ENGLISH COMP 1

Choosing a Topic for your Final Critical Essay:
Reading and Writing Persuasion
 
Each week, we will work toward the development of the Final Critical Essay. This will be a persuasive essay of 1200 words based on one of the following topics inspired by readings in our textbook, The McGraw-Hill Reader.  For your first post, choose one of the following topics and read the Chapter Introduction and one of the suggested essays.  Choose a relevant or provocative quotation from the essay you have chosen.  Compose a working thesis statement, and complete the following for your first discussion post:

Topic Choice
Working thesis
One paragraph in which you reflect on the topic and your position
A relevant quotation from the essay correctly cited in APA. Please place the quotation in the paragraph you compose. 
Initial post should be 300 words.
Critical Analysis Paper Overview.docx  Download Final Paper requirements here

Peer Responses (2): Comment on their topic and selection of quote.  Ask a relevant or leading question.  (150 words)
 
 
TOPIC SELECTIONS
Education: Is education a right or a privilege?
History, Culture and Civilization: What can history teach us?
Government, Politics and Social Justice: Is America on the right road?
Business and Economics: Is the American Dream still alive?
Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion: Are there still rules?
 
 
Recommended Readings
Education: Is education a right or a privilege?  Overview:  pp. 180-181
Essays: “The Next Kind of Integration,” Emily Bazelton,  pp. 201-211
Two Cheers for Brown v. Board of Education,” Clayborne Carson,  pp. 219-225
 
History, Culture and Civilization: What can history teach us?  Overview: p. 279
Essays: “America’s “Oh Sh*t” Moment,” Niall Fergeson  pp. 291-295
“1776 and All That: America after September 11,” Edward Hoagland  pp. 297-299
 
Government, Politics and Social Justice: Is America on the right road?  Read Overview and Declaration on Independence:  p. 322-329
Essays:  ‘The Right Road to America?,” Amy Chua  pp. 335-339
“American Dreamer,” Bharati Mukherjeee  pp. 355-360
 
Business and  Economics: Is the American Dream still alive?  Overview: p. 372
Essays: “The Death of Horatio Alger,” Paul Krugman  pp. 387-390
“Globalization: The Super-Story,” Thomas L. Friedman  pp. 391-394
 
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion: Are There Still Rules?  Overview:  p. 544
Essays: “What’s God Got to Do with It,”  Karen Armstrong  pp. 565- 568
“I Listen to My Parents and Wonder What They Believe,” Robert Coles  pp. 564
 
ALL THE DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION ARE LISTED.  300 WORDS AND APA FORMAT.   MY TOPIC OF CHOICE WOULD BE GOVERMENT,POLICIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.