The Sophomore Synthesis is a long-term independent reading assignment. Over the course of 5 months, you will read 2-4 books and write an 8-10-page paper arguing a thesis about them.
Choosing a Project
You may choose to study a single author, or you may customize your book grouping. If you choose a single author, there’s a list of pre-approved ones on p.3. If you want to go off-list, we can talk about it—your project should be both challenging and meaningful for you.
Categories of custom groupings include but aren’t limited to: region, ethnicity, time period, movement, tradition, style, topic, issue, character type, genre.