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LAVC Humanities Essay

LAVC Humanities Essay

Description

SUMMARY:

  1. Develop an outline and upload it through Canvas.
  2. Develop an abstract and upload it through Canvas as well.
  3. Respond to at least 1 student with a critique of their abstract.

PROMPT FOR OUTLINE

Please upload your outline for your Final Paper here. You can use  this as a guide for completing your own outline. You do not have to  follow this step by step- I am including it here in case you are totally  lost as to how to do an outline.

Quick note: You don’t need to worry about an “attention grabber” – don’t let that keep you from completing your outline.

PROMPT FOR ABSTRACT

PART ONE

Upload a rough draft of your abstract and

PART TWO

Read and give notes on an abstract written by at least 1 student

Definition and Purpose of Abstracts

An abstract is a short summary of your (published or unpublished)  research paper, usually about a paragraph (c. 6-7 sentences, 150-250  words) long. A well-written abstract serves multiple purposes:

  • an abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your paper or  article quickly, in order to decide whether to read the full paper;
  • an abstract prepares readers to follow the detailed information, analyses, and arguments in your full paper;
  • and, later, an abstract helps readers remember key points from your paper.

The Contents of an Abstract

Abstracts contain most of the following kinds of information in brief  form. The body of your paper will, of course, develop and explain these  ideas much more fully. As you will see in the samples below, the  proportion of your abstract that you devote to each kind of  information—and the sequence of that information—will vary, depending on  the nature and genre of the paper that you are summarizing in your  abstract.

PART TWO

For Part Two of this Assignment, I would like you to make sure you  understand what Humanities theme and work(s) will be discussed in the  abstract you’ve chosen to review.

Also, make suggestions to the student(s) you have chosen if you think there are some things that might help make it a bette