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Critical Essay #3

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Assignment Sheet

Due: no later than 5 pm on Monday, April 23, 2001, either in my mailbox in the English department main office (Fenton 277), or in the envelope on the bulletin board outside my office door (Fenton 240).

Format: 4-6 pages, double spaced, with reasonable fonts, font sizes, and margins (be warned that barely getting on to the fourth sheet of paper does not a four-page paper make!); title that indicates main argument of paper; heading that includes your name, the course name or number, and the date; bibliography and citations in MLA style (see links page for explanations of this style of citation); proper quotation format ("..." [12]. for quotations within a paragraph; blockquote format for quotations five lines or longer).

Options: Here are suggested options for the third critical essay. If you choose to write a critical essay, your job is to come up with an argument that you are trying to support by using textual evidence to persuade your readers of your interpretation's validity. If you choose another genre than the analytical or persuasive essay, you must still have a larger point and purpose to your piece.

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ENGL 240: Intro to African American Lit and Culture, Spring 2001
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