Instructions How to Write

Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”

Think about how the different readings through the weeks fit together. Explain what you learned from reading theories, models, and definitions of short stories, and through reading precursors to the modern short story. Illustrate these lessons by applying them to Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
Here are some examples of how this can be accomplished:
 You can compare “The Tell-Tale Heart” to some of the first weeks’ readings. How is “The Tell-Tale Heart” like or unlike a myth? A story problem?
 You could explain what the first weeks’ readings led you to expect from a short story, and then explain what you actually found in “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
 You could build the entire paper around explaining “The Tell-Tale Heart,” using lessons drawn from the first two weeks of readings.
Requirements:
 Minimum of 750-1000 words.
 Include a specific title that hooks reader interest.
 Provide a clearly defined introduction and a focused thesis.
 The body of the paper should be well-organized and should support the thesis.
 Close the paper with a clearly defined conclusion.
 Format the paper in APA, and provide citations and a reference list for all outside sources used.
Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper will be evaluated, before you write, and again after
you write.


Strength of Argumen t
Paper lacks thesis and support. No argument is made.
Paper has an unclear thesis and minimal support.
Readings from the course are included, but not integrated or applied in a focused fashion.
Paper has a thesis.
The thesis and secondary claims are somewhat supported by evidence chosen from the assigned readings and Poe’s “The Tell- Tale Heart.”
Paper has a clear thesis.
The thesis and secondary claims are mostly supported by evidence chosen from the assigned readings and Poe’s “The Tell- Tale Heart.”
Paper has a clear, focused thesis.
The thesis and secondary claims are fully supported by appropriate evidence chosen from the assigned readings and Poe’s “The Tell- Tale Heart.”

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