this forum, you are to discuss one (1) of the “Historical American
Works” or one (1) of the “Historic Global Works” listed in the
“Supplemental Readings” section of the course lessons. This discussion
will help you prepare for your essay on one of these arguments due
during the next section of this course (week three).
In your discussion, state the purpose of the reading and cite the thesis
statement (if applicable). If there is no explicit thesis, state the
reading’s claim. Then, lay out the structure of the reading to the
class, and let the class know if this structure is organized and logical
(you may claim that it is not organized – it’s up to you). Let the
reader know how this method of organization helps or does not help the
author’s purpose. Then, discuss the style of writing – does the style
help the author prove his/her point? Finally, study the introduction and
conclusion of your chosen reading. Explain how the author ‘hooks’ the
reader in, or, conversely, if the introduction is not strong, explain
why. Discuss the conclusion of the essay as well, and point out its
strengths and weaknesses. Please answer these questions fully in your
response (use thoughtful sentences).
Your initial discussion, due Wednesday at 3pm, should be at 200-300 words. It
must include MLA citations – both in-text and an end citation.
I have attached the Supplemental Reading of choice to use for this paper.
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