Formal Essay #7: The FINAL Narrative: Tell a non-fiction story in which you expound some truth about the Spring 2017 semester at Stockton University.
The essay should have all of the conventions of a narrative (remember no thesis, just beginning middle and end like Formal Essay #1). It should contain an objective correlative to carry the emotional burden, and I should walk away with a clear idea of the message you hoped to convey.
Think of the many examples we read of this type of narrative. Recreate one that explains a lesson learned or an idea you are wrestling with. Just remember, no idea but in things…
No research required, but if you use it, cite it using APA format.
Essay is due to be shared with me by Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
Informal Essay #10: A Letter to Me: One page of reflection on the course, your year at college and the world that waits for you. Consider the following: what did you learn in this class? Highlights and low-lights of the course? What about the year here at Stockton in general? What did you learn about yourself? What’s your hope for the next 5 months? The next 5 years? And beyond?
The goal of the Proposing a Solution Essay is to make an argument that calls an audience to action. By focusing your argument on one specific public problem, you will be responding to the frequently asked question: But what can we do?
Your introduction should get your audience’s attention (possibly by appealing to pathos through anecdote or example), provide background on the conversation you are joining, and clearly state the claim you intend to support.
You PRIMARY (the ones directly addressing your claim):
I will look for the following in your essay:
•Does the writer make a convincing argument as to why her audience should or ought to take action?
•Is the proposed action (or “claim”) clearly identified and explained?
•Is this claim logically supported by reasons and evidence?
•Have possible objections to the underlying assumptions (warrants) linking the claim and reasons been addressed?
•Have opposing views been addressed?
•Does the paper provide adequate background on the problem the author is attempting to remedy?
Otherwise, I will be using the university’s rubric for the paper.
• Use quotations only where necessary. Better to summarize information and discuss how it becomes evidence when married to your point.
• Each paragraph should have a topic sentence and show unity.
• Each evidence paragraph will contain at least one citation identifying where you got your information.
• This is your chance to SHINE on the fact that our multiple revisions have not been a total waste.
Conference Assignment: Please have the following information ready for submission during our conferences. All components must be typed and professionally presented:
1. Working Outline
2. Working Thesis
3. Annotated Bibliography
The thesis for this paper should be both complex and clear.
Make sure to move through a logical progression with your ideas.
3. Annotated Bibliography should provide insight on the sources you plan to use. Where does information exist? What types of sources have been prevalent? Why would you use (or not use) the sources you’ve collected. You’ve done this already. Should be cut and dry.
- Show evidence of at least three tweets or posts (use #costrhet or tag me on Twitter/tag me on Facebook) you made to refine your research question. At least one of these posts/tweets must result in dialogue or engagement with “an expert.” **It is ok to merely FOLLOW experts in the given area, but to satisfy the “first-hand research” element, there MUST be engagement.
- Also to satisfy your first-hand research requirement, consider setting up a Twitter or Facebook survey. This does not need to be quantitative or stratified (we are only dabbling in first-hand research).
- If you do not, cannot or will not use either of these programs, you will need to set-up a survey in survey monkey. You may use Stockton friends or classmates to populate the survey.