A-The research paper should not be less than 7 pages long excluding the works cited page.
B. The topic for the research must focus on the class text by Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God. It must be any one of the following:
- You should discuss one particular theme as it unfolds in the entire novel, .
- Examine how Zora Neale Hurston employs one particular style throughout the novel, for example imagery, use of language, oral tradition, etc.
C. The works Cited page should have at least 10 academic sources or entries (these sources are basically the books, journals, magazines or any articles you will use in writing your research paper).
D. Other considerations:
-Your essay must conform to the MLA format.
-There should be an interesting introduction with a clear thesis statement.
-Develop body paragraphs with clear topic sentences.
-In each paragraph you should have clear illustrations i.e. give examples from text and support your ideas using other academic sources.
-Appropriately paraphrase or use direct quotations. See MLA examples in your class text Writing Research Methods on the essay by Melinda Mosier entitled: â€œListening to Hamlet: The Soliloquiesâ€
E. Don’t cope more than 3 sentences.