i have been known to take things too seriously. imagine that. one of said things that i should be taking seriously, but i'm not, is my final paper situation for school. midterms are over (yay!) and the results are in from two-thirds of the instructors (100% in shakespeare, 94% in restoration and 18c british lit...not too shabby). now, attention must be directed toward final papers. three of them. 8-10, 10-12, and 12-15 pages in length. so...30-37 pages of composition within the next five weeks. the topics are as follows:
for shakespeare: something related to shakespeare. whether that be shakespeare himself, his plays, film or other story adaptations of his works, or works from which he borrowed ideas to create his plays. or something else that is somehow tied to shakespeare. shakespeare prison programs, for example, could work. research paper, including at least 6 outside sources. 12-15 pages. mla format. due 29 nov.
for contemporary american lit: something related to issues pertaining to contemporary america, that somehow ties back to themes or characters or authors studied and discussed throughout the semester. must make an original contribution to the academic discussion on chosen topic. 8-10 pages. due 11 dec.
for restoration and 18c brit lit: topic unknown. page requirement 10-12 pages. proposal due 19 nov. final paper due 7 dec.
so, naturally, i should start in chronological order. write a proposal for rest/18c. write shakespeare paper. write rest/18c paper. write contemp american paper.
nope. my brain is only functioning in contemp american mode. great stuff.
no big deal. it's just life. school. my future.
bye for now.