Examples of Strong Student Papers

These papers were written in response to a different prompt from the one we are using for this class.  These papers were all required to incorporate arguments from academic articles and they were supposed to be 6-8 pages long.  Your papers do not require research beyond the primary text and they only need to be 3-5 pages long.  Nevertheless, these essays offer strong, interesting interpretations of the text supported by close readings of passages.  Thus I think they represent good models for you to refer to as you work on your own essays.

Strong Student Paper on Woolf

Strong Student Paper on Hurston

Strong Student Paper on Fitzgerald