The purpose of this assignment is for you to begin brainstorming and organizing your ideas. Please
use roman numerals (I, II, III, etc.) to indicate paragraphs, and letters (A, B, C, etc.) to indicate
supporting ideas, quotes, etc. Your introduction should contain your thesis statement. Your
sentences do not need to be very long, nor do they need to be worded very eloquently, but they do
need to be complete sentences so that I can understand what points you are trying to make. This
should be a fully completed outline with developed ideas and paragraphs. It is a good idea to
include quotes in this outline, so that you will know which quotes to include and where in your
final essay. This will save you time later because you will already have the skeleton of your essay in
place. The outline will also help you to organize your ideas. Outline should be approximately one
page in length, typed, MLA format.
Make an argument about a biopolitical issue that is address in Drew Magary’s novel The Postmortal. Use the novel as a way to discuss this topic’s real-world context and your argument about this topic.
You must explain all sides of this argument in order to establish the conversation that you are entering.
Research: Your website must include credible library resources. You will include at least 2 articles from a library database(oviatt library) or chapter from an academic book. If you use websites, be sure to evaluate them for credibility.
Development/Support: Ideas are fully developed. Writer uses at least 2 credible sources as
support. Composer includes any additional relevant media, including images,
Persuasiveness: The argument is reasonable and potentially convincing to the reader.
Content: shows that the writer clearly understands his/her topic and can
explain it to an intelligent but uninformed audience. Writer includes counterargument(s).
The essay stays on topic throughout and thoroughly explains all multimedia sources.
Organization: The ideas appear in a logical order. The essay has been broken up into clearly separate sections , and the writer explains how each section of the essay is related to the thesis.
Spelling/Grammar/Mechanics: The website is virtually free of spelling, grammar, or mechanical errors.
Length: The Essay includes 1500-1700 words of text (equivalent to 4-5 pages) Websites less than 1500 words will not earn a grade higher than a D.