The five journal entries are due on Wednesday, November 20, at the beginning of class. If you submit those entries when you return from Thanksgiving Break on December 2, twenty points will be deducted from your grade. Do not submit these entries to Safe Assign. Submit the five entries in a folder.
Each entry must be a minimum of two-thirds of a page. The entries must have a heading (MLA style), a title (not the title of the essay), a topic sentence in which you include the author’s name and the title of the essay. The body of each paragraph must integrate one quote from the essay. Each entry must be typed in the MLA style and use correct grammar and punctuation. Check for fragments, comma splices, fused sentences, and sentences that are not clearly worded.
The first entry is your reaction to Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue,” pp. 697-703.
The second entry is Mark Twain’s “Two Ways of Looking at a River,” a handout. In this entry your are to write your own experience of gaining something, but losing something in return.
The third entry is “The Irish Famine,” a handout. In this entry you are to discuss the side that you believe is right–the Irish or the British. Remember that you must give your reasons.
The fourth entry is “Neat People vs. Sloppy People,” a handout. In this entry give the reasons why you consider yourself a neat person, a sloppy person, or both a neat and sloppy person. You must give several examples.
The fifth entry is argumentative. You may choose one of the following essays: Joanna McKay’s “Organ Sales Will Save Lives,” pp. 157-162; Nicholas Kristof,’s “Our Blind Spot about Guns,” pp.162-165; Molly Worthen’s “U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This,” pp.165-170. In this entry, your assignment to to discuss why you agree or disagree with the essay.
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