formal academic essay
Pick one of the prompts below and write a formal academic essay in response. (Formal writing means structure [introà body paragraphsàconclusion], development of argument [thesis, claims supported by evidence, logical argument], formal English, and footnotes for citation.) Also, double-space and use proper margins. You will submit this assignment through Canvas(click on the essay assignment).
 Footnotes should follow either the Turabian or (the nearly indistinguishable) Chicago style. For a convenient guide to footnote citation systems, please consult either of these websites. They present the same information but package it different ways so rely on the one you find easier to comprehend. Alternatively, look at how Trend organizes his citations and copy what he did. A simple example (citing a book by a single author) is fn. 7 (p. 28). https://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/turabian-footnote-guide (Links to an external site.) OR http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html
 David Trend, Elsewhere in America: The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary American Culture(Routledge, 2016), 99. [This is how a first citation of a book with one author should look.].
 Trend, 123. Trend follows up that speculation by sourly observing that such thinking amounts to “utopian silliness.” This passage from Chapter 6 thus seeds his discussion of this country’s utopian aspirationalism in Chapter 12. [This footnote models how a second citation of a previously cited source should look. The next two sentences demonstrate the footnote’s other function, as a place to expand upon an idea raised in the main text.]