Informal Essay assignments English homework help
these IA assignments need to demonstrate the following skills: strong reading comprehension, concise/accurate analysis of what the authors are saying, synthesis of multiple authorsâ€™ opinions and ideas (on a range of topics), connecting common denominators between the works (this is huge), construction of opinionated thesis/claim statements in third person voice, Aristotleâ€™s three forms of appeal, and a clear understanding of Toulminâ€™s elements of argument (the language of these six elements should guide your discussion and analysis of what the authors are saying (Toulmin elements are: claim, grounds, warrant, backing, qualifiers, rebuttals). It is not necessary to approach the Toulmin elements with an exhaustive â€œlist mentalityâ€ for every essay in the set, as though you need to thoroughly address all six elements for every essay, BUT the general language of your discussions should consist of frequent references to the most prominent elements in a naturally-flowing way (i.e. the various authorsâ€™ â€œclaimsâ€ should always be named)!
: First, read Thomas Moreâ€™s 16th century work, Utopia (631), and Walter Staceâ€™s 20th century philosophical essay titled â€œIs Determinism Inconsistent with Free Will?â€ (690); then, for each IA you write in module 1, be sure to include/add one or both of these to each grouping of readings in module 1 as you see fitâ€”based upon your own personal insights regarding the other works in the set. The only catch: be sure to use Moreâ€™s and Staceâ€™s works at least once between IA 1, 2, and 3 (this simply means that one of the two works may be used twice).
IA # 1 (Private and Public Life) â€“ Parramore (24); Shemtob and Lat (62); Edmond (131); Ephron (173)
IA # 2 (Guns and/or the 2nd Amendment) â€“ Wilson (126); Kristof (188); Cronin (202); Jefferson (651)
IA # 3 (Race and/or Racial Stereotypes) â€“ Fish (116); Raya (122); Takaki (124); King (658)
I have attached reading for each essay.
Each essay must be MLA format, 1-2 complete pages
please type and save each essay in different documents ( save each witht he titles given above)