Project #69735 - Thesis and Summary Analysis Exercise

This is the book:

Everything's an Argument with Readings

 

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University) , John J. Ruszkiewicz (The University of Texas at Austin) , Keith Walters (Portland State University)

 

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-0604-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-0604-5

Skill set: This assignment is designed to familiarize the student with using source material to support an argument. This should also help the student to anticipate and prepare for rebuttal of his/her opposition.  To receive full credit students must demonstrate correct citation and formatting for source material. Also, students will demonstrate summary and paraphrase.

Directions: For this assignment you will number your word document 1-10.

  • Next, state the title, author, and thesis of each essay in Chapter 26.
  • Utilize summary, paraphrase, and direct quotes
  • Finally, indicate where the author stands in regard to the prompt: What Are You Working For?
  • Count the Dave Isay articles as one.  Also, choose only two of the U.S. Bureau of Statistics charts and graphs

For example:

10.  Stewart D. Friedman "Take the Four-Way View":  Friedman, a highly acclaimed teacher and scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, writes in the style of a self-help therapist.  His article makes the argument that work, for most people, becomes the center of their life.  This can have many negative effects.  His essay describes some success individuals have had in establishing separate domains to help them balance and engage each part of their life to get the most out of their efforts.  His solution is for individuals to identify and "clarify what is important to you" and "making them [values] come alive in your everyday actions at work, at home, in the community, and for your self" (884). Friedman's position on "What are you working for?" is an implicit one.  He would argue that many Americans are working for not enough in the sense that they value work too much and do not place as much importance on the other values. 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 05/06/2015 10:30 am
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