In an essay with at least two full pages of content, argue why a piece of literature should remain on the list in future versions of the class.
If your argument is convincing, your suggestion just might remain in the course readings next semester.
Argue why this reading should remain on the class reading list.
Literature selected:”To Build a fire” by Jack London”
Set up your essay in proper MLA format (see your handbook from ENG 101 or consult the OWL @ Purdue.edu).
As you’re building your basic argument, discuss the following to help give a better sense of how your suggested story can best fit into the class:
Appeals: What did you like about the text? Dislike?
Cultural Reference: Did the story remind you of any other texts you’ve encountered? Something in the news? From history? From pop culture? How so?
Class Activity/Essay Prompt: Can you think of a good in-class activity or out-of-class assignment that would work well with the story?
Would the story fit with a particular paper topic/theme the class already contains?
Research: Mention a few good sources in AVL or the LRC catalog that students could use for the text you’re recommending be kept.
The Bedford Introduction to Literature, 10th edition or The Norton Anthology of American Literature, shorter 8th ed., vol. 1, depending on which class you’re taking.