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.
Peer Responses (2): Comment on their topic and selection of quote. Ask a relevant or leading question. (150 words)