Essay One (Paper Three for Course)
(800 Word minimum)
Paper Due Friday, November 2
Revised Papers Due Wednesday, November 7
Bring Three Copies plus Three Editing Sheetsand
3 Evaluation Summary Sheets
In a folder, bring:
Initial Draft with Instructor's Check-mark
Final, Revised Paper
Paper must be typed, double-spaced, and include an outline (which does
not count toward the 800-word minimum).
Be sure your thesis is clear and precise and that your supporting evidence
is adequate and effective.
Also be sure to eliminate all mechanical errors and to use spellcheck,
both with your computer and your own eyes.
Look at the sample outline here
(keeping in mind that your outline will be double-spaced).
An example of Essay Format can be found in the sample paper on our web
(Keep in mind that your essay will be double-spaced).
Do NOT use a cover page, please !
The Assignment: Application of Hughes's "Cowards from
the Colleges"to Ellison's Invisible Man
To what extent does the narrator's college experience demonstrate the
characteristics Hughes associates with the historically black colleges
he describes in his essay? Does Ellison present these characteristics
in the same way as Hughes? Is he equally critical of the historically black
college environment? Identify specific passages in both Ellison's and Hughes's
works that support the claims you introduce. Potential figures to
discuss include the Founder, Norton, and Bledsoe.
You may find some more interesting material in the section (98-150)
that includes Homer Barbee's Founder's Day speech.
Be sure to refer to specific passages, using direct quotes and parenthetical