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dissentresponse2 - argument? Ultimately, Id like you to...

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Dissent in America Response Paper Two So far in class, we have read a number of texts that have continued to trace dissension in American life. For this paper, I’d like you to choose one or two texts we’ve read and analyze the argument being put forth. As with all essays, this should have a thesis, backed by textual evidence and a conclusion. In your essay, I want you to not only answer the following (in no particular order): 1) What is/ are the author(s) dissenting from? 2) What is the historical context of the piece? 3) How does the author(s) make their argument, i.e. what form does the dissent take? 4) How well does the author(s) make their case? 5) What, if any, connections can be made to America today? But also consider the effectiveness of the argument. i.e. who is the intended audience, is the case made persuasive, what other factors (religious, political, social) might effect the
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Unformatted text preview: argument? Ultimately, Id like you to come up with a judgment on the piece, does it work? Why or why not? Your essay should be 3-4 pgs long, double-spaced in MLA format (in text citations) and in 12 point font. It should have both a cover page with an appropriate title and a works cited page. You should be as specific as possible when discussing the texts and remember if you quote or paraphrase, you must cite the work (if youre unsure how to cite in MLA format, consult a style guide or just ask). Your papers should be stapled and checked for spelling, typos, etc. Please ask or email me if you have any questions. The essay is due at the beginning of class. For this paper you must use at least one secondary print source (not from the internet!)...
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