Paper 2: Cultivating a Persona (4-5 pages)

Paper 2: Cultivating a Persona (4-5 pages). Paper 2: Cultivating a Persona (4-5 pages).

I’m working on a English question and need guidance to help me study.

note: please make sure you follow the requirement as the professor is a hard grader

Purpose:

This essay assignment will allow you to location, evaluate, and synthesize information from sources representing diverse perspectives in order to construct an argument that follows the Toulmin Model of argument. The topic of the argument will be about Persona. You’ll write an argument answering this question: What do you think has the biggest influence how others perceive an individual?

Skills:

The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in navigating arguments you’ll encounter in your academic, professional, and personal lives. In this assignment you will:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the Toulmin Argument
  • Avoid problems in logic through your argument
  • Incorporate sources of value to you
  • Understand the distinction between inductive, deductive, and analogical reasoning

Knowledge:

This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in critical thinking and reasoning:

  • That there are approaches to argument that contain specific elements that we can define
  • That an argument gets into more nuanced depths than simply be “right” or “wrong”

Tasks:

To complete this assignment you should:

  1. Before you start writing, think about the tools you use to communicate with others how you want to be perceived. Also think about how you want people to see you, and what you do to evoke that view. Where are there consistencies or contradictions? between the tools you use and your desires?
  2. On 3/11, in class, be sure to have a working draft, with at least what you see as your Grounds, Warrants, and Claims is for your paper
  3. You’re trying to write an argument that answers this question: What do you think has the biggest influence how others perceive an individual? This is not a personal essay, though it might include personal narrative elements. One example might be something like this: “The most powerful step a personal can take to shape their persona is to refrain from social media use.” That is an inductive argument, moving from a specific tool to a much larger concept.
  4. Be aware of how your argument is Inductive, Deductive, or Analogical.
  5. In body paragraphs, makes points that help you elaborate on the statement you’ve made (the statement is your argument/thesis), defining what you’re using as your grounds, and what warrants you’re relying on to make the argument.
  6. Incorporate sources/evidence as needed and incorporate those MLA format. Use at least two sources in your paper.
  7. Decide where Backing, Qualifiers, and Rebuttals are necessary, and incorporate those.
  8. In a conclusion, attempt to end in a different place than where you began, remembering that a paper is about a progression, where you move to a new place by the end of it, rather than merely restating the initial thesis.
  9. Cite all sources in a Work Cited page at the end of the paper
  10. Submit that document here in Canvas

Criteria for Success:

You’ve written a paper about how you see yourself, and the contributions you make to a specific community; the Toulmin model is followed, and it’s clear what the specific elements are, and how the reasoning of the paper is structured. a heading is on the first page, along with a title; there’s a clear introduction that makes a statement/argument/thesis; body paragraphs are clearly structured to advance that point, whether it’s deductive, inductive, or analogical; sources/evidence are incorporated where necessary; MLA format is used both in text and also in a Work Cited page at the end

Criteria Ratings Pts
Topic/Purpose of Paper

15 pts

Full Marks

The topic is clear, and is investigated and expanded upon through the entire paper.

10 pts

Needs Work

It’s difficult to understand how the topic connects to the prompt and/or the focus seems to shift throughout the paper. Consider how to maintain focus, and keep the points clear to your reader.

0 pts

No Marks

The paper is about a topic that doesn’t connect to the prompt.

Clear Argument

30 pts

Full Marks

The introduction sets up a clear context for the reader, and sets up an argument that is easy to identify.

25 pts

Good

The introduction sets up a context for the reader, but not as clearly as it could. Consider who your audience is, what information they need, and how to keep that concise to set up your argument.

16 pts

Needs work

The argument for the paper isn’t clear, or isn’t developed. See comments on the paper for more details.

0 pts

No Marks

There’s not a clear argument in the paper.

Structure of Argument

30 pts

Full Marks

The body paragraphs have clear points, and are advancing the thesis/argument in a way that the reader can easily follow.

25 pts

Good

The body paragraphs sometimes have questionable focus, or are lacking details to advance the points that are being attempted. Consider the purpose for a paragraph, and what the content in a specific paragraph is doing for your reader and your argument.

16 pts

Needs Work

The structure of the body paragraphs isn’t clear, and/or the paragraphs themselves aren’t advancing the argument of the paper. Consider what each paragraph is doing, and what your reader needs to understand the points you’re trying to make.

0 pts

No Marks

There aren’t clear paragraphs in the paper, so the reader cannot see the points that are being made.

Conclusion

15 pts

Full Marks

The paper has a clear conclusion that does more than just restate the thesis. By the end, the reader feels as if they clearly understand why your argument was being made.

10 pts

Needs Work

The conclusion restates the thesis, but it’s not entirely clear what new information or where the reader should go with the ideas from the paper by the end. Think about what the purpose of your paper is, and what you want a reader to do with the argument you’re making.

0 pts

No Marks

The paper seems to just end, without a clear conclusion. Think about the differences between a body paragraph and a conclusion. See the comments in the paper for more details.

Formatting

5 pts

Full Marks

The heading, title, MLA formatting, and spacing all look good! These things seem minor, but a reader relies on them for clarity, so they don’t have to figure out a new use of space for each paper they read.

3 pts

Needs Work

There’s an element that’s missing, or isn’t set properly. See the comments on the paper for more details.

0 pts

No Marks

The formatting is not adhering to the guidelines set up in the assignment and syllabus, making it difficult for the reader to understand while reading. See the comments on the paper for more details.

Grammar/Mechanics

5 pts

Full Marks

The paper is free from grammar and mechanical issues!

3 pts

Needs Work

There are some issues in grammar and mechanics that distract the reader from the content of the paper and the argument you’re making. See the comments on the document for more details.

0 pts

No Marks

There are an excessive amount of errors that cause the reader to not be able to understand the content of the paper.


Paper 2: Cultivating a Persona (4-5 pages)

Paper 2: Cultivating a Persona (4-5 pages)

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