"How does history affect the development of literary and intellectual culture, in American Realism?"
THis is the question I am to answer for an english paper. Obviously you could write a book about this, so you have to narrow it down. So i went with the Civil war, how does it affect the development of intellectual.....in American Realism.
Now this seems like a paper i can actually write about, granted its not something i would do by choice but it can be done.
One thing that really put a damper on this was that I have an outline for it all due tommorow. THis outline is basically "the meat" of the paper, all the facts, all the statements. Now the thing i find is that I NEVER use these things. Ever. I research, write my sources, and store it in the mind. Then when i am writing the final product, it all comes together after several revisions. So whenever an outline is assigned, like this one, i feel like I get it done for the sake of getting it done.
What are peoples thoughts on formal outlines like this?