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ENC 1102 Summer II 2021 Social Issue Analysis Essay Overview: During the course of this unit, you will be expected to write an analysis essay focusing on the elements/ideas of a social issue(theme, symbol, motifs, …). Your essay should present a clear analytical interpretation of one aspect of the text. Focus your argument, closely read your chosen text(s), and thoroughly discuss the significance of the literary element being discussed. Support your analysis with relevant details/quotes from the texts. The goal is to educate the reader something about the text. This is an original analysis. Do not consult outside sources such as websites or critical books/essays that analyze then only report what that source states. You may use sources to identify varying opinions the opposite of your own. Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to help you Think deeply and critically about a text Articulate a focused and well-developed analysis of literary work, and Exercise effective communication through written composition The Prompt: Your assignment is to write an essay which (1) examines a social, political, or cultural “hot topic,” identifies and explains the problem , (2) explores multiple credible perspectives , and (3) ultimately proposes a solution (or at least steps toward a solution). 1. First, you will capture the reader’s attention in an academically sophisticated manner. Then, you will objectively present important background information to your reader. The reader should have a clear understanding of the history surrounding the issue as well as the significance of the current situation/problem. Next, you will reveal your position on the issue in your thesis statement, which should both state the problem and hint at the proposed solution (which will be discussed in detail in the final section of your essay). 2. The next two sections of your essay will be dedicated to summary and analysis of your chosen position articles (the ones on NY Times Room for Debate, Opposing Viewpoints, or Issues & Controversies). You will state and defend your position on the issue in your conclusion section. Your position may align closely with one of the op-ed articles, or you may present your reader with another outside source that better supports/represents your argument. 3. The final section of your essay will focus on a proposed solution, recommendation, or plan of action , supported by a scholarly research article. Do not restate your thesis or attempt to rewrite your introduction in the conclusion. No doubt you already have an opinion on the issue, but this paper must be research based. In other words, you should locate sources, read, think, and THEN form your opinion, which will aid in the creation of your thesis, opposing viewpoint, and rebuttal. FIRST STEP: locate and read credible sources (I have provided some sources)!

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