Be sure to read and think about Chapter 28 "Write a Persuasive Essay" inThank You For Arguing,before you turn in your persuasive essay.
For this project you’ll need to watch some television news, read some online major newspaper or magazine articles, include information you’ve learned from our readings, interview family or friends about their responses to the Black Lives Matter movement and assess what you see on social media. This will be a 4-5 page, double spaced, research essay, using the skills of argument and persuasion we’ve been studying. As a place to start, you can certainly use some or all of what you wrote in our discussion last week.
Answer the following question, and support your response with sources.
Is the Black Lives Matter movement an effective way to address issues of systemic racism? Why? or Why not?Persuadeus that your view is correct.
Support your response by using each of the tools we've been studying so far:pathos, logos, and ethos.
Quote material from EACH of the following sources:
1 recent American newspaper article. Please use one of the following: New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, or LA Times. OR Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, the Atlantic, Forbes.
1 television news program.Please name the program, the date you were watching, and the speaker you are quoting.
An interview with (at least) 1 personfrom your family or friend group
1 quote from Ijeoma Oluo
And of course, using your own point of view.So, you need a thesis (your answer to the question), and will follow it up with persuasive reasoning using the sources to back you up.
Your essay should be double spaced, 12 point type, with a works cited page, and fully proofread before you submit it. The essay will be a minimum of 4 pages long. PLEASE USE PARAGRAPHS! The essay needs to include an additional works cited page ( this will page 5, or 6 or ...).
Please refer to OWL at Purdue or the De Anza Library for how to cite sources if you are unfamiliar with that process.
PLEASE USE PARAGRAPHS! See the link "On Paragraphs" for explanations of how and why to do it.