Final Essay: Revisiting Aslan

Your final for this class consists of a revision of your first writing assignment in which you were asked to choose the most important theme from Aslan’s Beyond Fundamentalism and discuss why it was the most important.

For this revision we would like you to reassess your point of view in light of everything that you have read, written, seen over the course of the semester.

You should approach this in a few steps:

  1. Re-read your essay and determine what your argument was.  Find it and write it down.
  2. Knowing what you know now, ask yourself whether or not you feel the same way still.  Go back through the syllabus, your notes, your blog posts, your classmates’ posts, looking for specific readings, discussions, films, or overall course themes that you feel changed the way you look at Aslan’s book and your reaction to it.
  3. Sit down and begin writing about how the new knowledge, understanding, or stance that you have come to as a result of that reading, discussion, film theme has changed your perspective. Be sure to cite those readings, posts, and/or discussions.

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Dave Griffith is Assistant Professor of English at Sweet Briar College. He is the author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America.
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