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Pretend you have to write a paper that argues that Tech should have more parking.  Write a topic sentence for a body paragraph of your paper.


The use of smart technology censored motion can used to end the menace of traffic congestion in major cities of the world. This can be achieved through a grid system connection where cars and drivers are able to share traffic information, and calculate traffic time hence increasing efficiency in managing parking space.


Determine whether the following information represents a book, journal article, or work in an edited volume.  Based on this, write out an entry for a references page in APA format.

Title: American Literature
Pages: 46-58
Author: Linda Thompson
Year: 1999
Title: The new formalism backlash
Volume: 71 number 3 

Thompson, L. (1999). The new formalism backlash. American Literature, 71(3), 46-48.



In the last line of “Araby,” the narrator says that he is “a creature driven and derided by vanity.”  Based upon the story, explain what you think this line means.





Please tell what these lines are from and, in a few sentences, analyze them using one of the literary theories.

He nodded, knowing the ritual from the many days and nights he had watched the winners march across the stage to press the button that controlled the spinning wheel and receive the prizes. And now he followed the instructions as though he’s crossed the slippery stage a million prize-winning times.





Please tell what these lines are from and, in a few sentences, analyze them using one of the literary theories.

On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.

The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.


These words are from “the Yellow Wallpaper” by charlotte Perkins and they illustrate the horrors of feminist theories and the role of the women in the society; how they are mistreated by the men and how their hysterical nature can drive people crazy with regards to the 19th century society. This text can be analyzed using the feminist theory



Please tell what these lines are from and, in a few sentences, analyze them using one of the literary theories. 

His mother had gotten along the best she could by hard working and she had always seen that her children went to Sunday School and that they read the Bible every morning. He was now nineteen year old and he had been selling Bibles for four months. In that time he had sold seventy-seven Bibles and had the promise of two more sales. He wanted to become a missionary because he thought that was the way you could do most for people.






Read the following passage from Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily.”  Using one of the categories discussed throughout out textbook for analyzing literature (e.g., plot, style, narrative structure, point of view, etc.), analyze this passage and its context.

Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head.  One of us lifted something from it, and leaning forward, that faint and invisible dust dry and acrid in the nostrils, we saw a long strand of iron-gray hair.

In the passage above, the use of first person point of view through the narration gives the reader an increased sense of discovery. The use of descriptive style allowed the reader to experience a number of details, setting the stage for the reveal.



Which of the following titles should be in quotation marks?

A. A Doll’s House
B. Death of a Salesman
C. A Raisin in the Sun
D. If We Must Die

2 points   


Which of the following titles should be in italics?

A. A Doll’s House
B. Trifles
C. The Weary Blues
D. Araby

2 points   


Which is not one of the five parts of plot?

A. exposition
B. conflict
C. falling action
D. conclusion

2 points   


In APA, which is the correct format for the citation of a book?

A. Doe, J.  (year).  Title of Book.  City: Publisher.
B. Doe, J.  Title of Book.  City: Publisher, year.
C. Doe, J.  (year).  Title of book. City: Publisher.
D. Doe, Jane.  Title of book.  City: Publisher, year.

2 points   


Which would be the correct format for in-text citations of print sources in APA?

A. (Smith, 2007)
B. (Smith, 2007, p.14)
C. (Smith 14)
D. (Smith, p.14)
E. A and B
F. A and D
G. B and D

2 points   


In “The yellow wallpaper” . . .

A. there is a clear lesson at the end
B. the narrator was driven insane by medical treatment
C. the woman loved her wallpaper
D. the author uses magical realism

2 points   


Which of the following represents an adequate paraphrase of a source in APA?

A. Carl Zimmer (2007) compares today’s maps of the brain to the rough maps made of the New World.  He believes that the lack of knowledge about the workings of the brain makes us ask serious questions about our nature (p.7).
B. The maps used by neuroscientists today resemble the rough maps of the New World.  Because we know so little about how the brain works, we must ask questions about the nature of our selves (Zimmer, 2007, p.7).
C. A and B
D. None of the above

2 points   


What course grade do you need to pass Comp II?

A. C
B. D
C. B
D. F