The final paper (eight pages) shall be your opportunity to compare and contrast two different NOVELS we have read and further analyze them. This paper must be completed with the aid of the writing center. [Papers that are less than the minimum page length or show needless filler (excessive use of quotes, large font or margins, etc.), are on unapproved topics, do not follow APA format, or are not accompanied with documentation from the writing center will not be read.] You may compare characters or themes, but you cannot mix (e.g. you cannot compare the character Daisy with the role of a good citizen in The Red Badge of Courage). Outside research is mandatory and you will need to include information from at least one scholarly article or book (the John Jay reference librarians will be able to help in this endeavor). All sources must be properly documented. Early papers (at least one week) will be accepted and rewarded. You are allowed some leeway in determining what your thesis will be, although I must approve it in advance. If you are undecided about a topic, I shall help you pick one. Important note: You may not write about a novel that you did your class presentation on. Final papers will be delivered in two forms: A hard copy that includes your topic approval and Writing Center receipt, and an electronic copy posted through SafeAssign (details will follow).