Selecting from the following topics and readings, create a research essay of 900 to 1,000 words.
While a research essay normally involves conducting your own research, for this assignment, the research sources are provided (i.e., the readings listed are the research sources to be used).
Include appropriate elements of the research essay, including summary, paraphrase and quotation, and integration and documentation of source material. Parenthetical citation and a works cited page in MLA style are required.
The assignment will be completed in three stages:
All three of the above will be submitted to your instructor. Although the summaries will not be given a separate mark, they are worth 10% of the grade for the assignment.
Make sure that your thesis signals both your purpose in comparing the two essays and the basis for comparison that you have chosen. You may find that the Discussion Questions that follow each essay are useful in helping you identify the thesis, main ideas, rhetorical strategies, and supporting details used in the essays.
Recall that the PDF on Comparative Analysis gives you guidelines for comparing two articles.
The following criteria will be used in marking Assignment 3:
You are expected to use the Dropbox tool to submit your assignments; your word-processed assignment and any supporting documents (e.g., drafts, preliminary work) should be submitted as one or more attachments.
Be sure to include your name, the instructor’s name, the course code (ENGL 151), and the date of submission on the first page of your word-processed assignment.
Be sure to keep electronic copies of your work.
See Assignment 3 in the Dropbox for further details on file types and submitting your work.