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Apology Essay Dr. Pamela Hood PHIL 101 Spring 2011 p. 1 Apology essay Due Friday, April 15 via iLearn. Length: three pages (min/max) Formatting guidelines as before 1. There are four essay prompts to choose from. SELECT ONLY ONE! 2. Each question asks you to consider several texts. These texts are listed at the beginning of each question. 3. You will see that each question has multiple parts. You do not need to label the parts or make any special typographic distinction to set off the elements of the question. We will be checking, though, to confirm that you have answered ALL the parts of the question. 4. Each essay prompt ends with a similar final part. 5. I have included suggested page lengths for each element of each essay question. These are only suggestions. If you find that you have exceeded the suggested length for any particular part I strongly urge you to consider editing your answer. Be succinct, yet thorough. 6. Do not quote from any text. Instead, make the point in your own words. Throughout the exam I have indicated repeatedly that you must present textual evidence in support of your claims. So if you want to state what Socrates thinks of Meletus, do not quote the passage from the text . Do this instead: Socrates tells the jury that Meletus is a jerk. (999b) We've got the text and can look up any citation or reference you give. A "reference" or "citation: is not a quotation. The "citation" in this case simply is the Stephanus page number. The textual evidence is the portion of the dialogue that backs up the claims you are making. I repeat: DO NOT INCLUDE ANY QUOTATIONS FROM ANY TEXT. Put the passage into your own words, i.e., paraphrase it, and the give the reference. If you write that Socrates tells the jury he wants to confess and promises never to bother them again you must indicate WHERE in the text you read this. (Answer? Nowhere!) Neither is it acceptable to write ingratiatingly about Socrates or King. Don't write about what a great guy Socrates was and how he was, you know, kinda of weird, but basically a cool guy. And how, like, King was a good guy, too. He has brave because he fought prejudice . Or, Socrates was awesomely fearless. The dude wasn't even afraid of death! Now, all this may be true, but WHERE in the text does it provide evidence for this? No textual support? Don't make the claim. 7. Substantial claims or arguments made without textual support will receive a 10 point deduction. So if your essay discusses Socrates' view on death but there is NO citation given
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Apology Essay Dr. Pamela Hood PHIL 101 Spring 2011 p. 2 anywhere in your answer expect a 10 point deduction. Yes. Even if what you've written is TRUE. 8. For texts other than the Apology , use regular page numbers or paragraph numbers that will be provided for "Message to the Grassroots" and "Letter from a Birmingham Jail". For non-Plato references, just do this: (King, Pilgrimage 83), which indicates page 83 of King's essay "The Pilgrimage to Nonviolence" or (Malcolm X, 5), which indicates paragraph 5 of "Message to the
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