| BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Include research you used. You do need a Works Cited page to give credit to wherever you found the information. Ex: “Briggs and Myer stated that all people have their own strengths and weaknesses”.
*available in Schedule/Syllabus area in Blackboard
TOPIC: This essay requires you to compare or contrast two things or people.
- Two models of technology ex: 2 types of phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
- Two well known personalities. Ex; Gail King and Oprah.
- You may choose a topic, but I must OK it before you do any writing.
Choose ONE of the subjects from the list provided and write an explanation with examples to give an opinion. Remember to either compare or contrast the two items.
NO first-person (or second-person) voice! You are comparing/contrasting two items or people. Your feelings about subject does not matter.
- Make sure your examples clearly back up the point you are trying to make.
- Include information from at least FOUR and no more than SIX outside sources—these should be professionally researched about your topic Just make sure you put quotes around any direct quotes, and if you paraphrase, you must put the author’s name after the text you paraphrased. You might agree OR disagree with these outside materials.
|Task & Point Value||Target Length:||Deadlines:|
|FINAL DRAFT: 200||750 words||10 a.m. Friday Oct. 30|
|* OBSERVE THE TARGET LENGTH—it’s there for a reason!
Such papers will earn a score of 50%.
- Be sure that you are writing an ESSAY, not just one long paragraph.
- FOCUS on the assignment—don’t include off-topic information.
- Recognize your audience (your peers in this class), and write accordingly.
- DO NOT include first-person voice (e.g., I, me, we, us, our, etc.) OR second-person voice (e.g., you, your, etc.)
- Your paper must have an introduction (INCLUDING A THESIS STATEMENT), a body, and a strong conclusion.
- Use clear, SPECIFIC language, and use correct mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.). If you need help in these areas, visit the Writing Center!
Before submitting your final draft, ask yourself these questions:
- _____ Have I clearly and effectively responded to the assignment?
- _____ Is my paper formatted correctly? (Be sure the header, margins, spacing, font, and page numbering are correct.)
- _____ Is my overall tone suitably formal for an academic paper? (First-person voice IS acceptable in this assignment.)
- _____ Have I avoided using slang and clichés?
- _____ Does my word count fall in the required range?
- _____ Have I proofread to eliminate grammar and spelling errors? (Hint: if there are red, green, or blue squiggly lines showing up under words in your text, there might be an error.)
- _____ Is my file saved in MS Word format?
|SUBMISSION OF YOUR FINAL DRAFT: