Stockton Writing Class #12: November 19, 2018



Gearing up for Formal Writing #5:
READ & ANNOTATE the following resources for writing literary analysis papers. This is from Harvard. This is just a “self-help” website, but both are valid.
Also, check out these info-graphics for some perspective on the ubiquity of sexual assault.
Tell Them You Had a Mole Removed by Julie Hensley (poem: hard copy here, link to the audio).
Apprentice Writer at Susquehanna University story called Heels.  (we read this in class).  

The Atlantic: The Rhett Butlers by @Katherine_Heiny (story fiction story is linked here).

Formal Essay #5: Literary Analysis with Non-Fiction Reference
Though the circumstances are much different, both the narrator of Heels and the protagonist of The Rhett Butlers embody traits common to victims of sexual assault, exposing an all too prevalent reality for young women.  

In a well-developed, well-researched (at least three sources overall) paper, support the thesis worked out in class. Use textual references to both stories to draw your comparisons. Then take those comparisons, and use them to draw broader connections to real life circumstances of sexual assault.
Think outside the box. Draw comparisons and connections. Do research that enlightens this often shrouded topic.
Real-life examples of sexual assault and the changing social perceptions surrounding victims is — sadly — ALL AROUND US!
AT LEAST TWO SOURCES MUST BE SCHOLARLY OR PEER REVIEWED! Think in terms of statistics or fact about sexual assault that shed light on the situation. 
Paper a minimum of three pages.

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