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a.Make sure that you are changing the words that you use. b.Write complex words out while reading newspapers, magazines, books, and try to utilize these words in your paper. c.Impress me with your vocabulary!d.Use transitional words: however, moreover, nevertheless, nonetheless, meanwhile, in addition, in conclusion, etc. (Make sure that every paragraph uses one of these words).
e.Make sure that if the paper is supposed to be 4-5 pages it is at least four full pages in length, not 3.5 with one word hanging off the fourth page. If it’s supposed to be 7-10 pages it must be a minimum of 7 full pages in length, etc. Works cited page does not count in the page number. 10% MLA (MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION) FORMAT and sourcesa.Papers must use the MLA style guide and have a works cited page. Use italics for titles of books, novels, plays, longer length works. Short stories, poems, essay titles, articles should be in quotation marks.b.Sources must be accredited. For literature papers it is best to use journal articles, and books. Do not use Wikipedia. Use databases like JSTORto find relevant articles for literature papers.Extra CreditI give extra credit in this class. To receive extra credit you need to go to a New York museum or go to see a play and write up a 500 word review.I will accept reviews of special exhibits from the following museums (you have to be inside these museums approximately an hour before they close or they will not let you in):a.Metropolitan Museum of Art (at this museum admission is suggested donation which means you can donate whatever you want even$1.)b.MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, admission is free every Friday after 4pm and until 8pm, google UNIQLO Free Friday Night ticket)c.Whitney Museum of Art (pay what you wish Fridays 7-9.30 pm)d.Guggenheim Museum (pay what you wish Saturdays 5.45-7.45)e.Neue Gallerie (free first Friday of the month 6-8pm)f.Frick Galerie (pay what you wish Wednesday 2pm-6pm, you have to be online before 5pm to get in)g. Morgan Library (pay what you wish Friday after 7-9pm)A way to get into all museums for free all year is to pay for an American Alliance of Museums membership it costs $90.I will accept theater reviews, you can get cheap tickets or student tickets (for approximately $10-$35) through the following free subscriptions:Linctix (google it)Hiptix (google it)Public theater (student tickets for $25-35 dollars to their plays and musicals available at their box office, google for hours)Playwright Horizons student ticketsYou can also get cheap tickets through the following paid memberships:Tdf.org (membership costs $27-37 for the year but you can get $10-40 tickets to off broadway and broadway shows)Gold club membership – if you write to them and tell them that you are a student they will allow you to buy a $60 membership but this allowsyou to get $5 tickets all year long to off broadway shows and broadway shows.