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American Literature Assignments - Summary
These assignments provide an opportunity to think critically about the American literature topics you've been studying throughout the course. You'll be challenged to respond to essay topics pertaining to several literary themes and techniques, including:
- America's identity through literature
- 'The Great American Novel'
- Character struggles
- Transcendentalist poetry symbols
How Assignments Work
The essay assignments in this course make up a portion of your English 104: American Literature final grade. They are required for College Accelerator members who are working toward transferable college credit.
- Open an essay assignment and read through the instructions.
- Understand the scoring rubric your essays will be graded on.
- Thoroughly review your essays, checking for plagiarism and other concepts learned in the course.
- Fill out the submission form (link included in the assignment) and attach your assignments.
- Proceed to the proctored final exam on the Exams tab (you do not need to wait for your essay grades before taking the final exam).
If you are not applying for credit, you do not need to submit your assignments.
1. American Literature: Assignments 1 & 2 - Analysis Essays
If you are seeking college credit for this course, you must submit two essays and pass the proctored final exam. You must submit your essays before registering for the final. Below you will find prompts and instructions for submitting your essay.
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Other chapters within the English 102: American Literature course
- Introduction to American Literature
- Analyzing American Literature
- Colonial and Early National Period in Literature
- Romantic Period in Literature
- Dark Romantics
- Transcendentalism in Literature
- Realism in Literature
- Modernist Prose and Plays
- Modernist Poetry
- The Harlem Renaissance and Literature
- Literature of the Contemporary Period
- Studying for English 102