Part 4: Essay and Self-Reflection Memo
As a supplement to your PowerPoint presentation, write an analytical essay focusing on the author’s view of what it means to be an American and how that view is expressed through his/her works. The essay must contain quotes from the author’s work to back up/illustrate your points. You must include at least one of the author’s works that we have read this semester and two sources from your annotated bibliography. Include also an application of critical theory in your analysis of at least one of the author’s works. For a review of critical theory, see the Critical Theory Toolbox in Course Resources.
Your essay should be 4-5 pages or about 1250-1500 words in length, in size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and follow MLA format. Consult the Effective Writing Center and the UMGC Library for guidance and assistance.
The Self-Evaluation essay (500-700 words) should address the areas listed below. Include specific examples from your creation process to support your responses.
How did you first choose the writer?
Did this particular medium prove an effective way to present your work?
What processes and resources did you use to choose your topic and construct your final project? What parts of the process did you find particularly challenging, and why?
What parts of the creation process best utilized your strengths? Which parts uncovered or demonstrated a weakness? How did you address that area? What did you wish you knew at the beginning of the project that you know now? What is the most important take-away you learned during the process?
ocus on “Bartleby” as well as Moby Dick in your final project.