Things Fall Apart
Final Portfolio Project (350 Points)
The portfolio project is designed to require you to expand your knowledge and capabilities through combining knowledge and application of content with your own interpretation and judgment. For the final portfolio project, you will write a research paper about Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, supplementing your own interpretation with information from three to five other sources. Again, remember that your interpretation of this novel should reflect an international perspective. Information about planning your research paper and conducting your research can be found in the lecture material for Module 5. The portfolio project is due in Week 8.
Research paper requirements:
1,500-1,750 words (5-7 pages).
Minimum of three sources (excluding the novel) – must be credible, authored sources; anonymous Websites or sites like Wikipedia are not acceptable as one of your three main sources.
Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-pt font.
Title Page: for an explanation of how to formulate a title page in APA, see this link: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/(scroll down to “Title Page”).
Insert page numbers in the top right hand corner.
Include a Reference Page.
Use correct CSU-Global APA formatting in the paper and on the reference page.
Submit final portfolio project no later than 11:59 p.m., MT, on Sunday of Module 8, the final day of the course.
Your final paper will be graded not only based on content but also based upon the quality of your writing, syntax, and grammar. Please be sure to pay special attention to the quality of your written work. It is highly recommended that you closely proofread your assignment prior to submission. In addition, you are again expected to provide support for your arguments based upon both the required and recommended readings for the course, as well as to incorporate any relevant points culled from the discussion boards. Review the Portfolio Rubric, located in Course Information.
Things Fall Apart