Unit 5: Essay #4: Entering An Academic Conversation
- Due Sunday by 11:59pm
- Points 100
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- File Types doc, docx, and pdf
- Available Feb 10 at 12am – Mar 1 at 11:59pm 21 days
In Essay #4, you will enter in conversation with other writers by writing a thesis-driven essay that responds to 3 readings selected by your instructor:
“How I Discovered the Truth about Poverty” by Barbara Ehrenreich, p. 482
“Seeing and Making Culture: Representing the Poor” by bell hooks, p. 486
“The Rise of the Working Poor” by Richard Reich, p. 749
Your essay should include all of the following:
- A precise thesis, or main claim
- Supporting details or evidence for your claim
- A clearly defined audience
- An outline of the “conversation” begin by the 3 assigned articles
- Direct reference (through quotation, summary, or paraphrase) to the 3 assigned articles
Guidelines for Essay #4
Length/Due Date: At least 800-1,000 words, due Sunday by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).
Style/Format: This, as all essays in EN106, should be formatted according to MLA guidelines. As a reminder, the following document formatting guidelines are required:
- Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced.
- Use 1-inch margins top, bottom, and sides.
- Although no cover page is needed, you should include your name, my name, the course number/title, and date at the upper left-hand corner of the manuscript.
Research & Documentation: This essay must include formal references to the assigned articles. Use your skills of quotation, paraphrase, and summary to incorporate these writers’ perspectives, and be sure to provide in-text citations and works cited citations using MLA formatting. And, of course, you must also provide appropriate citations for any other sources you cite.