AHTG Essay Assignments

AHTG Essay Assignments - AMERICAN HERITAGE 100 Essay...

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AMERICAN HERITAGE 100 Essay Assignments This semester you will write two essays of about 750 words each (about three pages). Each essay will be worth 100 points. Essay 1 is due on Feb 2/3 in your lab. Essay 2 is due March 15/16 in your lab. Both essays must be submitted in hard copy and also submitted to Turnitin.com. Your TA will give you instructions for using this website. E SSAY 1 Your topic for Essay 1 will be based on your choice among the topic statements below. The statements are all controversial – people of good will may disagree with them, sometimes passionately. You should critically evaluate the topic you choose. Of course, you are not expected to necessarily agree. Your goal is to construct a thoughtful, compelling, and insightful argument motivated by the topic. 1. Government action invariably means a loss of individual liberty 2. When designing a government (or writing a constitution), you should never make optimistic assumptions about human nature. 3. An individual can achieve the greatest freedom only when bound to a community. 4. Inequality is a natural condition of human society, not a reason for government intervention. 5. The United States should reduce government’s role in the economy. E SSAY 2 The general instructions for Essay 2 are similar to those for Essay 1 except that you will submit only the final version. Please choose one of the topics below for Essay 2. As for Essay 1, you should critically evaluate the topic you choose by constructing a thoughtful, compelling, and insightful argument motivated by the topic 1. Americans have the right to health care. 2. The United States should allow more people to immigrate here legally. 3. The United States should replace the public school system with a set of private schools financed by vouchers to students from the government. 4. The United States should allow the states to control abortion laws. 5. The United States should elect its President by popular vote rather than through the Electoral College. E SSAY F ORMAT We seek a consistent format for your essays. All writing assignments must be word-processed. In addition, please adhere to the following guidelines: Use Times New Roman 12 or its close equivalent. Your professors and TAs like fancy fonts as much as the next person, but not when reading your essay.
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2 Your essay should be double-spaced. The first line of each new paragraph should be indented; please do not add an extra space between paragraphs. (In other words, at the end of a paragraph, press enter once and be sure the beginning of the next paragraph is indented.) Quotes of two or more sentences that exceed 4 lines of text may be single-spaced and indented as a block quotation. Long quotations should be used rarely, if at all. Set your margins at 1” (
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