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In Week Five of this course, you will submit a four- to five-page Literary Analysis in response to one of the topics from the approved List of Writing Prompts. This week, you will choose the topic you would like to explore, offer some information on what interests you about this topic, and supply a working thesis and key ideas you would like to develop. Though it might seem early to choose your topic, with only five weeks in the course, it is important to start early to best set yourself up for success.

After reviewing the list of prompts, choose one that you would like to explore. In addition, you should choose a literary work to discuss that relates to your topic of choice. The suggested literary works for each topic are listed beneath each prompt. Please review the Week 5 model example to understand what you are working toward on this assignment and future assignments.

Once you have decided on a prompt and text, respond to the directives below using the Proposal for Final Paper WorksheetView in a new window. Please make sure your document is double spaced. See the Sample Proposal for guidance.Once you have decided on a prompt and text, respond to the directives below using the Proposal for Final Paper Worksheet. Please make sure your document is double spaced.

In your paper:

  • Articulate what interests you most about this prompt.
  • Identify the specific text(s) you will write about, and explain the connection between the text and the prompt you chose.
  • Develop a working thesis that articulates an argument about the literary text(s). (Keep in mind that “working thesis” means you can slightly modify your thesis for the draft and/or final essay.) For more help on how to write a thesis, please see the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Identify three key ideas that you will discuss in support of your thesis. Supporting points should reflect a critical reading of the text.
  • Describe any questions, concerns, and plans you have at this point for your project.