To see the syllabus for Introduction to Literature with Patrick Goughary for Summer 2013, please click here.
Copied from the syllabus, here is the assignment that this guide supports:
Short Papers: Two short papers are required: one on fiction, one on poetry, and/or one on drama. Papers must be between 2-3 pages, typed, double-spaced and documented according to MLA style. A minimum of two secondary research sources must be used. Topics should address very specific characteristics or implications of the selected work, not just give a plot summary (see me for specific ideas). Development of the topic should go beyond what was discussed in class. Late papers will not be accepted. Each paper is worth 25% of the final grade.