348 Literary Elements
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Write briefly in response to the
following, using your text and one other reference (preferably from the APUS
online library) and citing both in APA format. This
assignment should be approximately 1200-1500 words long.
1. Identify some pitfalls facing the beginning family therapist and give two
ideas for circumventing these.
2. Compare the role of the Bowenian therapist to that of the Psychodynamic
3. Chapter 8 talks about several approaches to couple and
marriage enrichment. Choose one of the approaches that interests you, and
discuss its pros and cons from your own point of view, AND/OR write a short
case study of a troubled couple and explain how you’d use one of the enrichment
theories to help the couple improve their relationship.
This forum need to be 300 words or more
Part I: Many of the elements can be found in various other
Part II: Tell us which novel you have chosen to read for the last
Write a 500-750 word essay on one of
the following topics.
- Give historical perspective to one of the works covered
in weeks 3 or 4. Develop a thesis that reflects how the work is a
reflection of the time period in which it is written.
- Write a critical analysis of one of the works from
weeks 3 or 4. An overview of approaches can be found here, but many are
quite straightforward. Psychological, gender, sociological, biographical,
and historical are all approaches that many use naturally in viewing a
work. However, if your interest lies elsewhere, feel free to choose
another approach. Please include your choice of approach in the assignment
submission text box.
- Compare and contrast two poems by the same author. You
can choose any of their other works for this comparison. Certainly
feel free to explore works we haven’t covered. Be sure that you have
isolated a strong and debatable thesis on which to build the essay. Simply
pointing out the differences is not analysis. Toward that end, you may
want to focus on a specific element of the stories.
- If there’s an aspect of the stories from these two
weeks that particularly interests you, you may choose your own topic, but
you must run it by me first to be sure it is headed in an analytical
Your essay should be formatted
in MLA style, including double
spacing throughout. All sources should be properly cited both in the text and
on a works cited page. As with most academic writing, this essay should be
written in third person. Please avoid both first person (I, we, our, etc.) and
second person (you, your).
In the upper left-hand corner of the paper, place your name, the professor’s
name, the course name, and the due date for the assignment on consecutive
lines. Double space your information from your name onward, and don’t forget a
title. All papers should be in Times New Roman font with 12-point type with
one-inch margins all the way around your paper. All paragraph indentations
should be indented five spaces (use the tab key) from the left margin. All work
is to be left justified. When quoting lines in literature, please research the
proper way to cite short stories, plays, or poems.
You should use the online APUS library to look for scholarly sources. Be
careful that you don’t create a “cut and paste” paper of information
from your various sources. Your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed.
Also, take great care not to plagiarize.
Whatever topic you choose you will
need a debatable thesis. A thesis is not a
fact, a quote, or a question. It is your position on the topic. The reader
already knows the story; you are to offer him a new perspective based on your
Since the reader is familiar with
the story, summary is unnecessary. Rather than tell him what happened, tell him
what specific portions of the story support your thesis. The handout
on “Literary Analysis” is
a must for this aspect of the paper.