okay first I’m going to tell you the directions, I’m a 11th grader in high school that has to do 3 essays for AP literature. we had sources given to us by our teacher and we HAVE to use them and also have a counterclaim. I’m sorry this is such short notice but please if it can be done by tomorrow.
The first one is: how do we decide which text to preserve, read, or study? Some texts are considered important because of the identity of their authors, the gravity of their subjects, or their influences on society however, there are other types of writing done by ordinary people under ordinary circumstances. A piece of “everyday writing” might be a diary entry of a farmer in the nineteenth century, a postcard written to a family member at the beginning of the twentieth century, or even a text message written to a friend in the early twenty-first century.
Carfully read the sources, including the introductory information for each source. Then synthesize information from at least three of the sources and incorporate it into a coherent, well written argument in which you devlop a position on the value, if any, of preserving, reading, or studying everyday writing.
Source A ( Hewitt, Joe A. “Preface”. Keep up the good works(s)
Source B (Stafford, Mary F. Letter to Mattie V . Thomas. 24 May 1863. Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family letters
Source C: “Brooklyn Bride” FSU Card Archive. photo
Source D: Gross, Doug. “Library of Congress Digs into 170 Billion Tweets.” CNN. CNN.com
Source E: Barton, Keith C. “Primary Sources in History: Breaking Through The Myths.” Phi Delta Kappan
Source F: Goldsborough, Reid. “Battling information Overload In The Information Age.” Tech directions 68.9 (2009)