judgment regarding who makes the most persuasive argument between Thompson and Carr regarding the role of technology in the future.

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By now, we’ve covered material that explained using summary as a writing tool to portray the main ideas of an author that you’re responding to, and we’ve covered material regarding how to blend paraphrase and summary skillfully into your own writing while avoiding charges of plagiarism. Let’s put these writing skills that you’ve been practicing to work!
You’ve read and responded to the essays “Is Google Making Us Stupid” and “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better.”
For this assignment, I’d like you to make a value judgment regarding who makes the most persuasive argument between Thompson and Carr regarding the role of technology in the future. Your thesis will probably be something like: Carr (or Thompson) is ultimately more persuasive about the role of technology in our society’s future because point A, point B, and point C.” [Where points A, B, and C are the ideas or aspects of their arguments that seem most compelling to you as an audience member]
Your essay’s thesis statement will argue whose argument is most effective between the selections by Carr and Thompson, and you will back up your argument with points from Carr or Thompson that support your assertion. For example, you may think that Carr’s inclusion of a “naysayer” as part of his overall discussion made him seem more objective and trustworthy, and that could be one of your [A, B, or C] key points of support.
The main grading criteria for Essay 1 will be:

You have excellent detailed summaries of the main points of both Thompson and Carr’s arguments.
You transition into your own thesis about who is most persuasive between the two, and why.
You support your thesis with body paragraphs that include examples from both texts, using the technique of paraphrase and direct quotation.
You use good MLA document formatting for your work (see pg. 464 in RFW)
Your work exhibits college-level writing skills in the areas of grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence and paragraph structure.
You include appropriate signal phrases and in-text citations for your paraphrases and quotations. You also have an adequate works cited page at the end. (Note: MLA always requires both in-text AND works cited entries).
You use an appropriate professional writing tone, and avoid overly informal expressions.

Suggested outline for essay:

Introduction: background information and discussion of the role of tech in society
Body Paragraph 1: Brief summary of Carr (ex: 7-10 sentences)
BP2: Brief summary of Thompson
BP3: Transitional paragraph outlining whose argument is most persuasive (think: Thesis — Subject + Opinion toward subject + 3-4 key points supporting opinion)
BP4: Begin defense of your point of view about who’s more persuasive (Hint: look at your thesis; what’s the first point of evidence? Use that to start your first supporting paragraph)
BPs*: Use as many BPs as you need to defend your thesis about who is more persuasive, and why. Connect your key thesis points to strong topic sentences in your paragraphs.
Conclusion

Special Criteria: 

This essay should be a minium of three, and a maximum of four double-spaced pages in MLA Document format. Essays that are wackily formatted will be returned ungraded.
Essays that do not attempt to use signal phrases, in-text citations, and a works cited page cannot earn a passing score (plagiarism).
Use the personal pronoun “I” extremely sparingly. Essay that are too informal in tone or analysis will be unsuccessful.
These essays will be reviewed by an academic honesty program that checks for plagiarized material on the web and from other institutions. Do not cut and paste things from the internet. Use your own work and cite everything properly.

The usual advice about turning in more formal work applies:

Compose your work in a safe place, rather than directly in Blackboard, and then save it as a .doc or .docx–sometimes errors in Bb cause you to lose whole swathes of text that you’ve been working on.
Remember to save your work as a .doc or .docx file (all word processors now have this ability). I can’t read or comment on Apple word processing files or those produced by Google tools.
Remember to upload a .doc or .docx file rather than cutting and pasting into the document editor–I can only comment on your manuscript if you upload a file.
Lastly, don’t forget to view some important material for this week’s lesson before you turn in your work. Keep advancing for this week’s information regarding works cited formatting.

 
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MUST INCLUDE:
1.Excellentdetailed summaries of the main points of both Thompson and Carr’s arguments
2.Transitioninto your own thesis about who is most persuasive between the two, and why
3.Yousupport your thesis with body paragraphs that include examples from both texts,using the technique of paraphrase and direct quotation
4.You usegood MLA document formatting for your work (see pg. 464 of the RFW)
5.Your workexhibits college-level writing skills in the areas of grammar, punctuation,spelling, sentence and paragraph structure.
6. Youinclude appropriate signal phrases and in-text citations for your paraphrasesand quotations. You also have a proper works cited page.