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Assignment 2: Project PaperComparative Essay

This“Assignment 2” writing assignment is a comparative essay focused ontopics encountered in our HUM 111 class. The project will be based onresearch but will reflect your views and interpretation of the topic.This project is designed to help you stretch your mind and yourabilities as an organized, innovative, and critical thinker. Ifapproached properly, it should also be fun!

Choose one (1) of thetopics from the list of topic choices below. Read the topic carefully.Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that followsinstructions and covers each part of the topic. (The title page andReferences list do not get included in this word count).

Note: Your instructor may require you to submit your topic choice for approval before the end of Week 5.

For the topic you choose:

  1. Establisha clear thesis about your topic as part of the introductory paragraph(often the thesis is the last thing one determines after doing the basicresearch and outline; however it will be placed in the first paragraphof your paper).
  2. This is a comparative essay. Comparisonapproached properly will require some critical thinking on your part.Use a point-by-point approach for the essay. That means, if comparingsubject A with subject B, don’t do the first half of the essay onsubject A and then the second half on subject B–that will seem like two(2) separate essays and comparisons will tend to get lost. Instead, youshould be mentioning both subjects in most of your paragraphs as youcompare them throughout the essay. Comparisons will identifysimilarities as well as contrasts.
  3. Do not try to do everythingon your two (2) subjects. You should end up narrowing your focus to afew insights and issues about the subjects being compared. And, fromthose fairly specific points of comparison, you will develop a thesisand glean some lessons.
  4. Follow closely the instructions below for your specific topic.
  5. Includea concluding paragraph at the end. This paragraph will, in some way,refer back to the thesis established in your first paragraph, since nowyou have demonstrated and supported it. It may be here that you alsoinclude your observations relating your study to the modern workplace orsociety (see your topic). Try to finish with flair!
  6. Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text. Note:Wikipediaand other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Youare highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of yourBlackboard page.

Topic ChoicesChoose just one (1) of the topics below:

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