ENGLISH COMP 1

Choosing a Topic for your Final Critical Essay:

Reading and Writing Persuasion

 

Each week, we will work toward the development of the Final Critical Essay. This will be a persuasive essay of 1200 words based on one of the following topics inspired by readings in our textbook, The McGraw-Hill Reader.  For your first post, choose one of the following topics and read the Chapter Introduction and one of the suggested essays.  Choose a relevant or provocative quotation from the essay you have chosen.  Compose a working thesis statement, and complete the following for your first discussion post:

  • Topic Choice
  • Working thesis
  • One paragraph in which you reflect on the topic and your position
  • A relevant quotation from the essay correctly cited in APA. Please place the quotation in the paragraph you compose. 
  • Initial post should be 300 words.
  • Critical Analysis Paper Overview.docx  Download Final Paper requirements here

Peer Responses (2): Comment on their topic and selection of quote.  Ask a relevant or leading question.  (150 words)

 

 

TOPIC SELECTIONS

Education: Is education a right or a privilege?

History, Culture and Civilization: What can history teach us?

Government, Politics and Social Justice: Is America on the right road?

Business and Economics: Is the American Dream still alive?

Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion: Are there still rules?

 

 

Recommended Readings

Education: Is education a right or a privilege?  Overview:  pp. 180-181

Essays: “The Next Kind of Integration,” Emily Bazelton,  pp. 201-211

Two Cheers for Brown v. Board of Education,” Clayborne Carson,  pp. 219-225

 

History, Culture and Civilization: What can history teach us?  Overview: p. 279

Essays: “America’s “Oh Sh*t” Moment,” Niall Fergeson  pp. 291-295

“1776 and All That: America after September 11,” Edward Hoagland  pp. 297-299

 

Government, Politics and Social Justice: Is America on the right road?  Read Overview and Declaration on Independence:  p. 322-329

Essays:  ‘The Right Road to America?,” Amy Chua  pp. 335-339

“American Dreamer,” Bharati Mukherjeee  pp. 355-360

 

Business and  Economics: Is the American Dream still alive?  Overview: p. 372

Essays: “The Death of Horatio Alger,” Paul Krugman  pp. 387-390

Globalization: The Super-Story,” Thomas L. Friedman  pp. 391-394

 

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion: Are There Still Rules?  Overview:  p. 544

Essays: “What’s God Got to Do with It,”  Karen Armstrong  pp. 565- 568

“I Listen to My Parents and Wonder What They Believe,” Robert Coles  pp. 564

 

ALL THE DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION ARE LISTED.  300 WORDS AND APA FORMAT.   MY TOPIC OF CHOICE WOULD BE GOVERMENT,POLICIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

 

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