ENGLISH 102 ENGLISH COMPOSITION-M3C
MULTI-SOURCE ACADEMIC WRITING
Write a well-organized and well-supported essay with an original thesis based on the four readings and one video listed below. The essay must include no less than SIX citations from these readings and/or video.
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief background on the topic or situation. In this case, it would be an explanation of the “me” society we live in today. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay.
A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the paper. Each body paragraph must have a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph.
This essay must include no less than SIX citations from these readings and/or video. Citations are to be a combination of direct quotations and paraphrased quotations with or without the author’s name. No others sources are to be used for this assignment.
The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world. In this case, where do we go from here?
The essay must also include a Reference List that includes the readings and/or video quoted in the essay.
Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade.
Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.
The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay, nor is the passive “you.” In place of “you,” “one” may be used.
Write an argumentative essay (no less than 3 full pages in length) that states an original thesis statement on the “me” culture.
Demonstrate the ability to make and support an Argumentative claim in a well-supported, organized, and cohesive essay.
Demonstrate an understanding of information literacy and the ability to locate, retrieve, evaluate, analyze, and use information.
The basics of APA style®. (n.d.). http://www.apastyle.org. Retrieved February 23, 2014, from http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx
How to create a works cited or references list: Introduction. (n.d.). The Bedford Research Room: Retrieved February 23, 2014, from http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/catalog/static/bsm/researchroom/workscited/
What does an APA style references list look like?. (n.d.). The Bedford Research Room:. Retrieved February 23, 2014, from http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/catalog/static/bsm/researchroom/workscited/APA_style.asp
Brooks, D. (2011, May 30). It’s not about you. The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/opinion/31brooks.html?_r=0
If we could see inside other people’s hearts. (n.d.). Vimeo. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from https://vimeo.com/77450643
Mackey, M. (2012, January 28). The ‘take care of me’ society is wrecking the USA | The Fiscal Times. The Fiscal Times. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/01/28/The-Take-Care-of-Me-Society-is-Wrecking-the-USA
More young people are moving away from religion, but why?. (2013, January 15). NPR. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://www.npr.org/2013/01/15/169342349/more-young-people-are-moving-away-from-religion-but-why
Weeks, L. (n.d.). Please read this story, thank you. NPR. Retrieved February 22, 2014, from http://www.npr.org/2012/03/09/148295675/please-read-this-story-thank-you
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