For our last study of gender, compare and contrast student success in terms of gender. I have supplied you with the New York Times article about female students leaving male students in the dust on etudes. The second you must find in the databases.
The first one is on Etudes:.
The New Gender Divide
At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust
By TAMAR LEWIN
Published: July 9, 2006
Find the second article in the LACC library base we reviewed last week in the tutorial (Academic Search Premier or JStor). The article can either reinforce the Lewin story or refute it by being an article on Male student success.
Study the Jed and Jake outline in the chapter and organize your paper like the outline in the Compare/Contrast chapter in Bedford.
The paper must be set up in either of these two ways: Point by Point or Subject by Subject.
5-8 pages MLA style with In-Text Citations and a Works Cited page.
You may want to put your three points and two subjects together in the thesis to establish exactly how you will be evaluating both sides.
Point by point
First paragraph: Intro with thesis – name your two subjects and three points in the introduction. You can even use a thesis map:
Ex. Thesis : It is clear from food, hygiene and attitude that cats are better than dogs.
Second paragraph: Point 1: Food
What both cats and dogs eat
Third paragraph: Point 2: Hygiene
Both cats and dogs cleaning methods
Fourth paragraph: point 3 Attitude
Both cats and dogs attitudes.
Fifth paragraph: Conclusion
Subject by subject
First paragraph: Intro with thesis – name your two subjects and three points in the introduction. You can even use a thesis map.
Ex. Thesis: It is clear from food, hygiene and attitude that cats are better than dogs.
Second paragraph: Cats only – food, hygiene and attitude
Third paragraph: Dogs only – food, hygiene and attitude
Fourth paragraph: Bring them together (both dogs and cats as subjects) conclusion
If the essay is not organized one of these two ways you will fail the paper.
Remember to use the Jed and Jake model from the chapter.