Professor Ula English 101 Spring 2020
Essay #1 Prompt
“The Other Side Is Not Dumb”
“Why America is Self-Segregating”
“The New Jim Crow”
“Minority Student Clubs: Segregation or Integration?” “Why Rural America Voted for Trump”
“Blaxicans and Other Re-invented Americans”
“Black Men and Public Space”
Choose TWO of the articles from They Say, I Say from the list above and the Supplemental Readings from CANVAS, and then write an essay in which you discuss who the authors are writing for. In other words, who are the authors’ intended audience and how specifically do the authors attempt to reach his/her audience through writing? Are the authors speaking directly to millennials? Baby Boomers? Gen X’ers? What context clues in the text speak to the authors’ target audience?
Your essay must conform to MLA guidelines and must include the following: I. Introduction:
II. Body Paragraphs that discuss the texts Individually:
III. Comparison & Contrast Body Paragraph:
• Briefly summarize the main ideas you have discussed in the essay.