Essay Assignment 3: Independent Research and Composition
Due: Friday, December 4th
Length: 1000 – 1250 words (please include a word count at the end
of your assignment)
Format Requirements: All assignments should be double spaced and in 12
point font please! I expect that all assignments will be carefully and
professionally prepared. The writing should be clean, correct, and should
follow the rules of Standard English grammar. Excessive mistakes, grammatical errors, and misspellings are sufficient
grounds for a significant reduction in the grade. Remember that it is important that you reach the length requirements!
essay should utilize the standard Five
Paragraph, Thesis Driven, Argumentative, Academic essay format that we
have been practicing all semester.
essay should include at least two and
no more than four properly formatted and integrated MLA format
parenthetical citations taken from the articles you have read for this
assignment (i.e. those found on you Annotated Bibliography assignment).
essay should include a meaningful title.
essay should include a Complete, MLA
Format, Works Cited List at the end of the essay.
This assignment is designed to
demonstrate the skills and abilities that we have been working all semester to
develop. Utilizing the source material that you have developed through your
research, you are tasked with composing a standard thesis driven academic essay
on your chosen topic. Essays will be graded based upon the same criteria
utilized through the course of the semester – technical skill, content, and