Give a brief history of who the Fox sisters were – and in particular, their social class, where they lived, the time period when they became famous – and this is the key part of this question – why these are relevant to understanding these events.
Was it significant that the “founders of Spiritualism” were women? Did this fact make their claims more believable or important? (or less?) Would the rise of Spiritualism have occurred, or occurred the same way if these were three brothers?
How do you explain the fact that even when they were proven (and one later admitted) to be charlatans that this did not seem to destroy the Spiritualist movement?
Are there similar charlatans at work today? Why do people believe them or, is Horner nuts and these people are actually legitimate mediums
Explain in a two-page business letter format, (double spaced, 12 point Arial or Times New Roman font, one inch margins) to your Congressional Representative about a current national issue that impacts your community locally and why you feel this issue needs to be addressed by your Congressional representative in timely manner.
Sources of information about the national issue and the impact on your community need to be cited using footnotes, with professional fully grammatically correct sentences, proper spelling, and correction of typos are needed.
Analyze communication from a variety of sources. Synthesize information from electronic and print sources. Evaluate audience, situation, and purpose. Create nuanced texts utilizing applicable writing skills and process. Create written responses appropriate for the rhetorical context. You will submit a four-item final portfolio that integrates prior feedback and shows effective improvement from prior assignment drafts. Your portfolio is expected to be the product of a complete and thorough writing process.
Title Page Table of Contents Personal Biographical Statement Final Response Essay with Reference List Final Proposal Document with Reference List Final Report Document with Reference List The arguments presented in your portfolio must be sound, valid, and based upon evidence from appropriate sources. Information and evidence must be integrated properly, cited accurately, and used with integrity. Each item must be appropriately aligned to the subject, occasion, audience, purpose, and speaker.
The entire portfolio must be submitted as a single file. Your assignment may lose its formatting when it is converted in the Waypoint grading system. To preserve formatting, please submit your assignment as a PDF file.
Personal Biographical Statement
You will include a one- to two-page, double-spaced, personal biographical statement. Your statement must be professional and should address questions such as
What makes you unique? How do you stand out from the crowd? What is your educational background? What is your professional background? How are you involved in your community? Which experiences in life that helped shape you? Has overcoming personal challenges or hardships influenced you today? How would you describe your soft skills (leadership, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, work ethic, creativity, etc.)?
You will include final revised, edited versions of your response essay, proposal document, and report document. Each final draft must integrate prior feedback and show effective improvement from the prior drafts submitted in Weeks 1 through 3. Your essay is expected to be the product of a complete and thorough writing process, including complete revision and editing.
Instructions: Please carefully read the following assignment details in its entirety. There are many components to this particular assignment, and each component is graded.
This essay should be between 900 and 1000 words, excluding the required annotated bibliography.
The Toulmin essay will help you practice what you have learned so far in this course. First, you will choose a topic of interest. Make sure that you choose a public debate with clear sides and staked. Then, you need to research that debate in order to narrow the topic’s scope, so it can be easily discussed in 1000 word essay. For example, you may be interested in learning more about traffic issues in the United States. However, that topic is too large to cover in a 1000 word essay. After researching peer reviewed articles that discuss US traffic issues in general, you may discover that the metro system in the District of Columbia is underfunded and underutilized. Through your research, you found that you could make a claim that more funds should be made available in order to upgrade the metro system, which would improve traffic issues in the District of Columbia. This would make for a stronger, specific argument. Attached below is a PDF on sides and stakes that can help with this process.
This should be a thesis-driven essay, and it should be in the third person.
This essay must include a minimum of five sources. Three should be peer-reviewed sources, preferably from the APUS databases. From the library welcome page, click on Advanced Search at the bottom of the page and then check the “peer reviewed” sources box filter.
This video will hopefully clarify the term, “peer-reviewed”. You may use eBooks; however, as discussed in your textbook, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles. You may also use primary sources (interviews, statistics, etc); however, these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field. If you cannot find strong sources for your chosen topic, then change your topic. If you have a question about the validity of a source, please email me, or post your question to the open forum.
Note: Consider your audience as laymen in the field with only general knowledge of your topic.
Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:
an introduction and claim, background, body, and a conclusion.
Within the body of your essay, make sure to include the following in any order:
support for your claim, opposing or alternate views, the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents’ claims, and your rebuttals of their claims.
After you have written your essay, please make sure to revise the content of your essay. Lastly, be sure to edit your essay by checking grammar, format, and smaller technical details. Please make sure your essay is written in third person.
The Annotated Bibliography
An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Toulmin essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. Summarize each source in two or three grammatically-correct sentences, and indicate how it will be useful to your project. These short discussions are the “annotations.”
The following is a sample of an annotated bibliography entry
Clark, Irene L. The Genre of Argument. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Print.
Clark’s textbook identifies the major steps to developing a well-researched and well-written argumentative essay. It is older, but still contains much useful material on process. Professional essays are included in the text as models. It will help me mostly with writing and organization, since internet research has changed since 1998.
Literary Essay Outline Introduction: Essay BODY PARAGRAPHS Hook- A way to grab the reader’s attention- this can be a famous quotation indirectly related to your topic, a statement that catches the reader’s curiosity, etc.: Topic Sentences (2)- These should be two sentences which will specifically introduce the topic of your essay as it relates TO YOUR NOVEL: Blue Print- Outline Areas of Focus (AOF)- This should be three sentences or 1 sentence with three subtopics which will support your thesis statement: 1) 2) 3) State Thesis- Be sure you have drafted a carefully constructed thesis. It should be 1 sentence and have an argumentative point to make that covers all three ‘Blue Print’ points: BODY PARAGRAPH 1 BluePrint Subtopic # 1 Transition Sentence: Example from the Novel (POINT): QUOTATION (PROOF): Passage Analysis that supports Thesis Statement (COMMENT): BODY PARAGRAPH 2 BluePrint Subtopic #1: Second Supporting Example Transition Sentence (Connects to above paragraph): Example from the Novel (POINT): QUOTATION (PROOF): Passage Analysis that supports Thesis Statement (COMMENT): BODY PARAGRAPH 3 BluePrint Subtopic #2 Transition Sentence: Example from the Novel (POINT): QUOTATION (PROOF): Passage Analysis that supports Thesis Statement (COMMENT): BODY PARAGRAPH 4 BluePrint Subtopic #2: Second Supporting Example Transition Sentence: Example from the Novel (POINT): QUOTATION (PROOF): Passage Analysis that supports Thesis Statement (COMMENT): CONCLUSION BODY PARAGRAPH 5 BluePrint Subtopic #3 Transition Sentence: Example from the Novel (POINT): QUOTATION (PROOF): Passage Analysis that supports Thesis Statement (COMMENT): BODY PARAGRAPH 6 BluePrint Subtopic #3: Second Supporting Example Transition Sentence: Example from the Novel (POINT): QUOTATION (PROOF): Passage Analysis that supports Thesis Statement (COMMENT): Conclusion: Restate Your Thesis (This does not mean repeat- rather, rephrase it in a way that helps remind us of your central idea): ● Recap Your Blueprint (This does not mean repeat- rather, rephrase these three areas of focus in a way that helps remind us of your outline and supporting arguments) ● ● ● Concluding Sentences: What should readers take away from your topic? Use 1-2 sentences to express the importance of the topic, the dangers of a character, etc.
Description Please write an argumentative essay kind of paper that has; Topic sentences, Shows a thesis but has counterarguments as well to show a balance, Is formal and cannot use first or second person pronoun as per instructions, sources need to be scholarly (if possible JSTOR sources), MLA format with one-inch margin and a few tweaks as per instructions on the attached document.
By now, you should have realized that Beowulf is truly an epic hero and embodies everything that defines an epic hero. Your job in this essay is to explain how Beowulf exemplifies the words epic hero by using evidence from your text.
Your purpose is to persuade me to believe that Beowulf is an epic hero and has all of the traits of such.
You are yourself, my favorite English 12 student.
Your audience is me, your favorite English teacher.
The form is a well organized, 3-5 paragraph essay. Please do the following:
1. You must cite at least three instances in the text where Beowulf demonstrates the traits of an epic hero and explain! Refer to the Characteristics of an Epic Hero hand out on schoology.
2. You must use at least three of your “WORDS TO OWN” correctly in your essay.
3. You must have a well-organized introduction that clearly states your thesis and a conclusion that re-states your thesis.
Description Write a critical response journal, not plot summaries, or “proof” that you read the book or a mini-research paper! They must be critical and not only descriptive — this means thinking about your feelings — love something? hate something? did something confuse you? bore you? anger you? Start there, and then ask WHY??? Did the author maybe do this to you on purpose? Are you supposed to be feeling this way? What are some possible reasons for how the author did this, and why the author did this? Are you perhaps the wrong target audience? Is there something cultural going on that you maybe missed? And, most importantly, how is any of this connected to the main message for the book? So, please, do not read book reviews, academic articles, or anything online about the book until after you have written your own response. It needs to be entirely your own thoughts and interpretations — it does not have to be “right”