How effectively/ineffectively do you think the student writer fared with regard to this assignment prompt and grading rubric? What works well? What could have been improved upon? Overall, if you were the teacher, would you give this paper a "high," "medium," or "low" grade? Explain, using rhetorical terms and the language of the assignment prompt/rubric, as well as your own words. Instructions: What problem, issue, controversy, or misconception that is related to your broad topic for the semester do you want to inform your readers about for this assignment? List 1-3 options here, with your top choice listed first.
Remember that the primary purpose of this paper is not to persuade. That is the aim of Writing Project 3. For this assignment, an informative essay, a surprising reversal strategy often takes the form of "Many people think X about my topic, when a deeper investigation actually shows Y to be the case." You might want to state your topic using this formula, or frame it as a question: "While most people think X about my topic A, I want to know: what is the real truth behind this issue?" With this said, write a 1,000- to 1,250-word informative paper on some matter related to science and technology issues for the semester. Include 3-4 images, at least one interview, and facts from secondary sources. Think of your audience as general readers at the college level (your classmates, instructor, etc.).
Carefully consider the following: title, thesis, angle of vision, level of knowledge of audience on this topic, citation, vocabulary/language, and document design. Hint: when choosing a topic or research question for this assignment, keep in mind that the grading rubric requires at least one original interview; therefore, you might want to choose a topic for which you have easy access to someone who can shed light on the subject--an uncle who is a cop, for example, if you wanted to write about the question "Is racial profiling widespread among law enforcement officials in South Florida?"