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      01. Discuss the role of gender in bringing about the French Revolution.


      “discuss”意味著對話,通常是隨意的,無方向的。然而,在一個assignment的背景下,discussion意味著需要完成一個既定和有目的的task:to construct an argument。在assignment中,"discuss"指對你所研究的一組論點進行廣泛的論證。在上面的要求下,你可以執行以下操作:

     pointing to consistencies and inconsistencies in the evidence of gendered causes of the Revolution;

     raising the implications of these consistencies and/or inconsistencies (perhaps they suggest a limited role for gender as catalyst);

     evaluating different claims about the role of gender; and

     asking what is gained and what is lost by focusing on gendered symbols, icons and events.

     一個weak discussion essay,可能只是簡單地列舉了revolution的幾個方面,包括the image of Liberty, the executions of the King and Marie Antoinette, the cry "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite!",并分別發表評論。這樣的文章不會提供原始論點,而是重述作業中提出的問題。

     而在一個strong discussion essay里,essay將超出對assignment寫作問題的基本重述。你可能會測試正在討論的革命性方面的異同。你可能會使用新的或出乎意料的證據,也許將只是在演講中簡短提及的有趣讀物用作來源。

     02. Analyze two of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, including one not discussed in class, as literary works and in terms of sources/analogues.


     First, you need to divide the two tales into parts, elements, or features. You might start with a basic approach: looking at the beginning, middle, and end. These structural features of literary works—and of historical events and many other subjects of academic study—may seem simple or even simplistic, but they can yield surprising insights when examined closely.

     Alternatively, you might begin at a more complex level of analysis. For example, you might search for and distinguish between kinds of humor in the two tales and their sources in Boccaccio or the Roman de la Rose: banter, wordplay, bawdy jokes, pranks, burlesque, satire, etc.

     Second, you need to consider the two tales critically to arrive at some reward for having observed how the tales are made and where they came from (their sources/analogues). In the course of your essay, you might work your way to investigating Chaucer's broader attitude toward his sources, which alternates between playful variation and strict adherence. Your complex analysis of kinds of humor might reveal differing conceptions of masculine and feminine between Chaucer and his literary sources, or some other important cultural distinction.