Writer’s Choice Essay

Due October 2, 11:59pm

Prompt:

This discussion is based on the Yawp textbook, chapter 20. http://www.americanyawp.com/text/20-the-progressive-era/

Answer the following.

What was the most successful Progressive era reform? Why?

Criteria:

–Be sure to respond to one of your classmates’ posts.

–Failure to complete the requirements will result in lower scores.

–Each response should be 1-2 pages long, approximately 300 words.

–Each response should be submitted via canvas by the due date

–Your response to the discussion prompt should be written in an argumentative format. It should answer the question in language that takes a strong position and makes your answer to the question abundantly clear. Do not simply write a narrative of events, and avoid writing a response that offers only a general discussion of the topic. Rather, write in such a way that makes clear you are trying to prove a point—to convince somebody of an argument.

–To write an argumentative essay you must have a thesis statement that presents your argument in clear and coherent language, in this case, your answer to the discussion question. The response must cite specific pieces of evidence. The evidence helps prove the argument. The evidence is sourced to the course readings.

–Each discussion will reference at least one of the sources from the course readings.

Because there are no page numbers in the Yawp, you will cite the chapter and section. For instance: (Yawp, 13, II)—13 is the chapter, II is the section.

For the Johnson, indicate the authors and page number, for instance: (Carnegie, 100

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