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Requirements for your essay
-Your brief persuasive essay must be in MLA format and two full pages. Do not write more than 600 words as this is not a research paper. Write a brief persuasive essay based primarily on
personal opinion, but be sure to provide some support for your position on the issue.
-Your essay must have an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
-Get organized http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/persuasion.pdf before you begin to write.
Use at least one correctly documented quote, paraphrase, or summary
from one acceptable source (no more than two sources permitted)
Use MLA rules for documenting your source.
-You must use in-text citations each time you use the words or ideas of your source in the essay. Example – (Jacoby 45).
-You must include
your works cited list at the end of your essay
(use a good citation generator as previously discussed in the citation exercise or consult purdue owl: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_works_cited_page_basic_format.html)
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Example of Works Cited List Entry – Jacoby, Susan. A First Amendment Junkie. From Critical Thinking to Argument: A Portable Guide. Sylvan Barnet and Hugo Bedau, eds.Boston: Bedford St. Martins, 2017.
-Use your source to support your own ideas.
-Do not create a Frankenstein Essay by copying and pasting. Write!
-Check your originality report in Turnitin and make necessary corrections.
You do not need a password. Just click on the Check Module One Essay for Unintentional Plagiarism drop box in the Module One essay folder and follow the directions.
Additional Resources for Research and Understanding
American Civil Liberties Union: Free Speech
National Coalition Against Censorship
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
Employers – Get Outta of My Facebook
(from Bloomberg.Com)
Internet Censorship ( ACLU)
First Amendment Center
Debatepedia
– Freedom of Speech
Debate: Restrictions on Freedom
Free Speech vs. Hate Speech on FaceBook
The U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap
the Internet
Would Wiretapping Laws Spell the End of Quantum Encryption?