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Essay 2: How Do Borders Affect Us?
Background: According to Deiner and Hagen, authors of “A Very Bordered World,” they write that “borders are not ‘natural’ phenomena; they exist in the world only to the extent that humans regard them as meaningful” (Cucinella 16). Furthermore, borders can exist in many meaningful patterns; even Richard Rodriquez has created borders between concepts such as private and public life, religion and the secular world, and even the majority and minority. Truly, borders are what we make of them, but how do we go about doing this? How do we even define borders?
In this second unit, we will begin to study formal argumentation, including ethos, pathos, logos, fallacies, and alternative forms of argument. We are going to explore and analyze your own definition of borders in order to create our own professional definition argument.
Task: In an argumentative essay, define borders however you see fit, whether they be geographical, cultural, or even conceptual as a whole, and express how they affect us and the world around us. In short, define it, and then argue for or against this particular definition (Note: You can argue for either side, but never answer with the expression, “It depends….” This is never a clear argument.)!
• Write an essay at least 5 pages long and no longer than 6 pages (double-spaced).
• In the introduction, define the word border in your own words (Required).
• Write a unified thesis that is either deductive or inductive.
• Utilize an argumentative strategy discussed in class (conciliatory, deliberative, etc.) that utilizes the elements of argument: argument, counterargument, concession, and refutation.
• Write body paragraphs with clear supporting points.
• Each paragraph should be at least eight to ten sentences long.
• Follow appropriate MLA formatting for your citations and bibliographies.
• Write an MLA Works Cited with at least five sources with two sources of your own!
• Be sure to attach your Works Cited page to your essay: They must be together; do not send it separately, please!
• Use MLA In-Text Citations Appropriately.
Guidelines for a Successful Paper:
• Meet the minimum requirements.
• Focus on the prompt and write your formal opinion: This is an argument!
• Write in a formal language that is appropriate, as discussed in class.
• Feel free to use all types of sources, such as personal interviews, online academic sources, etc.
Tips for Success:
• Give yourself the time and space to write.
• Don’t forget to take a break!
• Read this prompt more than once and ask as many questions as you like.
• Please visit me or the tutors in the Writing Center and join a study group!