Constructing an Argumentative Thesis
What is the thesis?
An argumentative/expository thesis offers your interpretation of a text. It is your opinion of
the text, but supported by evidence from the text (or from secondary sources).
Constructing a thesis
COM 53B: Literatures of South and Southeast Asia
The thesis assignment is due in class as a hard copy on Monday, April 14th. The assignments are due at
the beginning of class.
The assignment requires you to work on a thesi
COM 53B: Literature of South and Southeast Asia Studies
Mapping the Text: Reading Exercise I
Scan the text quickly
1. Make note of any quotes/poems/verses/proverbs that occur within the body of the
2. Make a note of anything in the tex
Literature of South and Southeast Asia
The final paper is due on Monday, May 19th in class. All students must turn in a hard copy of their essay.
I do not accept electronic submissions.
This assignment is worth 20% of y
COM 53 B
The Literature of South and Southeast Asia
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM
Instructor: Archana Venkatesan
Office: 813 Sproul
Office Hours: Wednesday: 11:00-12:00 Friday: 11:00-12:00 and by appo
COM 53B: Literature of South & Southeast Asia
A.K.Ramanujan. Translators Note. Poems of Love and War: from the Eight Anthologies and the Ten Long
Poems of Classical Tamil. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985
COM 53B: Literature of South and Southeast Asia
Structuring Analysis and Using Evidence
In this assignment you will work on using how to contextualize, employ, and incorporate evidence in
order to create a cohesive argument. The assignmen
The final essay is worth 20% of your grade. It is due as a hard copy in the envelope outside my office on
Wednesday, June 11th by 11 AM.
This essay length is 1000-1200 words.
Your final essay develops fr
The Group Presentations will take place in class on Monday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 4th. Each
group will present on one of the four novels we have discussed in class. Each group will have 10-15
minutes for their presentati