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Write a well-reasoned, thesis-driven argument paper in which you investigate an author with the purpose of making an argument about their continued inclusion in the Western Literary Canon. Link to the Assignment Prompt.
Questions to consider:
1. Does this author's work bring richness to the Western Literary Canon? In which way?
2. Does this author benefit and contribute to a modern academic conversation? In which way?
3. Does this author deserve to remain in the Western Literary Canon? Why?
Scholarly articles differ from more popular articles available in magazines and newspapers. If you are unsure whether a publication is popular or scholarly, refer to the chart, "Is it a Magazine or a Journal?"
Scholarly Article Checklist:
A source is scholarly if:
Author is an expert in the subject and credentials are given, e.g. holds an MA or PhD, works at a university or research institute
Includes lengthy references or bibliography to show where the information came from
Author uses in-text citations when referring to the research, ideas or quotes of others
Presents findings from a research study, case study or in-depth analysis
Information is published in a scholarly source, e.g. a journal
Publisher (e.g. Elsevier) or organization (e.g. American Medical Association) produces scholarly work
Often includes tables, charts and graphs
Includes few to no advertisements, and advertisements are clearly labeled as advertisements