be sure to refer specifically to the primary text (with no less than 8 citations). You are also required to use at least two outside ACADEMIC sources for this paper (with no less than 6 citations total). Your sources must come from the library resources (books or databases) or other college-level, scholarly works. No websites may be used unless I have approved the source in advance. Reference materials (dictionaries, encyclopedias, wikipedias) cannot be used as your academic sources. I am here to assist you if you cannot locate appropriate sources. Please note that ALL papers in this course require academic research and writing. A paper submission that does not contain research cannot earn a grade higher than a D. All submissions should be original to the author and submitted for the first time for this course (if you want to submit a paper – or portions of a paper – that you have previously submitted in another course, please consult me first). There are writing tips and information on how to use Chipola’s library databases in the Course Information Module on Canvas. Total word minimum: 1000 words Worth: 100 points and 10% of your final grade Grading criteria: To receive the full possible points, papers must: meet the word minimum. be on topic. be written thoughtfully and carefully crafted. be your own original analysis. provide details examples and references to the primary text(s). incorporate appropriately cited scholarly research to support your own ideas. Well-written essays enable a reader to understand the writer’s intended meaning. Effective writing is focused on the topic; has an organizational pattern (“arrangement of argument”) that enables the reader to follow the flow of ideas; contains supporting ideas developed through the use of details, examples, source references, and vivid language; includes a variety of sentence structures; and follows the grammatical conventions of punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and standard American English. Be sure to cite all outside sources you use (including the textbook) using MLA formatting and including page numbers. Make sure that your work includes BOTH in-text citations and a Works Cited page. MLA Guidelines: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html (Links to an external site.) The Canvas Student Tutorial in Canvas also includes information on Library resources including how to access online databases, instructions for submitting papers and viewing feedback on Turnitin, how to download a free version of Microsoft Office suite for students and MORE! Grading Rubric for Essays Requirements “A” Paper “B” Paper “C” Paper “D” Paper “F” Paper Focus & Detail There is a clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas are clear and well-supported by detailed and accurate information from the reading material. There is a clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas are clear and are somewhat supported by detailed information from the reading material. There is a single topic. Main ideas are somewhat clear but show little support or evidence from the reading material. There is a single topic. Main ideas are somewhat clear but show no support or evidence from the reading material. The topic and main ideas are not clear. There is no support or evidence from the reading material. Organization The introduction is inviting, states the main topic, and provides an overview of the paper. Information is relevant and presented in a logical order. Conclusion is strong. The introduction states the main topic and provides an overview of the paper. Information is presented in a somewhat logical order. A conclusion is included. The introduction states the main topic. A conclusion is included. There is no clear introduction or conclusion and/or information is presented in a confusing or illogical order. There is no clear introduction, structure, or conclusion. Sentence Structure, Spelling, Grammar, & Mechanics All sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes no errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling. Most sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes a few errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling, but they do not interfere with understanding. Most sentences are well constructed, but they have a similar structure and/or length. The author makes several errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding. Sentences sound awkward, are distractingly repetitive, or are difficult to understand. The author makes numerous errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding. Meaning and purpose of paper are difficult to understand due to egregious errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling. Information Literacy 2 or more outside sources are utilized, of which at least 1 is a peer-reviewed journal article or scholarly book. All websites utilized are authoritative. Information presented is thorough and provides support for the main idea. All information obtained from outside sources is properly cited, using MLA citation style, in both in-text citations and the Works Cited page. 2 or more outside sources are utilized. All websites are authoritative. Information presented provides support for the main idea. Most information obtained from outside sources is properly cited, using MLA citation style, in both in-text citations and the Works Cited page. Only 1 outside source is utilized but is authoritative. Information presented provides little support for the main idea. Some information is properly cited. Citation style is either inconsistent or incorrect. Outside sources appear to be utilized but are not properly cited. Information does not add to the main idea of the paper. Does not provide any research from outside sources. Please note that failure to provide research will result in an overall grade no higher than a D.