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Short Essay AssignmentChoose ONE discussion question from the options below and write a short essay (minimum 300 words; maximum 400 words) in response to it. Do not use any outside sources
for this essay. Make sure your essay has a clear thesis statement that addresses the question. Use evidence from the story in the form of quotations, paraphrases, and
summaries to support and explain your answer to the discussion question. All page numbers refer to our textbook Introduction to Literature: Custom Textbook for
Professor Sharon Race, ENGL 1302: Composition II, 2014. Choose ONE question from the options listed below:• “A Worn Path” Discussion Questions: page 17o Question 1, 2, or 3• “A Jury of Her Peers” Discussion Questions: page 36o Question 5, 7, or 8• “A Rose for Emily” Discussion Questions: page 47o Question 4, 5, or 6REQUIREMENTS:1. Minimum 300 words; maximum 400 words. Proofread carefully and avoid major errors that can significantly harm your grade (such as fragments, fused sentences,
comma splices, pronoun-antecedent agreement errors, subject-verb agreement errors, wrong word and spelling errors).2. Use proper MLA format: Times New Roman size 12, double-spaced, one-inch margins, proper MLA heading, running header with last name and page number. 3. The title of your short essay should follow this pattern: “A Jury of Her Peers” Discussion Question 8, page 36 (substitute with your chosen story, question,
page number)4. Include a Work Cited page that provides a works cited entry in correct MLA 8th edition (2016) format for the short story your essay addresses. See step-by-step
instructions for creating the Works Cited page below.5. Use at least two quotations from the story. When you quote from the story, be sure to provide a signal phrase introducing the quotation, copy the quotation
word-for-word, place it inside quotation marks, and follow the quotation with an in-text citation. The examples below require single quotes inside double quotes since
the words appear in quotation marks within the story (dialogue):• You usually put the author’s last name and page number where the quote appears in the in-text citation: Jig reveals her imaginative spirit when she observes
that the hills “‘look like white elephants,’” but her boyfriend displays his blunt realism when he retorts, “‘I’ve never seen one’” (Hemingway 92).  • BUT, if you mention the author’s name in the sentence, do not put it in the in-text citation:   According to Hemingway, Jig reveals her imaginative spirit when
she observes that the hills “‘look like white elephants,’” but her boyfriend displays his blunt realism when he retorts, “‘I’ve never seen one’” (92). 6. If you paraphrase information from the story, put the idea thoroughly into your own words and place an in-text citation at the end of the sentence. Example:• The American attempts to downplay the seriousness of the medical procedure by telling Jig that it can hardly be considered an operation and that it is very
easy and straightforward (Hemingway 93).

HOW TO CREATE THE MLA WORKS CITED PAGE FOR THE SHORT ESSAY:Since you are analyzing and quoting from a short story (using a source), your paper must include a Works Cited page in the MLA 8th edition format that lists the entry
for the short story.    1. First, look at A Work in an Anthology, Reference, or Collection at the Purdue OWL (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/)  to see how the works
cited entry for your short story should look:
Work Cited
Last name, First name. “Title of Essay.” Title of Collection, edited by Editor’s Name(s), Publisher,
Year, Page range of entry.
2. At the end of your short essay, press <enter>.3. Insert a page break so that your Work Cited page starts at the top of a new page in the document.4. Type the heading Work Cited, centered, at the top of the new page.  Then type your work cited entry for the short story, making sure you follow the guidelines
in number 6 below.  5. IMPORTANT: MLA style states that the first line of a works cited entry should be against the left margin and the subsequent lines should be reverse indented
one-half inch–use the tab key.  6. Follow the steps below to create the MLA works cited entry for the short story:1) Author. (Author of the short story: type last name, then first name, followed by a period: Hemingway, Ernest.)  2) Title of source. (Title of the short story in quotation marks, with a period following the title inside the quotation marks. Capitalize all major words in the
article title: “Hills Like White Elephants.”)CONTAINER: Our literature textbook3) Title of container, (Full title of our textbook, in italics, followed by a comma: Introduction to Literature: Custom Textbook for Professor Sharon Race: ENGL
1302: Composition II,)4) Other contributors, (Don’t list me as the editor of our textbook. Since there are more than two editors, type “edited by [the first editor’s name plus et al.]”
followed by a comma: edited by Kathleen Shine Cain et al.,) 5) Version, (Skip: not applicable to this source)6) Number, (Skip: not applicable to this source7) Publisher, (Locate the publisher on the title or copyright page, and type it followed by a comma: Pearson,) 8) Publication date, (provide the year our textbook was published, followed by a comma: 2014,)9) Location. (Type pp. for “page numbers” and then list the range of pages the short story is found on, followed by a period: pp. 92-96.).

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