Evaluating A Piece of Technology

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What makes something good? What makes something great? What makes something bad? These are the questions you need to answer to be able to explain whether something is worth while doing or why something should be avoided. We evaluate things every day, but the key to giving an effective evaluation is to explain clearly the reasons that lead you to make this evaluation.

For this essay, your task is to evaluate something that you do or encounter on your weekend/“free time”:

Your essay must use the standard structure expected of any academic essay:

  • An Introduction with a thesis at the end
  • At least 4 Body paragraphs each with a clear focus and topic sentence
  • A concluding paragraph that wraps up your argument
  • Be 4-pgs or longer

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Essay #2: Is It Evil? Evaluating A Piece of Technology What makes something good? What makes something great? What makes something bad? These are the questions you need to answer to be able to explain whether something is worth while doing or why something should be avoided. We evaluate things every day, but the key to giving an effective evaluation is to explain clearly the reasons that lead you to make this evaluation. For this essay, your task is to evaluate something that you do or encounter on your weekend/“free time”: Sample Topics: iPhone An Arcade / Sport PokemonGo A game/video game World of Warcraft An Ap Siri A TV Program … or any activity you can think of Google Chrome An Album/ Podcast THESIS​​: Your evaluation should either be positive or negative opinion about why I should/should not do this on my weekends. EXAMPLE THESIS​: In a time when the government is interested in watching everything its citizens do, the facial recognition software in Apple's Pictures provides an ethical dilemma because it removes an individual's right to anonymity. STRUCTURE: Your essay must use the standard structure expected of any academic essay: ● ● ● ● An Introduction with a thesis at the end At least 4 Body paragraphs each with a clear focus and topic sentence A concluding paragraph that wraps up your argument Be 4-pgs or longer CONTENT: You need to evaluate your subject using three or more separate criteria. A paragraph should be devoted to each criteria. EXAMPLE CRITERIA:​ Restaurant: food, service, appearance, price Movie: plot, acting, special effects, directing You also need to include a counterargument that consists of two parts: 1. The opposing opinion (If your evaluation is negative, the counter argument would be positive. 2. Your response to the counterargument Your essay will be evaluated on how well it meets the requirements of the assignment and on its use of specific details, clear organization, and grammatical accuracy. PAPER FORMAT: 1. 750 +words or about 4+ pages. 2. All drafts must be typed and double-spaced. 3. Size 12 Times New Roman Font 4. Have Name, Class, Date, Assignment, and Topic in upper left hand corner. 5. A title that is not GENERIC 6. All drafts, pre-writing, and outline must be turned in with the final copy of the essay Assignment Requirements: 1. Final Draft 2. Rough Draft with Peer Review Comments 3. WRC Handout Sheet Essay Requirements​​: Ø An introduction that provides context on the topic, eases the reader into your essay, and has a “hook” that grabs people’s attention Ø A thesis statement or controlling idea that takes a strong stand Ø Transitional topic sentences that are clear, provocative, and develop your thesis and provide unity in your essay Ø Body paragraphs that follow the PIE paragraph model Ø Plenty of support from research: ​Remember you must have a minimum of 2 quotes from the TED talks we watched in class. Ø For each quote, please use the quote sandwich model (Lead-in, quote, and analysis of quote) discussed in-class Ø Some analysis of all your supporting examples Ø A conclusion that offers some ideas about what can be done about the situation Ø Strong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticated Ø Use proper MLA in-text citations and Works Cited entries. Evaluation Criteria A. Evaluation of Essay I will use the following criteria to evaluate your evaluation essay: 1. Have you stated your judgment clearly in the thesis that follows a topic + comment structure? 2. Have you evaluated your subject using three or more separate and appropriate criteria or standards? 3. Does the “P” of PIE have your opinion on how the subject of the evaluation meets a criterion? 4. Does the “I” of PIE show how you backed up your evaluations with convincing reasons and support? 5. Have you included a counterargument consisting of two parts: the opposing idea (reader’s objection) and your response to it (your refutation of the objection)? 6. Have you described the subject for readers unfamiliar with it? 7. Have you organized your essay clearly--introduction, body, conclusion; transitions; topic sentences? 8. Are the sentences clear and correct (Remember: if an essay has six or more major errors per page, it cannot be awarded a passing score)? 9. If appropriate, have you used the MLA documentation system correctly and used sources only from either the De Anza College databases or approved outside sources. 10. Is the essay 750+ Words? ...
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Evaluation of ‘Call of Duty” game
Most parents or religions tend to criticize some of the activities that the youth carry out during
their free time without considering the main idea of the activity. I believe that it is everyone’s
choice to determine what to do and what not to do regarding their judgment of what is morally
right, what makes them happy and what is legally right. In my case, I believe that playing a game
is one of the few things that I can do during my leisure time especially weekends to have fun.
There is this game called "Call of Duty" which I like playing whenever I ‘m free or mostly
during the weekends when I do not have classes to attend. However, There is a speculation that
the game does not promote moral standards in the society but I think that it is just a game.
The call of duty is a first-person shooter video game that was released in 2003. This game does
stimulate the infantry and the combine’s arms warfare that was exercised in the Second World
War. It involves American and British paratroops as well as the red army. The game tends to
illustrate the experiences that soldiers faced in the Second World War. The game consists of
many installments where some of these section installments have a story point of modern warfare
which is a fictional battle between the United States and Russia. It later evolves into the Third
world ware between Ultra-Nationalist Russia and the ally nation of NATO.

Surname 2
In regards to the purpose of the game, this is the game that makes me happy and keeps me
occupied instead of being idle. The primary purpose of games is to keep you busy and
entertained at the same time, but I think some do not fulfill this requirement. However, Call of
Duty keeps me occupied as I think of the moves to make as well as make me happy whenever I
win. Richard Broadhurst as recommended that people use their time to have fun: “leisure must
allow for fun and frivolity, but its underlying purpose is anything but frivolous.” (Broadhurst 92)
This makes me get satisfied with this game as it makes my leisure time fun. I believe that is
worth spending three hundred dollars to have the game since my weekend is always fun.
On my educational point of view, I thin...

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