This paper should be eight or more pages in length. The paper should not be construed as a report paper. Rather, your starting point should be the same as for your critical paper. You should start with an initial, tentative thesis regarding some specific aspect of the assigned text. You should check your thesis against the details of the text, just as in a critical paper, but you then check your impressions as well against secondary sources, articles and essays concerning the text you are studying. Based on your primary and secondary investigations, come to your final, considered thesis. Support and develop that thesis making use of the evidence you have compiled. Don’t force secondary material into your paper; use primary and secondary material to make your thesis claim better understood and more convincing. As a guideline, you should probably end up with three to five good secondary sources.