english MUST have read Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse before

must have read Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha slowly loses touch with his inner voice while experiencing the sensual and material world. Could have Siddhartha attained enlightenment without living through “Samsara?” Was the sensual and material world an essential component to his obtaining enlightenment, or was it an unnecessary detour? 

format presented by the MLA. Chapter fifty in your textbook gives excellent illustrations.  The paper is due on November 1, 2013. Other than the primary text, four other outside sources are to be used in the paper. Only use direct quotation from the primary text and, credible, outside sources. Please avoid summary or paraphrase

Research papers:

·        The student must strictly follow the guidelines presented by the MLA concerning format and documentation. Chapter 50 of the textbook, MLA.org, and OwlPurdue.org give excellent illustrations.  This is worth 50 points.

·        A clear thesis statement in the first paragraph that deserves the reader’s attention, debatable, relevant and well supported. This is worth 50 points.

·        The opposing view of the question at issue. Incorporate the counter-argument and refute the opposing view with the thesis statement. Chapter 3 of the textbook discusses an introduction-body-conclusion pattern with counterarguments. This is worth 50 points.

·        The paper must have logical organization that consists of a single key idea which is developed in each paragraph. Each paragraph must have clear transitions that lead the reader from point to point. Chapters 12-14 of the textbook discuss paragraphs and transitions. This is worth 50 points.

·          Support and evidence from the primary text and outside sources must be used to prove the student’s claim. Chapters 43-48 in the textbook discuss research and writing. This is worth 50 points.

·        The student must present a solid written argument. Chapters 9 and 10 of the textbook discuss argument. This is worth 50 points. 

·        A conclusion that ties together the main points and summarizes their importance. This is worth 50 points.

·        Clear prose that is free of major grammatical and mechanical errors. Part V and VI, chapters 22-42 of the textbook discusses grammar and mechanics. This is worth 50 points.

The combined total of each category is 400 points.  


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