What is a specific issue you see occurring in your community?

I need an argument essay completed by Sunday 21 April by 8PM EST.

 Instructions:•Create an Argument Essay that argues for your position on an issue facing your community.•Consider the following questions when starting your essay:

o What is a specific issue you see occurring in your community?o What is the impact of that issue currently? 

o What is your ultimate argument regarding the issue and what solutions can you provide for your community for resolving or dealing with the issue? 

Requirements:•The essay should be three to four pages in length.•You should include an APA-style title page and headers in addition to the three to four pages for the assignment. Please double space the assignment, write it in 12 point Times New Roman font, and use a 1-inch margin.•You should include three sources in your essay that are scholarly and academic. One of those sources should address the counterargument.ENG110–College Writing Argument Essay

o Make sure you have at least therein-text citations where you have direct quoted, paraphrased or summarized material from the sources. You will need corresponding references for each of these sources that match the in-text citations.•You need an introduction and conclusion for this essay. Remember the introduction sets up the essay and ends with the thesis statement. The conclusion sums up the essay and restates the thesis in a different way. The introduction and conclusion should not be exact replicas of each other. •Your body paragraphs should focus on one topic that supports your argument. You will also need to determine where you want to address the counterargument.•Your writing should be free of punctuation, spelling, and grammar errors and contain appropriate word choice for an academic setting with clear sentence structure. 

discuss two works per essay, the ones by Zweig and Kafka.

The test consists of you writing two essay responses to the following themes.  As you will see, the themes are broad, so a big part of your response involves you creating a clear, specific thesis about your themes and discussing them in relation to two of the works that we have discussed in class.  And so, I would like you to discuss two works per essay, the ones by Zweig and Kafka.  Whereas for Kafka the only work is The Trial, for Zweig I would like you to discuss a different work for each of the two essays. 

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Is your audience realistic and specific (i.e. does this audience actually exist)?

This assignment is a companion piece to your contribution paper (you will be using the same argument and relying on the same research for this second portion). Your job is to decide which claims, ideas, arguments, and themes in your contribution paper are important or relevant for a lay (not academic) audience.

While the only requirement for the audience is that it is non-academic, I want you to be specific about who your audience would be and why your topic is important to them. Who besides those reading your paper needs to know about your argument?

Since these people are unlikely to read your paper, how could you communicate your argument to them? What genre will work best for this audience? It could be a website, a billboard, a pamphlet, a video, a podcast, etc. You can be as creative as you want to be, but keep in mind that different audiences will pay more attention to different kinds of mediums. The only requirement is that this piece needs to be a multi-modal composition. It must include visual, aural, or graphic design elements.

As you shift your audience, I want you to think about the kinds of members of your audience that may not have the same accessibility to the medium you choose. We have read about increasing accessibility, but how can you apply it to this composition? With each of these elements (visual, sound, graphics, design), think of an alternative way to present the information to improve accessibility. How can you make sure that every member of your audience will have access to the material you are presenting? How can you build in a variety of ways to access information?

The key to a successful Element 2 assignment is that it fits both the audience and the topic then shows particular care in accessibility set-up.


This assignment is worth 40 points. I will evaluate both your choice of audience and your choice of genre or medium using rhetorical criteria: 

  1. Is your audience realistic and specific (i.e. does this audience actually exist)? Is your contribution important to this audience?
  2. Is your choice of genre or medium effective for this audience? Does the tone, text, design, style, etc. match the genre?
  3. Are your design decisions effective? Have you taken the design principles we studied in class into account?
  4. Does the document make an argument? Is the argument the same as the contribution paper?
  5. Has the student taken accessibility into account? Are there alternatives for viewing material? Are the options equally useful?
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Explain how and why Luke may have edited Mark’s Gospel.

Explain how and why Luke may have edited Mark’s Gospel. Use the following two sets of passages to support your claim.

According to course materials (Bible, textbook, digital materials linked below, etc.):

1. How and why would Luke have edited Mark 14:3-9 contrasted with Luke 7:36-50?

2. How and why would Luke have edited Mark 3:31-35 contrasted with Luke 8:19-21?

Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes. Type a 350-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the appropriate Assignment box by no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

Resources for this paper:

See the ebook via SLU library: The Gospels by Barton and Muddiman (2010), pp. 153-154.

See the ebook via SLU library: The Gospels by Barton and Muddiman (2010), p. 257.

How can we view Carmen as a feminist?

Class, this week as you know – we will delve into the world of Carmen. Set in the south of Spain, the story tells the tale of a bold woman who works at a cigarette factory by day, and enjoys her free gypsy (Romani) life by night. For this week, you are watching a different version of this aria “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (colloquially called The Habanera). Here, you will hear the lovely Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca singing the role of Carmen. 

You will obviously note her overt sexual undertones and her facial expressions while she is singing. This is part of the character, and expected for her to use her body while acting.  Answer ONE OR MORE of the questions this week:

1)How can we view Carmen as a feminist?

2) Is it necessary to have such an overt sexual display for this character? Yes/no – why/why not?

3) Are there other examples of females living today who might be comparable to Carmen? Do a short compare/contrast for this. 

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How does Baldwin “excavate and recreate history” in “My Dungeon Shook”?

Discussion Question – How does Baldwin “excavate and recreate history” in “My Dungeon Shook”?  What tactic does he employ in this writing to link the changes in time? How do they serve to cast light on civil rights? 

Peer 1:

In this story Baldwin highlights how bring free at this point in time didn’t really mean free. He goes on to explain to James the nephew his history and what it meant and how it contributed to his strength and being great in the future. The tactic he used was explaining the difference in the white man and the black men and why they weren’t yet freed and how they could also be destroyed by believing whatever the white man said about them as being black. “ This innocent country set you down in a ghetto I which, in fact, it is intended that you should perish”(Trodd, Zoe, 2008). He goes on to say that anything that he should face is only because he was black and for no other reason, and because of this limits have been placed. He pinpoints that it was never intended for blacks to succeed and they were put in a position to accept and deal with mediocre things and living. At this time, Baldwin highlights that the way the culture of the blacks were set they were left to believe whatever the white men said about them because they had much influence over them. It wasn’t based on slavery at this point Baldwin states, but because white men felt that black men were inferior to them and the only way to keep them down or from excelling was to try and control them in many aspects of their emotional and environmental being. In relation to the civil rights Baldwin pin points integration and how black really become free amongst themselves and the whites. He says to accept them as your brother and with love regardless of their thoughts. He feels as if they don’t know any better and they go by what history has passed along but do not themselves understand it (Trodd, Zoe, 2008). Integration to him meant that they would not flee from reality and that this in relation to get the white Americans to see and accept who they are would change things. The blacks from this viewpoint were not free until the white men change their way of thinking and freed their minds of being superior to black men.

Trodd, Zoe. American Protest Literature. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.

Peer 2:

Discussion #5

In the beginning of the passage Baldwin is writing a letter to his nephew, namesake and his younger self. As he is describing James whom he is writing to he refers to him believing that he is really what the white world calls a nigger. He describes how the black people were in society but really not even recognized as society. They are a substandard race. “Your countrymen don’t know that she exists, either, though she has been working for them all their lives (Trodd, pg 344).” During this time families were happy when they had a baby yet scared to pieces of the life ahead for this child. Born black they are in a loveless world against the blacks therefore they had to love hard amongst one another. 

“Wherever you have turned, James, in your short time on this earth, you have been told where you could go and what you could do (and how you could do it) and where you could do it and whom you could marry (Trodd, pg. 344).” Society looked at blacks as a group that would and could not ever succeed at anything in life. This is what whites had been taught. With the civil rights movement the blacks are free but have to also free themselves as far as integration. They have to step up and show they do have the right to be in society and be accepted by all as equal. He tells this young man that times have changed but the white man’s thinking has not. It is not their fault, they just do not understand because of what they have been taught. Baldwin is basically saying that the black man has been freed legally but until both the white and black peoples way of thinking changes they will never be completely free. It has to start somewhere. 


Zinn, Zoe Trodd: John Stauffer: Howard. American Protest Literature. First Harvard University Press, 2008.

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Are spy applications for mobile an invasion of privacy?

Research title :

Are spy applications for mobile an invasion of privacy?




MLA FORMAT [ 12pt – Times New Roman – double spaced ].




Describe Ruben Dario’s feelings towards the Roosevelt Corollary.

“To Roosevelt”

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Describe Ruben Dario’s feelings towards the Roosevelt Corollary.  Why would he feel that way. Relate your answer to the poem. 

*Discussions must be at least 250+ words.

Textbook:  The Norton Anthology Western Literature 9th Edition 

What is the major conflict in the work?

 What is the major conflict in the work? How is it resolved?  Why does the conjurer not want to reveal how he did his most impressive trick? What does the conjurer mean when he says to Smith, “I want you to be martyred.”?  (act three)  How does this related to the main point of the play?   

*Discussions must be at least 250+ words. 

Textbook: The Norton Anthology Western Literature 9th Edition  

Write a 2 page (double spaced) reflection discussing your growth and development as an integrative thinker and researcher.

Reflection Paper

Write a 2 page (double spaced) reflection discussing your growth and development as an integrative thinker and researcher. This reflection should point to specific journal assignments as evidence of how your thinking, analysis and understanding of the material and your identity as a researcher has changed. You can also address areas where you would like to continue to develop.

In journal #1 , I said that I did not consider myself a researcher because I only partake in researching when it is required for a college course. I also don’t like how time consuming it is and the writers’ block that often times occur. I also struggle at times with finding sufficient articles which correlate with the topic I have chosen leading me to change my research topic multiple times.

I can continue to develop when it comes to sufficiently researching articles because I feel like I need to chose better keywords when researching articles.