All essays go through a process of drafting. All final drafts must be accompanied by
all previous drafts and by a metatext at the end. Essays will not be accepted
without previous drafts and metatexts. All essays will be typed and double- spaced,
following MLA format (see Bedford Handbook, page 119). Late
essays will not be accepted. All drafts should be e-mailed to me two hours
before class starts. Extensions may sometimes be granted IF
you speak to me (not e-mail) me at least a day in advance of the due date.
Essay I: Telling the story of the American Dream.
Essay II: Who gets the American Dream?
Essay III: Does society have a responsibility to help all attain the American Dream?
Essay IV: Case history: Does affirmative action promote or hinder the American Dream?
Most abbreviations I use can be looked up in "Corrections Symbols," the next-to-last page in The Bedford Handbook. Other abbreviations used in responding to essay are as follows:
ap = apostrophe ref = unclear reference
cs = comma splice SC = combine sentences
p = punctuation SS = sentence structure
¶ = create paragraph wc = word choice