Multicultural Literature Analysis Paper
For this essay, in addition to research about the authors, we were told by the instructor to use the short stories that we referenced in our presentation for this paper. Can I email you this presentation so you can see the authors and arguments I chose?
Guidelines for the Multicultural Literature Analysis Paper
1. The Multicultural Literature Analysis Paper is designed to culminate students’ reading of the various stories they have selected throughout the course. Since this is a research paper and not (as was expected for the first week) a narrative essay, student commentary on the stories must be supplemented not only with scholarship about the authors, but also by critical commentary on the literature. The university library and other resources available to students through local libraries can enable students to obtain literary criticism of the authors’ works.
2. Virtually every assignment in previous weeks has been designed to assist in the preparation of this final individual project. The paper can utilize aspects of the general discussion of the definition of “multiculturalism” and its related terms; it can also compare and contrast scholarly definitions of these terms. The lists of attributes of the stories which students selected can be categorized to help them determine what elements are most important for an analysis of multicultural works. The Multicultural Authors Research Chart used in Week One summarizing the works by the authors can assist students in this assignment by providing them with a graphic suitable for inclusion in the paper; the annotations made in the last column of the chart can further help by functioning as lists of details to help organize critical commentary of the stories.
3. While not required, it is highly recommended that the student submit a full-sentence outline to the faculty for review before beginning work on this assignment so that the faculty has a chance to provide feedback regarding the direction of the work.
4. Students must meet the following criteria for this paper.
a. Use standard third-person academic witting style for these assignments.
b. Write a paper of 1,400 to 1,750 words.
c. At least two scholarly sources on the various authors under review or on any aspect covered must be paraphrased, quoted, or summarized in the paper. Citations from the textbook or excerpts from the stories will not count towards this stipulation.