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ENG 101 – BoltonEssay Assignment 2: Text Analysis                                  Important Dates and RequirementsDraft D...
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ENG 101 - Essay 2 - Text Analysis

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ENG 101 - Essay 2 - Text Analysis

  1. 1. ENG 101 – BoltonEssay Assignment 2: Text Analysis Important Dates and RequirementsDraft Due to TurnitIn for PeerMark: (MW)Wednesday, June 20 (by 11:59 pm) (TR) Thursday, June 21 (by 11:59 pm)Peer Review Must be Completed By: (MW) Friday, June 22 (by 11:59 pm) (TR) Saturday, June 23 (by 11:59 pm)Paper Due to Instructor: (MW) June 25; (TR) June 26 (by 5:00 p.m.)Length: 900-1300 words*Outside Sources Required: Two—the text you are analyzing and one additional source from the library databases or catalog*Submission Methods: Hard copy (to me), electronic copy to TurnitIn * Essays that are too short, too long, or don’t meet the source requirements will receive half credit. Note: You will also be required to turn in additional work that you complete as part of the writing process—see rubric page for details.Your second essay assignment will be a text analysis. Please follow these guidelines when constructingyour essay, and refer to the appropriate chapters in your textbook(s) for additional suggestions andguidelines: Choose ONE of the following texts to analyze/respond to (some are in your Norton Field Guide and some are on D2L (under ―Content‖ – ―Writing a Text Analysis‖ – ―Additional Essay Options‖); make sure you have a copy of the text you choose! – any essay written on a text that is not on this list will receive a zero): o ―What’s the Matter with Kids Today?‖ – Amy Goldwasser (NFG, pgs. 666-669) o ―Whodunit – The Media?‖ – Maggie Cutler (NFG, pgs. 684-690) o ―Some Like It Hot‖ – Lawrence Lessing (NFG, pgs. 88-92) o ―Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted‖ – Malcolm Gladwell (D2L, pgs. 312-328) o ―Reforming Egypt in 140 Characters?‖ – Dennis Baron (D2L, pgs. 329-334) o ―2b or Not 2b?‖ – David Crystal (D2L, pgs. 335-346) Include an interesting, engaging title for your essay In your introduction, include an appropriate summary of the text for your readers and identify the text’s main argument Respond to the text’s argument (this will be your thesis statement) Quote (cite) from the text at least once in your essay(if you don’t, essay will receive half credit) Offer reasons for your response—the body of your essay should refer back to the essay and offer your own ideas on the essay’s argument (additional handouts and sample essay on D2L) Follow MLA Format(which means you will have a Works Cited page that includes the correct entry for the text as well as an entry for your additional source!) o Hint: #7 on pg. 443 of your Norton Field Guide will help you cite the essay itself! Proofread carefully for grammatical, technical, and mechanical errorsResearch Component: Find at least one article (or book) that has to do with the issue being discussed—you must cite from this (directly quote) in your essay!
  2. 2. Student Name: _________________________ Peer Review Grade: _____/20 Essay 2: Text Analysis (150 points) Scale: 15 = perfect/excellent, 12 = good, 9 = fair, 0 = poor or missing 15 12 9 0 Introduction effectively and objectively summarizes text, states text’s argument, and provides necessary background information Thesis statement is clear and well-developed, states a logical response to the text’s claim, and is the last sentence of the introduction Each body paragraph includes a topic sentence that outlines that paragraph and connects to the thesis Body paragraphs are appropriate, concrete, and well-developed; reasons for agreeing/disagreeing are stated and logical In-text citations are formatted correctly, properly framed (introduced and discussed), and effective in supporting thesis) Conclusion avoids introducing new ideas and adequately summarizes essay Transitions effectively enhance essay’s ―flow‖ by guiding reader Vocabulary, language use, and word choices are correct and appropriate Note: You should avoid second-person (“you”)!! Grammar, spelling, and mechanics demonstrate correct use of Standard Edited American English MLA Format is followed throughout essay (including Works Cited page) * Please consult your essay for details; if you do not understand a comment I made, please don’t hesitate to come see me during office hours to discuss your essay. Checklist:All of the following items are due along with the hard copy of your essay (NO later); put everything in your folder. For each of these items missing, your essay will be penalized up to 20 points. Grade: _____/150 □ copy of this rubric (print and turn in) □ copy of text analyzed (copy or find online)—text must be thoroughly annotated □ analysis of rhetorical situation for essay (typed, printed) □ outline for essay (can be handwritten, see D2L for worksheet) □ self-editing worksheet with rough draft (see D2L) □ copy of article about issue (make copy if from book) that has been annotated □ discussion post (with Amy Harris) on D2L(under ―Discussions‖ - must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Friday, 22—you should respond to the post with well-developed thoughts/ideas) Don’t forget that you also have to submit your final copy to Turnitin.com as well!

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