LIT 4192 Major Caribbean Writers: Formatting Requirements: · Thesis statement must be underlined and placed at the last sentence of your first paragraph · Length: no less than 1,100 words · No title page; use MLA header · Works Cited can be placed on the last page below the conclusion · MLA formatting throughout, including parenthetical citations: e.g. (Weir-Soley 42) · 1” margins, Times New Roman 12 pt. font · Double-spaced; no extra spaces between paragraphs · Your name and page # go at the top of each page in a header (Google sample MLA paper on Purdue OWL) General info & Reminders: · Your essay provides a thesis-driven analysis of ¿Qué Pasa, USA?/One Day at a Time (consider them comparatively if you choose these texts), Reyita or First Rain. · Your essay should engage with Stuart Hall’s theory of cultural identity. · Your thesis provides an argument and a specific focus that your essay develops. · Papers will be graded on: use and close analysis of textual evidence, focus, structure, grammar and style. · Develop a title for your essay that evokes your thesis. · Every paragraph must use textual support. · Plagiarism will not be tolerated: you will fail the course. Ask about citations beforehand.