Academic writing–traditional academic paper with referencesThe purpose of this paper is to summarize and analyze an argument and then establish and develop your own position in relation to that argument on the issue. Engaging with the problem drawn from the assigned reading by Michelson, analyze and evaluate her argument. You will focus on the article by Lea Laura Michelsen, Thinking Beyond Biometrics http://www.aprja.net/thinking-beyond-biometrics-a-playful-dance/ And then use two or more additional texts and/or your own experience as evidence to back up YOUR argument about the issue (can be written text, video, images, experience). Try to avoid a simple agree or disagree position. Try to apply it to your own experience and your own feelings about the issue, and use the other angles from our class discussion to develop a unique position. Do not simply use Michelson’s examples to back up your own argument. Use your summary and analysis of her arguments to establish your own position on the issue. You may come at this issue from any perspective you like–we will look at various videos, images, interviews, and other readings throughout September to look at this from various angles. Again, I will remind you that you must use other sources including your own experience as evidence to support and develop your own position. You will write your paper as an academic essay, in a formal academic style, with an introduction and body paragraphs, use of quotations, and using your own evidence to back up your position. You may use personal experience as evidence to back up your argument. You will use MLA style format for this paper. Please use the following style guide for help with MLA. They are reliable and consistent. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_general_format.html Source materials–reading notes, academic journal articles and online sources. We will be analyzing both written texts, digital and multi-modal texts, including images, videos and websites. We will consider the various academic conventions that are used in traditional genres (academic journal articles) and new media sources. Keywords: theoretical framework, analysis, evaluation, critique, digital text, multi-modal text, area of inquiry, academic conventions. Argument, style and rhetorical Requirements:Establish your own position on the topic in relation to one of the arguments from class.Use rhetorical moves following the CARS format (see handout in Project 1)Correctly accomplishes the assignment’s content and purpose requirementsSummarize the argument AND respond to it to establish your own position.Serious, formal academic style of writingClearly developed paragraphs with topic sentence and supporting piecesConclusion that wraps up your argument Technical Requirements4-5 pages double spaced (this means at least 4 pages, and not 2 or 3.5 pages)Correctly formatted Works cited section (separate and additional length after the 4-5 pages)Must cite at least three sources, including Michelson’s article and two others (you may use and cite more than three sources)Correct use of in-text citation following MLA style Requirements on use of sources from classAnalyze and evaluate the main required source from class discussionUse other sources as examples — DO NOT USE EXAMPLES from the main source to make your own caseRespond, develop your own position, and make your own argument about the topicCorrect use of quotations I already have the introduction done.
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