“The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick, English homework help

Argumentative Research Essay: Introduction and Outline

Source Materials:

 “The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick

 “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury

 “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor

 “Literary Analysis: Using Elements of Literature” by Roane State.

Background:

 In the previous unit, you read three short stories, explored three literary elements that are in each story, and written a prewrite introduction/outline. In this Argumentative Research Essay, you will scaffold further upon these areas by researching valid sources to defend your thesis. Your thesis should answer the following prompt.

In order to write a strong critique, you need outside sources to agree with you. This boosts the credibility of your argument and shows that you have the strength of mind to think critically about what you read.

Prompt:

Many authors write about the theme, “If an individual does not follow the rules of society, there can be negative, sometimes violent, consequences.”

Which of the three stories portrays this theme most effectively? How?

Hint to success: Use three literary elements to support your answer. For example, “Dick portrays this theme most effectively through his use of tone, conflict, and characterization.

Task:

 You are creating a prewrite for the Argument Research essay.

 You will need to research valid and scholarly sources that will defend your thesis.

 This assignment contains two components:

o A fully developed Introduction paragraph with a thesis.

o An outline of the supporting sections and the counterargument paragraph.

 Make sure that the outlined section follows an alpha numeric sequence and is not comprised of bullet points nor is it written out in paragraph format. You will be graded on the format of the outline as well as its content.

Instructions:

 Read through all of the instructions of this assignment.

 Read the essay assignment prior to researching

 Read all of the above resources.

 Select one of the three short stories to write about.

 Your audience for this essay are people who have read the stories.

 You need to use the Library resources or other search engines to collect at least two scholarly sources that will defend your thesis. One of these sources must defend your counterargument.

 Write your introduction in paragraph form. Refer to Introduction resources on this unit page.

 Write your supporting sections and your counterargument section in alpha-numeric outline form. This outline should include text support and in text citations as well. Refer to the outline resources in this Unit.

Requirements:

 The title page and reference page are also required.

 It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1 inch margins. Outline should conform to APA formatting and citation style.

 Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc.

 Please use the above sources and any outside sources you need to create a properly-formatted APA reference page.

 Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and textual evidence.

 Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use internal citations for direct quotes, paraphrases, and new information.

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Argumentative Research Essay

Source Materials:

 “The Hanging Stranger” by Philip K. Dick

 “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury

 “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor

 “Literary Analysis: Using Elements of Literature” by Roane State.

Background:

In the previous unit, you wrote a prewrite introduction/outline. In this unit’s Argumentative Research Essay, you will transition your prewrite into a 4-5 page essay that defends your thesis using literary elements. Your essay should defend the following prompt:

Prompt:

Many authors write about the theme, “If an individual does not follow the rules of society, there can be negative, sometimes violent, consequences.”

Which of the three stories portrays this theme most effectively? How?

Hint to success: Use three literary elements to support your answer. For example, “Dick portrays this theme most effectively through his use of tone, conflict, and characterization.”

Instructions:

 Read through all of the instructions of this assignment.

 Read all of the above resources.

 Select one of the three short stories to write about.

 Your audience for this essay are people who have read the stories.

 You need to use the Library resources or other search engines to collect at least two scholarly sources that will defend your thesis. One of these sources must defend your counterargument.

 Your essay will have the following components:

o An Introduction: see unit resources

o A thesis at the end of the introduction that clearly states your position on which author most clearly portrays this theme.

o Three supporting sections of the body that defend your thesis

 Each section should incorporate both text support and research support. Each quote, paraphrase or new information requires an in text citation.

o A paragraph for the counterargument: see unit resources.

 The counterargument would be the main argument for the opposite of your thesis

o A concluding paragraph: see unit resources.

Requirements:

 Length and format: 4-5 pages.

 The title page and reference page are also required, but they should not be factored into the 4-5 page length of the essay.

 It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1 inch margins. Essay should conform to APA formatting and citation style.

 Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc.

 Please use the above sources and any outside sources you need to create a properly-formatted APA reference page.

 Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and textual evidence.

 Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use internal citations for direct quotes, paraphrases, and new information.

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