Addressing a Political and Social Issue
Topic For the first essay, find an op-ed (and not a letter to the editor) addressing a political or social issue that has been published in a major American newspaper or magazine sometime since July 5th of last year. Then, argue for or against the effectiveness of the author’s argument. If this sounds too daunting, you may take an alternate route, which is to use the op-ed piece as a springboard to argue your position on a political or social issue.
(Whichever you choose, DO NOT combine the two topics. Also, DO NOT simply “review” the op-ed or select one used as a reading assignment for this course.)While you may consider The Fresno Bee, consider other publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, or The Atlantic, among others. Some columnists to consider include Victor Davis Hanson, Maureen Dowd, or Nicholas Kristof. Instructions-Needs to be at least onto the sixth page (typed, double-spaced, 12-point font size, Arial or Times New Roman) to be accepted.-MLA preferred, but APA is acceptable.
(Simply ensure formatting is consistent. Also, title, Reference, or Works Cited page does not count towards page length.)-Upload as Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) document on Canvas to be checked through Turnitin.Due Dates-Upload Essay # 1 (as Word or Rich Text Format document) by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.-Essay # 1 will not be accepted for any credit after Friday, July 10. Policy Reminders -To earn full points and rewriting eligibility, be sure your essay does not contain a topic unknown to the instructor, avoid plagiarism, is submitted during the conference time, and uploaded on that same date. -If an essay is submitted after the deadline, it is deducted five points. Essays are deducted fifteen points for every twenty-four hours they are late.
-In the event that you anticipate submitting the essay in past the deadline, see the instructor’s tutorial regarding emergency exemptions.ChecklistTo avoid having your essay returned unread, having points deducted, and/or having the essay be ineligible for a rewrite, ask yourself the following questions before submitting the essay: 2 -Does my essay reach the sixth page (without counting a title, a Reference, or a Works Cited page)?-Am Am I uploading all documents in Word or Rich Text Format? -Have I credited sources within the essay properly and included the References (or Works Cited) page?-Have Did I number all pages?
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