Recipient of the award for Best Researched Argument ($100)
The theme for this assignment was to analyze some aspect of gender roles in a piece of popular culture. I chose to write about the portrayal of female characters in the novel The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. After I picked this topic, I brainstormed ideas, wrote a research proposal, found sources, wrote an annotated bibliography, wrote the draft, had it peer reviewed, then edited it to the final version.
"The Power of Females and Femininity in 'The Silmarillion',"
Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing: Vol. 8:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl/vol8/iss1/5