GE2404: Asian Literature in English
Assignment # 3: Comparison/Contrast Paper
Length: 3-4 pages, double-spaced (800-1000 words)
Value: 25 %
Due Date: Week 13 (on the date of your specific class)
How to submit your assignment: You must also upload a soft copy to Blackboard via ‘Assignments’ by the due date. Students are advised to view their turnitin.com originality report before submitting their final hard copy in class. Before completing this assignment, please complete the University Requirement on Academic Honesty at this link: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/ah/index.htm. The quiz should take you approximately 10 minutes and is required to release your grades for semester A.
Instructions: This assignment asks you to write a comparison/contrast paper that analyzes any recurring theme in Asian literature in English in two texts. One of these texts has to be either Forget Sorrow or Unpolished Gem; the other text can be any text on the course outline, with exception of the one that you wrote on for your first assignment. You may also choose a text from any Asian author at the 2013 Hong Kong International Literary Festival (http://www.festival.org.hk), but this option must first be cleared with your instructor in advance.
Possible themes include, but are not limited to, the following:
You are asked to develop your own original argument and your essay must include an introduction, thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate strong close reading and writing skills about two texts that we have discussed in the course. You are not required to consult any secondary sources for this assignment.
Formatting: Please include your name, student #, instructor’s name, and tutorial section # at the top, left-hand corner of the first page.