Essay 1 Prompt: Argument
The purpose of an argument essay is to begin to develop ideas and argue specific opinions on a given topic. You have read several essays that discuss different opinions and viewpoints on the concept of social networking, friendship, identity, and community.
This essay asks you to consider the topic of social media and networking through the assigned essays and to argue your ideain light of these questions and the prompt below:
o What ideas or conclusions do you have about the essays we have read in relationship to the concepts and ideas regarding social media?
o How do the texts we have read in this course or elsewhere affect the way you think about the idea of social media and how it is changing our social lives?
o How have the texts we have read affect the way you think of friendships online versus face to face?
o How has your own experience influenced your thinking about the influences social networking sites have on our relationships with each other and the ways we relate to others?
o How has social networking changed or shaped your concept of personal identity or the identity you present online?
Your essay should use these questions & your proposal questions to help deepen your own – and your reader’s – understanding of this idea.
Essay Prompt: How has social networking influenced and/or changed how we view one of the following ideas: personal identity, friendship, or community?
Use your own experience as well as providing adequate support for your position referencing at least 2 texts we have read from in WMIA. Thoughtfully consider all sides of the issue, and be sure to support your ideas using examples from the texts.
· 3-4 pages (minimum 3½ pages)–NOTE: papers not meeting the page requirement either through pages short, wide margins or extra spaces will not receive a passing grade.
· One-inch margins (not 1.25, check your default margin settings)
· Times Roman – 12 point font & Double spaced
· MLA documentation and style
· A Works Cited page
· Proposal, Outline, final draft