This week, you will begin by selecting a topic for the final argumentative essay.
Below is a list of essays that serve as the beginning point for your final essay .
You are free to select any of the six.
(General Education) Rose, M. “What college can mean to the other America” pp. 194-197
(Business Related Fields) Gates Jr., H.L. “Delusions of grandeur” pp. 381-384
(Health, Sports, Psychology) Bordo, S. “The globalization of eating disorders” pp. 639-643
(Criminal Justice, Homeland Security) Chua, A. “The right road to America?” pp. 335-340
(Information Technology) Turkle, S. “How computers change the way we think” pp. 721-727
(Nature and the Environment) Diamond, J. “The last Americans: Environmental collapse and the end of
civilization” pp. 684-701
After you review the six articles, SELECT ONLY ONE, then answer the following questions in a total of
***I would prefer for you to choose the topic that you are most comfortable with before uploading the pages
for all of the topics. If you can send me a message once you have decided, I will immediately upload the
pages for you directed to that topic.
What is the author’s thesis? What are his or her major points in the essay? Finally, what do you think is the
implications of the author’s argument? Meaning, how does the author want this piece to affect readers or
What are your initial reactions to the essay? Consider questions such as whether you agree with the author or
not, who the essay benefits most, your personal experiences with the issues in the essay, and what questions
come to your mind as you read the article.
Consider the strategy the author uses to make the argument. What rhetorical modes or strategies are being
most used in this argument? Provide evidence.
In this assignment, you will showcase what you have reviewed and learned to this point.
Use Times New Roman, 12-point font only.
Answer each question in a paragraph of 200-250 words for a total of a minimum 600+ words.
Use quotes, paraphrasing, and summarizing in your essay. No more than 20% of your essay should be source
The associated reading must be used in your essay. No other sources should be used