Part 1: Forum Instructions:
Post should respond to the prompt below, and be at least 200 words long. Please include MLA in-text citations for any quotations/paraphrases, and also include an MLA-style work cited entry. This forum asks you to start working on your Critical Evaluation Essay. That essay assignment asks you to make an argument about how successfully the argument of one Historical American works is structured. The essay will focus on Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” In your main post: 1. Start with your thesis statement (a complete sentence, not a question); that thesis should make clear you stance about whether or not your chosen work’s argument structure was successful. 2. Also create a brief outline for your Critical Evaluation essay: how will you make the case that your chosen work’s argument structure was a success or a failure? Use your main reasons as the topic sentences for each section of the outline, and consider including a description of what you’ll use as evidence for those supporting reasons. 3. Discuss what you think you will say about your chosen author’s use of one of Aristotle’s rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, or logos). Choose an example of this support from the Historical work, and explain how it was effective in the essay’s argument. Cite this example correctly using MLA style documentation. 4. Consider and explain the following: during this section of the course you evaluated an essay. How do you think this sort of critical evaluation of another author’s work could be useful in future courses at APUS? Part 2: Critical Evaluation Essay Instructions (Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream”: In this essay, you will be critically evaluating a classic argument. Decide whether this argument is successful or not. If you decide this essay is successful, discuss why. You may use the structure of the argument, the tone, and the various types of support (ethos, pathos, and logos) as proof of the argument’s success. Make sure that your thesis has an introduction that contains a hook and a thesis, body paragraphs that discuss one proof at a time (one paragraph per example), and a conclusion. If you decide that the essay is not successful, then discuss the fallacies that the argument makes. You are still required to have a strong introduction (hook and thesis), body paragraphs that discuss one fallacy at a time, and a conclusion. You may also discuss how the essay is successful with reservations. In this case, point to both the support and the fallacies you have found in the work. This paper should be at least 700 words, but no more than 850. The paper should be formatted correctly MLA style and written in third person (do not use the words I, me, us, we, or you). The essay should also contain citations and a works cited list based on your selected essay in the assigned readings. Formulate the structured response from your own close reading of the text. Do not use outside sources (open Web) without explicit permission from the instructo
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