RUSS 306A: Final Paper Over the course of the term, you have

RUSS 306A: Final Paper
Over the course of the term, you have developed your analytical skills by writing analyses of the texts we have been reading in your reflection assignments. To end the course, you should develop and write a final paper that builds on the analysis you have learned to do. The task is to craft an argument grounded in textual analysis and then write a paper incorporating it. The paper can be on any topic related to the three novels we have read.
Required Book(s): 1 or More of:
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Criteria
Ratings
Pts
Thesis Statement
The paper has a clearly stated thesis statement that is strongly integrated into its argument.
15 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
15 pts
Argument
The paper makes a clear, well-developed, and nuanced argument. All parts of the paper are focused on the argument. The structure of the paper is clear.
20 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
20 pts
Literary Analysis/Textual Examples
The paper’s argument is closely tied to the analysis of specific examples from the text. Summary is minimal. The analysis in the paper always clearly links back to the argument.
20 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
20 pts
Originality
The paper demonstrates the student’s original thinking about the topic.
10 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
10 pts
Familiarity with Course Materials
The paper demonstrates the student’s familiarity with course materials (including the assignment guidelines). The paper does not include any inaccuracies related to course materials.
10 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
10 pts
Factual Accuracy
The paper does not contain any factual errors. All statements that require a source have a citation. All sources are scholarly sources.
10 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
10 pts
Citation Style
The citation style is consistent throughout the paper. The citations follow MLA style, 8th edition. All quotes include a citation.
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
Grammar
The paper is written in grammatically correct English (1 point off for every error).
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
Spelling
There are no spelling errors (1 point off for every error).
5 pts
Full Marks
0 pts
No Marks
5 pts
Total Points: 100