ENG 125: Essay #2 Guidelines
This 4-5 page essay asks you to make ONE STRONG CONNECTION between two of the texts we’ve read thus far. You will need to make a very clear argument in the opening paragraph that is sustained with evidence from TWO texts throughout the essay. This is NOT a simple compare/contrast activity. You must make a strong critical connection between the texts you choose.
Write about a connection that interests you. The argument and connections are yours to create so be imaginative and invested! Below is a generated list of ideas to get you started, but you can also run possible connections by me.
Ideas: The purpose of education/school
Gender & Education: which comes first?
Society’s influence on one’s identity
America’s racial problem
The elements of a good and valuable education
1) In the opening paragraph, this essay should have a strong critical argument that goes beyond surface level observations. You are ARGUING how/why you think these two texts are connected. Introduce the texts the paper will analyze.
2) The subsequent (body) paragraphs should analyze specific passages from your chosen texts to demonstrate how you’ve arrived at your argument and interpretations.
*Tip 1: Analyze don’t summarize! This is not a book report. Make points throughout the paper that relate to your argument using keywords from your opening paragraph.
3) You will need to incorporate direct quotations from the texts you analyze. These quotes MUST follow MLA citation style. For information on citations, please visit the Purdue OWL (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/).
*Tip 2: Do not allow quotations to overwhelm your essay! For any direct quotation you include, make sure to write an ANALYSIS of the passage that is roughly double the length of the quotation itself.
4) A Works Cited page is required. Please consult the Purdue OWL or a handbook for instructions and formatting. *The Works Cited page is NOT included in your word minimum.
5) Your essay should be no less than 4-5 pages in length. Use 12 point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins all around. Be sure to include a title and page numbers. Proofread your essay paying attention to sentence mechanics, consistent syntax, style, and grammar.
Deadlines and Submission:
DRAFT 1 of this essay is due on Friday, October 30th BEFORE 11:59pm
1) You will email your drafts to your assigned partner:
Go to your group’s main page and click on file exchange. Once you open the file labeled “peer review reviews” you will know who you partner is.
Email your partner by clicking on “group tools” and then “email.” Select your partner’s name and send email him/her your essay.
2) Complete a peer review checklist for your partner’s essay.
Got to your group’s main page and click on file exchange. Open the file labeled “Peer review checklist.” Complete the questions listed as honestly and specific as you can.
After you have completed the checklist, email the checklist to your partner.
*The checklist is the only official feedback your partner will use to revise their essay. Therefore, DO NOT take its completion lightly.*
Essay #2 Final Draft (revised and polished) is due on BLACKBOARD on Nov 9th BEFORE 11:59pm
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