PURPOSE: same as the "First Essay" -- i.e. to allow you to get to the bottom of an issue that interests you; to define an interpretive argument and follow it to your own conclusion
TOPICS: again, you should write on a question that interests you. Your essay must deal with one of the three novels we've read since the first essay (i.e. Sister Carrie, The American or A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. If you want to re-read my stirring advice on how to define a good question and organize a good essay -- or at least how to write the kind of interpretive argument I'll be looking for -- CLICK HERE.
LENGTH: 5-7 pages (typed, double-spaced)
FORMATTING THE ESSAY: CLICK HERE