You don’t need to read chapter 6 of the textbook, it just talks about the basics of rhetorical analysis. Instructions are in the uploaded file.
Write an essay fully discussing one of the following.
1) Discuss the drinking age. Either argue it should be lowered, it should stay the same, or it should be raised, and be clear about why.
2) Reflect on the recent protests, and the reasons they started. You can look at the Murder of George Floyd, Breona Taylor or any of the other citizens who were killed by police offices in the recent past. How is systemic racism that is built into AMerican society responsible for these things continuing to happen? How can it be fixed?
3) Look at “Adult Crime, Adult Time” and “Kids Who Kill Are Still Kids” and discuss whether children should ever be tried as adults. What is the age cut off? What should be done to determine a crime should be considered ‘adult’.
4) Choose your own topic based on current events. Make sure your point is clear, and we understand what your position is, and prove your point. Just take a position on an issue and argue your side of it with evidence.
1) Use a standard 10 or 12 font on the final publish.
2) Double space- Points will be taken off for single spacing.
3) Essay must be at least 4 pages long.
4) Indent for paragraphs, do not add an extra space
5) Headers should match the sample MLA paper
6) Works Cited page with at least 1 source.
student comment in our Blackboard page: you can agree or disagree or build on or amplify any of the comments that you find to be interesting. Your response should be at least 250 words long.
I need a response to this
After reading chapters 3-4 “Are Prisons
Obsolete?”, Davis has made important points
regarding the prison systems that we have
today. Davis uses several techniques to help
make her arguments about the inefficient
prison system. When the first prisons were
established in the beginning of the eighteenth
century the prison system was still not a
suitable place for the prisoners. Davis has used
a personal experience from Charles Dickens
who visited the Eastern Penitentiary in 1842
and describes his visit as “the system is rigid,
strict, and hopeless solitary confinement.
believe in its effects to be cruel and wrong
From Dickens personal experience l found that
this was shocking since prisons today are no
different than when prisons were first
established. Davis has mentioned John
Howard, a prison reformer in 1777, whose idea
was that prisons are place of self reflection
and self reform. Personally l agree with John
Howard and his idea of what a prison
environment should be but from Dickens experience it is the total opposite. Much like
super maximum security prisons that we have
today Davis has described it as a place that has
state of the art technology dedicated to
monitor,isolate and regulate inmates. l do not
see a benefit to having super maximum
security prisons but this type of system is keen
on regulating inmates, much like Charles
Dickens has mentioned that the prison system
is “rigid, and strict”. What would happen to a
prisoner if they are constantly regulated would
it be beneficial to the prisoner? One thing
found interesting is how women’s prisons are
no different than that of male prison system
Both have forms of mistreatment towards
prisoners. Davis has shown an example of
mistreatment of women prisons using a
personal experience from Afeni Shakur-a former inmate in a womens prison, Shakur
describes how she was sexually assaulted in
prison Davis has also used a quote from a
1996 Human Rights Watch report on the sexual
abuse of women in U.S. prisons which says
“Findings indicate that being a women prisoner
is U.S. state prisons can be terrifying
experience. lf you are sexually abused you
cannot escape from your abuser”. Davis also
has used an excerpt from “All too Familiar:
Sexual Abuse of Women in U.S.” to show that
women are sexually assaulted by correctional
employees. Through chapters 3-4 Davis has
shown how prisons are as what she says are
“obsolete” she uses techniques of using
personal experiences, and historical texts to
back this claim
Instructions: Write an argument essay using one of the topics listed below. Your essay must be typed, 7-pages long, double-spaced in 12-pt Times New Roman font. Your essay must also include a title and page numbers. Your top, bottom, left, and right margins should be exactly 1 inch. Your thesis statement must be highlighted. Please put your name, the instructor’s name, the course, and the date in the top left-hand corner of your paper. You are encouraged to cite at least 5-7 sources in your paper and you must also include a works cited page in MLA format in your essay.
PAPER FORMAT AND GENERAL GUIDELINES:
– Double-space the text of your paper using 12 point Times New Roman font.
– Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides.
– Make sure each entry has a hanging indention.
FORMATTING THE RESEARCH ESSAY:
– Create a Title page for your Essay
– Create a Works Cited page for your Essay
– Length Requirement: 7 pages (NOT INCLUDING THE TITLE & WORKS CITED PAGES)
Over the past decades, thousands of African Americans have been imprisoned for possession/distribution of Marijuana. However, a recent change in public perception has led to some states legalizing Marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Despite some states legalizing the use of Marijuana, the substance is still illegal to use at the federal level. Therefore, should Marijuana be legalized at the federal level for recreational use? Take a position, support your position with details and examples, acknowledge and refute those with dissenting opinions, and defend your views with research.
!!MY OPINION THAT YOU SHOULD WRITE ON: I THINK THAT MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGALIZED. FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT REASONS MEDICALLY AND STATE MANY MORE REASONS !!
This paper has to be 5 pages essay MLA format. In third person written. 3 sources. Also to make it clear which appeal logos, ethos, or pathos is being used and how do you know
Choose a genre of art, film, music, literature (poetry or fiction), photography, or video game that you enjoy (if you have another type of text in mind, run it past me first). For example, film and literature genres can include horror, sci-fi, romance, westerns, fantasy, or steam punk, but the work must be fictional. Music genres can include country, hard rock, hip hop, techno, dubstep, or blue grass. There are other genres, too, but whatever genre you choose, it must be widely recognized – avoid creating your own genre that mixes various styles but would not be recognized on a national scale.
Your task is to then identify what are the salient features of that genre; in other words, if you were to create a “recipe” for what is required for a work to be a part of the genre, what would it be? What separates it from other genres and makes it unique? Put another way, how do we immediately know we’re seeing or hearing something that belongs to a particular genre?
Blackboard Discussion Thread: you should post a
comment on our discussion thread for Chapters 3-4 of Are Prisons Obsolete? Your comment should
be 250-500 words long. You can comment on anything that you found interesting, important,
confusing, or controversial in the reading for this week
content/uploads/2010/1 1/Angela-Davis-Are _Prisons _ Obsolete.pdf
1-2 page (typed, double-spaced) response with your initial thoughts, feelings, questions, and
” responses to the Chapters 3-4 of Are Prisons Obsolete?
That’s my initial thought
I find it interesting that the current penitentiary systems have their root in religious ideologies. It is ironic also to realize that the punitive prison system was a product of concerted efforts to create a better corrective system by the reformers (Davis 40). However, an analysis of the penitentiary system shows that prisons are moving away from the deadly and cruel methods of correction to more lenient approaches to offenders. It is interesting to note how people have moved away from a punitive system where they employed torture, burning, mutilating, or burying offenders alive, to a more corrective one where the only punishment is confinement to maximum prisons. Based on history, there is hope that more humane systems of correction will be instituted as time goes by.
The ideas of John Howard, such as disciplined self-reflection and internalization, are fascinating concepts incorporated in the Penitentiary Act of 1799 (Davis 46). I think that if prisoners could change their perception about their incarceration, they would have it easy in cells as they wait to serve their sentences. A shift in mental perspective from seeing oneself as a prisoner in jail to a monk in a monastery and seeing the sentence period as an opportunity for self-reflection and connecting with God can help reform even the most hardcore offenders. Although considered the worst form of torture, the Pennsylvania system of total isolation, silence, and solitude for the prisoners could be an opportunity for self-reflection, depending on the prisoner’s mental attitude. This form of physical confinement could have emancipatory effects on the prisoner, such as allowing the soul to flourish (Davis 48). This idea shows the involvement of religious leaders in shaping the penitentiary system.
From harsh punitive measures to lenient modes of confinement, there is more the prison system can do to offer better services to the offenders and encourage them to reform.
you should post a comment on our
discussion thread for Chapters 5-6 of Are Prisons Obsolete?. Your comment should be 250-500
words long. You can comment on anything that you found interesting, important, confusing, or
controversial in the reading for this week
contentuploads/2010/ 1 1/Angela-Davis-Are_Prisons _ Obsolete.pdf
Only Video to Reference: https://youtu.be/XQ_agxK6fLs
Please see attached
Grading Rubric for assigment
Example Partial Paper with instructor feedback underlined
Assigment Layout, Evaluate a specific work of rhetoric. In the first paragraph explain the context or Kairos.
Second Paragraph, copy and paste the communication into the paper, if using the video, which is the link above. Copy and paste the link of the video.
Starting the third paragraph in order evaluate this communication
1. Logos, discuss first. Write at least a full paragraph. Including factual objective information.
5. Telos, discuss last.
Still reference the attached MWA1 Assignment doc