Assignment Sheet: One Perspective Essay
Length: 2-3 pages
Now that you have selected a topic, you will need to find and explore one perspective on the issue. This means that your source must take a stance on the issue. A news article that reports events or a book review will not serve the purposes of this paper. You will need to find a source that argues a point. It will likely be one source; however, if you have two sources that offer similar perspectives you might include both.
In this paper you must incorporate summary, paraphrase and quotations.
Summary: Key points of essay in your own words
Paraphrase: A focused rephrasing of a particular passage
Quotations: Words from the author (should be in “nuggets”)
In most cases long quotes, especially block quotes, are too excessive for a summary.
I will be looking for a proper introduction to the piece and a clear concise explanation of the source. Please provide a works cited page as well.