Review the Assignment Instructions
'Minimum Requirements to be eligible for a 70
- 6 full pages
- APA format with title page and running head, 1-inch margins
- 6 sources cited in-text and same 6 sources listed on References
- References must be alphabetized and have hanging indents
- Creative title that reflects the content of the paper
- A strong thesis statement helps with focus. I want you to be very explicit and very clear about what you are doing in your paper. Here is a sample thesis statement:
In this essay, I investigate how gender is portrayed and constructed in the media by analyzing two songs, "Medicine Man" and "Las Vegas" by Eminem. Eminem is a well-known and controversial rap artists. I argue that his lyrics in these songs contribute to a cultural presence in American society that demeans women. Specifically, I argue that Eminem's lyrics are evidence of the way media perpetuates a "rape culture," which normalizes sexual violence in our society. In doing so, I also investigate the term "rape culture" and the influence of the media on our lives. Finally, I argue that citizens need to become more thoughtful and discerning media consumers in order to create a more just and compassionate society for both men and women.
What does your thesis statement say? What are you arguing?
- How are you going to organize your paper to support your thesis?
- Can you outline your paper around main sections and ideas?
- Paragraph Structure
- Topic Sentence