Author and text read: The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara
Write a closely persuasive paper in which you argue and persuade your reader to look at a writer and a selection of his or her sections/chapters/selections we have read in a more powerful and careful way. You must use one or more of the books or texts we have read prominently in discussing your interpretation as well as two or three critical sources/thinkers either from the classroom sources or library research with a similar or comparative thought process. This paper will be a claim of aesthetic following Palahniuk’s model in the essay “Not Chasing Amy.”
The claim of aesthetic may take into account–philosophical, historical, sociological, and biographical factors in the artist’s presentation. For supporting content follow your research and interviews. Remember in this assignment I am looking for scholarly sources—literature scholars—and/or primary sources—interviews with the author discussing the art. Think of how Palahniuk lauds or celebrates Hempel’s work. Claims of Value also argue that one view is better or more valuable than another view–he does seem to argue in favor of minimalism as a favorable style. Claims of value ultimately involve a comparison (explicit or implicit) and express approval or disapproval of standards. To fashion a sound claim of value, employ standards with which your audience agrees.
For example, if I were to argue that graffiti is art and, therefore, valuable, I would need to prove that graffiti fits the criteria most readers would employ to define art. In this way, claims of value incorporate elements pertinent to claims of fact (testimony, examples, etc.). Think of how Palahniuk defines minimalism as an aesthetic he admires and defines that literary movement for example. He also expresses disdain for long and overly told novels and prose. Possibly discuss Flannery O’Connor and Southern Gothic, Wolff/Kingston and memoir, or Lorraine Hansberry and politics, civil rights/race and drama/playwrighting.
Important Note: Again, be careful not to be too obvious or general/vague with discussion—stay close to terrain of the texts you’ve read and researched. Remember discussion should be more than a report, a summary or survey.
An excellent summary:
Describes the structure and organization of the text/s
Accurately communicates the author’s representation, intention and goals
An excellent response:
Uses strategies from handouts/lectures/says more about less
Focuses on specific strategies that have been identified in the summary
Utilizes scholarly discussion or author interviews to support ideas
signal phrases and in-text citations
(Links to an external site.)
Creates an argument or takes a position on the author’s intended style and meaning
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.