The topic is the theme of nature in the following works: Rip Van Winkle by Irving and Walden by Thoreau.
1. must be composed using the default margins (1″) and standard type (Times New Roman or Ariel 12) of MS Word.
3. Paper requirements: The paper must be 8 pages of text in MLA-style format plus a pagevor pages of Works Cited in MLA format. The paper should actively use and cite at least seven sources outside our text itself, including at least two Internet sites and two traditional or electronic texts.
3. Be sure that your Internet sources are authoritative sources; “.edu” and “.org” sites are usually authoritative. Wikipedia is not a reliable source.
The paper will be graded as follows:

Content: 35% of the paper grade
 Fulfillment of the assignment’s content requirements.
 Clear, focused topic
 Demonstrated familiarity with the subject matter.
 Range and quality of knowledge.
 Depth of assimilation and understanding of the subject matter.
 Sufficient and suitable content to support and develop ideas.
 Awareness of audience

Organization: 30% of the paper grade.
 Clear introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs.
 Unity and coherence.
 Support for focused topic
 Transitions that move the reader from key point to key point.

Mechanics, Grammar and Style: 35% of the paper grade
 Format
 Punctuation
 Sentence Structure
 Grammar and Usage
 Competent use of standard English
 Style
 Diction

Here is the link to Walden:
Rip Van Winkle is here-

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