For this essay, you will write a summary of ‘Protecting Freedom of Speech on Campus,’ by Bok
( I need the reference from the journal The Boston Globe NOT from the website)
If you agree overall, you will highlight two arguments you found persuasive, and one weakness.
If you disagree overall, you will highlight two weaknesses, and one argument you found persuasive.
Follow these guidelines for organization:
- Introduction:Include a hook/attention getter, any required background or definitions, the thesis statement which should include the main claim of the original and your response to it that makes a claim (overall, you agree or disagree) and previews your supporting reasons.
E.g.Bok argued _____.While some of his ideas were persuasive, his essay was not effective overall.
Bok argued _____.While he did not fully consider ______, his essay was persuasive overall.
PII. Summary:You should give a summary of the essay, being careful to include all the main ideas, only the main ideas, and a variety of signal phrases (do NOT include details and specific examples from the essay).Do not include your opinion here. This should be one paragraph.
PIII. Response 1: If you agree overall, you will begin with his strongest argument here.If you disagree overall, you will begin with the biggest weakness here.Follow TRIAC paragraph organization and incorporate evidence from outside sources.
PIV.Response 2:If you agree overall, you will continue with another of his strongest arguments here.If you disagree overall, you will continue with another area of weakness here.Follow TRIAC paragraph organization and incorporate evidence from outside sources.
PV.Response 3: If you agree overall, you will highlight an area of weakness here.If you disagree overall, you will highlight an area of agreement here.Follow TRIAC paragraph organization and incorporate evidence from outside sources.
*** For one or more responses, try to link the idea to a larger issue, or approach it from a different perspective.
In addition to credible support for your views, you may include personal experience, statistics, expert opinions, analogies.Use MLA/APA citations for quotations, paraphrases, summaries of ideas from outside sources.
PVI.Conclusion:In your conclusion, restate the main idea of the original text and your claim in different words.Finish with a final, memorable thought that explains how your understanding is important by:
- Linking it to a broader issue, Making a prediction, or Calling for action
Format of Written Assignments:
all papers should be typed and double spaced, using Times New Roman 12 pt. font and Modern Language Association (MLA) citation format.One inch margins should be used all around.Each assignment should include your name, instructor’s name, the course title and section number, the assignment and the date (all single spaced) in the upper-left corner of the first page of each essay (no cover sheet is needed).Incorrect format will result in a 5 – 10% deduction from your score.