Literature’s Effect on the Modern World
Length and format: 4-5 pages. The title page and reference page are also required, but they should
not be factored into the 4-5 page length of the essay. It should also be double spaced, written in
Times New Roman, and in 12 point font. Essay should conform to APA formatting and citation style.
Please note that the Draft should be between four and five pages in length.
Thus far in the course, we have looked at a variety of different forms of literature. Now, we will
explore the role you think literature has on society at large. Create a thesis statement that answers
the following question: How can literature act to bring about changes to modern society?
You should use at least three pieces of literature that we have read in the class to act as examples to
support your position. You will also need to find at least three academic and scholarly sources from
the library databases to support your argument, such as academic journal articles.
The final version of your research essay will be due in Unit 7. The final version is your chance to
revise the rough draft to present a clearer and more organized finished product. The rough draft and
the final version should not be exact replicas of each other. You should take the notes and comments
you received on the rough draft and apply them to the final product.
The requirements for Research Essay are:
• Create an effective and clear argument
o Make sure the argument identifies the role literature has to change the modern world
o Support your argument with specific topics
• Select at least three works of literature to support your topics
o Describe in what ways those works support your position
o Analyze specific examples from those works
• Locate and utilize specific academic sources
o Find at least three academic and reliable sources to support your argument
o Use examples from those sources to discuss in your essay
• Include an APA title page
• Use the objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc.
• Use APA format when offering textual evidence by properly setting up the in-text citations and
the corresponding References page. ****email me for a full list of readings from the course