Siddhartha Research Paper Writing Assignment
This Writing Assignment will focus on Writing about Literature
Write a Research Paper about the quest for meaning, peace, love, fulfilment, wellbeing, comfort, friendship, safety, understanding, and enlightenment in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. Feel free to focus this topic as best makes sense to you.
Your essay should be approximately 2500 – 3000 words in length and adhere to the Modern Language Association (MLA) essay format. Use 12 point Times New Roman typeface throughout. See The Bedford Researcher for information on MLA essay format and requirements. Use the MLA practice template (see MLA Resources in Blackboard) to help you format your sources on your essay’s Works Cited page. MLA’s own website (see Blackboard link) also has guidance on working with the MLA practice template and on adhering to MLA style. So does the OWL at Perdue (again, see the Blackboard link). Incorporate into your essay at least five items borrowed from at least three secondary sources and then document your sources according to MLA requirements. This means that your paper will have at least five parenthetical in‑text citations as well as a concluding page titled “Works Cited” where the required bibliographic information about your sources is presented in the format MLA wants. Examples of appropriate secondary sources to borrow from include magazines, journals, newspapers, databases (the MDC Library offers you free access to lots of databases), books, films, government publications, and encyclopedias. Again, avoid open sources like Wikipedia. Submit your essay to the appropriate drop box in Blackboard. As always, follow the conventions of standard edited American English. Please be your own editor and proofreader!