Choosing a Topic for your Final Critical Essay:
Reading and Writing Persuasion
Each week, we will work toward the development of the Final Critical Essay. This will be a persuasive essay of 1200 words based on one of the following topics inspired by readings in our textbook, The McGraw-Hill Reader. For your first post, choose one of the following topics and read the Chapter Introduction and one of the suggested essays. Choose a relevant or provocative quotation from the essay you have chosen. Compose a working thesis statement, and complete the following for your first discussion post:
Peer Responses (2): Comment on their topic and selection of quote. Ask a relevant or leading question. (150 words)
Education: Is education a right or a privilege?
History, Culture and Civilization: What can history teach us?
Government, Politics and Social Justice: Is America on the right road?
Business and Economics: Is the American Dream still alive?
Philosophy, Ethics, and Religion: Are there still rules?
Education: Is education a right or a privilege? Overview: pp. 180-181
Essays: “The Next Kind of Integration,” Emily Bazelton, pp. 201-211
Two Cheers for Brown v. Board of Education,” Clayborne Carson, pp. 219-225
History, Culture and Civilization: What can history teach us? Overview: p. 279
Essays: “America’s “Oh Sh*t” Moment,” Niall Fergeson pp. 291-295
“1776 and All That: America after September 11,” Edward Hoagland pp. 297-299
Government, Politics and Social Justice: Is America on the right road? Read Overview and Declaration on Independence: p. 322-329
Essays: ‘The Right Road to America?,” Amy Chua pp. 335-339
“American Dreamer,” Bharati Mukherjeee pp. 355-360
Business and Economics: Is the American Dream still alive? Overview: p. 372
Essays: “The Death of Horatio Alger,” Paul Krugman pp. 387-390
“Globalization: The Super-Story,” Thomas L. Friedman pp. 391-394
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion: Are There Still Rules? Overview: p. 544
Essays: “What’s God Got to Do with It,” Karen Armstrong pp. 565- 568
“I Listen to My Parents and Wonder What They Believe,” Robert Coles pp. 564
ALL THE DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION ARE LISTED. 300 WORDS AND APA FORMAT. MY TOPIC OF CHOICE WOULD BE GOVERMENT,POLICIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.