First Formal Writing Assignment Comp 1
Write a 500 – 750 word (roughly 2 ½ to 3 pages) persuasive essay on whether or not you believe there is a unique American culture? Why or why not?
- Support your points with facts, logic, and quotes. Be sufficiently detailed.
- The essay should be thesis-driven and the thesis should be clearly stated.
- Your essay should use two sources: one primary, the other secondary. Include at least one quote from each source in your essay.
- You should cite your sources correctly and develop a “Works Cited” page using proper MLA format.
- The essay should be typed, double-spaced, with your name, the course name and date in the upper left hand corner. You should use 12 point font.
- Assessment will be based upon the strength of your thesis, relevant support, continuity/flow, diction, and proper syntax.
A draft of the essay is due on Tuesday, June 24th. You must bring 2 copies of your essay to class that day.
The final version of the essay is due on Thursday, June 26th. Upon completion, submit your essay in the appropriate e-learn drop box.