English 2 Essay #2: Argument of Definition For this assignment, you will define a particular word, phrase, or concept of your choice, one that you find to be intellectually interesting, culturally telling, and/or socially problematic. Remember, the word or concept you choose will invoke a certain audience-understand who your audience is and address potential concerns and/or ...view middle of the document...
Successful essays will:
9 Demonstrate an awareness of audience, structure, and the key elements of definitional arguments as discussed in your textbook. 9 Be in MLA format 9 Provide an interesting title, a "gripping" introduction, and a thoughtful claim 9 Have fully developed body paragraphs that lead from one to the next in a logical manner 9 Provide historical, cultural, and/or social context as appropriate 9 Provide vivid descriptions and solid examples and have pertinent textual references 9 Be written with language that demonstrates an awareness of audience 9 Have sound grammar and syntax 9 Have a work cited page
Formatting and Length Requirements: This essay needs to be 4-5 pages in length and in MLA format-double-spaced with one-inch margins on all sides and in 12 point Times New Roman font. Grading: This essay is worth 15% of your total course grade, and will receive a letter grade (A-NP). Please see the course syllabus to view the grading rubric for formal writing assignments. Due Dates: Rough Draft Due: Final Draft Due: