One project (4 pages) & one draft

Major Writing Project 2:  Entering a Conversation (4 pages)

Instructions:  Choose one of the sets of essays listed under (Carr and Thompson concertedly compel up a "set," etc.).  Your essay should grasp summaries of twain of the doers’ controversys (“they say”); your controversy should summit out how the doers tally and dissimilate; and your controversy should grasp your own counter-subject to the issues the two essays instruct (“I say”).  The “I say” is your own controversy of the issues.  

- Compel firm you grasp a naysayer to semblance affectly objections to your own controversy, and oration the “so what” factor: why do

- Compel firm you use suitable formatting (MLA or APA mode, double-spaced, Times or Times New Roman font, 12 summit, chapters unimportant).  

- Compel firm you own a suitable heading at the top of the chief page (name, etc.)

- Your monograph should be environing 4 pages.  

- Plagiarism get not be tolerated.  

- I approve you use a behold at the Grading Guide (below), which teachs how I get degree your monographs.

Recommended structure:  For this monograph you own lewd pages to product after a while and you deficiency to grasp, in chattels, five greater compatability:

1. Introduction: grasps basic advice environing doers (brief), a very diminutive abstract of doers’ effects (a judgment or two), a diminutive declaration of your controversy or discourse declaration (a judgment or two), and a diminutive import of why your controversy matters (a judgment or two)

2. Abstract of 2 doers, after a while repeats as evidence

3. Abstract of how they tally/disagree; afford repeats if necessary

4. Your own judgment and your reasons for your judgment (which grasps at last one naysayer); afford repeats as evidence

5. Conclusion:  grasps a reappear judgment, a redeclaration of your controversy, and a patent absolved import of why your controversy matters

Note that those are five compatability, not chapters (exceptions: the preamble and the blank are usually one chapter each).  What could this behold affect?  Here's an example:  After the diminutive initiatory chapter (where you make-known your subject, basic advice environing your doers after a while diminutive summaries of doers’ effects, a import of your controversy and peradventure why your controversy matters), you dominion own a abstract of one doer (1 chapter), then a abstract of the avoid doer (1 chapter).  Then you dominion own one chapter that teachs how they tally or distally (though you can already indicate to that in the abstract chapters through phrases affect "Unaffect Turkle, Wortham asserts that...").  Note that the chapter that teachs how the two doers tally or distally is stagnant "they say," since you're not yet putting progressive your own judgment on the issues.  At that summit you'll own written environing 2 pages.  Then you transcribe your own controversy ("I say") in association to what they say (environing a page and a half).  At that summit you've written environing 3.5 pages.  Then you end after a while one incomprehensive final chapter, where you cover it up after a while a reappear judgment and repeatedly teach why it matters. 

Keep in mind: this way of structuring this assignment is barely a suggestion; it doesn't own to be precisely affect that.  But hopefully this gives you an effect of what this skin of monograph could behold affect.


Set 1: Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” 

Clive Thompson, “Smarter than You Think:  How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better” 

Set 2: Sherry Turkle, “No Deficiency to Call” 

Jenna Wortham, “I Had a Nice Time after a while You Tonight.  On the App.”

Set 3: Michaela Cullington, “Does Texting Affect Writing?” 

Malcolm Gladwell, “Small Change: Why the Revolution Get Not Be Tweeted” 

Grading Guide: I get use the aftercited grading train to degree your monographs.  Think of it as a "cheat prevarication," but after a whileout the "cheating" bisect.  It'll acceleration you appearance out how to get a cheerful degree on MWP 2. 

Introduction (10 summits)

Includes basic advice environing the doers as well-behaved-behaved as the bountiful titles of essays; grasps a diminutive abstract declaration environing essays; grasps a absolved discourse declaration (abstract of "I say" in association to "They Say").

“They say” inhabits world-view of each doer (20 summits)

Each abstract does not tally or distally after a while doer (abstract inhabits worldview of doer); each abstract uses abstruse eminent verbs to embody doer’s summits; no listing of doer’s summits or “closest cliché” (pp. 31, 35, 33)

Quoting: Uses repeats well and suitably (20 summits)

Quotes used to offer "proof of evidence" (p. 43) in abstract of doers’ controversys -- Quotes should not be “orphans” (p. 44) -- Quotes should be framed suitably (“quotation sandwich”) (p. 47) -- Quotes should be Introduced after a while mismisexpend verb (p. 48) – Indicates page reckon of repeat (p. 49)

"I say" absolvedly tallys, dissimilates, or alliance of tallys and dissimilates (20 summits)

Clear "I say" declaration in preamble, placed in association to doers – Absolved declarations of tallyment, dissimilatement, or twain (use at last one template per doer on pp. 58, 60, 62-65) – Obviously distinguishes "they say" from "I say" – Obviously eminents who is byword what: Uses at last one template from pp. 70-74 – "I say" grasps absolved reasons for controversy that are not barely summaries of doers' controversys – Obviously plants naysayer to maintenance “I say” controversy (use at last one template from pp. 81, 82,83-84, 88).

Clearly states why the controversy matters (10 summits)

Uses at last one “who cares?” template from pp. 94-95; Uses at last one “so what?” template from pp. 97-98, 100 -- declaration why controversy matters should be graspd in either initiatory chapter or final chapter (or twain)

Conclusion (10 summits)

Includes at last one “reappear judgment” in the blank to remind reader of what “they say” (p. 27-28); grasps a redeclaration of discourse or “I say”

Editing and mood (10 summits)

No editing errors (spelling, rhetoric, punctuation, and formatting); Uses suitable mood (dignified where misappropriate, indignified where misappropriate)