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Assignment: Write a research essay connected with a short story/ies from HarukiMurakami using at least five credible secondary sources

HarukiMurakami stories included “sleep” “the little green monster ” ” the wind up bird and tuesdays woman” You have to at least choose two of them

Purpose: To prove your thesis with well-supported evidence and analysis based on Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes

Requirements:1,250-1,700 wds, a double-spaced typed page, and outside research of fivecredible sources. Two of the sources need to be other than a regular website page (e.g., online periodical, book, journal, newspaper, magazine). Times.com is not considered a regular website. A regular website would be webmd.com.

Topic: Develop a solid and strong thesis in relation to combination of many from Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes. Use analysis and sources to support your thesis.

Structure:

Introduction Paragraph- last sentence needs to have the thesis (4-6 sents.)

Body Paragraphs (4-10 sents.)

Conclusion Paragraph-wrap up and push to a new direction. Do not summarize the essay. (3-5 sents.)

**Pay attention to your topic sentences. A topic sentences states the main idea in each paragraph using your own words and ideas.

Format:

typed

placed onto a Microsoft Word document

double-spaced

Times New Roman, 12 pt. font

1 inch margins

indented paragraphs

creative title centered in the middle with regular font

MLA citation

page numbers on the top right-hand corner. Ex: Chen 1

third-person only (he, she, it)

no contractions. Ex: don’tàdo not

header on the left-hand side

Your name

Professor Chen

English 1B

11 December 2018

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