Reading & Comprehension

NFG: Read Chp. 12: Reporting Information and Chp. 33: Beginning & Ending.

Read this sample research essay: Against the Odds. (Click the title to read it online.)

Citing Internet Sources. Identifying page numbers or paragraph numbers for Internet sources can be problematic. As you weave these sources into the fabric of your essay, keep the following tips in mind:

[1] The page number on printouts will not always be the same.

[2] You should not count the number of paragraphs and cite a paragraph number.

[3] You should not put down a paragraph, page or screen number for an Internet source unless the paragraphs or the screens are already numbers or unless page numbers for the original print version are provided online.

[4] If paragraphs are numbered on the screen, treat them like page numbers, citing the paragraphs you reference.

[5] If pagination of the original printed work is cited on the screen, cite this original pagination in your text.

Most of the research you do will be conducted on a computer rather than in a library (especially if you are a Lake Campus student). Revisit the above tips regularly so that you know how to properly format online sources.


Discussion: Study the cover illustration for The Great Gatsby and explain how it reflects the content of the novel. Be attentive to all aspects of the illustration, including images as well as use of color and shading. Post in the appropriate forum on Pilot. 500-750 words. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.

Movie Review: Rent and watch Baz Luhrmann's 2013 movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Pay close attention to similarities and differences between the movie and Fitzgerald's novel; be sure to take notes. Then write a review in which you identify two meaningful similarities and differences between the movie and Fitzgerald's novel. Is the movie an accurate rendering of the novel? Why or why not? 500-750 words. Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.

Reflection Essay: Write a short essay in which you reflect on your favorite assignment so far in the course. Use specific details and be sure to foreground a thesis statement in which you make an argument about why you give primacy to this particular assignment. Also explain what you learned from it and, if applicable, what sort of research you performed. 250-500 words. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.