Assignment 3: Research Project Essay The Research Project Essay will be on the topic developed and described by the student in her/his Research Proposal. The Essay will provide an opportunity for the student to utilise a theoretical framework for independent research and use key theoretical concepts in the analysis of literary or other cultural texts. Due date: Weighting: Length and/or format: 9.00pm, 31st May, 2017 50% 2000 words ENGL331: Exploring Literary and Cultural Theory, Semester 1, 2017, Strathfield Purpose: Learning outcomes assessed: How to submit: Return of assignment: Assessment criteria: The Research Project Essay is an opportunity for students to utilise a theoretical framework for independent research and to apply theoretical concepts in the analysis of texts. identify and compare the major developments in literary theory over the course of the century apply theoretical approaches to works of literature analyse and evaluate specific literary theories synthesise knowledge of literary theories in order to execute an individual research project Submit the essay through Turnitin on LEO Essays will be returned through LEO. An assessment rubric reflecting the criteria listed below will be adapted for Turnitin. ? identify theoretical concepts accurately ? differentiate schools of theoretical thought ? demonstrate reading and comprehension of texts ? utilise appropriate theoretical concepts in the analysis of texts ? present a consistent analysis of texts ? demonstrate independent research ? execute a coherent research project ? MLA citation REFERENCING This unit requires you to use the MLA referencing system. See the ‘Academic referencing’ page from the Office of Student Success for more details.