Assignment 1: The Critical Evaluation Essay
Instructions:Your first essay the critical evaluation essay is due at the end of week three. In this essay you will be critically evaluating a classic argument.
Plato. Apology. Project Gutenberg. 2008. Web. 11 May 2012.
Choose one argument fromthe historic American or global works listed in the Supplemental Readings section of the course lessons.Decide whether this argument is successful or not. If you decide this essay is successful discuss why. You may use the structure of the argument the tone and the various types of support (ethos pathos and logos) as proof of the arguments success. Make sure that your thesis has an introduction that contains a hook and a thesis body paragraphs that discuss one proof at a time (one paragraph per example) and a conclusion. If you decide that the essay is not successful then discuss the fallacies that the argument makes. You are still required to have a strong introduction (hook and thesis) body paragraphs that discuss one fallacy at a time and a conclusion. You may also discuss how the essay is successful with reservations. In this case point to both the support and the fallacies you have found in the work. This paper should be at least 700 words but no more than 850. The paper should be formatted correctly MLA style and written in third person (do not use the words I me us we or you). The essay should also contain citations and a works cited list.
Due:Saturday by 11:55 p.m. ET