Explain why we might consider Greenfield’s article a worthwhile source for a college essay?

1. The paragraph and Works Cited below represent an infraction of academic integrity. Why? Examine the source ( http://www.victorianweb.org/neovictorian/rhys/lewkowicz14.html ) and describe the problems with this student’s writing:

Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre were set roughly during the same time, although the essence of modern feminism is instilled into the older feminism of Jane Eyre. In Jane Eyre women are limited from contributing in their society as compared to men, and in Antoinette’s world this oppression isn’t emphasized as much as it should. The ideology and norms about femininity that are depressing are much more difficult for Antoinette to gain control. Rhys’s revision portrays the difficulties of dealing with repression indicated in Wide Sargasso Seas through the use of style, voice and narrative structure. Her modern interpretation of the experience of women is”one of both forced dependency and exclusion. Thus for a girl, betrayal is indeed interwoven with dependency, troubling a girl’s relational history from infancy through adulthood, and affecting her relationship with her own infant should she herself become a mother” (Schapiro 85). Although we never learn the kind of mother Antoinette would have became, restricted by Rochester and the restraint of her identity that is established in an environment filled with the lack of love and security, her only desire is to jump to her death.”

Works Cited

Lewkowicz, Sherry. The Experience of Womanhood in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. Victorian Web, 2004. Print.

Cho, Keunjung. Contextualizing Racialized Interpretations of Bertha Mason’s Character. Victorian Web, 2003. Print.

H. Gul Koparanoglu: The Victim of Colonization: Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea – In: TRANS. Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften. No. 17/2008. WWW: http://www.inst.at/trans/17Nr/3-3/3-3_koparanoglu17.htm

Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea. (London: Wallace Literary Agency, Inc, 1966)

Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Random House, 1994.

Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism. New York: Knopf, 1993.

Schapiro, Barbara Ann. “Boundaries and Betrayal in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.” Literature and the Relational Self. Ed. Jeffrey Berman. New York: New York University Press, 1994.

2.What is wrong with the Lewkowitz citation? Consider the use of the term “print”.

3.Provide a paraphrase of a portion of the Susan Greenfield’s article “The Burden of Gratitude”. To receive full credit, you must acknowledge the author and the source as well as summarize a portion of the argument. Please note that a paraphrase does NOT include a quotation

4.Provide an MLA citation for the Greenfield article. Pay attention to every detail, including typography and punctuation, to receive full credit. Note that I do want you to include date of access in this course. Visit the Purdue OWL site for help.

5.Please read the following resource: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/conducting_research/evaluating_sources_of_information/index.html (note there are 4 subpages on print vs. online sources; evaluating citations, etc.)

Explain why we might consider Greenfield’s article a worthwhile source for a college essay? Why might we not want to use it? (Answer both parts for full credit and please use your own words.)

6.How is Greenfield’s article on gratitude different from a Wikipedia entry? From something like Shmoop? (In other words, why aren’t Wikipedia or Shmoop acceptable sources for scholarly writing?

7.The following is a sentence from a student’s essay. Using Google or another search engine, decide if this is an instance of plagiarism:

Also by utilizing Antoinette’s character she brings notice to the colonized people that are completely dehumanized and mistreated.

Is this an academic integrity infraction? True=Yes; False=No

8.Is this plagiarism? True=Yes; False=No

Original source (text):

Alvin Kernan, The Playwright as Magician. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. pp. 102–103.

From time to time this submerged or latent theater in Hamlet becomes almost overt. It is close to the surface in Hamlet’s pretense of madness, the “antic disposition” he puts on to protect himself and prevent his antagonists from plucking out the heart of his mystery. It is even closer to the surface when Hamlet enters his mother’s room and holds up, side by side, the pictures of the two kings, Old Hamlet and Claudius, and proceeds to describe for her the true nature of the choice she has made, presenting truth by means of a show. Similarly, when he leaps into the open grave at Ophelia’s funeral, ranting in high heroic terms, he is acting out for Laertes, and perhaps for himself as well, the folly of excessive, melodramatic expressions of grief.

Student writing:

Almost all of Shakespeare’s Hamlet can be understood as a play about acting and the theater. For example, in Act 1, Hamlet pretends to be insane in order to make sure his enemies do not discover his mission to revenge his father’s murder. The theme is even more obvious when Hamlet compares the pictures of his mother’s two husbands to show her what a bad choice she has made, using their images to reveal the truth. Also, when he jumps into Ophelia’s grave, hurling his challenge to Laertes, Hamlet demonstrates the foolishness of exaggerated expressions of emotion.



9.Reflect: why do you think students sometimes plagiarize on papers? What steps can you take to make sure you don’t do so accidentally or otherwise?