Project #39110 - English assignment 4

 

Week 4 assignment

 

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the following in The Longman Writer: Rhetoric, Reader, Research Guide, and Handbook:

    • Chapter 18 selection, "How the Schools Shortchange Boys" by Gerry Garibaldi (pp. 441–445)

    • Chapter 18 selection, "A War Against Boys?" by Michael Kimmel (pp. 447–452)



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Then, read the following statement:

Where does society's responsibility end, and where does personal responsibility begin for choices made by individuals? Is the educational system failing boys, or are boys failing themselves?



Finally, consider the following:

  • How does each author incorporate outside sources into his writing to address both sides of the argument? Are their positions clear regarding where they stand on the causes leading to declining success of boys in school?

  • Of the two authors, who do you think makes the better case? Why is that argument more convincing? What evidence does the author present to support his position?

  • Consider your own position on gender bias in education. How did you arrive at this position? What evidence do you have to back up your position?



The Assignment:

Reminder : The statement

  • Where does society's responsibility end, and where does personal responsibility begin for choices made by individuals? Is the educational system failing boys, or are boys failing themselves?



Write a 1- to 2-page essay in response to the statement. Be sure to include the following:

  • An introductory paragraph that includes your thesis statement regarding your position in favor of or against the statement. Underline the thesis statement in your response.

  • 1–2 paragraphs of supportive evidence for your position

    Cite at least two examples from the reading or outside sources (e.g., books, journal articles, web articles) in support of your position. Note: Wikipedia will not be accepted as an outside resource.



Formatting Expectations:

  • Indent the first sentence of each paragraph. Block paragraphs are not acceptable for this Assignment.

Your final document should:

  • Be in a 10- or 12-point font, such as Arial or Verdana

  • Be double-spaced throughout

  • Have 1-inch margins for top, bottom, left, and right

  • Include your full name and the Assignment title on the document

 



Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/05/2014 06:50 pm
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