Is College for Everyone?
Write a essay critically analyzing one of the works we have read from the list below:
Pharinet, “Is College for Everyone?” (635)
Follow the steps named in the textbook and modified below.
• Begin by identifying your source and its author.
• Write a clear, concise summary of the writer’s position.
• The last sentence of your introduction will be your thesis statement. This is a single sentence that sums up your assessment of the work (was it an effective argument or not) and gives a general reason for that assessment. (See the lesson on crafting effective thesis statements.) Your thesis statement must be arguable and capture the main idea of your essay. Do not list your support points or multiple key ideas in the thesis statement.
• Analyze the argument’s supporting points one by one, considering the strength and breadth of the evidence that is presented.
• Consider whether the writer addresses all significant opposing arguments.
• Consider whether the opposing arguments are refuted convincingly.
• Quote, summarize, and paraphrase the writer’s key points as you go along without misrepresenting or distorting the ideas by quoting out of context.
• Identify arguments you find unconvincing, poorly supported, or irrelevant, and expose fallacies.
• Each paragraph must start with a strong topic sentence that contains a transition and the main point of the paragraph.
• End by summing up your assessment of the argument in a strong concluding statement.
This is an analysis, not your opinion on the issue. A critical essay analyzes another writer’s argument; it does not argue the issue itself. You will have a chance to argue your own opinion or stance in Writing Cycle 2.
This is an analysis, not a summary or book report. A critical essay analyzes another writer’s argument; it does not simply restate it in different words. The only substantial summarizing you will do is the brief summary of the writer’s position in the Introduction.
This is not a research paper. The answers cannot be found on the internet. They can be found via margin notes, free writing, and discussion with others. The class reading is your research. Refer to it throughout your essay.
1. Use MLA documentation, including a Works Cited page.
2. The essay must meet the minimum page requirement in order to receive a grade.
3. The essay must be peer reviewed by a classmate in our English 5, and the draft submitted for a grade must be an improved version over the draft submitted for peer review.
4. Use typical essay format: an introduction that includes a thesis; body paragraphs; and a conclusion.
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