We will be discussing how to write an analytical research essay
culminates in a substantial analytical research essay
Third Assignment: Prospectus (5%)
The third assignment involves writing a prospectus (150 words) which will describe your large project for the class. It will include a statement of the content upon which you plan to focus your 8-page analytical research essay. It will also include a carefully drafted research question which will guide your research and your analysis. Your prospectus is your chance to "pitch" your plan for the 8-page essay to your TA and to me. We, in turn, will give you feedback and guidance. In some cases, you will be asked to focus, clarify, or even alter your proposal based upon an assessment of how feasible and appropriate the project is. Students must receive approval of their prospectus prior to embarking on the writing of the essay.
In the course of the first two assignments, you began to develop a focus for your longer research project. The third assignment is the next step in defining that project. The choice and design of the topic is entirely up to you. There are only four concrete requirements, in addition to the length of the long essay, and they are:
Writer's Web: Writing an Analytic Research Paper
In summary, TPS Classical is a complete integrated Humanities program to prepare students for the most rigorous colleges, providing three core credits per year, four optional AP credits, plus dedicated training in Study Skills and Analytical Research Essay Writing.