How identity operated in the time periods and situations we are studying. What were the characteristics (identity) of accused heretics? You are looking for how the “heretic” identity was constructed, maintained, and resisted.
Your FIRST sentence must contain some form of the category you are working with (in Module 1, that is identity).
For example, if you are writing about identity and I don’t some form of that word in the first sentence, you will not make above a B on this assignment. Make sure this sentence makes sense and that it introduces the main examples you intend to write about.
Use the category you are working with throughout your analysis. Use it for the framework for your analysis.
Use bold print to highlight the category wherever that/those word/s appear in your analysis.
Quote only ONCE from Deane–no more–to make the connection between your experience and Deane’s insights about how concerns about witchcraft and heresy operate in the lives of human beings.
Cite Deane using a parenthetical in-text citation at the end of the quote.
Use this Chicago Style Guide format for these parenthetical citations: (Deane 2011, p. 26). This citation occurs before the period at the end of the quote, and after the quotation marks. Do not quote from any other resource, but you can refer to a required film or other resource and cite it as just described.
Any word-for-word copying from any source must include quotation marks.
If you use the Kindle edition of a textbook, cite both quotes and paraphrases like this: (Deane, 2011, Kindle Location 2351). Again, the parenthetical citation belongs inside the period that closes your sentence. No quotes from anyone else are allowed unless specifically required in the instructions.
Be careful of the length of your quotes; no more than 15% of your analysis may come from your quote. (E.g. If you write exactly the minimum of 400 words, no more than 60 of that total word count may be from quotes (15% of the 400 words).
Produce thoughtful, articulate, college-level writing. See https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-writing/chapter/introduction-to-college-level-writing/ (Links to an external site.) for one guide to the definition of “college-level writing.”
Craft your observations and insights into a formal analysis/essay. No bullet points.
Respond to all elements of the box activity you choose to complete.
Think deeply. Provide details to add nuance to your essay.
Be specific and give examples–avoid vague, general statements.
Example of what to avoid: “Identity is really important. Everybody has one.” Be specific and get to the point.
Locate yourself in time and place somewhere in the first two sentences. (We are studying the Middle Ages in Europe.) Beyond that, you must avoid all vague statements. Be specific and give examples.
Omit reflections about your reading process. (Example: I do not want to read things like, “While I was reading the chapters in Deane this week, I thought…”
Make your analysis relevant and substantive.
Reflect on what you observe is at stake for people in the situation/s you are analyzing.
Omit personal opinions. See the syllabus and contact me if you have questions about this requirement.
Omit theological statements that take a position on a religion or a religious idea or practice.
Omit rhetorical questions or obvious questions that you should know the answers to if you have read the textbook/s.
Check for and eliminate spelling and grammatical errors. Given the technology available to us, there is no excuse for sloppy work, including multiple spelling errors. There is a penalty for more than one.
In keeping with academic conventions, all assignments that refer to or quote from ideas that are not your own must include citations. Religious Studies uses the Chicago Style Guide, 7th Edition. See the ASU Libraries Chicago site (Links to an external site.), the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide (Links to an external site.), and or the Purdue Writing Lab (Links to an external site.) for support on using Chicago to cite your sources in this class. Reference lists should occur after the content of your written work, including in discussion forums.