Essay Three Assignment Guide
For this essay, students should focus on the “Communication and Technology” readings of week 3 and the “Pop Culture” readings of week 4. Students should write a 4-5 page essay in response to one (1) of the following prompts for an audience of their peers.
- Provide a well-reasoned response to one of these selections. Agree with or refute the selection’s argument. Research globalization and technology (Bures / Cole) or globalization’s effect on popular culture (Shirazi / Gopnik), and use examples to support your point of view.
- Write a rhetorical analysis of one of the selections to evaluate its efficacy. How well-developed is the argument (use of the nine modes of development)? What argumentative appeals (logos, pathos, ethos) does the author employ? How does the selection’s arrangement enhance or detract from the author’s thesis? How does the author’s style impact the article’s effectiveness?
Students must integrate at least three (3) academically credible secondary sources into their essays; the first source will probably be the textbook selection to which the essay is responding.